March 13, 2015

Program will help provide more skilled workers to La. workforce

BATON ROUGE –LSU’s College of Engineering and Baton Rouge Community College on Thursday signed an articulation agreement that will make an education in the fast-growing field of computer science more attainable for all Louisiana students.

The agreement, signed at a ceremony held Thursday at BRCC’s Mid-City campus, will allow students who earn an Associate of Science degree in computer science from BRCC to transfer seamlessly to LSU’s College of Engineering to complete a Bachelor of Science. Students will receive full credit for courses taken at the community college and enter LSU as a junior.

“We want our students, when they finish BRCC, to go on and finish their Bachelor’s degree without having to repeat courses or take additional courses,” said Jo Dale Ales, dean of BRCC’s S.T.E.M. Division. “This agreement will allow them to do just that.”

The agreement will also play a role in Louisiana’s economic development, added Richard Koubek, dean of LSU’s College of Engineering.

“The articulation agreement between the Baton Rouge Community College and LSU’s College of Engineering AS to BS in CSC further exhibits our continued desire to meet the computer science workforce demands for Louisiana,” he said.

BRCC and LSU will host an Information Meeting on the new program in April. Students interested in enrolling are encouraged to attend. The date and time will be announced at a later date.

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For more information contact Sydni Dunn, LSU College of Engineering, 225-578-5706, sydnid@lsu.edu



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