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Richland College signed a five-year “Bachelor of Technology Pathway Partnership” agreement with Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT), allowing electronics technology students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from OSUIT upon completion of their associate degree at Richland College.
“This new partnership is vital to our region’s industry employers seeking competitive advantage through a highly-skilled, knowledgeable workforce that is able to design, specify, troubleshoot and manage instrumentation and control systems in a highly technical environment,” said Kathryn K. Eggleston, Ph.D., president of Richland College.
This agreement provides a seamless transfer of coursework between the Richland College Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology and the Bachelor of Technology in Instrumentation Engineering Technology (BT in IET) at OSUIT. Any Richland College student who successfully completes the required coursework may transfer and apply up to 68 credit hours to the OSUIT BT in IET degree.
“No matter what state we are in, as institutions of higher education our primary concern must be to prepare students for their future and ensure what they learn while enrolled in college translates to what they need to know when they join the workforce,” said Bill R. Path, Ph.D., president of OSUIT. “This road to success that we have paved across the Red River means that Richland students who continue on to OSUIT will have the skills they need and the opportunities they want upon graduation to move forward and become highly-qualified candidates for employment.”
Richland College and OSUIT share a commitment to increasing opportunities for student access to and success in higher education and will partner to provide focused advising for any students who consider pursuing this opportunity.
Richland College students interested in this program should visit their academic advisors. For more information on Richland College’s engineering technology program, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/et. For information on OSUIT, visit www.osuit.edu.
Representatives from Richland College and Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) signed a transfer articulation agreement on March 19 to provide qualifying Richland students complete academic transfer access to Missouri S&T to earn a Bachelor of Arts/Science in engineering.
The signing was conducted by Richland College President Kay Eggleston; Martha Hogan, executive dean of Richland College’s School of Engineering, Business and Technology; Richland College Engineering Professor Roderick Crowder; and Debra Schatz, Missouri S&T’s assistant director of admissions, representing Missouri University S&T Chancellor Cheryl Schrader
A similar signing was held last month at Missouri S&T. Approximately 2,000 of Richland College’s 18,500 students are enrolled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields of study, including 600 students in engineering.
Developing transfer agreements is an important part of Richland College’s mission to encourage student learning success and degree completion. Richland maintains transfer agreements for degrees ranging from journalism to engineering to photography to digital forensics with institutions including the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology and the University of North Texas.