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August 14, 2017

La Roche and Butler County Community College Form IT Partnership

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14, 2017 – Students from Butler County Community College (BC3) can now earn a bachelor’s degree in information technology from La Roche College – without leaving the BC3 main campus.

Beginning in fall 2018, a new agreement between La Roche and BC3 will allow students to transfer up to 75 credits and complete a bachelor’s degree in information technology. BC3 students will complete an associate degree in computer information systems, along with one additional semester of coursework, then transfer to La Roche to complete their final three semesters. Classes will be offered at BC3’s main campus in Butler, Pa. The partnership will include a 45-percent discount on La Roche’s per-credit tuition, and a waived $50 application fee.

Associate Director of Graduate Studies & Adult Education Erin Pottgen said, “La Roche is proud to partner with BC3 to offer an easy and convenient transition to students who are ready to take the next step in earning a bachelor’s degree. This new program is ideal for students who not only want to avoid the process of transferring to a new school, but those who also want to save money through a discounted tuition rate. The discount, combined with La Roche’s generous transfer credit policy, permits students to complete their bachelor’s degrees in an affordable manner.”

La Roche’s information technology program prepares students for employment in a wide range of technical, computer-based occupations ranging from networking and database administration to help-desk solutions and web administration. The program offers students the expertise to meet the technology needs of business, government, health care, schools and many other organizations. Additionally, students will complete a management minor designed to provide a foundation in the functional areas of management in support of the information technology endeavor.

In addition to the information technology program, La Roche and BC3 offer a degree-completion program in psychology. The Colleges also recently established a joint admissions partnership, which grants admission to La Roche’s leadership program to students enrolled in any one of 15 BC3 programs.

La Roche will begin recruiting students for the information technology program this fall. Please contact the Office of Transfer Admissions at 412-536-1260 or transferadmissions@laroche.edu for more information.

About La Roche College: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche College embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche College educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.

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