In a continuing effort to make the obtainment of a college education easier on its students, Columbus Technical College and the Columbus campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) at Pratt & Whitney have entered into a partnership agreement. The agreement allows students to transfer almost 60 classes ranging in virtually everything from college algebra to world history, psychology, public speaking, physics, and much more. In addition, the two institutions have agreed to allow four programs from Columbus Technical College (Business Management, Applied Technical Management, Human Resources, and General Studies) to transfer to ERAU.
Director of Academic Support at the Columbus ERAU campus, Dr. Linda Campbell, says she is so excited that the longtime partner of Pratt & Whitney, Columbus Technical College, has agreed to this arrangement.
“First and foremost, it gives our students a track and lays out the steps for them step by step,” Dr. Campbell said. “It allows them transfer credits and they have so much to gain and nothing to lose. Especially in this economy, it is a huge help for our students.”
Vice President of Academic Affairs at Columbus Technical College, Dr. Linn Storey, calls the agreement a win-win both for the students and for the institutions involved.
“This is a perfect way for our students to have additional options when it comes to pursuing higher education,” Dr. Storey said. “We want to make getting a college degree as accessible as possible.”
Dr. Campbell says there are 68 students taking classes at the Columbus ERAU campus located at Pratt & Whitney and there are expansion plans for the near future. She looks forward to this partnership with CTC for help in that venture.
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: ERAU(www.erau.edu) is the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace education. It also offers more than 40 baccalaureate, masters, and Ph.D. degree programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. ERAU has two residential campuses (Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona) and its worldwide campus has become one of the largest off-campus, regionally accredited colleges in the United States. There are over 150 worldwide locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the Middle East.