Colleges Agree to New Pathway for I.T. Students

Author: School of Information Technology
Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:51 PM
Category: School of Information Technology

Macon, GA

Officials from Middle Georgia State College and Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin signed an agreement today that will provide a pathway for SCTC students studying information technology to seamlessly continue their studies and obtain a bachelor’s degree in I.T. from Middle Georgia State.

Dr. Christopher Blake, president of Middle Georgia State, and Dr. Randall Peters, president of Southern Crescent, met in Macon to sign an articulation agreement between the two institutions. The agreement stipulates that Middle Georgia State will accept certain credits from SCTC students who have graduated with a degree in computer information systems technology, including majors in computer programming, database specialist, internet specialist, or networking specialist.

“This is yet another collaboration with our technical college system brethren to open doors to their students who wish to transition into one of our bachelor’s degree programs,” said Blake. “With the field of information technology so much in demand these days, we are delighted to be able to make it easier for students to acquire additional knowledge that will help them advance their career.”

The agreement, which becomes effective for SCTC students graduating after January 1, 2015, specifies that in addition to accepting SCTC general education courses, as previously identified by the University System of Georgia, the credits from five information technology courses at SCTC will satisfy 15 hours of credit in the bachelor’s degree I.T. program at Middle Georgia State. In the past, some technical college courses did not transfer to University System institutions, meaning some students had to re-take courses if they continued on to USG schools.

“As evidenced by more than a dozen new partnerships over the past year, we are committed to removing barriers that might impede the progress of students who want to take their studies and in-demand skills to a higher level,” Blake said.

Dr. Peters added, “We love being involved in creating paths that make it easier for students to succeed, and we like the potential in this one for students to avoid needlessly having to re-take courses, adding to the cost of their education. We’re pleased and delighted to be involved in this effort.”