A new Articulation Agreement involving Bluefield State College, the Wyoming County Board of Education, and the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center, permits qualifying students to earn 14 hours of college credit while completing the Center’s Law Enforcement, Corrections and Security Cluster.  Pictured at the agreement's signing ceremony are (left-to-right) Mike Johnson (Law and Public Safety Instructor/Wyoming County Career and Technical Center), Ms. Stacey Lusk (Principal/Wyoming County Career and Te
A new Articulation Agreement involving Bluefield State College, the Wyoming County Board of Education, and the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center, permits qualifying students to earn 14 hours of college credit while completing the Center’s Law Enforcement, Corrections and Security Cluster.  Pictured at the agreement's signing ceremony are (left-to-right) Mike Johnson (Law and Public Safety Instructor/Wyoming County Career and Technical Center), Ms. Stacey Lusk (Principal/Wyoming County Career and Technical Center), Ms. Stacey Lusk (Principal/Wyoming County Career and Technical Center), Dr. Ted Lewis (Bluefield State College Provost), and James Quesenberry (BSC Visiting instructor/Criminal Justice).

Wyoming County Career and Technical Center (WCCTC) students now can earn 14 college credits while completing specific courses at the Center, then move seamlessly into the Bluefield State College Criminal Justice program. 

Through a recently approved Articulation Agreement including BSC, the Wyoming County Board of Education, and the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center, qualifying Wyoming County CTC students who have completed the Center’s Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Cluster can transfer a semester’s worth of college credit into Bluefield State’s Criminal Justice degree program.

During a recent ceremony at Center in Pineville, Ms. Stacey Lusk (Principal/Wyoming County Career and Technical Center), and Mike Johnson (Law and Public Safety Instructor/Wyoming County Career and Technical Center), were joined by Dr. Ted Lewis (Bluefield State College Provost), and James Quesenberry (BSC Visiting instructor/Criminal Justice) in formalizing the agreement.  The articulated program is open to Wyoming County CTC students who have completed the required courses and maintained a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or achieved a composite ACT score of 18 or higher.

“The Wyoming County Career and Technical Center is excited to partner with Bluefield State and provide this option for our Law and Public Safety students,” noted Ms. Lusk.  “We think this is an amazing opportunity to get our students moving in a great direction in their pursuit of a Criminal Justice degree.  We are also excited to see how our partnership with Bluefield State can grow for future endeavors and other programs."

Dr. Lewis and James Quesenberry then described Bluefield State’s role in the agreement.

“Bluefield State College is committed to increasing the number of highly trained law enforcement and corrections students,” added Dr. Lewis “The agreement creates a pipeline for students aspiring to enter this field, preparing them to meet the growing need for additional skilled, highly qualified criminal justice graduates.”

“Students can now transition smoothly from the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center to Bluefield State College,” James Quesenberry explained.  “It establishes a systematic process for students to continue their higher education at BSC, beyond the certificates they earned from WCCTC.”