Thursday, May 24, 2012

Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Macon State College Sign Articulation Agreement

Photo 1:  Dr. Jeff S. Allbritten, president of Macon State College and Dr. Craig McDaniel, president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College sign an articulation of credit agreement.

Photo 2:  L-R: Christa Resch, clinical coordinator for ultrasound programs at GNTC shows off the college's ultrasound lab to Dr. Terry Smith, program director for the School of Information Technology at MSC; Dr. Alex Koohang, dean for the School of Information Technology at MSC, and Dr. Jeff S. Allbritten, president of MSC.


Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and Macon State College (MSC) have entered into a partnership to promote academic opportunity for students through an articulation of transfer agreement.


The joint program allows transfer admissions opportunities for academically qualified graduates of GNTC's Computer Information Systems (CIST) program, who are interested in completing their Bachelor of Science degree as an Information Technology major at Macon State College. 


The two colleges have identified the programs most suitable for articulation with Macon State as Computer Support Specialist, Internet Specialist-Web Site Design, and Networking Specialist.  Other CIST degrees, diplomas, or certificates may be approved with written agreement by the deans at each college.  


"Whenever we do something successful at GNTC, it's because we focused on the students," stated GNTC President Craig McDaniel.  "This agreement puts the focus on the needs of our students and will provide them with a great opportunity to continue their education."


Under the articulation agreement, students at GNTC who earn a grade of C or higher and meet specific admission and enrollment requirement standards will be accepted for admission into Macon State's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program. 


"These are historic agreements that we are signing today between the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia," stated Macon State President Jeff S. Allbritten.  "These are the kinds of things we need to do to build pathways for students."

Founded in 1968, Macon State College has grown from a small junior college of 1,100 students to the largest 4-year, residential, bachelor's degree-awarding college in Central Georgia. With beautiful facilities in Macon and Warner Robins, Macon State is focused on providing professionally oriented programs to address the workforce needs of Georgia. MSC's baccalaureate degree programs are market-driven disciplines essential to the economic vitality of the region. The college continues to prepare students to compete in a technologically advanced global economy while developing important life skills and a firm foundation in the liberal arts. As a complement to its baccalaureate mission, Macon State offers a variety of associate of arts and associate of science degrees, transfer programs, and career certificate programs.


Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC's credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.

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