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Lawrence Tech offers new degree program at North Central Michigan College

Release Date: February 19, 2008

Southfield, Mich. Lawrence Technological University and North Central Michigan College have signed a university partnership agreement that will enable northern Michigan residents to earn a bachelor’s degree in information technology (IT) entirely in Petoskey.

Under the agreement, a student may be able to earn up to 75 credits at North Central and transfer those credits to Lawrence Tech for a bachelor’s degree in IT.  All classes needed to complete the bachelor’s degree will be offered by Lawrence Tech on North Central’s campus in Petoskey. 

This new educational opportunity will be of particular interest to North Central students working toward an associate degree of applied science in either computer information systems or computer networking.

To help students get a head start on their bachelor’s degree in IT, Lawrence Tech will offer two upper-level courses at North Central starting in September 2008.  These courses will have no prerequisites and can be taken by recent high school graduates.

“Our bachelor’s degree in information technology addresses the growing needs of organizations in this competitive global market place,” said Richard G. Bush, director of undergraduate management programs at Lawrence Tech. “A bachelor’s degree in information technology through Lawrence Tech provides students with a strong business and technology knowledge base to solve organizational problems and exploit market opportunities.”

Lawrence Tech, which has offices in North Central’s University Center, currently offers classes in Petoskey leading to a master’s degree in business administration. 

For more information, contact Teri Goodman, manager of Lawrence Tech’s Northern Michigan Education Center, at (231) 995-1725 or

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 60 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes 75 years ago, and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, with education centers in Lansing, Livonia, Clinton Township, Traverse City and Petoskey. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey.  Through its University Center partnerships, students can take courses leading to certificates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from participating universities.  North Central’s Institute for Business & Industry Training offers non-credit job skills training tailored to meet individual needs.  In addition to its main campus in Petoskey, North Central offers classes, academic advising, testing and other services in Cheboygan, Gaylord and East Jordan.