May 3, 2016 - Albany, GA - Albany Technical College (ATC) and Georgia Military College (GMC) will hold an articulation agreement signing ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, beginning at 10am in the Executive Board Room of Albany Tech's Logistics Education Center.
The goal with the articulation agreement is to provide Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates of select Albany Tech programs with an opportunity to continue on with Georgia Military College online to earn their Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. Under the agreement, any Albany Tech student graduating from Albany Tech with their AAS degree and has at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of technical/occupational credit accepted as transfer credit by GMC, is guaranteed admission into one of GMC's BAS degree programs.
Academic programs included for ATC students earning an AAS degree that will transfer to a BAS in Business Management include: Accounting, Business Logistics Management, Business Management, Marketing Management, and Operations Management. For ATC students earning an AAS that will transfer to a BAS in Supervision and Management, academic programs include: Business Administrative Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Programming, Computer Support Specialist, Culinary Arts, Design and Media Production Technology, Drafting Technology, Early Childhood Care and Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Fire Science Technology, Health Information Technology, Hotel/Tourism/Restaurant Management, Industrial Systems Technology, Information Security Specialist, Law Enforcement Technology, Medical Assisting, Networking Specialist, Paramedicine, Pharmacy Technology, and Radiologic Technology.
"The articulation agreement between Albany Tech and Georgia Military College Online is another example of the great opportunities being afforded to our students," said Dr. Tanjula Petty, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Albany Tech.
This agreement formally recognizes that Albany Technical College and Georgia Military College are committed to the establishment of an educational partnership to better serve currently enrolled and future students at both institutions, as well as, support economic and workforce development in the communities served by these educational institutions. Further, this articulation agreement is consistent with Gov. Nathan Deal's Complete College Georgia initiative designed to provide an improved educational pipeline from high school through college graduation.
"We are thrilled to launch our BAS degree programs and look forward to serving the students of Albany Technical College. Our BAS degrees are designed to build upon the occupational/technical education provided by an associate of applied science (AAS) degree program and provide an excellent pathway toward completion of a bachelor degree. Our BAS degree programs prepare students for career advancement opportunities and management roles in their technical or occupational field. GMC has an annual enrollment of over 12,000 students at eleven campuses throughout the state and online." Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV, President of Georgia Military College, noted.