South Plains College is now giving students a chance to extend their education, by joining forces with another West Texas institution.
The community college entered into an official articulation agreement with West Texas A&M University. The decision stemmed from an effort to solidify course transfers in mathematics and engineering between the two institutions. Agreements were signed for five majors: civil engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, engineering technology and computer science.
"The greatest benefit for the students and their families is that, when they come here and identify one of these five majors, they know exactly the path to completion," South Plains President Kelvin Sharp said.
"When they come to South Plains, they can lay this articulation agreement out, and say, 'These are exactly the courses that you need', Don Topliff, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering at West Texas A&M, said. "Iif you finish these courses in two years, here at South Plains, then you can go to West Texas A&M. And in two years, you can finish your Bachelor's degree. So it takes out all the guess work for the students."
President Sharp said he hopes to get this program implemented with all majors within the college.