GMC & NGTC Sign Articulation Agreement

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, October 31st, 2016

North Georgia Technical College and Georgia Military College held an articulation agreement signing ceremony on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at North Georgia Technical College’s campus.

The goal of the articulation agreement is to provide Associate of Applied Science graduates of select North Georgia Technical College programs with an opportunity to continue on with Georgia Military College to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Under the agreement, any NGTC student graduating with their AAS degree and having at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of technical/occupational credit accepted as transfer credit by GMC, is guaranteed admission into one of GMC’s BAS degree programs in Business Management or Supervision and Management.

“The collaboration agreement with Georgia Military College will benefit our current and future students by providing opportunities to receive a recognized bachelor’s degree in a field of study that will be a continuation of their NGTC program of study,“ said Dr. Mark Ivester, president of North Georgia Technical College. “The ability for our students to receive this continued study on-line makes it very accessible to those living and working in Northeast Georgia. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Georgia Military College.”

This agreement formally recognizes that North Georgia Technical College and Georgia Military College are committed to the establishment of an educational partnership to better serve currently enrolled and future students at both institutions, as well as, support economic and workforce development in the communities served by these educational institutions.

“We are thrilled to launch this partnership with North Georgia Technical College to serve the students of Georgia,” said Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV, president of Georgia Military College. “Our BAS degrees are designed to build upon the occupational/technical education provided by an associate of applied science degree program and provide an excellent pathway toward completion of a bachelor degree. Our BAS degree programs prepare students for career advancement opportunities and management and supervisory roles in their technical or occupational field. This partnership with NGTC is another step in providing greater opportunities and a brighter future for the citizens of Georgia and is consistent with Gov. Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative designed to provide an improved educational pipeline from high school through college graduation.”