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Madison College and UW-Platteville announced three agreements that will benefit students from both institutions during a signing ceremony on Nov. 21 at the Truax Campus.
The agreements involve new partnerships in the engineering, biotechnology and veterinary technician programs.
Under the engineering agreement, Madison College is recognized as an official site for the UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships program. That means students who seek a bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering can start at Madison College and complete a UW-Platteville bachelor’s degree while remaining on the Madison College campus.
The biotechnology agreement ensures that students who complete the Madison College Biotechnology Technician Program can transfer to UW-Platteville’s biology major. At Madison College, students will develop biotechnology laboratory skills and participate in a required internship. UW-Platteville will then offer students the depth of theory and biological research expertise needed for their bachelor’s degree.
Finally, students who graduate from Madison College’s Veterinary Technician Program can transfer to UW-Platteville and earn a bachelor’s degree in animal science with just two additional years of study. Conversely, students in the UW-Platteville animal science major can attend Madison College’s Veterinary Technician Program and earn both a bachelor of science degree from UW-Platteville and an associates of applied science degree from Madison College.
Staff and administrators from both schools attended the signing ceremony. Dr. Todd Stebbins, Madison College’s Dean of Arts and Sciences, provided opening comments. Madison College President Dr. Jack Daniels and UW-Platteville Chancellor Dr. Dennis Shields both spoke during the ceremony about the importance of the partnership.