VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota announced that its new technical leadership program graduated its first student. Max Kruse received a B.S. in technical leadership, an educational curriculum administered and taught through University Center-Sioux Falls (UC-SF).
The new program is designed to offer a seamless educational transition for students who have already earned an associate of applied science degree at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls to enter the bachelor’s degree program in technical leadership at USD.
Credit hours earned at Southeast Tech can be transferred to the USD technical leadership program, reducing by up to half the number of credit hours necessary to complete the USD bachelor’s degree.
Kruse, a Sioux Falls resident and software developer for Midco, completed the management emphasis of the leadership program. According to Kruse, his studies at UC-SF helped broaden his perspective and grow as a leader in his organization.
“By completing the technical leadership program, I feel equipped to move up in my position,” he said. “My degree helped me learn at a higher level and more global scale, and will allow for new challenges and increased income potential in the future.”