A new partnership gives Gateway Technical College graduates of select programs the opportunity to transfer to Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) at junior status to complete their baccalaureate degree.
The articulation agreement grants Gateway associate degree graduates of 19 programs transfer to WLC’s Bachelor of Science program in Business Management and Leadership, offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.
"Gateway Technical College and Wisconsin Lutheran College have come together to ensure a convenient and affordable pathway for students," said Manoj Babu, associate dean of business at Gateway Technical College. "Students can now couple an associate degree from Gateway with a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Leadership from Wisconsin Lutheran College. This pathway allows for the easy transfer of many Gateway classes and programs, enabling students to successfully begin their journey to a valued Wisconsin Lutheran College degree.
“Wisconsin Lutheran offers Gateway students a wealth of opportunities to propel them to a successful career. In addition to strong education values, Wisconsin Lutheran College provides a great forum for servant leadership, creating leaders who are dedicated to the art of learning, serving, and being integral contributors within their communities."
“Collaborating with community partners to deliver increasing numbers of highly qualified, well-educated candidates for professional employment is a key component of Wisconsin Lutheran College’s commitment to serving our community and the world,” commented James Brandt, vice president of adult and graduate studies at Wisconsin Lutheran College. “We are pleased that this articulation increases access to WLC’s Christian learning community for graduates of Gateway Technical College.”
The Gateway transfer-eligible programs are as follows:
Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Graphic Communications, Health Information Technology, Hotel/Hospitality Management, Human Service Associate, Computer Support Specialist, Network Specialist, Network Specialist Security Analyst, IT Programmer/Analyst, Web Developer/Analyst, Interior Design, Marketing – Business to Business, Marketing – General, Marketing Communications, Professional Communications, and Supervisory Management.
The exact number of credits transferable from each program differs, but all include more than 60 credits, which is required for junior status. The agreement goes into effect Spring 2014 for Gateway students who have satisfied their general-education core requirements and completed their degree.
About Gateway Technical College
Gateway Technical College, serving more than 25,000 students in the Southeastern Wisconsin counties of Kenosha, Racine and Walworth, continues to lead the country with its innovative approach to career and technical education. Gateway graduates continually, through high-response-rate surveys, report satisfaction rates with their education of near 100 percent and employment percentage rates in the mid-80s despite tough economic times. Gateway is aggressive in ensuring it delivers graduates who have learned real-world technical skills that get them hired. To learn more, visit gtc.edu.
About Wisconsin Lutheran College
Wisconsin Lutheran College, a Christian college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was established in 1973. The college, ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, offers 37 undergraduate majors and five pre-professional programs. A record 1,178 students enrolled in the 2013-2014 academic year. In addition to traditional undergraduate programs, a Master of Arts in Education and adult degree completion programs are available both on campus and online. To learn more, visit wlc.edu.