SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State University Spokane and Spokane Falls Community College have signed an articulation agreement allowing qualified SFCC students to apply for direct admission as juniors into WSU Spokane’s baccalaureate degree program in computer engineering.

The agreement, effective immediately, allows students to earn a maximum of 110 quarter credits at SFCC which will be transferable as 73.3 semester credits toward the computer engineering degree. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 and other requirements also apply.

Upon acceptance, students must complete 56 semester hours of credit at WSU Spokane and fulfill the requirements of the university’s writing portfolio in order to be awarded a bachelor of science in computer engineering. The computer engineering degree is taught through a consortium arrangement between WSU Spokane and the University of Idaho.

Computer engineering courses at WSU Spokane are offered in the late afternoon and evening to allow part-time and working students, as well as full-time students, to complete their course work. Full-time students can complete their upper-division work in two years; part-time students may take three to four years to complete their junior and senior courses.

SFCC students interested in pursuing the WSU Spokane computer engineering degree should talk initially with SFCC’s associate dean of students services, and then with a faculty adviser in the department of physical sciences. A WSU Spokane transfer adviser is on the SFCC campus every Tuesday in the Career Center.

For more information, contact Anna Ragaza-Bourassa at WSU Spokane, (509) 358-7537, annarb@wsu.edu, or Marcus Jorgenson, SFCC of instruction for business, computing mathematics and science at (509) 434-3680.

The BS computer engineering program saw its first graduates at the May 9 WSU Spokane Commencement. Senior design projects sponsored by local industry include an embedded network file server, holographic bar code reader, low-cost fluorometer, and a portable data acquisition system designed for the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Bayview, Idaho.