WHAT ArE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING CLASSES THrOUGH COOPErATIVE ALLIANCE?
Cooperative Alliance classes are a great value.
It’s an easy transition from your technology center to college and then to a great career.
Avoid course duplication from your technology center to college.
Graduate faster and earn a higher salary.
WHAT IS THE VALUE IN A COLLEGE DEGrEE?
Studies show that people with more education earn higher incomes. One year after graduation, Associate in Applied Science graduates earned more than $33,000 per year,* while those with only a high school diploma earned $24,403 per year.#
SO, WHICH COLLEGES AND UNIVErSITIES PArTNEr WITH WHICH TECHNOLOGY CENTErS?
Through the Cooperative Alliance program, all 29 career technology centers in Oklahoma participate as partners with 18 colleges and universities throughout the state.
You can find a complete list at www.okhighered.org/alliances.
FOr MOrE INFOrMATION
Please contact the higher education institution or technology center you wish to attend or visit www.okhighered.org/alliances.
*Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Employment Outcomes
Report, September 2008
#U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-07 American Community Survey
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other federal laws and regulations, do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services. This publication, printed by XXXXXXXXXXXX, is issued by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, as authorized by 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3206. XXXX copies have been printed at a cost of approximately $XXXX. Copies have been deposited with the Publications Clearinghouse of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. This publication was produced in October 2010.
HAVE YOU GrADUATED FrOM HIGH SCHOOL Or HAVE YOUr GED?
WELL, MAYBE YOU ArE rEADY FOr MOrE... NEW CHALLENGES, BETTEr OPPOrTUNITIES, AND YES,
A BIGGEr PAYCHECK!
Taking courses at a technology center to gain new skills is a
Taking courses where you earn college credit is a
COLLEGE CrEDIT NOW, DEGrEE TOMOrrOW
Cooperative Alliance program
MAY BE THE
YOU’VE EVEr HAD!
The Cooperative Alliance program allows qualified students like you to earn college credit toward an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree by successfully completing courses at technology centers and colleges in Oklahoma. Employers in many fields think that an A.A.S. degree shows that potential employees are well-trained and have in-depth knowledge in their fields.
A.A.S. courses, taught at technology centers, have been evaluated by higher education faculty and administrators and determined to qualify for college credit.
A.A.S. (WOrKFOrCE) DEGrEE
The A.A.S. is a two-year (workforce) degree awarded by an Oklahoma public college or university. It is designed for students who are interested in employment in a specific career. The technical college courses are specific to the
A.A.S. degree and are not intended to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. However, some credit may apply to a specific Bachelor of Technology degree.
You should speak with your adviser if you have any questions about career plans and appropriate college degrees.
To cover academic and administrative services, an $8 per credit hour fee is charged by the college or university that is granting the college credit. Technology center tuition may apply.
When you enroll in a Cooperative Alliance course at the technology center, you become a college student, so you will go through the admissions process.
You must have a high school diploma or GED. If you haven’t already taken the ACT, the college will have you take an assessment for placement in math, English, science and history courses taught by the college.
Grades earned while taking college credit courses become a part of your permanent transcript.
To get the process started, speak with your technology center Cooperative Alliance coordinator.
GET A JUMP-STA
rT ON YOUr A.A.S. DEGrEE! Find more information online today! www.okhighered.org/alliances
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