Northwestern State University and Northshore Technical Community College will sign a memorandum of understanding that will allow qualifying NTCC faculty and staff to take classes at Northwestern State at a reduced rate of tuition.
The signing will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4 in the president’s conference room on the third floor of Caspari Hall on the Northwestern State campus.
The agreement between the two schools offers NTCC’s faculty and staff the on-going professional development and advanced educational opportunities needed to maintain accreditation standards. Full-time NTCC employees who meet admissions requirements can take up to six credit hours per term in undergraduate courses for $25 per credit hour or up to six credit hours per term in graduate courses at $50 per credit hour.
“Honoring a long standing tradition of education excellence, Northwestern State University will provide access to community and technical college faculty seeking advanced credentials that will broaden the scope of learning and training throughout the northshore,” said Dr. William S. Wainwright, chancellor of Northshore Technical Community College. “By signing this agreement, Northshore Technical Community College faculty will benefit from reduced tuition therefore advancing expanded course offerings meeting high standards of programmatic, regional and national accreditation quality assurances.”
“My hope is that Northshore employees will take advantage of Northwestern State’s many online graduate and undergraduate courses in pursuit of their educational goals,” said NSU President Dr. Jim Henderson. “This agreement shows NSU’s continued commitment to providing educational opportunities in support of workforce development and Louisiana’s community colleges.”
NTCC has campuses in Bogalusa, Greensburg, Hammond and Slidell.
“Northshore students will greatly benefit from Northshore faculty and staff having access to obtain advanced degrees from Northwestern State University while continuing to serve the Northshore region. We couldn’t be more pleased with leadership and vision provide by Dr. Henderson and Dr. Wainwright.” Dr. Daniel Roberts, Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs