Back row, from left, Ahad Nasab, head and Burkett Miller Chair in the Engineering Management and Technology at Dalton State; Joseph Kizza, head of UTC’s Department of Engineering and Computer Science; Randall Griffus, dean of Dalton State’s School of Science Technology and Mathematics; Daniel Pack, dean of UTC’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. Front, Dalton State President Margaret Venable and UTC Chancellor Steven Angle.

Under a new agreement it will now be easier for students from Dalton State College to transfer to UTC and earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science.

The agreement between the two schools, signed Tuesday, March 26, streamlines the transfer process and ensures Dalton State students are taking the right courses to complete the degree at UTC.

“We are excited to finalize the transfer articulation agreement with Dalton State College, our first in the state of Georgia,” said Daniel Pack, dean of the UTC College of Engineering and. Computer Science. “There is a growing demand for engineers and technologists in the region, and this agreement gives Dalton State students a clear path for transferring to UTC to complete their bachelor degrees in engineering, computer science and mechatronics.”

Dalton State already has a similar engineering pathway with other schools in the University System of Georgia, such as Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia, but those core requirements are different, said Randall Griffus, dean of Dalton State’s School of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

“Our students can be confident the courses in this agreement will transfer to UTC and apply toward an engineering or computer science degree,” Griffus said. “As long as the student maintains the required academic standards, they can be assured of acceptance into one of those programs.”

Having this option helps fulfill the needs of the local workforce.

“It is important we provide every opportunity possible for our students,” said Pat Chute, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Dalton State. “Our workforce needs students with these skills.”




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