ALBANY, GA – Albany Technical College (ATC) and Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold a signing for new articulation agreements in several academic programs on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Executive Board Room of the Logistics Education Center of the Albany Tech campus.

Five academic programs will be included in the new agreement, including Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Information Technology, and Nursing. ATC Accounting and Marketing Management associate degree graduates will qualify to transfer to GSW to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. ATC Computer Support Specialist, Networking Specialist, Computer Programming, and Cybersecurity associate degree graduates will qualify to enter GSW to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. ATC Early Childhood Care and Education associate degree graduates will qualify to transfer to GSW to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Education in Early Childhood. ATC Law Enforcement Technology associate degree graduates will qualify to enter GSW to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Finally, ATC Associate of Science (ASN) in Nursing graduates will qualify to transfer to GSW to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

“We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with Georgia Southwestern to renew and add new programs to the agreement, which streamlines the process and enables our students to fully achieve their educational and career goals,” said Dr. Tanjula Petty, Albany Tech vice president for academic affairs.

The new agreement will be effective fall of this year through spring of 2023 and will be considered for review every year thereafter. Both agreements are designed to ensure a smooth transition for students from ATC to GSW in the outlined coursework.

“We are pleased to partner with Georgia Southwestern and look forward to our continued partnership with them in the years to come to help our students further their educational goals,” said Dr. Anthony O. Parker, Albany Tech president.

“Engaging in meaningful collaborations with our partner schools, and promoting academic success represent an important component of GSW’s core values. Expanding our agreement with Albany Technical College fits in that perfectly,” said Lynda Lee Purvis, GSW interim VP for Academic Affairs.

“Albany Technical College is an important partner for Georgia Southwestern, and we are very happy to finalize this agreement, which will provide for a seamless transfer for students who wish to continue their educational pursuits. Improving access to bachelor’s degree programs for students from Albany Tech will strengthen the relationship between our schools, and it will help create a more educated Georgia,” said Neal Weaver, GSW president.


 About Georgia Southwestern State University

Georgia Southwestern State University, located in Americus, Ga., is a public, four-year unit of the University System of Georgia with 3,000 students. Georgia Southwestern offers outstanding professional programs of study as well as degrees in the arts, humanities, sciences and graduate programs in business, computer science, education, English, and nursing. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southwestern is recognized as one of the best colleges in the South. Visit www.gsw.edu for more information.

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