KATY (Covering Katy News) - The University of Houston is introducing its first Engineering Academy program and it will be located in Katy as part of a partnership with Houston Community College. An information session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at University of Houston at Katy - 22400 Grand Circle, Katy, TX 77449.
Most transition programs require that students apply for admission to UH upon completing all academic requirements at the partner institution. The UH/HCC Engineering Academy is different in that students are co-enrolled at both institutions from the moment they are accepted into the academy.
"UH/HCC Engineering Academy students are official UH Engineering Cougars from the very first day," said a statement from the University of Houston.
Students take their core curriculum courses through HCC while taking engineering courses from UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of Houston at Katy.
After completing all academy requirements, students then transition to the UH main campus to complete their bachelor’s degrees in civil, electrical, computer, industrial or mechanical engineering. Academy requirements are designed to be completed in one or two years.
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