Lander University and York Technical College (YTC) have announced a transfer partnership for students who are looking to advance their education in a number of academic disciplines.

Articulation agreements between the two institutions have been signed that will allow YTC students to easily transfer their credits into the equivalent baccalaureate program at Lander, entering as juniors. Students who meet the requirements of their degree program will be guaranteed admission to Lander University and will receive priority acceptance in their program.

“These agreements offer pathways for South Carolina students to begin their higher education journey with our partners at York Technical College, and then complete a bachelor’s degree at Lander University,” said Dr. Jim Colbert, interim provost of Lander University. “Students pursuing these pathways will contribute to educational attainment goals of South Carolina and will be prepared to continue their education in graduate programs, professional programs, or to launch their careers.”

The agreements cover the following programs of study:
− YTC’s A.A.S. in Business Administration, General Management, to Lander’s B.S. in Business Administration, Management/Marketing                            Emphasis
− YTC’s A.A.S. in Criminal Justice Technical, with Human Services Certificate, to Lander’s B.S. in Human Services
− YTC’s A.A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology, to Lander’s B.S. in Criminology
− YTC’s A.A.S. in Paralegal, to Lander’s B.S. in Paralegal Studies
− YTC’s A.A.S. in Accounting, to Lander’s B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting Emphasis

The articulation agreements recognize the readiness of YTC students to continue their education and increase their earning potential in their future careers. “We know that YTC students come to us prepared for success,” said Dr. Lucas McMillan, dean of Lander’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. “Lander faculty bring a breadth of work experience and the educational credentials to further students’ career potential, and stand ready to mentor students in our Criminology, Human Services, and Paralegal programs.”

“York Tech students entering the Lander business program experience a synergy that magnifies their career potential,” added Dr. Mick Fekula, dean of the College of Business at Lander. “Our innovative career readiness program is second to none, making our graduates ready, relevant, and resourceful employees.”

Both Lander and YTC also spoke of how the articulation agreements echo their mission to provide quality educational opportunities to South Carolina residents.

“At York Technical College, we believe in the pursuit of student success, and we are proud to work with Lander University to break down the obstacles students may face in their educational journey and replace them with opportunities,” said Dr. Stacey Moore, president of York Technical College, “This agreement means our students have a direct path towards a four year degree at Lander University, and we can’t wait to see how students will use their degrees to propel their careers, achieve success, and bring their dreams to life.”

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As a public, two-year institution, York Technical College offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in over 100 programs of study, as well as an award-winning program that will allow you to transfer to a four-year institution. Founded in 1964 with just 60 students, York Technical College now welcomes between 5,000 to 7,000 credit students each year at its main campus in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as well as its off-campus center in Chester, South Carolina.


Founded in 1872, Lander University is a co-educational, state-assisted, four-year university serving over 4,100 students and offering more than 90 areas of study in the liberal arts and sciences. Located in Uptown Greenwood, the University has a long-standing tradition of providing a challenging, enriching education that prepares graduates to lead lives of meaningful activity, of personal satisfaction and of service to others. To learn more, visit, or call toll free 1-888-4-LANDER.