June 22, 2008
June 22, 2008
June 25, 2008
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TRANSFER SUCCESS OF CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY DEGREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATES TO A BACHELOR DEGREE CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
This paper analyzes historical data of transfer students coming from two community colleges offering Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Civil Engineering Technology entering into a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree program at a near by University. A review of literature indicates that many degrees offered at the community college are intended to be “terminal” by their design. An analysis of the data tracks a series of students through courses in which the engineering technology specific pre-requisites were taken at the community college.
The courses were chosen to represent a student’s “critical path” of sequential courses required by the university. The author’s experience with many of the students at both levels has indicated that the transfer student performs as well as the student beginning at the university level through a series of critical courses. The data compares continuing university students and transferring community college students on success measured by final grade point averages. The paper also compares and contrasts the objectives of the each institution.
The main objective of this paper is measure the success of transfer students entering a university and determining how: • The students compare with university students. • The students compare with the university statistics of all community college transfer students. • The curricula at both institutions align. • Well the students progress through the remaining courses. • An effective transfer agreement makes for a smooth transition.
On the basis of the author’s experience, existing literature and the data results of this study, it can be concluded that the community college transfer can move efficiently through a remaining two years of a Civil Engineering Technology Degree.
Mincic, M. (2008, June), Transfer Success Of Civil Engineering Technology Degree Community College Graduates To A Bachelor Degree Civil Engineering Technology Program Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/4084
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