MURRAY, Ky. — A transfer agreement between Murray State University and West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) will take place Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Murray State Paducah regional campus, located at 4430 Sunset Avenue. The partnership will provide students transferring with an associate degree in Medical Information Technology (MIT) from WKCTC a seamless transfer of credits toward a bachelor’s degree into Murray State’s public and community health program.
“Healthcare is the largest industry in the United States and the second largest employer,” said Dr. Miranda Terry, Murray State interim chair of the Department of Applied Health Sciences and assistant professor and director of Public and Community Health. “The new transfer agreement provides a seamless pathway between WKCTC and Murray State for those interested in the health field to expand their knowledge while exposing them to the different facets of the healthcare industry. This is a wonderful opportunity for students as well as the region to keep future health professionals in the area.”
WKCTC Dean of Allied Health and Personal Services Carrie Hopper agreed.
“We are excited to work with Murray State University on creating this seamless transition for our graduates. Graduates of many of our allied health programs will have the opportunity to work in their chosen field, while pursuing a bachelor’s of science degree in public and community health at Murray State to seek higher level job positions,” said Hopper. “This educational opportunity will provide students the opportunity to receive a top education from two premier institutions.”