Paul D. Camp Community College Signs Agreement with The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding

Officials from Paul D. Camp Community College and The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding signed an articulation agreement Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, that will allow students to transfer credits to PDCCC associate degree or certificate programs. The agreement immediately went into effect.

“Students who have successfully completed the World Class Shipbuilder Curriculum at The Apprentice School can transfer credits to the Business Administration, General Business Management and Industrial Technology programs at PDCCC,” explained Dr. Tara Atkins-Brady, Vice President of Academic and Student Development at PDCCC.

“Our apprentices complete on-the-job training and academic coursework in a highly structured program that prepares them for positions of leadership within the organization,” said Everett Jordan, Director of Education at The Apprentice School. +“Through our partnerships and transfer agreements with local community colleges and universities, apprentices have opportunities to complete degree programs in business, engineering and technology. This agreement with Paul D. Camp exemplifies our commitment to education and the community.”

Articulation agreements like this are also important to the college, as they foster partnerships with other educational institutions.

“Collaborations such as these are win-win,” said Paul Wm. Conco, Ph.D., PDCCC President. “These types of agreements recognize student learning and accomplishments, and promote continuing education and degree attainment. This partnership further supports our mission of providing ‘diverse learning opportunities to enhance the quality of life for students and the community by offering a variety of educational opportunities and workforce training.’’”

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The Apprentice School Artic Signing web
Everett H. Jordan Jr., Director of Education at The Apprentice School, and Paul Wm. Conco, PDCCC President, seated in middle, sign an articulation agreement that will allow credits from The Apprentice School to transfer to programs at PDCCC. On hand for the endorsement are Dr. James H. Hughes, Manager of Academics, The Apprentice School, seated left, and Dr. Tara Atkins-Brady, PDCCC Vice President of Academic and Student Development. In back: Dr. Joe Edenfield, PDCCC Vice President of Administration and Technology; Dr. Renee Felts, PDCCC Dean of Occupational & Technical Programs on the Franklin Campus; Dr. Alicia Uzzle, Manager, Training, and Program Chair for Physics at The Apprentice School and Randy Betz, PDCCC Vice President for Workforce Development.