OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL
AND OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE SIGN ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Jean Sullivian, May 29, 2008
Ocean County–Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) and Ocean County College (OCC) recently signed an articulation agreement which allows OCVTS graduates of the Medical Assisting program to advance their standing in their area of study at the college level.
Upon meeting the criteria set forth by the agreement, students who continue their education in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health at Ocean County College will be awarded up to 7 OCC credits through credit-by-examination, for the following studies: Introduction to Allied Health, Medical Terminology I and Medical Terminology II. The agreement allows a seamless transition in education and eliminates duplication of course work.
In today’s job market there is a demand for health care professionals with an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Health Information Technology, Respiratory Therapist, Radiology Technician are just a few of the career opportunities available, along with the vital need for nurses. Many health care facilities are requiring an associate degree in order to obtain a management position.
The agreement was signed by OCVTS Superintendent William P. Hoey and OCC Executive Vice President James McGinty at the OCVTS Board of Education meeting in May.
OCVTS Medical Assisting Instructor Marlene Damon comments, “This is a wonderful incentive for the students to do well in their studies. I am extremely excited about this opportunity for our students to continue their education upon graduation from OCVTS.”
The OCVTS Medical Assisting program is a two-year course available to both high school students as well as adult learners. For more information about all of the programs and services available at OCVTS visit www.ocvts.org
Photo 1: Ocean County College Executive Vice President James McGinty and OCVTS Superintendent William P. Hoey sign the articulation agreement.