HCC Texas A&M Chevron Academy creates unique opportunity for engineering students
Jan 3, 2018
Houston Community College offers engineering students an outstanding and cost-saving opportunity to begin a four-year degree program through its Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy.
The academy provides Texas A&M engineering courses for freshman and sophomore students, who move seamlessly to A&M for their junior and senior years. The savings for these students can amount to tens of thousands of dollars.
“They are simultaneously Texas A&M students and HCC students,” says John Vasselli, HCC dean of engineering. “They take A&M courses taught by A&M faculty at the academy at HCC’s Spring Branch Campus.”
Engineering students can apply to HCC in January. Those students who pass a pre-screening process are contacted by Texas A&M and apply for the academy. Once accepted into the program, they take on the dual role of HCC and A&M students.
“Because they are A&M students, they have all the benefits provided by the university,” Vasselli says. “They go to football games, they go to job fairs. We have them at the A&M campus often.”
For more information on the academy that offers this unique and affordable pathway to a four-year engineering degree, visit: www.hccs.edu/engineering