Richland College and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Sign “Bachelor of Technology Pathway Partnership”

Richland College and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Sign “Bachelor of Technology Pathway Partnership”

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Published by The Dallas Morning News | Richland College signed a five-year “Bachelor of Technology Pathway Partnership” agreement with Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT), allowing electronics technology students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from OSUIT upon completion of their associate degree at Richland College.

"This new partnership is vital to our region’s industry employers seeking competitive advantage through a highly-skilled, knowledgeable workforce that is able to design, specify, troubleshoot and manage instrumentation and control systems in a highly technical environment,” said Kathryn K. Eggleston, Ph.D., president of Richland College.

This agreement provides a seamless transfer of coursework between the Richland College Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology and the Bachelor of Technology in Instrumentation Engineering Technology (BT in IET) at OSUIT. Any Richland College student who successfully completes the required coursework may transfer and apply up to 68 credit hours to the OSUIT BT in IET degree.

No matter what state we are in, as institutions of higher education our primary concern must be to prepare students for their future and ensure what they learn while enrolled in college translates to what they need to know when they join the workforce,” said Bill R. Path, Ph.D., president of OSUIT. “This road to success that we have paved across the Red River means that Richland students who continue on to OSUIT will have the skills they need and the opportunities they want upon graduation to move forward and become highly-qualified candidates for employment.”

Richland College and OSUIT share a commitment to increasing opportunities for student access to and success in higher education and will partner to provide focused advising for any students who consider pursuing this opportunity.

Richland College students interested in this program should visit their academic advisors. For more information on Richland College’s engineering technology program, visit For information on OSUIT, visit