The University of Toledo's College of Engineering (COE), Engineering Technology (ET) Department has partnered with a number of Ohio's two-year colleges (listed at left) to make the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering Technology (CSET) available to their students without requiring students to come to Toledo. This partnership is known as the Off-campus Degree Completion (ODC) Program.
During the first two years students in the ODC Program will work toward a carefully-articulated Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (or a closely related program) at the partner institution.
During the last two years students will work to complete the Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering Technology from UT, with coursework that focuses on computer networking and web-based programming.
All work will be done on the campus of the partner institution or online as web-based distance learning courses. Courses for the last two years will be offered in the following formats:
- one-third from the two-year college's catalog (e.g., humanities, social science, mathematics)
- two-thirds as web-based distance learning courses (lecture only technical courses)
In rare circumstances, courses may be offered in an on-campus manner at the community college, using qualified community college faculty as adjunct faculty.
As illustrated in the diagram below, Degree Completion students will realize a significant savings in tuition for the bachelor's degree.
Of the 128 semester hours required for a bachelor's degree from the College of Engineering, approximately 88 can be taken at the community college tuition rate. The 40 semester hours of web-based distance learning courses taken from UT satisfy the minimum number of resident hours required by the University.
The program may be completed on a part-time basis.
To view information specific to a two-year college, select from the list of degree completion partner institutions listed at left. Note that you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view some of this information.
Who to Contact
The two individuals shown here are UT's primary contacts for the ODC program. To schedule an info session or if you have general questions about the program please contact Allen Rioux (419.530.3129), photo at left. For help in the application process, the prospective student and parents may contact Myrna Rudder (419.530.3062), photo at right.
Contact persons for the partner institutions are listed on the pages describing the program for each institution.
A significant amount of funding to support the creation of the Degree Completion Program has been received from Ohio Learning Network (OLN) and Ohio Board of Regents (OBR).