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College Options and Opportunities

Each college credit equals 20 inservice hours. You must send in your college transcript from each
semester to Tri-County for us to count these hours for inservice.

Associate Degree 

The following 2 year colleges were chosen since they are the closest in the Tri-County area. Tri-County has an agreement with LCCC that Tri-County employees do not pay tuition or fees.

Bachelor Degree 

After Associate Degree is Accomplished

 There are three reasons the following colleges were selected: they allow a person to continue working during the day and complete college in a non-traditional way (online). Students can transfer in with an Associates Degree. Each college has an education degree that is honored by the State of Kansas. Tri-County does not necessarily promote any of the colleges listed, only sharing that they are options for daytime workers. As you begin searching for college opportunities, please share additional colleges that you find.

Make sure classes are transferable if you don’t have an Associates Degree


Sterling College Online

Contact Information: http://www.newman.edu

Contact Person: Connie Watson, PhD watsonc@newmanu.edu or (620) 717-3675

Important  Tuition Information: http://www.newmanu.edu/attend-nu/financial-aid/tuition-fees

You can complete your Early Childhood Unified Education (Birth-Grade 3) or Elementary Education

(K-6) Degree in 16 months with face-to-face or ITV instruction at Independence Community College,

Coffeyville Community College or Labette County Community College. General education courses

may be completed at a community college near you.

Program description: http://www.newmanu.edu/studynu/undergraduate/education

Contact Information:        


Important Information:      $275 per credit hour (undergraduate)

Books are included in this fee and are shipped directly to your home.

Program description: https://moodle.sterling.edu/sconline/docs/STEP.pdf

 Fort Hays State University

 Southwestern College

Contact Information: http://www.fhsu.edu/virtualcollege
Important Information:      $178.30 per credit hour (undergraduate) plus $30 fees
Books can be, but do not have to be, purchased through the school.

Programs offered online include: Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education,

Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education. They also offer many non-educational degree and a General Studies Associates Degree.

 Contact Information:http://www.southwesterncollege.org(316) -684-5335 or toll free at (888) 684-5335

Email info@southwesterncollege.org

Important Information:$391 per credit hour(undergraduate) (other fees listed on website)

They do offer a military discount of $238 per credit hour.

Programs offered online include: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Education – Secondary Licensure.

This program is a year long program, 8 six week classes. Students take 1 to 2 classes each session.


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