ENGINEERING CAREERS MADE EASY!
An articulation agreement between North Central Michigan College and Lake Superior State University will allow NCMC students to complete their first two years towards an LSSU bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering technology at North Central's Petoskey campus.
Classes will be available in fall 2017.
Gretchen Carroll, North Central's assistant dean of business, manufacturing, and technology, and acting LSSU president David Roland Finley signed the agreement May 5 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. It is the latest in a series of programs offered through LSSU’s Regional Center in Petoskey. Officials recently inked a similar agreement in criminal justice.
“This agreement lets students in North Central Michigan College's region - the northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan - leverage a 'homegrown' associate degree into an LSSU baccalaureate that will open career doors even wider,” said Finley. “We are pleased to be partnering with North Central to provide more ways for students to achieve their educational goals.”
Carroll said North Central is always looking for new opportunities to expand bachelor and associate's degree offerings in its service area.
“This is just another example of a strong partnership we have with LSSU,” Carroll said. “I am truly excited that students can begin their engineering pathway right here at North Central and transfer seamlessly to LSSU to complete a bachelor’s. This is a wonderful opportunity for our local students to pursue a career in engineering.”
The new program lets North Central students apply coursework they earn for an associate in applied science (AAS) degree in general studies towards an LSSU bachelor degree in manufacturing engineering technology. Essentially, the first half of the baccalaureate, 69 credits, will be done in Petoskey, with the remaining 73 credits being completed at LSSU's Sault Ste. Marie main campus - an hour or so up I-75 in the Soo.
For more information on LSSU’s baccalaureate degree programs available in Petoskey, including accounting, business, criminal justice, general studies, early childhood education and nursing, contact LSSU Petoskey Regional Center Director Carolyn Ramsdell at (231) 348-6623 or via email to email@example.com.
For more information on North Central's machining programs, contact Gretchen Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-348-6619.