Leaders from both the UT-San Antonio College of Engineering and Integrated Design (CEID) and Blinn College District Engineering Department have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide Blinn engineering students with a smoother transition as they transfer to complete their degree.

UTSA is expanding the Transfer Academy for Tomorrow’s Engineers (TATE) Dual Enrollment Program across Texas this fall.

Starting this fall, Blinn College students can complete an application for the TATE program. Students that meet program criteria will be invited to participate in the first cohort by Blinn faculty and staff.

“Blinn College is pleased to provide this opportunity to our engineering students by entering into this collaborative agreement with the University of Texas at San Antonio,” said Dr. Mary Hensley, Chancellor of the Blinn College District. “Through this partnership, we look forward to providing seamless pathways for our engineering students to earn their bachelor’s degrees.”

Dr. JoAnn Browning, UTSA CEID Dean states, “We are very excited to start this partnership and the opportunity it brings for us to work with the Blinn students.  This program is an important part of how we are working to help satisfy the workforce demands for excellent graduates to support our industries.

Dr. Arturo Montoya, UTSA CEID Associate Dean added, “The TATE Program continues to address the workforce needs of our area while also addressing the needs of transfer students to finish their education in a guided and timely manner. We welcome Blinn College as our newest TATE partner.”

Jennifer McDaniel, Associate Director of Recruitment for the UTSA College of Engineering will spearhead recruitment for the TATE dual enrollment program with support from Transfer Recruitment Specialists. The program is supported by a cross-campus TATE Oversight Committee that will collaborate to ensure its success. Interested students can visit the TATE website now at either Blinn or UTSA to learn more about the program. For more information, contact

Blinn offers an Associate of Science Degree in Engineering that transfers to the state’s leading engineering bachelor’s degree programs, and co-enrollment partnerships with the Texas A&M University College of Engineering: the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Brenham and Texas A&M Engineering at Blinn. For more information, visit

(COURTESY: Richard Bray, Blinn Information)

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