ECU to host BSIT and Technology Systems Transfer Day

Living in Charlotte, Byron Ohanjo had a few demands when he went to further his education in technology. He wanted an accredited program that offered online courses and would fit into his budget. He found it with the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) program at East Carolina University.

“There’s not a lot of schools in the Southeast that check off all those boxes,” Ohanjo said. “I saw ECU’s program and ‘Yeah, send it!’ I haven’t looked back since, and I’m glad I made that decision.”

Community college instructors and administrators can learn about popular technology programs like the one in which Ohanjo is enrolled during BSIT and Technology Systems Transfer Day beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 24 at Harvey Hall inside the Murphy Center across from Minges Coliseum.


Register in advance for the Feb. 24 BSIT and Technology Systems Transfer Day online.

The free event is designed for community college instructors and administrators to learn about ECU’s BSIT degree program, which is ideal for students and adult learners with a technical or industrial related Associate of Applied Science degree who are looking to boost their careers with a four-year degree. Informational sessions will cover all technology systems transfer programs and concentrations, transfer information specific to ECU, online and face-to-face instructional options, student support resources and more.

Networking and cybersecurity are just a couple of the skills you can learn through the Department of Technology Systems and the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology transfer program. (Photo by Rhett Butler)

Beyond the BSIT program, ECU’s Department of Technology Systems offers undergraduate degrees in design, industrial distribution and logistics, industrial engineering technology, and information and computer technology as well as graduate degrees in network technology, occupational safety and technology management. It is part of ECU’s College of Engineering and Technology.

Check-in for Friday’s event begins at 8:30 a.m. Sessions will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m., at which time optional tours of labs and classrooms in the Science and Technology Building as well as the Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building will begin. Breakfast and lunch are included as part of the event.

Those interested are asked to register today online.

Those in the Raleigh area have a unique opportunity to take classes in ECU’s BSIT program at Wake Technical Community College as part of a partnership between the two schools.

“We talk about ladder economics. We’re created around economic mobility,” said Dr. Scott Ralls, president of Wake Tech. “That’s where the BSIT program at ECU has been so unique because it provides the next spot, the continuation of a path or a ladder, as we like to say. And for students who may be more place-bound because they have family responsibilities or they have work responsibilities that are already here, they can keep moving up without moving away. And that’s why ECU being here is so important to those students and to us at Wake Tech.”

You can learn more about this opportunity by contacting Jason Denius, academic advisor for the BSIT program, via email or by phone at 252-328-9610.