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Lawrence Tech and St. Clair College sign architecture agreement

Release Date: June 10, 2009

Southfield, Mich. - Lawrence Technological University and St. Clair College (SCC) in Windsor, Ontario, have signed an agreement to make it easier for St. Clair graduates with a three-year diploma in architecture technology to transfer credits toward bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture at Lawrence Tech.

The two institutions have updated an agreement from 2000 so that qualifying SCC graduates can earn a bachelor's degree in architecture by taking 33 course credits at Lawrence Tech, something that a full-time student can accomplish in a year. Those students can then earn a master's degree in architecture with 36 additional credits.

SCC students could complete a master's degree in architecture at Lawrence Tech in two years, according to Virginia North, assistant dean of graduate studies in the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Tech.

"We want to enhance the number and quality of learning options and provide a seamless transfer process for students who desire further education in the architecture program at Lawrence Tech," North said.

The agreement specifies that SCC students who receive a grade of C- or lower in a required course must retake that course material at Lawrence Tech. SCC students with at least a 3.0 grade point average at Lawrence Tech will receive automatic admission to the master's degree program.

Lawrence Technological University, ltu.edu, offers over 80 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, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Livonia, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.