CPS enters new partnership with MACC (posted 2/14/18)
The Columbia Area Career Center has entered a new Allied Health and Technology Partnership with Moberly Area Community College on both the postsecondary and high school levels.
On the postsecondary level, some of CACC's long-term adult programs will be managed by MACC starting in Aguust 2018. The transition will include Welding, Practical Nursing, and Certified Nursing Assistant. In 2019, the Surgical Technology program will also transition to MACC. The decision will position CPS to service its primary mission of K-12 education and allow MACC to develop additional postsecondary pathways in the new community.
The new partnership will most importantly serve students at a higher level. Current CACC adult students do not receive college credits for the programs. However, MACC has developed a full articulated stackable credential that can lead a nursing student from an entry point as a PN to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at either the University of Missouri-Columbia or Central Methodist University.
Through this partnership, MACC will provide extensive professional support for medical simulation lab development not only at the postsecondary level but also at the high school level, through the high school Professions in Healthcare program located at CACC. At no cost to the high school student, anatomy and physiology will now be available as dual college credit through MACC.
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