The cooperative alliance initiative, which creates more student-centered partnerships among Oklahoma colleges and technology centers, continues to expand.
Oklahoma State University Technical Branch – Okmulgee, Rogers State University, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Tulsa Community College have partnered with Tri County Technology Center to form a cooperative alliance agreement. Students attending TCTC can begin participating in fall 2008.
With this agreement, all 29 technology centers and 16 public higher education institutions in the state are now participating in the initiative.
Cooperative alliance agreements allow adults and qualified high school or home-schooled students the opportunity to enroll in technical courses taught at partnering technology centers for college credit that leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or college certificate.
In fall 2006, 4,217 adult and high school students enrolled in more than 35,000 credit hours. The number increased in fall 2007 with 4,565 students enrolled in more than 37,000 credit hours.