New articulation agreement signed

Waukesha County Technical College and Wisconsin Lutheran College sign agreement to meet educational needs of transfer students


Date posted: October 22, 2013

MILWAUKEE – A new partnership gives Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) graduates of select programs the opportunity to transfer to Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) at junior status to complete their baccalaureate degree.

The articulation agreement, signed October 18, grants WCTC Associate of Applied Science degree graduates of 13 programs transfer to WLC's Bachelor of Science program in Business Management and Leadership, offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

2013 WCTC Articulation Agreement

"This agreement will greatly benefit WCTC graduates who wish to continue their education and climb their career ladder," said Denine Rood, WCTC vice president of learning. "Armed with the credit they have earned at WCTC, they will now have the opportunity to transfer to Wisconsin Lutheran College to complete a bachelor's degree."

The WCTC transfer-eligible programs are as follows: Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Global Business, Graphic Design, Health Information Technology, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Human Resources, IT Computer Support Specialist, Marketing, Management Development, Print and Digital Media Web, and Digital Media Design.

The exact number of credits transferable from each program differs, but all include more than 60 credits, which is required for junior status. The agreement goes into effect this fall for WCTC students who have satisfied their general-education core requirements and completed their degree.

"Collaborating with community partners to deliver increasing numbers of highly qualified, service-minded leaders is a key component of WLC's commitment to initiating positive change in our community and the world," commented John Kolander, Ph.D., WLC's provost. "We couldn't be more pleased to offer enhanced access to WLC's active Christian learning community for graduates of WCTC."

The articulation agreement was signed by representatives of WCTC, including Rood and Barbara Prindiville, Ph.D., president of WCTC, as well as representatives from WLC, including Kolander and Daniel W. Johnson, Ed.D., president of WLC.

About Waukesha County Technical College: 
Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 130 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship, and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit

About Wisconsin Lutheran College: Wisconsin Lutheran College, a Christian college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was established in 1973. The college, ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, offers 37 undergraduate majors and five pre-professional programs. A record 1,178 students enrolled in the 2013-2014 academic year. In addition to traditional undergraduate programs, a Master of Arts in Education and adult degree completion programs are available both on campus and online.

Shelly Kuhn, Waukesha County Technical College, 262.691.5450
Curtis Wech, Wisconsin Lutheran College, 414.443.8858