FHSU, NCK Tech partner to make transfer process easier

Published 04/02/2021


03/30/2021 sc local, state

HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State University announced today that new curriculum guides developed in partnership with North Central Kansas Technical College are now in place to make the path to a four-year degree easier.

“The curriculum guides allow students to fully understand ahead of time which of their courses will transfer into our programs at FHSU,” said Erica Fisher, director of FHSU’s Transfer & Military Center. “By increasing transferrable courses, students complete their degrees faster and with a lower total cost.”

FHSU and NCK Tech – with campuses in Hays and Beloit – introduced new undergraduate curriculum guides in Information Networking and Telecommunications and Business Administration. Students who select the bachelor’s in business administration degree path can choose from six major options: accounting, finance, international business and economics, management, marketing, and management information systems. FHSU also updated curriculum guides for several undergraduate programs that offer tremendous professional opportunities for graduates, including health studies, nursing, organizational leadership, and technology leadership.

“These curriculum guides provide a seamless transfer between NCK Tech and Fort Hays State University,” said Corey Isbell, vice president of Student and Instructional Services at NCK Tech. “Students in our business management, business technology, and IT programs at NCK Tech can easily transition from an associate of applied science to a bachelor’s degree, creating a more timely pathway to the workforce.”

Only the Hays campus of NCK Tech offers the business technology program, and only Beloit offers the IT program, while both campuses have the business management program.

Fort Hays State created the Transfer & Military Center in the summer of 2020 to deliver enhanced and more personalized services to support two growing non-traditional college student populations. The center’s extensive and ongoing work in the area of curriculum guide development focuses on making the transition to FHSU more seamless.

“Close to half of the students enrolled in higher education programs today are non-traditional students, and serving their distinct need for flexibility, affordability, and a positive return on investment for every educational dollar spent drives the efforts of the Transfer & Military Center at FHSU,” said Dr. Dennis King, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Fort Hays State University has articulation agreements with many schools around the region. To find out more, contact the FHSU Transfer & Military Center at 785-628-5964 or transfer@fhsu.edu.