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Information Sessions on JTCC’s New Engineering Program to be Held August 12 & 18

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Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
804-594-1530
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Heather Busch
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Released on August 06, 2010

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Are you interested in pursuing a career in engineering but concerned about how much pursuing a degree will cost? John Tyler Community College has an affordable option for you. The College’s new engineering program, created in partnership with the University of Virginia (U.Va.), is designed so that students who graduate with their associate degree and a grade point average of 3.4 or higher will be eligible to transfer into U.Va.’s competitive Engineering School. Students who transfer will have the option of completing their bachelor’s degree in Charlottesville or, if it is more affordable and convenient, by taking U.Va. courses at John Tyler using a combination of on-site instruction and distance education.

Those interested in learning more about this opportunity are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming information sessions being held at John Tyler Community College’s campuses. The sessions will take place from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on August 12, 2010 at the Midlothian Campus (800 Charter Colony Parkway) in the Science Building, room C109 and from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on August 18, 2010 at the Chester Campus (13101 Jefferson Davis Highway) in Bird Hall, room B124. Dr. Subhotosh Khan, chair of the department of engineering, will be conducting the sessions.

For more information about the sessions and John Tyler’s new engineering program, visit www.jtcc.edu/engineering, or call the College’s Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services at 804-706-5122.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 13,690 students during the 2009 – 10 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates and 35 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 20,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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