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May 28, 2009
Gwinnett Tech Signs Articulation Agreement with Southern Polytechnic State University
University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia Collaborate on Statewide Agreement
Gwinnett Technical College (GTC), along with 21 other state technical colleges, has signed an articulation agreement with Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), enabling GTC graduates to apply their associate degree credits to one of five technology-focused baccalaureate degrees at SPSU.
Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Bartels joined SPSU President Lisa Rossbacher and leaders from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the University System of Georgia (USG) for the agreement signing.
"We delighted to expand our students' ability to continue their education at SPSU through the University System of Georgia. This collaboration creates a valuable opportunity for our students and a new avenue for them to advance their education," says Bartels.
The five degrees from SPSU included in the agreement are industrial engineering technology, mechanical and electromechanical engineering technology, and bachelor of applied science in manufacturing process, information technology, or management.
"This is an exceptionally important partnership because it expands and strengthens seamless access to higher education opportunities for college students throughout Georgia," said TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson. "I'm very grateful to SPSU President Lisa Rossbacher and the University System of Georgia for their commitment to working with the TCSG to strengthen articulation between our systems."
To qualify under the agreement, students will have to graduate in designated programs from any of the 22 TCSG colleges that are regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges. GTC earned COC accreditation in 1989.
Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, 404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, 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.