FMCC, Cobleskill creating partnership

COBLESKILL – Fulton-Montgomery Community College representatives joined State University of New York at Cobleskill officials to sign a memorandum of understanding for the Seamless Partnership Program, which will allow FM graduates to enroll as students in baccalaureate degree programs offered by SUNY Cobleskill.

The agreement gives FM graduates an opportunity to attend upper-division bachelor in business administration courses on Saturdays on FM’s campus, if a minimum cohort number is achieved, a news release said.

Eligible FM students also will be able to attend the Weekend College cohort programs on the SUNY Cobleskill campus. Weekend College at SUNY Cobleskill offers courses leading to the bachelor of science degree completion for an early childhood program and a bachelor of business in financial services and business administration.

“Community college graduates, who are looking for an accessible face-to-face program that fits with career and family responsibilities, tend to thrive at SUNY Cobleskill’s Weekend College,” Anita Wright, director of SUNY Cobleskill Professional and Continuing Education, said in the news release. “Our weekend cohort model is a group of students who move through the classes and phases of the program together. This allows them to share their knowledge and experiences in a supportive, academic environment.”

This agreement will give FM students the opportunity to participate in seamless partnership programs after graduating from FM, providing they meet the admission requirements in the agreement.

The cohort model on which these programs are based give students the opportunity to move through the courses and phases of the program together. Classes will be offered on Saturdays in eight-week blocks. Students accepted into a cohort will enroll as matriculated students in SUNY Cobleskill upper-level degree programs.