MGA, South Georgia Tech Sign Articulation Agreement

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:56 PM
Categories: Faculty/Staff | Pressroom | School of Information Technology

Macon, GA

Americus - Officials from Middle Georgia State College and South Georgia Technical College signed an agreement on March 10 that will provide a pathway for South Georgia Tech students studying information technology to seamlessly continue their studies and obtain a bachelor’s degree in IT from Middle Georgia State in Macon.

Students will be able to complete the bachelor’s degree fully online or take advantage of a combination of hybrid and on-campus classes.

The agreement stipulates that Middle Georgia State will accept certain credits from South Georgia Tech students who have graduated with an associate's degree in computer information systems technology or networking specialist.

"Continuing our tradition of serving students in the state of Georgia, we are delighted with this partnership that expands our efforts in programmatic pathways between the MGA's School of Information Technology and South Georgia Technical College," said Dr. Alex Koohang, dean of Middle Georgia State's School of IT.

South Georgia Technical College President Sparky Reeves thanked Middle Georgia State officials for their willingness to provide this opportunity to South Georgia Tech students.

“The more opportunities that we can provide for students to continue their education, the better,” Reeves said. “We are thrilled to be able to add Middle Georgia State College to our growing list of educational and business and industry partners.”

The agreement, which becomes effective for SCTC students graduating in 2015, specifies that in addition to accepting general education courses, as previously identified by the University System of Georgia, the credits from five information technology courses at SGTC will satisfy 15 hours of credit in the bachelor’s degree IT program at Middle Georgia State.

Photo: South Georgia Technical College President Sparky Reeves (second from right) is shown with, left to right, Middle Georgia State College program chair and Associate Professor Dr. Kevin Floyd and Dean of the School of IT, Dr. Alex Koohang. SGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. John Watford is also shown. Standing, left to right, are SGTC Computer Information System instructors Randall Greene and Andrea Ingram, Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Andrea Oates with Middle Georgia State College instructors Shannon Beasley and Nelbert St. Clair.