Rowan signs agreements with GCITApril 05, 2013
Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) and Rowan University established a new partnership on Wednesday, March 27, signing two articulation agreements that will provide dual high school and college credits.
Dr. Anthony Lowman (standing, right), dean of Rowan's College of Engineering, joined GCIT officials and Gloucester County Freeholders in discussing the agreement between the two schools.
Dr. Anthony Lowman, dean of Rowan’s College of Engineering, joined Michael C. Dicken, Superintendent of GCIT, administration, faculty, and the 24-student inaugural cohort of GCIT’s Academy of Engineering in their new state-of-the-art classroom to formally announce the alliance.
Lowman said, “This is a model program that will help drive STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in our region. Rowan is proud to be a part of this program and excited to be partnering with such an outstanding school as the Gloucester County Institute of Technology.”
Under the agreement, GCIT students intending to enter Rowan University to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical, civil & environmental, electrical & computer, or mechanical engineering should follow the agreed-upon curriculum in GCIT’s Academy of Engineering curriculum. Students are required to complete the courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and the minimum grade of “C”.
Additionally, Melanie Stewart, chair of Rowan’s Department of Theatre and Dance joined Dicken is solidifying the agreement between GCIT’s School of Performing Arts and Rowan University’s Department of Theatre and Dance.
This agreement guarantees graduates of GCIT who meet Rowan University and the Department of Theatre and Dance admission requirements will receive priority considerations for admissions, subject to enrollment capacities of the Department of Theatre and Dance, and guarantees between three to six nontransferable credits, free of charge.
“The Department of Theatre and Dance at Rowan University has a long history of producing outstanding performers,” said Dicken. “It is exciting for the PA students at GCIT to be afforded the opportunity to gain college credits in such a prestigious program.”