Ferrum & Danville Community College Sign Articulation Agreement

Ferrum College and Danville Community College Sign Articulation Agreement

Agreement will facilitate transfer of DCC Administration of Justice students to Ferrum College’s Criminal Justice B.S./B.A. Degree Program.

Ferrum and Danville Signing

Ferrum, Va. (Nov. 8, 2013) – Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten and Danville Community College (DCC) President Bruce Scism recently signed an Agreement of Articulation to facilitate the transfer of students in DCC’s Administration of Justice curriculum to Ferrum College’s Criminal Justice B.S./B.A. degree program.

The agreement stipulates that DCC will advise students interested in transferring to Ferrum College’s criminal justice degree program to enroll in an approved course curriculum to earn an Associate’s Degree in Administration of Justice. In turn, Ferrum College guarantees acceptance of DCC students who successfully earn the Administration of Justice degree.

“As educators, President Scism and I make student success a high priority.  One way to achieve that is by removing barriers and promoting further access to that success,” said Braaten. “Two-year colleges are doing a tremendous job in encouraging so many of their students to aspire to higher goals.  Our objective at Ferrum is to help facilitate a smooth transition between schools for these transfer students, and this collaboration with Danville Community College will help achieve that aim.” 

The articulation agreement ensures that Ferrum College will grant transfer credit for all DCC Administration of Justice courses completed successfully with a grade of “C” or above at the 100-200 level, excluding SDV College Skills Courses, even when the student has not completed the Associate Degree. In addition, DCC students who successfully complete 56 hours with a grade of “C” or above will be admitted to Ferrum College with junior status.

Ferrum College Criminal Justice Professor and Program Coordinator William Osborne, Jr., and DCC Administration of Justice Professor John Wilt, have been associates for 20 years through their mutual affiliation with the American Criminal Justice Association.  “Along with Professor Wilt, my DCC counterpart, I am pleased that we can now work together to provide additional opportunities for DCC students to complete a bachelor's degree in criminal justice here at Ferrum College.  It is our hope that this agreement will encourage DCC students to make Ferrum their college of choice when deciding to further their education," said Osborne.

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In the photograph (left to right): Ferrum College Criminal Justice Professor and Program Coordinator William Osborne, Jr., Danville Community College President Bruce Scism, Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten, Ferrum College Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Gail Summer, and Danville Community College Administration of Justice Professor John Wilt.

About Ferrum College: Ferrum College is a four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church. Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor's degree programs, at a cost well below the national average for private colleges. The College celebrates its centennial in 2013.