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UC Signs Agreement With WCCC IT Programs

Group of educators at UC signing event

The Warren County Career Center has recently entered into an agreement with the University of Cincinnati to provide pathways for WCCC students into a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree.

Completion of the WCCC Information Technology high school program and the associated required college-level academic courses with a C or above would allow students to be automatically accepted as a sophomore into the UC School of Information Technology. Students would also be immediately eligible to participate in the UC co-op program, which is a paid work experience.

“This agreement could also open up the opportunity for the students to continue on into a master’s program even earlier if desired,” Director of Curriculum and Student Development Kim Gambill said. “This saves money for our students by doing the first year of college while still in high school, and gives a competitive advantage to those students in the job market. This initiative also showcases a collaborative advantage for all schools in this partnership to provide cutting-edge, college-level content while still in high school.”

This opportunity applies to students enrolled in IT programs on the WCCC campus and in the satellite programs at Kings, Lebanon, Little Miami and Springboro.

“We are excited for the opportunities this provides our students for careers in information technology and cyber security,” Superintendent Rick Smith said. “This is one of the biggest-growing fields for employment, and workers in IT earn high wages for their expertise.”

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