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On December 1, 2021, Montreat College and Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) created an articulation agreement allowing CVCC graduates seeking a bachelor’s degree in human services to transfer up to 66 credit hours to Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies.

“We are excited to partner with CVCC in creating a pathway that encourages students to continue their education in the field of human services by completing their four-year degree with Montreat College,” says Dr. Megan Clunan, assistant dean and associate professor of Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies. “Attaining a bachelor’s degree from Montreat empowers students to directly enter the diverse field of human services upon graduation. Graduates are equipped with the skills of group process leadership, holistic approaches to working with the whole person, as well as real-life practice through the human services internship– a practice that often results in careers and launch pads for further growth! Our world needs people who are willing to intentionally care for and invest in the health of individuals, families, and society.”

In addition to the bachelor’s degree in human services, Montreat also offers a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and master’s degrees in clinical mental health counseling, counseling psychology: marriage and family therapy, and mental health and wellness. This institutional partnership seeks to educate and train students for work in the rapidly expanding fields of human and mental health services.

About Montreat College

Montreat College is a private, Christian, liberal arts college founded in 1916 and offering associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs for traditional and adult students. Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) has been serving students for over 25 years. Within the last year, AGS has added 15 new programs including public health, kinesiology, and public administration. In addition to adding new programs, AGS has seen considerable enrollment growth of nearly 30% in the last year and allows adult students to earn their degree fully online.

About Catawba Valley Community College

Catawba Valley Community College was established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as the ninth school of its kind in the state in 1960. CVCC is a comprehensive learning community that provides a multitude of collegiate, industrial/vocational, life skills, and personal enrichment experiences, empowering all of its constituents to identify and champion higher purposes in their lives and in their communities, value teamwork with a global community by respecting the power of diversity and inclusivity, and live as a contributing member and leader within society.