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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Board of Regents approves transfer courses

  • Students at Dodge City Community College (DCCC) and other public Kansas postsecondary institutions will now be able to transfer credits more easily thanks to a measure passed by the Kansas Board of Regents.

    The board approved 14 additional college courses that will transfer seamlessly among the 32 public institutions of higher learning. This brings the total number of courses that transfer as direct equivalents to 46.
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  • Students at Dodge City Community College (DCCC) and other public Kansas postsecondary institutions will now be able to transfer credits more easily thanks to a measure passed by the Kansas Board of Regents. The board approved 14 additional college courses that will transfer seamlessly among the 32 public institutions of higher learning. This brings the total number of courses that transfer as direct equivalents to 46. The newly approved courses are Acting II, Art History I - Prehistoric to Medieval, Art History II - Renaissance to Contemporary, Chemistry II/lab, Childhood Growth & Development, Elementary Statistics, French I, Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology, Logic and Critical Thinking, Music Theory, Social Problems, Spanish II, Stage Crafts and a Theatre Practicum. DCCC Executive Vice President for College Affairs and Learning Michael Ahern said that the approval marks a welcome development for the college. “We're very supportive because it guarantees that students who take courses at Dodge City Community College, that those courses will transfer to the Regents university system,” Ahern said. Many Kansas institutions already accepted the courses approved by the board, but the approval makes the courses' transferability official. “That helps you overcome some of the misconceptions that a course won't transfer over” Ahern said. Part of the process of determining transferability is the Core Outcomes Project, where faculty from the Regents universities and the community colleges come together yearly to discuss the issue. Ahern described the current state of transferability between DCCC and other institutions as strong. “It's very solid,” he said. The three most popular institutions which DCCC students transfer to are Kansas State University, Fort Hays State University and Wichita State University. “We're proud of the education that we provide at Dodge City Community College and the universities understand that and our courses transfer very well,” Ahern said.
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