Business majors who complete their two-year associate’s degree can seek a four-year degree in business at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), according to an articulation agreement signed yesterday between GGC and Gwinnett Technical College.
“We are happy to, once again, work with our partners at Gwinnett Technical College to expand educational opportunities for students,” said Dr. Jann L. Joseph, president of Georgia Gwinnett College. “This agreement is a win for the students, allowing them to join the workforce faster, while saving time and money.”
Gwinnett Tech President Dr. D. Glen Cannon stated, “Students work hard for their course credits and should be able to take those credits with them wherever they continue their education if both institutions are accredited. Gwinnett Technical College welcomes the opportunity to continue and expand our great partnership with Georgia Gwinnett College. This agreement highlights the commitment both colleges have to keeping student success the most important part of our missions.”
The agreement allows Gwinnett Tech students who have met the requirements for an associate’s degree to transfer those credits to GGC without losing credits. Officials at GGC and Gwinnett Tech say the agreement will prevent course duplication and speed time to graduation.
This isn’t the first time that the two institutions have partnered to advance educational opportunities. GGC and Gwinnett Tech created a similar partnership in 2015, where criminal justice students who earned their associate’s degree at Gwinnett Tech could transfer their credits to GGC in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and criminology. In 2011, GGC and Gwinnett Tech established a course-transfer agreement where select courses taken at Gwinnett Tech transfer seamlessly to GGC.
The agreement will go into effect for the fall 2020 semester. Information concerning requirements, transfer and admission procedures will be posted at ggc.edu and https://gwinnetttech.edu/.
About Gwinnett Tech: Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia’s largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The College offers more than 140 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech is Gwinnett County’s largest provider of corporate training and also serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. 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 call for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit GwinnettTech.edu. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.