Find an Existing Partnership

Partnerships with academic institutions and industry on a local, regional, or national level can help you achieve a variety of goals, such as preparing students for higher education or the workplace. The following examples of different types of partnerships may give you ideas on forming your own partnership.

Two-Year/Four-Year College Partnerships

  • Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education (CASPiE)
    A National Science Foundation multi-institutional collaborative effort addressing major barriers to providing research experiences to younger undergraduate science students
  • Maryland Online
    A statewide consortium of 19 Maryland community colleges and senior institutions that has created a set of review criteria based on research literature and national standards

Local Education/Industry Partnerships

  • Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC)
    A workforce non-profit organization for the Alaskan process industry
  • Center for Digital & Fieldbus Technological Education (Fieldbus Center)
    A partnership to prepare instrumentation and control technicians for positions in East Texas process and manufacturing industries
  • New York State Curriculum for Advanced Technological Education (NYSCATE)
    A project to reform bio/chemical, information, and physical technology (materials and manufacturing) curriculum in New York state
  • Oklahoma Partnership of Industry and Education (OPIE)
    An alliance offering degree programs in the areas of industrial, mechanical, and electrical engineering technology in Oklahoma

Regional Education/Industry Partnerships

  • Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)
    A partnership of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois College Board, and two- and four-year institutions in Illinois, which developed iTransfer to facilitate student transfer among Illinois institutions

National Education/Industry Partnerships

Partnership Directory

  • Higher Education Consortia
    An alphabetical list of partnerships among academic institutions, industry, and others, provided by Higher Education Publications.
  • Community College Pathways
    A highly successful developmental math program developed by a partnership of community colleges, professional associations, and educational researchers.

Contact Us

Know of a partnership that should be added to the list? Contact the ACS Office of Two-Year Colleges at