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UCM, Linn State Agreement Provides Smooth Transition for Students

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 16, 2011) --  A formal agreement signed recently by officials at the University of Central Missouri and Linn State Technical College enables qualified students enrolled in a couple of  two-year programs to further their education through a smooth transition to four-year degree opportunities.

The new articulation agreement will make it possible for students who complete the Associate of Applied Science in Construction and Civil Technology degree at LSTC to transfer seamlessly to UCM , where they can obtain a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree. In addition, LSTC students who complete the two-year Aviation Maintenance program also will be assured that UCM will accept these credits in the Aviation Maintenance Management 2+2 program.

The bachelor’s degree in Aviation Maintenance Management will require a minimum of 120 credits for completion, with at least 70 credit hours taken at LSTC, plus an FAA Airframe and PowerPlant Rating issued by the FAA prior to applying the Construction Management program at UCM requires a minimum of 127 credit hours, and at least 68-74 of those hours will be completed in the associate degree program. Other admission requirements must be met for those transitioning to the four-year degree. 

Linn State President Donald Claycomb said the agreements fit nicely with the institution’s mission to prepare students for profitable employment and a life of learning.

“More and more students will eventually want to earn a baccalaureate degree in order to advance in their professions. Agreements such as this ensure that happens seamlessly,” he said.

UCM President Charles Ambrose noted, “We value our partnership with Linn State Technical College. When we work together to ensure students’ smooth transition from their two-year programs to our four-year programs, it improves accessibility to higher education, and our state benefits because more students can realize their education goals.”

Linn State agreement

Among those present for the signing of an articulation agreement between the University of Central Missouri and Linn State Technical College ceremony were, left to right, Diane Heckemeyer, LSTC chair of construction and civil technology; Shannon Lemmel, LSTC instructor for construction and civil technology; David McCandless, UCM associate professor and program coordinator of construction management; Bill Runyan, UCM College of Science and Technology enrollment services coordinator; Alice Greife, UCM dean of the College of Science and Technology; Charles Ambrose, UCM president; Donald Claycomb, LSTC president; William Rankin, UCM professor and chair of the Department of Aviation; William Hopper, LSTC chair of aviation maintenance; John Klebba, LSTC Board of Regents president; Michael Dixon, LSTC instructor for aviation maintenance; Vicki Schwinke, LSTC dean of Academic & Student Affairs.


The University of Central Missouri is comprehensive public university that offers nearly 150 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Its main campus is located in Warrensburg, but it also has an extended campus in Lee’s Summit, the UCM Summit Center.

With more than 35 programs, Linn State Technical College is Missouri’s only public two-year technical college with a statewide mission. LSTC has three locations in Linn, Mexico and Jefferson City.