Traverse City News and Events

NMC Signs Articulation Agreements With Lake Superior State University For Engineering Majors

By Craig Manning | April 2, 2024

Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) has inked a new alliance with Lake Superior State University (LSSU), the college announced Monday.

Under a series of new articulation agreements between NMC and LSSU, engineering students at NMC will “have four more opportunities to complete a bachelor’s degree.”

“The agreements allow students to complete an associate degree at NMC and guarantee both admission and transferability of the credits to LSSU, in Sault Ste. Marie, toward a bachelor of science degree in four specialty areas,” NMC shared in a press release. Those specialty areas include computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and robotics engineering. 

“The computer and robotics engineering pathways in particular provide students with new options for majors while beginning their education at NMC,” the press release continued. “Depending on the degree program chosen, students could spend two years at NMC, saving nearly $20,000, and two at LSSU to earn their bachelor’s. As an added benefit of the robotics engineering pathway, students can typically earn a minor in electrical or mechanical engineering within their final two years at LSSU.”

LSSU has a lauded engineering program, complete with a $2 million robotics lab. The university’s engineering department boasts 100 percent job placement for its graduates, with engineering alumni earning a median salary of $70,000.

“These new agreements complement our already robust transfer pathways, providing our students with greater options for majors all while enjoying guaranteed admissions and course transferability to an exceptional engineering program,” said NMC engineering instructor Jay Smith. “Like NMC, LSSU has a student-centered approach with small class sizes and a focus on student success, which I am confident our learners will appreciate.”

NMC has previously signed articulation agreements with numerous other colleges and universities, both in Michigan and abroad. Other alliances include Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, and the University of Maine.

Comment

Potential $11-$16 Million LaFranier Expansion On County's Agenda

Read More >>

Ransomware Group Claims Credit for TCAPS Attack

Read More >>

Airport Updates: Cherry Fest Air Show Agreement Approved, Tech Park Hearing Scheduled

Read More >>

Traffic Stop Leads to Search of Drug House

Read More >>

One Year of Recreation Cannabis in Traverse City

Read More >>

Tank Space Opens on Eighth, More Retail/Restaurant News

Read More >>

From Neighborhood Bike Club To $730,000 Impact: The History Of Mud Sweat & Beers

Read More >>

TART Trail, Union Contracts, Morgan Farms Neighborhood Association on City Agenda

Read More >>

City Project Updates: FishPass, M-22/M-72 Reconstruction

Read More >>

Your 2024 Spring Race Calendar

Read More >>

Place Your Bets: Expert to Talk Online Sports Gambling Boom

Read More >>

New Designation Means Big Money For Career-Tech Center's Manufacturing Programs

Read More >>

City Considers Taking Over Parking From DDA

Read More >>

What’s Next for the Pines?

Read More >>