Joint articulation agreement makes it easier for OCC students to complete engineering bachelor’s degree at Lawrence Technical University
Oakland Community College (OCC) and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) have announced a pre-engineering articulation agreement making it easier for OCC graduates to complete a bachelor’s degree in various engineering disciplines at LTU.
“This kind of agreement will provide a standard in the future to support OCC students’ advancement in higher education,” said Chancellor Peter Provenzano. “We also plan to develop further collaborations with LTU in scholarship funding, concurrent enrollment, internships, co-op employment opportunities and housing.”
The pre-engineering agreement provides an OCC student 66 to 69 credit hours that will seamlessly transfer to LTU in an engineering discipline. OCC students who follow this path will only need an additional 59 to 62 credit hours to earn an engineering degree accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc., the nonprofit organization that accredits higher education programs in applied and natural sciences, computing and engineering.
“America faces a critical shortage of engineers and technical professionals, and we are happy to enter this agreement to help fill the future talent pipeline,” added LTU President Tarek M. Sobh. “LTU is one of only 13 private, comprehensive, technological universities in the country, and we are proud to provide that education to the great students of OCC.”
Lawrence Technological University is one of only 13 private, technological, doctoral universities in the United States. Located in Southfield, Mich., LTU was founded in 1932, and offers more than 100 programs through its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for alumni salaries. The Wall Street Journal ranks LTU among the nation’s top 10 percent. U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best in the Midwest colleges. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, theory and practice education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.
Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and one of the top transfer institutions in the state. The College provides academic, career training and enriching experiences, designed to empower students to reach their potential and enhance our community. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.
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