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Lawrence Tech and OCC make transferring easier for architecture students

Release Date: April 8, 2008

Southfield, Mich. Lawrence Technological University and Oakland Community College (OCC) have signed an agreement that makes it easier for architecture students at the community college to complete a bachelor’s degree in architecture at Lawrence Tech.

Students who complete an associate’s degree in architecture at OCC can transfer up to 84 credits when they enroll in the bachelor’s degree program at Lawrence Tech significantly more than typically allowed when students transfer from one academic institution to another.

To make the transition easier, OCC will offer two required courses in Lawrence Tech’s bachelor degree program and will retain a Lawrence Tech faculty member as an adjunct professor to teach one element of the first course.

Lawrence Tech President Lewis N. Walker and OCC Chancellor Timothy R. Meyer signed the articulation agreement on April 2.

“Oakland Community College provides its students with a strong foundation for a bachelor’s degree in architecture, and we welcome the opportunity to help those students attain their educational goals,” Walker said. “It is our hope that this agreement will encourage architecture students to continue their education with a bachelor’s degree and eventually a master’s degree.”
“Oakland Community College is very pleased with this agreement, which enables our architectural program graduates to continue their studies at an institution of Lawrence Tech’s caliber,” said Meyer.  “The fact that OCC students will be able to transfer up to 84 credit hours, in contrast to the 60 usually permitted, will mean significant savings in time and money.”

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.

Oakland Community College,, is the largest community college in Michigan and the 26th largest in the nation.  The college offers degrees and certificates in more than 130 fields including university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts.  Approximately 70,000 undergraduates attend OCC each year.