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COD, NIU Announce Articulation Agreement for Bachelor of Science in Technology Degree

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By Robyn Johnson

A new partnership between College of DuPage and Northern Illinois University provides an opportunity for students to complete 30 hours of NIU course work combined with additional COD courses to earn a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree from NIU with an emphasis in Applied Manufacturing Technology.

“We are very pleased to work with a prestigious institution like NIU to offer a seamless completion program for our Associate in Applied Science degree students,” said Emmanuel Awuah, COD Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. “The field of Manufacturing Technology and related careers continues to thrive and change. Today’s increasingly automated and software driven industries often require a bachelor’s degree due to their increasing complexity. This new partnership aligns COD’s and NIU’s curricula so students are prepared to enter the workplace with solid, marketable skills.”

Under the new articulation agreement, COD students will be guided through an academic plan that ensures a smooth transition to NIU. College of DuPage students who earn A.A.S. degrees in Architecture, Automotive Services Technology, Electronics Technology, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Facility Management, HVACR, Manufacturing Technology (Automated Manufacturing Systems, Drafting and Design, Manufacturing Engineering Technology) and Welding are eligible to participate in this new transfer program.

“We welcome students from these technical programs at COD to go on with the BS in Technology at NIU. The Applied Manufacturing emphasis focuses on the leadership and supervisory skills students will use to move up the career ladder. And since the NIU courses are offered online, students can continue their education while they work in the field,” said Meryl Sussman, NIU’s Assistant Vice President, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development.

For more information about this initiative, please contact Associate Vice President Awuah at (630) 942-2652, email or Meryl Sussman at (815) 753-1315, email Students interested in this program can find information by clicking here.

College of DuPage is an accredited community college that serves more than 29,000 students each term. The College, which grants nine associate degrees and more than 170 certificates in 100 areas of study, is the second largest provider of public undergraduate education in Illinois. Click here for more information about the College of DuPage Business and Technology Division.

Chartered in 1895, Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse and international student body of about 20,000. Located near a vibrant research and development corridor, NIU’s main DeKalb campus is 65 miles west of Chicago and 45 miles southeast of Rockford, Ill. NIU provides more than 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. The university also operates education centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Oregon and Rockford, where working professionals can access NIU programs at convenient times and locations.




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