You May Already Have Earned an Associate Degree,
but Don’t Know It
Posted: October 16, 2012
A new pilot program called “reverse transfer” is helping students earn associate degrees after they have transferred to a four-year school and accumulated the credits needed to fulfill the two-year degree program requirements.
This program is a joint collaboration between the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) and the Oregon University System (OUS), thanks to a $450,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation. Currently, several community colleges are enrolled in the program, including Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC).
Cam Preus, commissioner of CCWD, says, “Bottom line, attaining an associate degree on the way to a bachelor’s degree helps keep students on track to graduation, and helps them in their jobs and careers with an additional, valuable credential.”
With the tough job market continuing in Oregon, reverse transfer degrees can give an extra edge to recent graduates. Having both an associate and a bachelor’s degree on a resume reflects a broader, more accurate view of a graduate’s skills and training received over time.
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