MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University has announced a three-year articulation agreement with Bay de Noc Community College of Escanaba. The agreement allows graduates of Bay College’s new two-year associate degree in network administration to transfer to NMU and complete a bachelor of science degree in network computing.
“This agreement benefits the students because it guarantees that the courses taken at Bay College will transfer completely into the bachelor’s degree,” said Randy Appleton, NMU computer science professor. “It will also benefit Northern by ensuring that incoming students have had courses that will provide a strong background for the degree.”
According to Beth Noreus, Bay transfer adviser and coordinator, “Articulation agreements provide a clearly defined set of courses that will allow students to have a seamless transfer while identifying all of the courses that will be needed for degree completion. This is a win-win agreement for our respective colleges and students.”
NMU’s network computing major is designed to emphasize skills in Internet and network programming while concentrating on the latest concepts, architectures and algorithms for network computation. Students learn the fundamentals of computer science while focusing on aspects most important to network computing. The goal is to prepare graduates to design the next generation of network application architectures.