Greenville Technical College is joining The Citadel in a mutual effort to provide enhanced engineering education opportunities for non-cadet students who want to elevate their two-year program to a full, four-year undergraduate engineering degree. 

“Greenville Tech is happy to expand the opportunities for our engineering graduates,” Mark Hapstack, mechanical engineering department head for Greenville Technical College, said in a news release. “It is exciting to us to have The Citadel as a resource for our engineering transfer graduates wanting to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.”

Through the agreement, academically qualified students at Greenville Technical College will be able to complete their first two years there and then transfer all relevant credit hours into one of five engineering bachelors of science degree pathways at The Citadel: civil and environmental engineering, computer engineering, construction engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

The Citadel’s undergraduate degree transfer programs are administered by The Citadel Graduate College. They are non-cadet, evening or online programs.

“The Citadel School of Engineering, consistently ranked among the top-25 engineering schools nationally by U.S. News & World Report, is excited about our new partnership with Greenville Technical College,” Andrew Williams, dean for The Citadel School of Engineering, said in the release. “We gladly welcome Greenville Tech’s students and intend to make the transfer process as easy as possible.”

The agreement includes a review every five years to ensure that the academic content of the related courses offered by Greenville Technical College is comparable to corresponding courses offered by The Citadel, as successful completion of the general education curriculum is a requirement for all students graduating from The Citadel. 

The agreement became effective July 1, 2021.