News Release

Published on Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Western Technical College and the Milwaukee School of Engineering have partnered to offer a new transfer option to students. As part of the program-to-program articulation agreement, qualified Western Mechanical Design students can transfer their credits toward a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at MSOE.

The purpose of the “2+2” agreement is to provide students with additional opportunities for meeting their educational and career goals. The majority of classes for the MSOE program can be taken at night, allowing students with the Mechanical Design Technology associate’s degree to work in the field while they earn their bachelor’s degree.

“This agreement provides an affordable head start to students desiring an engineering degree,” said Peg Boudreau, Western Technical College vice president of instruction. “And, it reflects a level of commitment by both institutions to our students’ success.”

This transfer option adds to several existing agreements between the two schools. Currently, qualifying Western Electrical Engineering Technology graduates can enter as a junior into MSOE’s Electrical Engineering Technology program. Western graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree in a business area may pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in one of five concentration areas: information systems, operations management, marketing management, financial management, or business administration.

For more information about the transfer agreement, visit or contact Linda Griggs at 608.789.4798. To find out about other programs and services at Western, visit or call 608.785.9200.