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PCC and WSU Sign 2+2 Engineering Agreement

27 October 2017
Articulation Agreement Signing

Representatives from Pratt Community College and Wichita State University gathered on Oct. 19 to sign a 2+2 articulation agreement in engineering.

Through the partnership, students interested in engineering can attend PCC for two years to obtain an Associate of Science degree then seamlessly transfer to WSU for an additional two years to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology with a concentration in either Mechatronics Technology or Engineering Technology Management. The agreement creates a coordinated four-year program between the two parties with a clearly outlined curriculum designed to give students a straightforward path into the engineering field.

Students who have earned an A.S. degree according to the engineering technology degree plan and achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 from PCC will be guaranteed admission to the WSU engineering program. Upon graduation from PCC, students will enter WSU with a junior status toward a baccalaureate degree.

“Through this agreement, students will be able to leave Pratt Community College as a rising junior,” said WSU Provost and Senior Vice President, Dr. Anthony Vizzini. “This collaboration gives students the opportunity to graduate with their bachelor’s degree in a timely fashion.”

The partnership between the two schools provides a more affordable route for future engineers since the first two years can be completed at PCC rather than a four-year university.

“The opportunity to provide a seamless pathway allows students to become fiscally responsible,” said PCC Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick.

PCC is a comprehensive community college, offering an associate’s degree in general education as well as technical education studies and business and industry training. Students may transfer to a 4-year university or enter the workforce upon completion of their degree of training.

PCC’s offers a variety of courses on campus and online leading to degree completion or transfer to a four-year college. Students experience one-on-one attention from instructors through small class size and personalized advising. PCC transfer students regularly achieve higher grade point averages at state universities compared to non-transfer students. In addition to PCC’s main campus located 70 miles west of Wichita, programs and services are also offered in Winfield, Coffeyville and through the Wichita eLearning Service Center, 7920 West Kellogg, Suite 200.

For more information about Pratt Community College call (620) 450-2217 or visit www.prattcc.edu.