Specs Howard School of Media Arts and Rochester College are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their educational partnership and the matriculation of more than 400 students by signing a renewed articulation agreement between the two schools.

The new agreement will allow for the transfer of more credits between the educational institutions. The announcement was made by Lisa Zahodne, president, Specs Howard School of Media Arts, and Dr. John Barton, provost, Rochester College.

Under terms of the new agreement, Rochester College will accept up to 33 hours of transfer credit hours from Specs Howard, up from 24 credit hours. The arrangement applies to students seeking Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication degrees.

“Our longstanding relationship with Rochester College has been precedent-setting and significant,” said Zahodne. “More importantly, we are ensuring our students are well-prepared for rewarding careers.”

Added Barton: “In today’s competitive environment, securing a well-rounded education is paramount. Our partnership with Specs Howard School has proven uniquely beneficial to hundreds of individuals over the years; providing both a rich educational experience and a solid foundation for work and life.”

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication in the accelerated program must have graduated from Specs Howard School. Students in Rochester College’s traditional program can take their Specs coursework either before or during their program at Rochester.

About Specs Howard School

The Specs Howard School of Media Arts, based in Southfield, Mich., has been one of the nation’s leading private communications schools since 1970. Offering undergraduate programs of study in broadcast media arts, graphic design, and digital media arts, the school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges. For more information about the school, visit www.specshoward.edu.

About Rochester College

Founded in 1959, Rochester College is an accredited, independent liberal arts college that pursues academic excellence in a Christian setting. With more than 1,200 students, both in traditional, adult learning and early college programs, RC offers bachelor degree programs at four locations and a master’s degree in religious education. For more information about Rochester College, visit www.rc.edu.