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Lawrence Tech Signs Robotics Deal With Community College

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Lawrence Technological University's Southfield campus

Lawrence Technological University’s Southfield campus

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SOUTHFIELD — Lawrence Technological University has signed an agreement to allow students from Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio, to transfer up to 64 credits toward completion of a bachelor of science degree in robotics engineering.

Lawrence Technological University launched its bachelor’s degree program in robotics engineering in the 2011 fall term. Shortly thereafter Jim Perlberg, an LTU alumnus and Terra State robotics faculty member, and Assistant Professor Giscard Kfoury, director of the robotics program at LTU, started working on the articulation agreement to allow the transfer of credits.

“The agreement is a significant achievement for the robotics program at Terra State, and offers our students a gateway into the robotics engineering field,” Perlberg said.

Lawrence Technological University is one of two colleges in the country that has a bachelor of science degree program in robotics engineering. Terra State is the only community college in Ohio that offers an Associate of Applied Science in Robotics degree.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Bloomberg BusinessWeek lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 20 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.

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