Kan. -- With a new agreement to become part of the U.S. Air Force's Air
University-Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC), Fort Hays State
University now has formal educational associations with all branches of the
excited to announce that the first degree available in the
Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative is the Bachelor of General Studies in
Information Technology," said Dennis King, director of FHSU's Virtual
College and learning technologies.
degree will provide advancement opportunities for graduates while they are
serving our country or when they leave the service," he said.
AU-ABC offers enlisted personnel the opportunity to continue their education
and earn bachelor's degrees. The first two years of the program are completed
through the Community College Air Force (CCAF). The new partnership allows CCAF
graduates to transfer into FHSU without a loss of any credits
going to take them from an associate degree to a bachelor's degree," said
that we have our first degree approved, we are targeting other degrees that
will assist members of the Air Force, programs like the Bachelor of Technology
Leadership," said Debbie Staab, military success coordinator.
its Virtual College, FHSU offers 40 bachelor's and master's degree programs.
King said he hopes that, eventually, the university will also be able to offer
its construction technology management program and a variety of the other
Bachelor of General Studies programs through the AU-ABC.
U.S. Air Force, through the CCAF, has a hundred affiliated Air Force schools,
82 education services offices and more than 1,500 civilian academic
institutions serving more than 323,000 enlisted personnel on active duty and in
the guard and reserves.