Eastern Michigan University College of Technology

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Eastern Michigan University College of Technology
Established1980
DeanWade Tornquist, Interim Dean
Location, ,
NicknameCOT
WebsiteEMU COT

Eastern Michigan University College of Technology (COT) is one of the seven Colleges at Eastern Michigan University. The College of Technology was established in 1980 and is housed in Sill & Roosevelt Halls. The College consists of 1525 undergraduate and 452 graduate students. The College of Technology offers over 25 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs.[1]

History[edit]

Roosevelt Hall

The Eastern Michigan University College of Technology was established by the board of regents in 1980. The school was the last of six schools established by the university. Today the college is housed mostly in Sill & Roosevelt Halls. Courses are offered in many other buildings throughout the Eastern Michigan University campus and at 12 off campus sites. The College consists of 1525 undergraduate and 452 graduate students, and over 50 tenure track faculty in the School of Technology Studies, the School of Engineering Technology & the Military Science Department. The College is known for some of its programs such as the Aviation program. The COT's aviation program is fastest-growing aviation program in the Great Lakes region.[2]

Programs[edit]

The Eastern Michigan University College of Technology (COT) is broken down into five departments & schools. These departments and schools are the School of Engineering Technology, School of Information Security and Applied Computing, School of Technology and Professional Services Management, School of Visual and Build Environments, Military Science & Leadership Department and Centers & Institutes.

Aviation[edit]

The EMU Aviation program offers bachelor of science degrees in Aviation Flight Technology and in Aviation Management. Founded in 2001, EMU Aviation has about 180 students at any given time, making it the largest collegiate flight school in the southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio area. It is also the fastest-growing aviation program in the Great Lakes region. EMU Aviation, Eagle Flight Center, is located 5 minutes from EMU Campus at the Willow Run Airport.

Paralegal Studies[edit]

The Paralegal Studies Program offers both a bachelor's and second bachelor's degree in paralegal studies.[3] In addition, the program operates the Washtenaw County/EMU Legal Resource Center for members of the public, the only legal resource center in Michigan staffed by students.[4] The program is one of fourteen in Michigan approved by the American Bar Association.[5]

Polymers and coatings[edit]

In the fall of 2009, the Eastern Michigan University College of Technology established the Polymers and coating program.[6] In 2009, the Polymers and Coating program was the third program established in the United States. Today the program is of four Polymers and coating programs in the United States.[7] American engineer, John Texter is a professor for the program.

US Army ROTC[edit]

The Army ROTC program at Eastern Michigan University started on the campus in 1952. The Army ROTC program is part of the Military Science department in the COT. At the start of the program EMU was known as the Michigan State Normal School and had 213 freshmen enrolled in Army ROTC classes. Prior to the 1968-69 school year, Army ROTC was mandatory for all first-semester freshman males for their first two years of college and were taught in Welch Hall.[8]

EMUs Army ROTC program became fully elective in 1968 following the Vietnam War. The program has been housed in Roosevelt Hall since July 1973. The facility included a firing range and has since been converted into a world class physical fitness and leadership center. The highest enrollment into the program was in 1966 with a total of 1,856 cadets. EMUs Army ROTC program is one of the top US Army officer producing programs in the state of Michigan and has been recognized as Michigan's top Army officer producing program for the Michigan Army National Guard .[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "College Of Technology - Eastern Michigan University". Emich.edu. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  2. ^ "Aviation program growing setting records", Eastern Echo, 2010-05-17, retrieved 2010-05-23
  3. ^ "Eastern Michigan University Paralegal Studies Program". Eastern Michigan University. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
  4. ^ "Focus EMU Online: Feature Story". Emich.edu. 2004-09-14. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  5. ^ "ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs: Michigan". Retrieved 2010-04-05.
  6. ^ "COT PC program 2009". COT PC program 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-04-27. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  7. ^ "COT Polymers and Coating Programs". COT Polymers and Coating Programs. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  8. ^ a b "A Proud History-A Bright Future". Armyrotc.com. 1971-06-22. Retrieved 2011-06-16.

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Coordinates: 42°14′52.4″N 83°37′21.6″W / 42.247889°N 83.622667°W / 42.247889; -83.622667