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East Central University and Pontotoc Technology Center

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East Central University and Pontotoc Technology Center

The Pontotoc Technology Center (PTC) biotechnology program and the East Central University College of Health Sciences have collaborated through an internship program, exposing students to research while leveraging the applied skills gained at the PTC biotech program to advanced cutting-edge research at ECU. The partnership has only strengthened since Travis Graham was named PTC superintendent in 2022. Since Graham‚Äôs arrival, PTC has been providing video production, construction of athletic facilities, and the use of PTC facilities for cross-country events. PTC has also been a great academic resource. In addition to the biotech program, academic agreements include the LPN Pathway Agreement, giving licensed practical nurses an opportunity to advance their careers and become registered nurses. A supplementary agreement was finalized this past fall to allow PTC students enrolled in the information technology or mass communication programs to transfer some of the work they completed to ECU for those wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mass communication or art.