News Release: P-TECH OHM and SUNY Polytechnic Institute Sign Articulation Agreement

News Release: P-TECH OHM and SUNY Polytechnic Institute Sign Articulation Agreement

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Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School News Release

August 10, 2021 (New Hartford, N.Y.) – The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program is excited to announce a new articulation agreement with SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) that allows P-TECH graduates to continue their education at SUNY Poly and earn a bachelor’s degree. These transfer pathways provide a seamless transfer of P-TECH degree pathways (Mohawk Valley Community College's associate degree programs) that builds on past learning experiences and eliminates the unnecessary duplication of instruction.

Through the agreement, P-TECH graduates will be able to transfer credits to be applied to a bachelor's degree program at SUNY Poly, a globally recognized leader in higher education, technology innovation, research and development.

"This is our first transfer agreement for P-TECH OHM and covers six of our seven degree pathways. Thanks to SUNY Poly's affordable tuition and robust course offerings, P-TECH students will be able to complete their four-year degrees at low cost while still staying close to home," said Erica Schoff, P-TECH OHM Principal.

This agreement guarantees transferability of all credits outlined in the following P-TECH/MVCC associate degrees to the corresponding SUNY Poly bachelor's degrees:

                  • AAS Business Administration
                  • AAS Computer Applications Programming
                  • AS Computer Science: Cybersecurity
                  • AAS Human Services
                  • AAS Electrical Engineering Technology
                  • AAS Mechanical Engineering Technology

Under the terms of this agreement, high-achieving first-year/freshmen applicants will also be considered for various scholarship awards, including the SUNY Poly Merit Scholarship, based on their academic merit, rigor of high school curriculum and involvement in activities outside of the classroom. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years for students who meet and maintain eligibility.

"We look forward to this partnership with P-TECH OHM, which will provide valuable academic pathways for students to build upon their strong knowledge base and enable them to efficiently pursue bachelor’s degrees in key in-demand areas," said Dr. Steve Schneider, Interim Provost at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. “Through this agreement, we look forward to even more students engaging in our affordable, experiential learning environment to support a lifetime of success.”

Articulation agreements are formal partnerships between two or more colleges and universities, documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree. These partnerships ensure students do not waste time, money or credits by repeating a course at the four-year institution. Four-year institutions look favorably upon students who utilize these agreements due to the proven track record of transfer students who traditionally excel and are well prepared for their four-year schools' rigorous coursework.


About the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program
P-TECH OHM offers an integrated high school and college curriculum focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), while also providing workplace skills including leadership, communication and problem-solving. The program enrolls freshmen in a flexible (four-, five- or six-year) program combining academic rigor and career focus with graduates earning a high school diploma from their home district and an accredited associate degree from Mohawk valley Community College. Students experience internships with P-TECH business and industry partners and, upon graduation, are regarded as viable candidates for employment with these partnering agencies. To learn more about P-TECH OHM, visit

About SUNY Polytechnic Institute
SUNY Poly is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience programs at its Albany campus, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica campus; thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts billions of dollars in high-tech investments and hundreds of corporate partners since its inception. For information visit