Wednesday, June 5, 2013

HU and TCC Partner to Offer More Students a Masters in Architecture

HU and TCC Partner to Offer More Students a Masters in Architecture

Students from TCC join Robert Easter and Eric Sheppard.

A partnership between Hampton University and Tidewater Community College (TCC) has made transferring from the Norfolk, Virginia based community college to HU easier.

TCC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in computer aided drafting and design specialization: architectural drafting and design technology. Through the partnership, TCC students can continue their education at HU to earn a Master of Architecture degree.

TCC courses are a great foundation for the HU program, according to HU Department of Architecture Chair Robert Easter.

 Easter, Dolgalev of TCC and Sheppard.

"Students who are enrolled in the TCC program are prepared for the second-year of the HU Architecture curriculum," stated Easter.  "Students can also take summer classes at HU to prepare for the third-year program."

Recently, a group of 10 TCC students, enrolled in the computer aided drafting program at TCC in Virginia Beach, Va.,  accompanied TCC Professor Sergei Dolgalev on a visit to the Department of Architecture in Bemis Hall. Dolgalev encouraged his students to ask faculty and students many questions about the program and HU.

Meaghan Walsh, a fourth-year Architecture major who transferred from TCC to the HU architecture department, lead the tour.

Adrienne Thomas, HU admissions counselor, facilitated the event and provided TCC students with HU gift bags and additional information about the university.

TCC students had the opportunity to join a fourth-year architecture studio where HU students were coincidentally, working on designs for new academic buildings on the campus of Tidewater Community College (TCC) in Virginia Beach, Va.

"We enjoyed the visit with TCC," stated Eric Sheppard, dean of the HU School of Engineering and Technology. "We want our partnership with TCC to continue to flourish. We look forward to doing our part to welcome and encourage students from TCC and other community colleges in the area to continue their education at Hampton."

Find more information about the architecture program at HU visit their website at Hampton University Department of Architecture.

Students talk with each other about the HU program.


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