Northern Arizona University and Mohave Community College announced new educational opportunities for students during Partnership Day on Tuesday at MCC’s three campuses in Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City.
Fred Hurst, NAU vice president of Extended Programs, and Michael Kearns, chancellor of Mohave Community College, signed two agreements during the program, including a new NAU/MCC dual admission process and a 90/30 degree transfer program,
NAU President John Haeger participated via videoconferencing from NAU’s Flagstaff campus.
“The strong partnership between Northern Arizona University and Mohave Community College demonstrates our ongoing commitment to making higher education more accessible to residents of Arizona,” Haeger said.
In the dual admissions agreement—similar to agreements NAU has with Arizona Western College in Yuma, South Mountain Community College in Phoenix and Yavapai College in Prescott—MCC students will be offered the opportunity for admission into NAU and to enroll in concurrent classes. Students also will be provided academic advising for their degree goals from both NAU and MCC advisers.
“By offering a clear pathway to the university, the dual admissions program takes the uncertainty out of the transfer process,” Hurst said. “And through our partnership with Mohave Community College, students have the opportunity to pursue higher education opportunities beyond those usually provided through a community college.”
The 90/30 program will allow MCC students to transfer up to 90 college credits to NAU toward specific bachelor’s degree programs. Students transferring to the 90/30 degree programs can apply approximately 50 percent more community college credits toward a bachelor’s degree than current two-year transfer degree programs.
NAU also has a 90/30 program at Pima Community College in Tucson.
Four bachelor degrees are being offered by NAU under the 90/30 partnership: a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in public management; and a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in humanities.
NAU has six undergraduate and 12 graduate and certificate programs delivered in person at MCC campuses and 39 undergraduate and 19 graduate and certificate programs offered fully online.