Representatives of Indian Hills Community College and the University of Iowa will formally sign an articulation agreement for an engineering program on Thursday, Nov. 29. The signing ceremony will be at 3 p.m. in the Main Building’s board room on the Ottumwa Campus.
Beginning in the fall of 2013, students interested in engineering careers can begin working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at Indian Hills. Upon the completion of the one and one-half year curriculum, students will be able to transfer to Iowa as a second-semester sophomore.
The new engineering program will prepare students to continue at Iowa in any of the following disciplines: biomedical engineering, biochemical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering.
The new transfer program will provide students a pathway toward an engineering degree and, ultimately, a successful career. Indian Hills is also proud to help alleviate the national shortage of science, technology, engineering and math professionals.
Students choosing to begin their engineering studies at Indian Hills will be able to take advantage of the college’s lower tuition costs and low student-to-instructor ratios.
Attending the articulation agreement signing and the introductory meeting from the UofI will be Dr. David Rethwisch, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Professor, and Megan Allen, Director of Tutoring /Academic Advisor. Dr. Marlene Sprouse, Vice-President of Academic Affairs; Darlas Shockley, Dean of Arts and Sciences; and Dr. Gilbert Nebgen, Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics, will represent Indian Hills.