Hancock to Offer Three On-Site Bachelor's Degrees Through Partnership With University of La Verne

Hancock students can transfer into University of La Verne beginning January 2019

AHC La VerneOCTOBER 8, 2018--Allan Hancock College students will soon be able to receive bachelor’s degrees at the college.

Officials from University of La Verne met with Hancock leadership in the college’s Boardroom on Monday, Oct. 8 to ratify and celebrate a partnership that launches three on-site bachelor’s degree programs in public administration, business administration and organizational management. The public-private initiative will allow Hancock students to transfer seamlessly into University of La Verne as early as this coming January.

“One of the greatest needs in our community is access to affordable four-year degrees, so this partnership is a big win for our students,” said Hancock Superintendent/President Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D. “With these degree programs on campus, we can offer the community access to high-quality university education that will prepare students for meaningful careers.”

As part of the agreement with La Verne, students who completed atAHC La Verne least two semesters at Hancock will also be eligible for a 50 percent discount on their tuition. Students enrolled in regional campus undergraduate programs at La Verne currently pay $645 per semester hour.

“We want an affordable, high-quality, private university education to be within reach for students at Hancock and every other community college across the state,” said University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman. “This partnership will allow Hancock students to stay close to their homes, families and jobs as they pursue their educational goals.”

The on-site bachelor’s programs are aimed at current students who are enrolled in similar programs at Hancock, as well as alumni who want to return to the college to complete a bachelor’s degree.

 

“We hope the three initial opportunities are just the start of other bachelor degree programs that could be offered at Hancock,” said Associate Superintendent/Vice President, Academic Affairs Robert Curry, Ph.D. “We have many programs on campus that complement the offerings of University of La Verne. Over the next year, we’ll work to identify what might be possible in phase two.”

 

Students may enroll at both schools concurrently. This will allow them to take lower-division courses from Hancock at the same time they take upper division courses from the University of La Verne. Flexible class schedules will accommodate working students. Most students will need to take an additional 44 units from the University of La Verne to earn their bachelor’s degree.

Founded in 1891 and located 35 miles east of Los Angeles, University of La Verne is a private, nonprofit, comprehensive institution founded on four core values: lifelong learning, ethical reasoning, civic and community engagement and diversity and inclusivity. The university serves more than 8,400 students at its historic La Verne campus as well as across many regional locations. 

Hancock students and alumni may apply to the onsite programs or any other University of La Verne academic programs at laverne.edu/apply.

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Caption 1) Pictured, from left to right: Santa Maria Councilmember Mike Cordero; Allan Hancock College Superintendent/President Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D.; Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino; University of La Verne Interim Dean of Regional/Online Campuses Nelly Kazman, Ed.D.; Santa Maria Councilmember Etta Watterfield; University of La Verne Assistant Regional Campus Director Michael Stadler, Ed.D.

Caption 2) Pictured, from left to right: Allan Hancock College Board Trustee Greg Pensa; Student Trustee Inri Serrano; Allan Hancock College Superintendent/President Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D.; University of La Verne Interim Dean of Regional and Online Campuses Nelly Kazman, Ed.D.; Associate Superintendent/Vice President, Student Services Nohemy Ornelas; University of La Verne Assistant Regional Campus Director Michael Stadler, Ed.D.; Associate Superintendent/Vice President, Academic Affairs Robert Curry, Ph.D.; Allan Hancock College Board Trustee Jeffery C. Hall.

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Last Modified Oct 8, 2018