Delgado Community College interim chancellor Dr. William Wainwright and the University of Holy Cross president Dr. David “Buck” Landry have signed an agreement that will make the transfer process into Holy Cross’ food science program easier.
This agreement will permit Delgado students who are pursuing an associate of applied science degree to transfer up to 57 to 60 completed credits to Holy Cross, which would allow the students to transfer to the university as juniors and work toward a bachelor of science degree in culinology, according to college officials.
Students that are eligible for the benefit under the agreement include those with either a culinary management program certificate or associate of applied science degrees in the culinary arts from Delgado.
This agreement follows several efforts by Holy Cross to make community college transfers easier, including previous agreements that involve the private university’s accounting, biological and physical sciences, business administration and health science and respiratory therapy programs, according to NOLA.com.
Holy Cross has current agreements with Nunez Community College in Chalmette, Northshore Technical Community College in Lacombe and Federal University of Espirito Santo in Vitoria, Brazil.
The University of Holy Cross serves over 1,300 students. Holy Cross’ food science program is the only of its kind in the New Orleans area, the release said. The program also focuses on teaching students “the chemistry and engineering necessary to deliver safe, appealing and convenient food products.”