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Articulation Agreement Provides Seamless Pathway from NCC to Barton’s Justice Administration Program

Nash Community College is pleased to announce a new articulation agreement signed with Barton College during the 2020 fall semester to provide a seamless pathway for qualified transfer students to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Administration.

“We are proud to sign articulation agreements with two of our closest partner community colleges, Nash Community College and Wilson Community College,” noted Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “These articulation agreements will allow students completing their Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology with a 2.0 GPA or higher, to matriculate into Barton’s Justice Administration degree program and complete their four-year degree. These partnerships serve the students, they serve the community colleges, they serve Barton, and ultimately, they serve the working professionals within the entire range of fields associated with the justice system.”

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Administration is a distinctive program housed within the Criminology and Criminal Justice Sciences Program at Barton College, designed for students and working professionals who want to advance their careers or who are considering a career change into the area of justice. The program is offered entirely online, creating flexibility for work and family schedules.

“This is a great opportunity for community college students to complete an associate degree and to expand their career outlook by obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Barton College,” NCC President Dr. Lew Hunnicutt said. “This agreement demonstrates our commitment to the local community and to the region to provide training opportunities that result in local careers.”

Students interested in entering the Criminal Justice Technology program at Nash Community College may register now for the spring semester. Classes begin on January 11, 2021. For more information, please call 252-443-4011 or email

In the photo, Dr. Lew Hunnicutt, president of Nash Community College, left, and Dr. Douglas Searcy, president of Barton College, sign the justice administration program articulation agreement. From left, standing, are Wendy Marlowe, NCC vice president of corporate and economic development/chief economic development officer, Dr. Tammie Clark, NCC vice president of instruction/chief academic officer and Gary Daynes, Barton College provost and vice president for academic affairs.