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The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will now offer Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) students the opportunity to transfer to CSM’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program and pay CSM’s in-county tuition rate. The agreement builds on a 15-year model that has allowed CSM students to articulate to PGCC for Radiography and Respiratory Therapy classes and more recently, the PGCC Nuclear Medicine Technology program.
“This on?going collaborative relationship that conserves college resources, yet allows program expansion, is a win?win for both colleges and our students,” said Acting Dean of the School of Science and Health Dr. Laura Polk.
Each of these agreements uses the same model:
- Students complete General Education requirements at their home community college, then apply for admission to their specialized program at the neighboring college.
- Each college reserves 25 percent of specialized program spaces for students who are transferring to the neighboring college.
- Students receive in?county tuition rates after transfer to the neighboring college.
“The benefits of such programs are numerous,” Polk said. “The supplies and equipment requirements for such specialized health programs are extensive and expensive. Articulating with PGCC allows CSM students access to the three specialized health fields