Nunez Community College and Northshore Technical Community College signed an articulation agreement Dec. 14 that will allow students from each college to complete popular degree programs unique to the other college’s programs of study.
The memorandum of understanding signed by Nunez Chancellor Dr. Tina Tinney and Northshore Chancellor Dr. William Wainwright allows for Nunez students to complete their first year of college on the Nunez campus before transferring to Northshore to complete a degree program in either Maritime or Drafting. Students at Northshore can complete their first year at one of Northshore’s campuses before transferring to Nunez to complete a degree in either Aerospace Manufacturing or Process Technology.
“This MOU will strengthen workforce pathways. Dr. Wainwright and I have a long history of working together to leverage partnerships,” said Dr. Tinney, who worked in administration at Northshore prior to becoming Chancellor at Nunez. “Students can spend one year at Nunez preparing for a Maritime or Drafting degree, which provides critical workforce in serving industry in our region, before transferring to Northshore to complete the program in the subsequent year.
“People in our community often ask, ‘When is Nunez going to offer maritime?’ And Dr. Wainwright has shared that he is frequently asked about offering Aerospace and PTEC. This is a strategic alliance that offers access by leveraging resources, not duplicating them.”
Dr. Wainwright added, “This is bigger than just efficiencies. It’s also about local and regional economies.”
Dr. Daniel Roberts, Northshore Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, noted that articulation agreements between community colleges are rare, but noted that the arrangement will expand opportunities to students at both colleges.
About Nunez Community College
Nunez Community College is a student-centered institution that delivers relevant and innovative curriculum integrating the arts, sciences, and humanities leading to academic credentials and workforce opportunities. Nunez serves a vital role in the community by engaging with partners to support student success and personal growth. Nunez Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas. Nunez is located at 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA. For more information, visit www.nunez.edu.
About Northshore Technical Community College
Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) is a comprehensive college with a rich history of providing workforce education and academic pathways to universities across the state of Louisiana. Beyond the traditional classroom and workforce training opportunities, NTCC provides opportunities for students seeking our Adult Education, ESL, and YouthBuild programs. NTCC is comprised of its Main Campus in Lacombe, Hammond Area Campus, Florida Parishes Campus in Greensburg, Sullivan Campus in Bogalusa, Connect to Success Campus at Southeastern, Livingston Campus in Walker, and Rayburn Correctional Center. In 2015, NTCC was recognized by the Brookings Institute as the first in the nation for the economic value of its graduates. The Chronicle of Higher Education named NTCC in 2019 as the seventh fastest-growing college from 2007-2017. NTCC was also awarded the Top 50 Places to Work in New Orleans by the Times-Picayune in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Northshore Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. If you would like more information about the Northshore Technical Community College visit www.northshorecollege.edu.