Klamath Community College is developing an on-campus farm and will partner with Oregon State University to offer agricultural sciences degrees.
Representatives from KCC, OSU and school districts in Klamath and Lake counties Friday announced the start of a pilot program that will allow students to earn up to 11 credits in high school, attend KCC's agricultural science program and transfer to OSU's online ag sciences program while working and being monitored by KCC staff.
During ceremonies signing the agreement, KCC President Roberto Gutierrez and Dean Arp, OSU's dean of agricultural sciences, said the partnership is unique because it combines the university's online courses with the college's classroom setting. Arp said the once traditional pattern of having high school graduates spend four years at a university is less common, with most students transferring to OSU from community colleges or other universities.
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