Officials with the Math and Engineering Department at South Plains College and Representatives with Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University were on hand at the South Plains College campus yesterday for a public signing ceremony in the SPC Math and Engineering Building yesterday afternoon. President Dr. Kelvin Sharp said that for many years SPC has had strong relations with Texas Tech and the agreement just solidifies what has been in place for years. It was noted that the agreement puts in writing what has been in place for years and absolutely guarantees that Engineering students taking classes at SPC can transfer 100% of those credits to Texas Tech without any problems.
Dr. Al Sacco, Dean of Whitacre College of Engineering said “Texas Tech is the best Engineering College in the state and I look forward to seeing you at Tech.” He also noted that it is the mission of the school to have 25% of its students involved in a Research project and to have 15% of the students with their name on Research Journals in their respective Engineering field. He said we try to bring back hands on engineering adding “you have to learn how to learn.”
One of the students in attendance asked officials if the college of engineering would help with internships. Dean Sacco said the school actually since 2013 has required that students participate in an internship to graduate and 6 weeks of it must be an internship outside of the United States.