Transferring to UNI Industrial Technology
There are several ways to transfer your credits to the University of Northern Iowa in the Department of Industrial Technology.
Associate of Arts (AA) degree
An AA degree will satisfy all Liberal Arts Core requirements except for Capstone and Non-western cultures (students can take a Non-western Cultures class at their community college if possible). A student with an AA degree will primarily focus on courses in their major. Many times this is the best option for a student who wishes to graduate in 2 years.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
With an AAS degree a student will have taken some of his/her technical courses and will still need to continue major courses and liberal art courses (link to http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/documents/LiberalArtsCorePageonly.pdf) . All our majors require Math and Science courses, it is helpful for students that are completing an AAS to start or complete these requirements at a community college. Go to Course Recommendations.
Course by course evaluation
If you have not completed a degree at a community college or four year institution, a faculty or staff member in our department may have to review your transcript and analyze what will transfer on a course by course basis. Industrial Technology is unique in that we take more technical courses than most departments at UNI. Students without an AA or a program with an Articulation Agreement may be at UNI longer than 2 years.
UNI Admissions has put together an easy to use website to help transfer students check the classes that will transfer from their community college to UNI. This website only shows transferable courses, mainly Liberal Arts Core. There will be no Technical courses on this website. If you are in a technical program at a community college, and have not completed an AAS, we will need to evaluate your transcript course-by-course. If you have an AAS, AAA, or other technical degree you may have a program that is part of our Articulation Agreement.
Visit the course equivalency website! http://www.uni.edu/admissions/transfer/equivalency.html
UNI Admissions: Transfer Website: http://www.uni.edu/admissions/transfer
What is an Articulation Agreement?
An articulation agreement is a partnership between a community college and UNI for completion of a four-year degree. The articulation agreements allow graduates of selected two-year technical programs to transfer credits much more readily into certain majors at UNI in the Department of Industrial Technology. Students can expect to transfer between 48 and 65 semester hours of credit, about half the number required for a four-year degree (120).
Articulation Agreements are developed by both individuals from the Iowa Community Colleges and from the Department of Industrial Technology at the University of Northern Iowa. Articulations Agreements vary, with the agreement added to your program it can take anywhere from 2 to 3.5 years, these are not necessarily 2+2 programs. Contact Linda Reardon-Lowry or your community college advisor for questions and comments.
What do I do if there is not an articulation agreement for my program at the community college?
If there is no articulation agreement with UNI Department of Industrial Technology and your in a technical program, then your courses will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Program coordinators in the department will read course descriptions from the community college and see if it matches up with any of the Industrial Technology courses at UNI. If there are courses that are deemed similar in both content and credit hours then credit will be given.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Technology Management provides a broad background in technology as well as the management associated with harnessing the human, material, and information resources necessary for organizations to be successful. This is an excellent background for a wide variety of positions in business and industry.
If you know you are coming to UNI, consider taking transferable courses in the math and/or science core that are required for your UNI major. For details please contact Linda Reardon-Lowry at 319-273-2562 or use the below links to select the appropriate transferable course for your major.
What are the next steps to apply to UNI?
- Meet with a UNI Admissions counselor and/or Janelle Miranda to determine how many credits will transfer to UNI and to gain general information about UNI.
- Apply to UNI online at: http://www.uni.edu/admissions/apply/
- Have your current and former colleges send a transcript to UNI. If you took two or more semesters of a foreign language also send your high school transcripts
- Sign up and attend a transfer orientation to schedule your first semesters class