The University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) has formed a partnership with Delgado Community College. Through a new articulation agreement, signed today, between the institutions, Delgado students with an Associate of Applied Science — Science Laboratory Technology/Biotechnology will be admitted as juniors into the Food Science or Cellular Biology programs in the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences at UHC provided they meet admission requirements.
An Articulation Agreement is an officially approved agreement between two institutions, which allows a student to apply credits earned in specific programs at one institution toward advanced standing, entry or transfer into a specific program at the other institution.
This agreement will allow students to transfer up to 60 semester hours for degree credit from Delgado to UHC. This is a 2+2 program in which Delgado students will earn a bachelor’s degree from UHC after successfully completing at least 60 additional semester hours in their respective program at UHC and meeting all UHC degree requirements.
The renewable agreement will be for a period of three years.
“It is incumbent for educational institutions to leverage resources and provide innovative paths for students to obtain a college degree,” said Dr. David “Buck” Landry, President of the University of Holy Cross. “By further defining and building this partnership between our two institutions, it lowers the cost of earning a degree for students, making an advanced degree more readily accessible, affordable and attainable.”
UHC has had articulation agreements with Delgado for its Business Administration programs for many years. Today, the schools signed two additional agreements.
“The partnership between Delgado Community College and the University of Holy Cross is immensely beneficial for students living on the West Bank and elsewhere who recognize the excellence of the baccalaureate programs at UHC, and who correctly view Delgado as the place to build a strong educational foundation for academic success and a lifetime of achievement,” said Joan Y. Davis, Chancellor of Delgado Community College.
UHC most recently announced its enrollment numbers for Fall 2016 which showed overall enrollment at the university has increased slightly in light of the trend nationwide of decreasing enrollments.
University of Holy Cross
A fully accredited Catholic university on the West Bank of New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross (www.uhcno.edu) offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs to some 1,200 students. With 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience on an active campus where they are encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities. Some of the university’s most distinctive programs are in Nursing, Biology, Counseling, Education and Theology. The university was founded in 1916 as a mission of the Marianites of Holy Cross, whose distinguished history of educating minds and hearts dates to 1848.
Delgado Community College
Delgado Community College, the largest and oldest community college in Louisiana, offers instruction at eight locations around the New Orleans region: Delgado City Park Campus, Delgado West Bank Campus, Delgado Charity School of Nursing, Delgado Sidney Collier, and the Delgado Maritime, Fire and Industrial Training Facility (all in New Orleans); Delgado Northshore (Slidell); Delgado Jefferson (Metairie); and the Jefferson Business and Career Solutions Center (Gretna). More than 30,000 students enroll in Delgado’s academic and workforce development programs each semester. Visit www.dcc.edu for additional information.