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Georgia Military College and Central Georgia Technical College sign Articulation Agreement
Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) and Georgia Military College (GMC) held an articulation agreement signing ceremony on Thursday, August 11 at Central Georgia Technical College’s Milledgeville Campus. Congressman Jody Hice, who has been a strong proponent of collaborative education in Georgia, was in attendance.
“Well it’s an incredible honor to be at a ceremony like this where two great institutions unite to provide great quality, accessible education, and the furthering of education to young people in this area,” said Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10). “I’m reminded of GMC’s motto, Start Here…Go Anywhere, that applies now more than ever and it does for Central Georgia Technical College as well.”
The goal of the articulation agreement is to provide Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates of select Central Georgia Technical College programs with an opportunity to continue on with Georgia Military College to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. Under the agreement, any CGTC student graduating 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 in Business Management or Supervision and Management.
“This agreement will provide our graduates with a valuable opportunity to continue their education to earn a four-year degree,” said Dr. Ivan Allen, president of Central Georgia Technical College. “We have great numbers of students who are highly skilled and qualified and will benefit from this enhanced academic credential. This new agreement with GMC gives our students a viable pathway to the Bachelor’s degree and puts them in a solid position to advance in their career. We are extremely pleased to develop this partnership.”
This agreement formally recognizes that Central Georgia 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 this partnership with Central Georgia Technical College to serve the students of Central Georgia,” said Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV, president of Georgia Military College. “Our two BAS degree programs were developed to provide graduates of the Technical College System of Georgia with career advancement opportunities and management roles in their technical or occupational field. These 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. This partnership with CGTC is another step in providing greater opportunities and a brighter future for the citizens of Georgia.”
Georgia Military College has signed nine articulation agreements with technical colleges in the state of Georgia.
GMC President William B. Caldwell, IV, Congressman Jody Hice, and CGTC President Dr. Ivan Allen sign the articulation agreement.