Hodges University and Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) have signed an agreement that creates a continuous educational path for students who want to earn Bachelor degrees in such workforce fields as software development, computer networking, digital design and graphics, and applied psychology.
“By broadening and deepening our longstanding partnership, Hodges and FSW have created a powerful incentive for students to continue their education and earn a college degree,” said Dr. Kim Spiezio, Executive Vice President and Provost, Hodges University. “This initiative ultimately will help to prepare students for an amazing variety of exciting career opportunities in the fields of information technology and human services while also addressing urgent workforce needs throughout southwest Florida.”
“By bringing the strengths of both institutions together, we can provide students a seamless path to a career that is in demand,” said Dr. Denis Wright, Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs, FSW. “This articulation agreement ultimately benefits the students we serve. It makes perfect sense for students who earn specific technical Associate in Science (AS) degrees from FSW to continue at Hodges for their Bachelor’s degrees.”
The agreement enables students earning an associate degree at FSW in the following areas to seamlessly transfer into the corresponding bachelor’s degree program offered at Hodges University:
· A.S. in Computer Programming at FSW and a B.S. in Software Development at Hodges University
· A.S. in Networking Services Technology at FSW and a B.S. in Networking at Hodges University
· A.S. in Architectural Design and Construction Technology at FSW and a B.S. in Digital Design and Graphics at Hodges University
· A.S. in Human Services at FSW and a B.S. in Applied Psychology at Hodges University
Additionally, the agreement provides students a tuition scholarship from Hodges University of $100 per credit hour.