Friday, February 18, 2011

Agreement enables Brevard grads to transfer into Daytona State BS in Engineering Technology programs

An articulation agreement authorized on Thursday by the Daytona State College District Board of Trustees will provide opportunity for Brevard Community College students graduating with selected associate of science degrees to enter Daytona State’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology programs.
 “This agreement is intended to increase the options available to AS degree graduates of Brevard Community College who are seeking further educational opportunities,” said Daytona State College President Frank Lombardo.  “It also serves as an overarching statement of cooperation between the two institutions and promotes an efficient and effective use of both our resources.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Daytona State will recognize Brevard’s AS degrees in Aerospace Technology, Chemical Technology, Computer Information Technology, Computer Programming and Analysis, Engineering Technology and Networking Services Technology as “2+2” transfer degrees. Graduates of these programs who have completed a minimum 18 hours of general education courses will be able to choose among Daytona State’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree or the more targeted bachelor’s concentrations in Electrical Engineering Technology and Information Systems Technology.
Dr. Ron Eaglin, program chair, said he expects that as many as 50 Brevard graduates may enroll in the program each year as a result of the articulation agreement. “It will be particularly attractive to these students because the programs can be completed online,” he said.
Daytona State began offering the engineering bachelor’s degrees during fall 2010 after the programs were authorized earlier that year by the State Board of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Currently, 162 students are enrolled in the programs, with the first group of students expected to graduate in May.
Students who earn associate of arts degrees also are eligible to enroll in the engineering technology programs.
Unlike traditional AA to BS transfer programs, AS to BS articulation agreements are relatively rare in Florida higher education. Currently, only nine such agreements exist among the state’s colleges and universities.

View a video below, produced by WDSC-TV, about these and other programs offered at Daytona State's Advanced Technology College.

For more information, visit Daytona State’s School of Engineering Technology online.