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Farmer named to board promoting community college bachelor’s degrees

Master’s Degree agreements signed with two universities


Weatherford College President Tod Allen Farmer is now a member of the national board of directors for the Community College Baccalaureate Association.  

Founded in 1999, the CCBA has supported more than 23 states in their efforts to allow community colleges to offer baccalaureate programs.  

Farmer was installed to the board at the CCBA National Conference held in February in Tucson, Arizona.  

“I am both humbled and honored to have been elected to the board of directors of the Community College Baccalaureate Association,” Farmer said. “Affordable bachelor’s degrees are accelerators of opportunity and engines of economic development. I plan to strongly support the expansion of affordable bachelor’s degrees both locally and nationally.” 

The CCBA promotes affordable access to community college bachelor’s degrees as a means of closing the nation’s racial, ethnic and economic gaps. 

WC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program began in 2020 and the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Organizational Leadership program opened last August. A medical and health services management degree will become WC’s third baccalaureate program when it opens in the fall, and the college is eyeing a bachelor’s in robotics and automation engineering as well as an elementary teaching degree with English as a second language certification in the near future. 


WC, TAMUC enter
master’s degree

Weatherford College officially signed its first master’s degree articulation agreement on Feb. 21 with Texas A&M University - Commerce at TAMUC’s Dallas campus to provide a pathway for WC graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Organizational Leadership to transition to the Master of Science in Management at TAMUC.  

Qualified students will receive guaranteed admission to A&M-Commerce through their TransferPride program. The agreement ensures WC students can easily transfer credits, and A&M-Commerce students may transfer coursework back to WC to complete requirements for an associate degree.  

There are also scholarship opportunities available up to $500 per semester for four semesters for qualified WC students.  

The BAAS in Organizational Leadership is WC’s second bachelor’s degree program.  

“This agreement with our partners at TAMUC creates a seamless pathway for our current and future BAAS-Organizational Leadership students, providing an exciting opportunity to build on their accomplishments at Weatherford College, earn a master’s degree from a high-quality graduate program and ultimately broaden their career horizon,” said Dr. Philip Mathew, director of WC’s BAAS in Organization Leadership program.  

The master’s degree provided by TAMUC is available to students fully online or through face-to-face courses.


WC signs master’s degree agreement with Tarleton  

Weatherford College now has a second master’s degree articulation agreement with a Texas university.  

WC and Tarleton State University signed an agreement Tuesday, March 8, to expand educational access and opportunities for Weatherford College students starting in the Fall 2022 semester.  

This agreement offers WC’s graduates from the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Organizational Leadership program who wish to earn advanced degrees a pathway into master’s degree programs at Tarleton.  

“For us to send some of our best and brightest to Tarleton bodes extremely well for our region,” said WC President Tod Allen Farmer. “Many of the industry titans in our area are both WC and Tarleton graduates.”  

Eligible graduates will qualify for fast-tracked admission in the Master of Science in Management, Master of Business Administration and the Master of Human Resource Management.  

These students will also have their application fee waived and have access to financial aid incentives up to $1,500 per academic year.  

“Weatherford College matters to us,” said TSU President James Hurley.” Helping students in our own backyard is the right thing to do.”  

The Tarleton master’s programs included in this agreement are offered either completely online or in a hybrid format and take 12 to 18 months to complete. Students on the Stephenville campus will also have access to potential graduate assistantships.


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