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Barton student reports 60 credits transfer
BCC trustees hear report on Academic Advancement
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Barton student Josiah Caspers of Great Bend poses for a portrait. Caspers plans to transfer 60 credits to Kansas State University and pursue a degree in computer science. - photo by BRANDON STEINERT/Barton Community College

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees gathered Tuesday evening for its regular meeting and discussed one of its nine overarching goals, known as ENDs, one of which is “Academic Advancement.”
This END states, “Students desiring academic advancement will be prepared for successful transfer to other colleges and universities.” Within that statement are four sub-statements: “Students will have the academic prerequisites sufficient for successful transfer. Students will have appropriate knowledge of transfer requirements. Students will have adequate preparation to be successful after transfer to other colleges or universities. Students will be able to obtain bachelor’s and advanced degrees through studies sponsored by Barton County Community College.”
Barton student Josiah Caspers of Great Bend offered a testimonial to the board. He is planning to transfer 60 credits to Kansas State University and pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
“My advisors worked to make sure all my classes would transfer,” he said. “Their work has taken quite a bit of load and headache off of me and my family.”

Highlights from the END report include:
• 271 students pursued transfer (14-15 academic year)
• Barton has 56 trained advisors
• Advisors serve more than 2,700 degree seeking students
• Almost 90 percent of students report Barton’s services as satisfactory
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