Colorado Community College System Forge Engineering

Denver, CO, March 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and the University of Colorado at Boulder have forged a new partnership to streamline the transfer process for engineering students, expanding pathway options within the Associate of Engineering System Degree of Science (AES) pathway program. Through this partnership, CCCS and CU Boulder will offer the first civil engineering transfer program in the state, and CU Boulder will be the third university to enroll in CCCS’ AES mechanical engineering transfer track.

The agreement, signed in February, allows Colorado community college students who have earned an AES to transfer credits and complete their bachelor’s degree in civil or mechanical engineering at CU Boulder. CCCS also has mechanical engineering transfer agreements with the Colorado School of Mines and Colorado State University.

“We are thrilled that CU Boulder is registering as another transfer destination for our engineering students,” said CCCS Vice Chancellor Dr. Landon Pirius. “Colorado is a hub for engineering companies, and we are focused on providing more education and training options to grow our state’s pipeline. Through this partnership, students have a clear path to a higher degree while saving money along the way. »

CU Boulder joins the program as demand for trained engineers increases. Mechanical and civil engineering jobs are expected to grow by 25% and 27%, respectively, over the next decade, according to data included in the 2021 Talent Pipeline report.

“As the state’s flagship public university in Colorado, we take responsibility and are deeply committed to serving the students of our state,” said Chris Anderson, CU’s Director of Academic Success and Transfer Pathways. Boulder. “CCCS is an integral and respected partner in helping us achieve our mission of access and inclusion for all students who aspire to become engineers and applied scientists, and we are honored to have the opportunity to continue to build more streamlined pathways that allow students to continue their studies. the highest academic goals in the most efficient way possible.

To apply, prospective students must indicate their intent to pursue an AES on their application to a participating CCCS college; current community college students can speak to their advisor about upgrading to the AES track. All students are expected to work closely with their community college counselor to ensure they meet academic program requirements and transfer successfully.

For more information, visit the CCCS website.

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About CCCS

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the largest higher education and workforce development system in the state, offering thousands of programs to more than 125,000 students each year at 13 colleges and 35 locations across Colorado. The system’s open-access mission ensures that all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to affordable, high-quality higher education opportunities. The System Office provides leadership, advocacy, and support to colleges under the direction of the State Board for Community Colleges and Career Education (SBCCOE). Join us in changing the way Colorado gets to college www.cccs.edu.

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