Macon, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College signed an articulation agreement with Gordon State College (GSC) this week for the transfer of credit from the College’s newest General Studies associate degree into four-year bachelor degree programs at GSC, on campus or online.
“Central Georgia Technical College has always been a higher education beacon in this part of the state,” said Gordon State College President Dr. Kirk A. Nooks. “This articulation demonstrates that students can complete their academic journey locally and maintain their commitment to developing the talent base within the region.”
Leadership from each institution’s Academic Affairs divisions actively pursued this agreement, the first between the two institutions. Each institution is calling the agreement an active educational partnership in providing educational opportunities for students of both institutions.
“CGTC is focused on providing students with as many educational paths as possible to help them reach their goals,” said Dr. Ivan H. Allen, president of CGTC. Partnering with Gordon State College for articulation of our new AS in General Studies is a win for our students and our local communities. Gordon State is a stellar institution and we know that by signing this agreement for seamless transfer, we can greatly increase access and provide extremely affordable options for students interested in ultimately obtaining a four-year credential.”
Beginning fall semester 2019, CGTC will offer its newest associate degree in General Studies. Students who complete the General Studies program and meet Gordon State admissions requirements can apply to eligible bachelor’s degree programs.
Under the agreement, eligible students may pursue a bachelor’s degree from Gordon State in one of the following areas; Human Services, Health Information Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Management and Administration.
About Gordon State College
Gordon State College is a residential state college of the University System of Georgia that offers four- year degrees as well as associate degrees. With an enrollment of 3,663 students, Gordon State offers an intimate academic setting in state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories on a beautiful 235-acre campus. In this setting, students receive individualized attention that only a small college with dedicated faculty and staff can provide.
About Central Georgia Technical College
Central Georgia Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, offers credit instruction, adult education, and customized business and industry training through traditional and distance education delivery designed to promote community and workforce development.
The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and many programs hold industry-specific accreditations, licensure, and approvals from various state and national agencies. CGTC, in the tradition of the individual Colleges, will continue to contribute to economic and workforce development in its eleven-county service area and throughout the State of Georgia.
Photo: (Left to right) Dr. Amy Holloway, CGTC’s vice president for Academic Affairs; Dr. Ivan H. Allen, president of CGTC, Dr. Kirk A. Nooks, president of Gordon State College, and Dr. C. Jeffrey Knighton, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Gordon State College gather following the signing of a first articulation agreement between the two institutions.