A new partnership gives Moraine Park Technical College graduates of select programs the opportunity to transfer to Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) at junior status to complete their baccalaureate degree in the college’s adult accelerated program.

The articulation agreement, signed in March, grants Moraine Park associate degree graduates of 17 programs full transfer and 15 programs limited transfer to WLC’s Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Leadership, offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Moraine Park President Bonnie Baerwald is an alumna of Wisconsin Lutheran College and said she knows first-hand the valuable leadership skills fostered there.

“I had the opportunity to attend Wisconsin Lutheran College directly from high school.  At that time, they only offered associate degree programming, but they offered something that I really desired – small class sizes in a Christian atmosphere that emphasizes servant leadership values,” Baerwald said.

The opportunity to now add these servant leadership values to a strong foundation created at Moraine Park is an exciting prospect for students, according to Baerwald:

“Building off the quality training and learning found at Moraine Park, Wisconsin Lutheran College offers additional servant leadership values that our students – and employers – often seek,” she said, adding “Our students desire and deserve a seamless transfer opportunity to quality institutions to allow them to learn and grow – in an affordable option.”

Moraine Park full-transfer programs are as follows: Accounting, AODA Associate, Business Management – Management and Supervision, Business Management – Marketing, Business Management – Small Business Entrepreneurship, Criminal Justice – Corrections, Digital Marketing, Early Childhood Education, Graphic Communications, Human Resources, Information Technology – Network Specialist, Information Technology – Technical Support Specialist, Interactive Media Design – Animation, Interactive Media Design – Motion Graphics, Leadership Development, Medical Laboratory Tech. and Nursing.

The agreement goes into effect this spring for Moraine Park Technical College students who have satisfied their general education core requirements and completed their associate of applied science degree.

“Collaborating with community partners to deliver increasing numbers of highly qualified, service-minded leaders is a key component of Wisconsin Lutheran College’s commitment to initiating positive change in our community and the world,” said John Kolander, Ph.D., WLC’s provost. “We couldn’t be more pleased to offer enhanced access to WLC’s active Christian learning community for graduates of Moraine Park Technical College.”

To learn more about this or other transfer opportunities available at Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu/transfer.