Mid-State Arborist Technician program graduate Jacob Farley (’18) practices chainsaw skills under the direction of instructor Joe Hoffman. The Arborist Technician associate degree at Mid-State transfers into the forestry bachelor’s degree at UW-Stevens Point under a quality transfer agreement between the two institutions.

Mid-State Technical College and UW-Stevens Point collaborate on enhanced transfer opportunities

June 3, 2020

Mid-State Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point have partnered to help students looking to transfer from Mid-State to UW-Stevens Point. These new quality transfer agreements are in the areas of business management, digital marketing, health and wellness promotion, and early childhood education. They will help students who complete their associate degree to move with greater ease between the two systems to pursue a bachelor’s degree, for a cost-effective investment of dollars and time. 

Quality articulation agreements between colleges help students navigate the pitfalls of attaining additional credentials and ensure an easier, more successful transition when transferring from one institution to another. These agreements guarantee admission, provide a program-to-program course map and allow students to maximize the credits that count toward degree requirements.

They add to an already impressive list of transfer agreements between UW-Stevens Point and Mid-State for nursing, respiratory therapy, forestry, paramedic, organizational leadership, criminal justice and law enforcement, liberal arts and health information management.  

“Facilitating these transfers is the right thing to do for our students and our communities,” said Mid-State Dean of General Education Suzanne Rathe. “Students can start and stay local in their educational journey, and through these long-term internships and relationships with local industries and organizations, more students are more likely to make central Wisconsin their long-term home.”

“At UW-Stevens Point, we are committed to student success,” said Greg Summers, the university’s provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “These kinds of partnerships create smoother pathways and greater opportunities for more students.” 

Looking ahead, the partnership work is set to continue as both institutions investigate articulation opportunities in information technology and sociology. Students at either institution who are interested in learning more about these programs or transferability between Mid-State and UW-Stevens Point are welcome to contact an academic advisor at either institution. At UW-Stevens Point, learn more at uwsp.edu/acac. At Mid-State, contact Suzanne Rathe at 715-342-3124 or Suzanne.Rathe@mstc.edu.