The leadership of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) and the University System of Georgia (USG) met today to sign an important agreement that expands articulation between the TCSG and SPSU.
TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson, SPSU President Lisa Rossbacher, USG Chief Operating Officer Rob Watts and presidents from 22 TCSG colleges added their signatures to the agreement that allows TCSG students to apply their associate’s degree credits to one of five technology-focused baccalaureate degrees at SPSU. To qualify, those students will have to graduate in designated programs from any of the 22 TCSG colleges that are regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges.
The five degrees from SPSU are industrial engineering technology, mechanical and electromechanical engineering technology, and bachelor of applied science in manufacturing process, information technology, or management.
“This is an exceptionally important partnership because it expands and strengthens seamless access to higher education opportunities for college students throughout Georgia,” said Jackson. “I’m very grateful to SPSU President Lisa Rossbacher and the University System of Georgia for their commitment to working with the TCSG to strengthen articulation between our systems. We’re collaborating to create learning avenues that better serve our students and contribute to a more educated and prosperous Georgia.”
Dr. Ron Natale, president of Central Georgia Technical College noted, “This is one more important option for associate degree graduates of Central Georgia Technical College. I am pleased to see our educational process become more user friendly, and I hope many of the nearly 5,000 students currently enrolled in a CGTC degree or diploma program as well as the thousands of alumni will consider this an attractive option for furthering their education.”
Students at the following 22 TCSG colleges will be eligible to transfer designated program credits under the articulation agreement:
Albany Technical College, Albany
Athens Technical College, Athens
Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta
Augusta Technical College, Augusta
Central Georgia Technical College, Macon
Chattahoochee Technical College, Marietta
Columbus Technical College, Columbus
Coosa Valley Technical College, Rome
DeKalb Technical College, Clarkston
Griffin Technical College, Griffin
Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville
Middle Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins
North Georgia Technical College, Clarkesville
North Metro Technical College, Acworth
Northwestern Technical College, Rock Springs
Savannah Technical College, Savannah
Southeastern Technical College, Vidalia
Southwest Georgia Technical College, Thomasville
Swainsboro Technical College, Swainsboro
Valdosta Technical College, Valdosta
West Central Technical College, Waco
West Georgia Technical College, LaGrange
Dr. Ron Natale signs the agreement with with SPSU President Lisa A. Rossbacher.