Cosmetology Program Now Transferable to College in Ogden

A report in the Chicago tribune this week highlights a gap in the nation’s education system that gets little attention. More high schools and community colleges are offering young students the ability to complete cosmetology school before they have even graduated from high school. The problem in most of these programs is not the education itself – in fact, many high schools students are completely prepared to enter the cosmetology profession soon after high school graduation.

The problem is the ability for students to transfer these credits to another school. High school students are usually unable to transfer their time in a vocational program to a community or four year college, even though their technical program is the same as the curriculum offered at a community college’s cosmetology program. A report out of Ogden is good news for students that attend such programs:

(Chicago Tribune) May 3rd, 2012 – Students from Ogden-Weber Tech and Davis Applied Technology College who complete a 900-hour certificate program can now apply their earned credits to an Association of Applied Science degree o f g e n e r a l technology at Weber State University.

An agreement signed last week by the university and the two technology colleges allows students the approved credit transfer of 30 semester hours. Because the Weber State AAS in general technology requires a minimum of 63.5 credits, technology college students could arrive at Weber State with nearly half the credits required to complete the general technology two-year program.

General technology is a newly created emphasis area, designed specifically for students or recent graduates of OWATC or DATC who wish to continue their education and add another educational credential.

“It encourages completion at both the ATC and university levels,” said Julie Snowball, Weber State director of Career & Technical Education. “It’s for… read the full story.

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