A Mid-State Technical College IT Network Specialist student gets hands-on practice connecting a router to the network. The associate degree program along with IT Software Development are two additional Mid-State degrees that transfer into UW–Stevens Point’s bachelor of science degrees under new quality transfer agreement between the two institutions.

Mid-State and UW–Stevens Point sign two new IT transfer agreements

February 4, 2022

Individuals looking to pursue careers in information technology now have two new paths to an affordable IT degree, thanks to a transfer collaboration between Mid-State Technical College and the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. The new “2+2” articulation agreements signed this January grant junior status to students with the indicated Mid-State associate degree and go into effect immediately.

According to the first agreement, students who have completed Mid-State’s IT Network Specialist associate degree program will be awarded 63 credits upon entry to UW–Stevens Point’s bachelor of science in Computer Information Systems, Networking Option program. 

The second articulation agreement allows Mid-State graduates of the IT Software Developer associate degree program to be awarded 63–64 credits upon entry to the bachelor of science in Computer Information Systems, Application Development and Support Option program at UW–Stevens Point.

Transfer agreements between colleges help students experience an easier, more successful transition when transferring from one institution to another. These agreements guarantee transfer, provide a program-to-program course map and allow students to maximize the credits that count toward degree requirements.

“We continue to collaborate with our four-year partners to develop quality transfer agreements for students,” said Mid-State Dean of Business & Technology Missy Skurzewski-Servant. “Among the many benefits to students are significant cost savings on tuition and living expenses while they embark on their path to a four-year degree.”

“Education is all about providing options and letting students learn in the way that suits their needs,” said Curt Christianson, Software Development Manager at Sentry. “Articulations between Mid-State and UW–Stevens Point open up new channels for students to best achieve their goals.”

“At Mid-State we go beyond theory and give students the hands on, practical experience that leads to confidence with their knowledge in real-world IT environments,” said Mid-State Information Technology Instructor Brian Krause. “This forms the perfect foundation of technical know-how for students who want to go on to earn a bachelor’s degree. The ability to get that two-year degree and then transfer to UW–Stevens Point saves students time and money, while also providing the networking experience they will need in their future career.”

Learn more about Mid-State’s IT Network Specialist and IT Software Developer programs at mstc.edu/programs. The transfer agreements can be viewed at mstc.edu/transfer, and any questions can be directed to Suzanne Rathe at 715-342-3124 or suzanne.rathe@mstc.edu.