A new agreement has been signed between Thiel College and Laurel Technical Institute.

The program would allow for students in the business and culinary programs to move from an associate degree to a bachelor's degree, and Thiel students can earn a culinary arts certificate.

The deal would allow students to:

- Transfer to Laurel from Thiel to pursue a culinary arts certificate in their junior or senior year.

- Pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program at Thiel if they are a Laurel Associate of Arts graduate.

- Accept Associate of Arts in accounting graduates into Thiel's bachelor's degrees in either accounting or business administration without worry of denial.

This new agreement is aimed to help aid students plan out their academic path.