Kettering signs articulation agreement with West Shore Community College

By Website Administrator | Aug 10, 2001

Looking toward that future, Kettering University President Dr. James E.A. John and West Shore Community College President Dr. Charles T. Dillon have signed an articulation agreement.

The future of higher education is cooperative programs. Looking toward that future, Kettering University President Dr. James E.A. John and West Shore Community College President Dr. Charles T. Dillon have signed an articulation agreement. The agreement establishes an Engineering and Management program that will enable students to begin their education at West Shore Community College (WSCC) in Scottville in west Michigan, and complete their studies at Kettering in Flint.

Students following the prescribed program and achieving satisfactory academic progress at WSCC can transfer those credits to Kettering and enter with junior level status, according to Robert Nichols, vice president for Enrollment Management at Kettering.

The program leads to a bachelor's of science degree in one of the following areas of study: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Management, Computer Science, Environmental Chemistry, Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics.

An additional goal of the articulation agreement is the possible cooperative work experience WSCC students can participate in during summers between academic semesters. Students would be matched with local companies during their tenure at WSCC and continue their co-op work experience with that company after transferring to Kettering.

Kettering University is a national leader in cooperative education. The co-op program at Kettering consists of students alternating 11 weeks of study and 12 weeks of hands-on work experience, related to their field of study, with a co-op employer.

Enhancing the articulation agreement is the new math and science center at WSCC, offering area high school students advanced college preparatory classes in math and science.

The agreement also reacquaints Dr. Dillon with his alma mater. A 1973 graduate of Kettering/GMI with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Dr. Dillon also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Ohio State University.