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Aug. 27, 2021 -- DCC has signed a new articulation agreement with SUNY Upstate Medical University that will allow students interested in pursuing careers in medical technology, radiography, imaging, biotechnology, radiation and respiratory to start their academic journey at DCC and continue to earn a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Upstate Med. The agreement is expected to not only create an affordable and seamless transfer experience but address a critical need in the local and state healthcare workforce.
Under the new articulation agreement, qualified DCC students will be able to easily transition to the upper-division programs in the College of Health Professions at SUNY Upstate. These include bachelor of science programs in:
· Medical Imaging Radiography (X-ray)
· Medical Imaging Sciences/Ultrasound
· Medical Technology
· Medical Biotechnology
· Radiation Therapy
· Respiratory Therapy
DCC students who are accepted by SUNY Upstate will be guaranteed full junior status as long as they complete all prerequisite courses for their intended program of study.
The new agreement also offers high school seniors interested in the health professions an early admissions pathway to DCC and then onto SUNY Upstate. Students can apply to the program in their senior year of high school. To be eligible, students must have completed at least three years of Regents or honors level courses in math and science. If accepted, students will be guaranteed admission into one of the upper-division programs at SUNY Upstate. While at DCC, students must complete a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer, observational or research experience related to their intended field of study. The early admission application process is available on the SUNY Upstate website.
In addition to making the transfer process seamless for DCC students, the agreement is also expected to increase enrollment and increase faculty and administrative interaction between the two institutions.