The Biennial BSIT Transfer Day

The College’s Department of Technology Systems recently hosted 99 representatives from 35 North Carolina community colleges during its recent (and second), biennial BSIT Transfer Day.  The event’s goal was to talk about how the community colleges’ Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs can integrate with the College’s Bachelor of Science in industrial technology (BSIT) degree program.

During the event, community college representatives were able to meet the College’s faculty and advisors, learn about the transfer admissions process, hear about the BSIT curriculum updates, and tour the College’s facilities.

Todd King, left

Todd King is the department chair for engineering and manufacturing technologies at Wayne Community College. He said there were several things he walked away with after attending the event.

“What was real important for us was to understand the changes in the transfer courses with regard to the math and the English (requirements). This is big for us because we advise a tremendous amount of students that are transferring to East Carolina University now and will be transferring to ECU.”

Jason Denius, left, and Christina Ragone, right

When asked if the event exceeded expectations, college academic advisor Christina Ragone said, “Yes. The event provided an excellent opportunity to promote what we believe is one of the country’s premier AAS degree completion programs.”

Added Jason Denius, academic advisor for the College’s industrial technology AAS transfer program,“We hope that event participants take information back to share with their AAS students and encourage those students to reach their educational and career goals.”

The College graduates 114 BSIT degrees annually and has approximately 600 BSIT students currently enrolled.