Some students find it difficult to transition from community college to a four-year university. For Brett McCormick, it was a breeze. As an Information Technology student, he found that the degree plan he wanted to pursue at UNT dovetailed perfectly with the classes he had already taken.
“The College of Engineering accepted my Convergence Technology credits, a two-year degree program funded by the National Science Foundation that I had already completed. Other schools I considered insisted I start my college career over and take duplicate courses at their schools,” he says.
Brett likes that the degree he will receive is flexible, broad and covers several areas of computer science.
“The professors are knowledgeable, the students are fun and interesting to work with, and I am already working with a team of like-minded students developing an e-commerce web site,” he says.
He’s also learning Linux system administration in tandem with MySQL database infrastructure and management.
“I plan on using this knowledge to develop mobile phone applications in addition to the job opportunities available with this experience,” he says.
When Brett’s not hitting the books, he takes advantage of UNT’s abundant entertainment and recreational resources, playing tennis, hanging out with friends, designing websites and blogging for the College of Engineering.
“UNT is a diverse university, with plenty of opportunity and talent saturating its campus, many interesting people and lots to do.”