August 20, 2013--Albany, Ga.-- Albany Technical College officially signed two articulation agreements with Georgia Southwestern State University on Monday, August 19, 2013 in the Executive Board Room, Albany Tech Logistics Education Center.
Through the articulation agreements, students graduating with a Networking Specialist, PC Maintenance Specialist, or Computer Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) from Albany Tech (ATC) can begin work toward a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Technology from Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW).
In addition, students graduating from an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Accounting from ATC can begin work toward a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Accounting from GSW, while students graduating with an AAS degree in Business Management from ATC can begin work toward a BBA degree in Management from GSW.
"Technical college graduates should prepare themselves for promotions and leadership roles and an additional two years of college and a bachelor's degree will indicate they are more than prepared for leadership," said Dr. Anthony O. Parker, President of Albany Technical College.
Parker says the opportunity afforded to Albany Tech's graduates by Georgia Southwestern State will allow students to compete in the future for leadership positions with graduates from four-year colleges throughout the Southeast.
Both agreements are designed to ensure a smooth transition for students from ATC to GSW in the outlined coursework.
"We are proud to partner with Albany Technical College and applaud Dr. Parker and his staff for their efforts to provide for their students educational opportunities beyond the associate degree," said Dr. Kendall A. Blanchard, GSW president. "We are confident this agreement will help to increase the number of persons in Southwest Georgia earning a bachelor's degree and thereby strengthen the work force in this part of the state."
For more information, contact Georgia Southwestern Academic Affairs at (229) 928-1361 or Albany Technical College at (229) 430-3500.
Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker (left) and GSW President Kendall Blanchard sign two articulation agreements, one in information technology and the other in accounting.
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