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OpEd: College Partnerships Benefit Students



by Brian K. Payne

Thomas Nelson Community College and Old Dominion University are finalizing an academic partnership agreement that makes it even easier for TNCC’s industrial technology students to transfer to ODU. Streamlining the award of credits for prior work experiences, the agreement responds to societal demands for a more technologically-prepared workforce.

This agreement is one of dozens the two institutions have signed over the years in areas such as cybersecurity, nursing, dental hygiene, mechanical engineering, information systems technology, human services, and criminal justice. In fact, this past fall more than 2,000 students enrolled at ODU had previously taken courses at Thomas Nelson Community College.

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