by Ward Mullens, Published November 18, 2009
YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University’s School of Technology Studies has signed two separate articulation agreements with area community colleges.
EMU has signed an articulation agreement with Lansing Community College that will allow students in the LCC associate degree program for business in the networking and security management academy to earn a bachelor’s degree in information assurance. EMU also has signed an agreement with Oakland Community College that will allow students in the OCC associate degree program in computer information systems - information technologies for homeland security to earn a bachelor’s degree in information assurance.
“These agreements align EMU with the programs at the community colleges,” said Gerald “Skip” Lawver, professor of information assurance at EMU. “These schools have gone through the committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Course Mapping requirement and are members of the International Cyber Security Education Coalition (IC-SEC). This helps students to complete their degree at EMU after two years at community college.”
The Oakland Community College agreement became effective in September. The Lansing Community College agreement is effective January 2010.
Under the agreement with Oakland Community College, students will take 93-97 credit hours (32 credit hours of requirements and 57 credits in the homeland security option). There are 4-8 hours or credits that can be taken at EMU or OCC.
Upon completion of those credits, students would transfer to EMU for 30-33 credits in information assurance management and applied information assurance.
Under the agreement with Lansing Community College students would take 85-88 credit hours at LCC (32 in macrao requirements and 39 credits in LCC program requirements). There are 15-17 credit hours that can be taken at EMU or LCC.
Upon completion, students would take 36-39 credit hours at EMU to complete a degree in information assurance.