Lakeshore Technical College, Herzing University to Provide Flexible Path to Bachelor's Degrees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/2/2016

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Students with an associate degree in the Business Management or IT ‐ Network Specialist programs from Lakeshore Technical College will have a new, more flexible option to achieve a bachelor's degree thanks to a partnership announced with Herzing University.

DEGREE UP provides a student‐centered, affordable educational opportunity for Lakeshore Technical College students. Following students' completion of an associate degree and application to DEGREE UP, they can pursue credit from both institutions simultaneously including additional courses through Lakeshore Technical College. This partnership will allow students to get needed educational training while taking advantage of the community college tuition rate for many of the needed courses.

DEGREE UP students will take their courses from Herzing University online or at one of Herzing's brick‐and‐mortar campuses, such as in Brookfield and Kenosha, WI, allowing them to stay and finish their bachelor's degree in‐state. The end result is a bachelor's degree from Herzing University in as little as four years.

"At Lakeshore Technical College our mission has always been student success," said Dr. Michael Lanser, LTC President. "This partnership will continue to give students access to further education, support and job training they need to be successful."

For Herzing University, the DEGREE UP program serves as a nationwide model for career‐focused education. "We want to give all students an equal opportunity to pursue competitive, career‐ready degrees," said Herzing University President Renee Herzing. "Everyone should be able to earn a bachelor's degree in the most efficient manner possible, without having to worry about a difficult transition between schools."

About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at: gotoltc.edu.

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