Purdue’s College of Technology began offering AAS degrees in MET at Richmond and EET at Kokomo in 1968. In 1981, the Governor’s office formally created Purdue Statewide Technology providing access to the college’s degree programs at 11 locations across Indiana. Programs offered at each location are in direct response to area workforce demands.
Today this program provides a Purdue technology education to nearly 1,400 students who prefer/need to pursue their education close to home. Graduates from the locations have a 97 percent job placement rate and 82 percent continue to reside and work in local Indiana communities.
As new technology-centered businesses have entered local communities across the state, they require employees with an even greater cross-section of skills. Purdue has anticipated and responded to these changing requirements through a newly proposed bachelor’s degree in engineering technology.
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From left to right:
Duane Dunlap, Professor and Associate Dean Statewide
Technology-Purdue; Barbara Alder, Director Purdue University-Anderson/ Muncie, Alan Rowley, Senior Vice President
Marketing, Comfort Motion Technologies.