Bossier Parish Community College and University of Louisiana at Lafayette officials will announce on Tuesday a partnership between the two schools allowing for students to complete an associate of science in engineering at BPCC and transfer all credit hours to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Because of this agreement, students will be able to transfer as a junior to one of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s five engineering programs—chemical, civil, electrical and computer, mechanical, or petroleum engineering.

This partnership is mutually beneficial to both institutions for several reasons. It will benefit the BPCC students, both traditional and nontraditional, by offering them an opportunity to continue their education after completing the associate degree in engineering at BPCC with a university that will accept those credits.

The agreement will provide the University of Louisiana at Lafayette another opportunity to attract and retain engineering students with a proven record of academic success. Both higher education institutions have full-time, tenure track faculty with advanced academic and field experience credentials and both institutions have extensive support resources (i.e., library, on-line access, service courses, and adequate administrative- faculty- staff backup).