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Penn State and LCCC sign articulation agreement

9/15/2004 —

Representatives from Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) and Penn State University’s Commonwealth College met recently to sign a new articulation agreement that will benefit students who have earned an associate degree in Criminal Justice at LCCC and wish to pursue a bachelor of science degree in Administration of Justice (AOJ) at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

According to Jane Kravitz Munley, associate professor, psychology/criminal justice and coordinator, criminal justice at Luzerne County Community College, “This is a good opportunity for LCCC students who want to remain in northeastern Pennsylvania to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree from a major university.” LCCC’s criminal justice curriculum explores basic underlying and contemporary issues in that field preparing students for entry-level positions or transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.

“We look forward to serving students who are in the process of earning their associate degree from LCCC along with those graduates who have earned their associate degree in years past and are now ready to pursue a bachelor’s degree,” said Michelle Olshefski, Esq., instructor in AOJ at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. “This degree offers the flexibility to pursue a variety of challenging careers offering attractive salaries, job security, and opportunities for advancement.” Penn State’s AOJ curriculum combines formal classroom instruction, individual study, and field experience, including an extensive internship, to prepare students for jobs at the federal, state, and local level.

For more information on LCCC’s criminal justice program, call 740-0348; for Penn State W-B’s AOJ program, call 675-9238.

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