Texas A&M expanding program to help graduate more engineering students

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- Texas A&M is expanding a program that makes it more affordable and more accessible for students to pursue an career in engineering.

Through the Texas A&M Engineering Academies, students are co-enrolled between two institutions, taking their math, science and core curriculum courses through the two-year institution, while taking engineering courses through the College of Engineering at Texas A&M.

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In 2012, the President’s Council on Science and Technology reported a need for one million more science, technology, engineering and math degrees in the next decade.

In Texas, the Texas Workforce Commission projects the need for 62,000 more engineers by 2022.

In an effort to address the state and national engineering workforce needs—and the increased demand for Aggie Engineers—the Texas A&M College of Engineering created the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn College in 2013.

This partnership has now expanded to include Blinn-Brenham, Blinn-Bryan, Houston Community College, El Centro College, and Texas Southmost College.