Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CACC students tour Linn State Technical College

CACC students at Linn State Technical College

Columbia Area Career Center students recently visited Linn State Technical College (LSTC).  LSTC is the only publicly-supported, two-year institution of higher education in Missouri having a statewide charge devoted solely to technical education. The College has a 95 percent job-placement rate because it goes to significant lengths to develop close ties with area businesses and industry leaders.

The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC., named LSTC as one of the nation’s 120 top community colleges, placing it in the top 10 percent three years in a row.

The Career Center maintains 14 dual credit and articulation agreements with LSTC which give students a head-start into post-secondary degree programs there, allowing qualifying students to earn college credit for the course work they complete while attending the Career Center. Dual credit and articulation agreements recognize the rigor of Career Center courses and expand opportunities for our students by providing a seamless transition from secondary to higher education programs, significantly reducing degree completion time and college tuition costs.

Career Center students representing A+ IT, Automotive Technology, Civil Engineering, Computer-Aided Design, Electronics, Construction Technology, Certified Welding, Welding Technology, Advanced Welding, Small Engine Technology and Greenhouse Production participated in the visit day.  Students toured the campus, visited programs of interest, talked with instructors, heard a presentation from Student Services including enrollment information, and had lunch on campus, provided by the College.

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