Piedmont Community College (PCC) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) signed a new agreement for students studying business administration. This is the second agreement between the two institutions that assists students transferring from PCC to N.C. A&T.

In the latest agreement, students graduating from PCC with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration with a 2.0 grade point average or higher, are guaranteed admission into the Bachelor of Science in Management: Business Administration Program at N.C. A&T once they submit all required documents.

“The Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics at A&T is eager to welcome PCC students to A&T as they continue their business education and work toward their career goals,” shared Dr. Kevin L. James, Dean of the College of Business and Economics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. “Our vision is to be a national leader in global business education that transforms students’ lives. This articulation agreement will streamline that process for PCC students, connect them with our industry partners, and provide them with a wealth of opportunities as future Aggie alumni.”

N.C. A&T will accept transfer coursework completed at PCC as equivalent on a course-by-course basis. All PCC transfer students may receive up to 64 semester hours of academic credit for approved courses completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students are encouraged to work with their individual advisor to review courses and credits.

“Growing partnerships through articulation agreements with North Carolina institutions offers many benefits for PCC students,” Walter C. Montgomery, Dean, Business Studies and Emerging Technologies said. “Creating pathways, such as this one with North Carolina A&T, increases the probability of students successfully completing their baccalaureate degree. Gaining a solid educational foundation while studying at their hometown college – a place that is familiar and offers one-on-one guidance during the first two years of college – is significant for many students. When the student is ready, the transition to North Carolina A&T is seamless, with advisors at both institutions ensuring success.

To be eligible for inclusion in this articulation agreement, PCC students must complete the AAS degree. Those transferring prior to completing all degree requirements may also have their coursework evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Students in this category must also meet N.C. A&T transfer admissions requirements.

PCC and N.C. A&T have a similar partnership benefitting students in the Agribusiness Technology program.

About North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

As a public, high-research activity land-grant university, North Carolina A&T is a research engine, education center and economic catalyst serving not only this state, but the nation. North Carolina A&T is not only America’s top-rated historically black university (HBCU), is also the largest for seven consecutive years, as well as its leading HBSU STEM institution. North Carolina A&T produces more African American engineers and agricultural scientist than any university in the nation and are home to the top public HBCU business school in the country.

About Piedmont Community College

Serving Person and Caswell counties with curriculum and short-term training, Piedmont Community College strives to be recognized nationally for achieving exceptional levels of success in student learning and completion, gainful employment, equity, and affordability. PCC offers programs in the areas of business studies and emerging technologies, public safety and human services, health and wellness, technical and manufacturing, and university transfer and general education in both face-to-face and online environments.

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