Alvin Community College and the University of Houston Clear Lake-Pearland are teaming up to offer an engineering program. (Courtesy of Alvin Community College)
Alvin Community College and the University of Houston Clear Lake-Pearland are teaming up to offer an associate’s and bachelor’s degree program in engineering, according to a press release from the ACC.
The program, which will begin in August 2022, will allow ACC students to earn an associate’s degree in engineering and then move on to UHCL-Pearland to earn their bachelor’s degree, according to the release.
“We are delighted that ACC is offering an associate degree in engineering,” UHCL President Ira Blake said in the statement. “There are many benefits for students, but the ability to graduate faster in a familiar environment should improve graduation rates. This will place more ACC and UH-Clear Lake engineers in the workforce. “
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Council approved the program on Aug. 18, according to a letter from THECB sent to ACC.
“Partnering with UHCL with our associate degree engineering study program is a perfect example of how collaboration between higher education institutions benefits all stakeholders,” said the president of the ‘ACC, Robert Exley, in release. “First and foremost, students have an affordable path to earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Second, our ACC students are exemplary in their commitment to excellence and their ability to master the engineering degree program. I couldn’t be prouder of ACC and UHCL.