Students at the County College of Morris (CCM) who earn an associate degree in applied science can now transfer seamlessly to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology.
Marilyn Ayres, dean of CCM, and Robert English, chair of the engineering technology department at NJIT, signed a joint-admissions agreement recently at the CCM campus. Academic officials from both institutions attended the signing. Students who graduate from CCM later this semester with an applied science degree can thus transfer to NJIT and begin work on the engineering technology degree either this summer or fall.
“The agreement will give students the assurance that upon graduation from CCM they will be ready to pursue their bachelor's degree in engineering technology at NJIT,” said English. “Over the years, many CCM graduates have gone on to become outstanding graduates of NJIT as well, and we think this articulation agreement will promote interest in the engineering technology programs at both institutions.”
To qualify for the transfer, CCM students must receive the applied science degree in the following majors: electronic-engineering technology; biomedical equipment; aviation-flight technology; mechanical-engineering technology; mecha-tronics engineering technology; or telecommunications systems technology.
The engineering technology program at NJIT focuses on preparing engineering technologists for positions that involve product development and improvement, system development, management, manufacturing and engineering operational functions. Graduates often enter the technical sales and customer-services field, or continue in graduate work in engineering or management. The program can be completed in two years of full-time day study, or four years of part-time evening study.