Mid-State Technical College and UW partners create new transfer agreements for healthcare education

Mid-State Technical College and UW partners create new transfer agreements for healthcare education

March 28, 2017

Students at Mid-State Technical College now have more options for flexible and affordable pathways to a bachelor's degree and in-demand career preparation, thanks to two new transfer agreements between Mid-State Technical College and its higher-education partners at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the UW Extension.

In a new transfer agreement with UW-Stevens Point, Mid-State students who have earned the associate degree in Health Information Management will be awarded 42 credits upon entry to the UW-Stevens Point School of Health Care Professions, Health Information Management Technology major. After transferring, students are able to complete their program at UW-Stevens Point entirely online.

In a second transfer agreement, Health Information Management Technology (HIMT) students at UW-Stevens Point, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, and UW-Parkside can transfer into the Medical Coder technical diploma program at Mid-State with all but five courses in the credential satisfied. The agreement is the first of its kind the between the UW Extension and Mid-State.

"These new partnerships illustrate how Mid-State and its university partners are innovating to make college affordable for students," said Jason Schenzel, an associate dean of Mid-State's Business programs. "The agreements provide new educational opportunities for Mid-State graduates to pursue a bachelor's degree with a seamless transfer of credits to UW-Stevens Point as well as for UW students in the HIMT program to deepen their medical coding skills and bolster their success in the industry."

More information on these programs can be found at http://himt.wisconsin.edu/ and www.mstc.edu/programs.