May 7, 2010
The agreement between San Jacinto College and Texas Tech provides students a smooth transition between the two institutions.
San Jacinto College (SJC) and the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering have formed an articulation agreement to ensure more students receive an opportunity to pursue a career in engineering.
Beginning fall 2010, the partnership will provide students, who are interested in engineering, with a smooth transition between the two institutions, contributing to the state's initiative in increasing the number of graduates in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
"As the number of students expressing an interest in a major in engineering has grown over the last several years, it has become apparent that San Jac needed a partnership with a four-year institution to facilitate their ease of transfer," said Pam Campbell, director of the dual credit program at the SJC South campus and the college liaison to Clear Horizons Early College High School (ECHS). “This collaboration will send strong community college students into a supportive environment and allow them to complete their degrees in a minimum amount of time.”
Students may begin study of their engineering courses through Internet offerings while enrolled at SJC. They may also apply to receive scholarships that Texas Tech’s College of Engineering has set aside exclusively for SJC transfer students.
"We value the preparation that students receive at San Jacinto College and the high probability for their success at Texas Tech," said Walt Oler, associate dean for undergraduate studies at the Whitacre College of Engineering. "Our Engineering Opportunities Center will connect them to internships, cooperative education experiences, international study programs, and the largest job fairs on the Texas Tech campus. With an engineering degree, the future of San Jacinto College students who come to Texas Tech is limited only by their imagination."
The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering has educated engineers to meet the technological needs of Texas, the nation and the world since 1925.
Approximately 4,646 undergraduate and 1,040 graduate students pursue bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees offered through seven academic departments: civil, environmental and construction; chemical; computer science; electrical and computer; industrial, manufacturing and systems; mechanical; and petroleum.Twitter