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Union County College Partners with Warren County Community College to Train Students as Physical Therapist Assistants

PLAINFIELD – Union County College and Warren County Community College have established an agreement to provide students at Warren with the opportunity to earn their Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate degree from Union. Union’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined by Warren’s President Dr. William Austin to sign a Memorandum of Collaboration at the College’s Plainfield campus on Aug. 20. Also in attendance were Union Board of Trustees Chairman Victor M. Richel and Warren County Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Phil Linfante.

“Any time we can collaborate to provide the best educational experience for students is a welcomed opportunity,” stated Chairman Richel. “By welcoming Warren students into our PTA program, we are supporting our mission of transforming our community…one student at a time. Upon graduating from Union, students will be able to enter the workforce and begin their career anywhere in NJ.”

This partnership between the two colleges allows Warren students to take their general education courses at the Warren campus and then apply for acceptance into Union’s PTA program. Upon completion of the PTA program, students will receive their A.A.S. degree from Union.  

For more information about the physical therapy assistant program, please visit our website at www.ucc.edu.

Back row: Union’s Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Maris Lown, Warren’s Vice President of Academics Dr. Marianne Van Deursen, Union’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director and Academic Specialist Dr. Carmela Hanna, PTA student Soni Singh, Union’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program Instructor Dr. Marie-Helene McAndrew, and Union’s Dean of Plainfield Campus and Allied. Union County College and Warren County Community College signing ceremony . 8/20/18 Photo by John O’Boyle