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June 12, 2008
Gwinnett Technical College & Saint Leo University Sign Articulation Agreement
Gwinnett Technical College and Saint.Leo University have signed an agreement which enables Gwinnett Tech graduates with an associate of applied science degree to matriculate into Saint Leo's baccalaureate of art and baccalaureate of science degree programs.
"This partnership will provide many of our associate degree graduates a seamless transition into Saint Leo University for those who wish to continue their education," says Sharon Bartels, president, Gwinnett Tech. "We're delighted to work with Saint Leo to expand the educational opportunities in our community and for our students."
The agreement encompasses four degree programs at Gwinnett Tech, including the associate of applied science degrees in:
- Criminal Justice
- Business Management (General Management Concentration)
- Accounting Technology
- Computer Programming
Gwinnett Tech graduates with these associate degrees will be able to enter Saint Leo University, which operates a regional education office in Gwinnett County, as juniors and begin earning the upper-level academic credits required for a bachelor's degree. The agreement also covers a number of general education courses taken by Gwinnett Tech students in these programs.
"Our partnership with Gwinnett Technical College will allow us to serve more local residents who wish to continue their education at a four-year university," said Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., president, Saint Leo University.
Both Gwinnett Tech and Saint Leo University are accredited by the division of the Southern Association of College and Schools.
Saint Leo's Gwinnett County location offers bachelor's programs in business administration, criminal justice, human resource administration, religion, sociology and computer information systems. Saint Leo also offers an MBA weekend-study program at Gwinnett. Saint Leo's Gwinnett County office is located in the Clarkston Building, 3555 Koger Blvd., Duluth, and can be reached at 678-380-4005 or toll-free at 866-202-8165.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 140 program options and is the state's largest technical college when credit enrollment, continuing education enrollment and adult education enrollment are combined. For more information, call 770-962-7580 or visit www.gwinnetttech.edu.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.