By ASHLEIGH LIVINGSTON
---- — PLATTSBURGH — Area high-school students can now begin earning associate degrees from Clinton Community College while attending CV-TEC.
The schools recently entered into articulation agreements, one of which allows students to earn three credits toward CCC’s Criminal Justice Program by completing security and law-enforcement courses at CV-TEC.
In addition, students can also earn seven credits toward the college’s Electrical Technology: Electronics or Wind Energy and Turbine Technology programs through participation in CV-TEC’s Electrical Design, Installation and Alternative Energy Program.
“These two new articulation agreements provide seamless transition from CV-TEC to Clinton,” CV-TEC Director Barry Mack said in a news release.
The two schools, he added, have a history of working together to bring students access to higher education in a number of career and technical fields.
Through CV-TEC’s Security and Law Enforcement Program, which is the only high-school chapter of the New York Corrections and Youth Services Association in the state, students can earn security-guard certification through the Division of Criminal Justice Services and certifications in enhanced security guard and teen community emergency response team through the State Office of Homeland Security.
Students in the program also learn about Customs and Border Protection.
The school’s Design, Installation and Alternative Energy Program exposes students to the fundamentals of photovoltaic/wind-energy theory, system design, installation methods and operation and includes onsite construction of photovoltaic installations.
“We recognize the rigorous coursework that CV-TEC students complete, and we encourage them to continue their education at Clinton without duplicating coursework that they have already done,” CCC President John Jablonski said in the news release.
By enabling CV-TEC students to earn associate degrees from CCC more quickly, the release noted, the agreements will reduce the costs of their higher educations and allow them to enter the workforce sooner.
“It’s good for the students, it’s good for the college, and it’s good for the community,” Jablonski said.
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