Nov. 1, 2004 by Jeany Llorente NMSU News Center
New Mexico State University’s College of Business Administration and Economics and Clovis Community College (CCC) signed an agreement to improve the process of academic credit transfers from the community college to the university.
The agreement, which is now in effect, allows business students from the community college to transfer with ease to New Mexico State.
“This would assist those students who are interested in a ‘2-plus-2 program’ in that it lets them know how their CCC courses will be counted by NMSU,” said Kathleen Brook, associate dean of the business college.
Business students at CCC who have completed lower division courses could enroll in the business college’s degree completion program with a major in general business.
“They can do this by coming to the main campus or taking Internet courses offered by the college,” Brook said.
Beverlee J. McClure, president of CCC, said agreements such as this should not be an option, it should be the rule.
“All of our students (in New Mexico) should be guaranteed that where ever they are they could walk through the door of a two-year school and go anywhere they want from there and get access to opportunities,” McClure said.
Clovis Community College is a two-year institution that serves a seven county area. With a student population of more than 4,000 students, CCC is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the National League for Nursing; Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation for Radiologic Technology; and is authorized as a State of New Mexico Area Vocational School. It began as a branch campus to Eastern New Mexico State University in 1961 and in 1990 voters approved the formation of a locally-governed, locally-controlled community college.
New Mexico State University, founded in 1888, is a comprehensive institution dedicated to teaching, research and service at the graduate and undergraduate level. It is the only land-grant institution that is also classified as Hispanic-serving by the federal government and classified by the Carnegie Foundation in the top research category, Research-Extensive.