When the idea of a transfer agreement developed about two years ago, members of the Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence reached out to Pine Tech and Lake Superior College to see if they would be interested in participating. Both schools agreed and work began on working on the transfer agreement. Faculty from Pine Tech came to BSU to tour the labs and facilities, and BSU toured theirs as well. This helped to create equivalencies between the two schools and determine which courses would be best for the students involved. Pine Tech has developed a new program called Applied Engineering Technology, which teaches the courses within the first two years of BSU’s Engineering Technology program. Students in the Applied Engineering Technology program at Pine Tech can then transfer to BSU without worrying if their credits will transfer with them.
Bemidji State University and the Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence hope
s to bring more schools on board in the future. The faculty and students of BSU, Pine Tech, and Lake Superior College are all looking forward to the future ahead. It is important to those involved with the development of these transfer agreements that the students of Pine Tech and Lake Superior College feel just as much a BSU student as they are a student at their current school.