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Lawrence Tech and Lansing Community College sign agreement on credit transfer

Release Date: May 14, 2009

Southfield, Mich. - Lawrence Technological University and Lansing Community College (LCC) have signed an agreement that allows LCC students to transfer credits and accelerate their progress toward a bachelor's degree in the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Tech.

Under the new articulation agreement, LCC students can transfer up to 70 credit hours from LCC's architecture technology program to Lawrence Tech. In addition, Lawrence Tech's Integrated Design Studios (IDS) 1 and 2 courses will be offered at LCC's West Campus and taught by Lawrence Tech faculty. At that point, students will be co-enrolled in both institutions.

The IDS courses at LCC will be offered only to LCC students planning to complete a bachelor's degree at Lawrence Tech. The capacity of 16 students per class has already been met for IDS 1 in the 2009 fall semester.

With the studios and transferable coursework, LCC students can earn a bachelor's degree in architecture by taking an additional 50 credit hours at Lawrence Tech. Numerous study abroad programs at the University also allow architecture students to broaden their world view.

"The world of architecture education is changing, just like the architecture profession. We expect our students to achieve a broad understanding of the world. Students participating in this agreement can choose to study in Lansing, Southfield, at our Detroit Studio and aboard - all in a coordinated curriculum," said Glen LeRoy, dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Tech.

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.