New Applied Science in Technical Leadership program formalized

New Applied Science in Technical Leadership program formalized

Applied Science in Technical Leadership BU President David Soltz and Donald Snyder, president of Lehigh Carbon Community College, signed an agreement Thursday, March 29, formalizing BU’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Leadership, which will be offered at LCCC’s campus starting this fall.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Leadership, the first in PASSHE, addresses the growing demand for technical skills combined with professional skills. A student who has earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from a community college will build upon that degree with courses in information technology, communications studies, accounting, business education, information and technology management and general education. The program also will be open to those already in the workforce.

The new BU program is a partnership with LCCC and the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI), both located in Schnecksville. All bachelor’s degree requirements may be completed at LCCC and students enrolled at LCTI can enter the program in high school.

Speakers at the signing ceremony called the partnership a “model” for institutions across the country. In addition to Soltz and Snyder, speakers were Audrey Larvey, chair of LCCC’s board; Clyde Hornberger, retired executive director of LCTI; and Kathleen Howley, PASSHE’s senior associate vice chancellor and student affairs.