Presidents of two Georgia colleges were surrounded by enthusiastic faculty and staff Thursday as they signed a historic articulation agreement in Columbus. Columbus Technical College students earning associate degrees from nearly three dozen different academic programs will now be able to transfer their degree in pursuit of a bachelor’s at Georgia Military College.* The arrangement is effective immediately and includes the chance to transfer four business-focused Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees to GMC’s Bachelor of Science (BAS) in Business Management, 24 AAS degrees in technical/trade areas, education, and healthcare to a BAS in Supervision and Management, plus AAS degrees in accounting and/or business management to a BAS in Supply Chain Management and Logistics.
Columbus Technical College President Martha Ann Todd and Georgia Military College President Lt. Gen. William Caldwell sign the historic articulation agreement.
Faculty and staff from CTC and GMC look on as the two presidents sign the agreement.
“Columbus Technical College is honored to partner with Georgia Military College to provide additional degree transfer opportunities for our students so they may continue their education,” said Dr. Kermelle Hensley, Vice President of Academic Affairs for Columbus Tech. “The fact that students earning associate degrees from 30 different program areas will have the chance to seamlessly further their education is absolutely incredible. We are so excited for this collaboration and the path it’s forging for the future.”
President of Georgia Military College, retired Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, calls the agreement an incredible opportunity.
“When we can build a partnership like the one at Columbus Tech, we are able to tell these men and women that once they get their technical degree, they can easily continue to earn their four-year degree – in just two more years by literally going across town,” Lt. Gen. Caldwell said.
President Martha Ann Todd says this arrangement ties in perfectly with Columbus Tech’s mission of providing an educated workforce for the community.
“Our students are equipped to work and be able to sustain their families and be contributing members of the community in which they live,” Todd said. “Being able to go further in their careers through higher degree attainment is a win-win for everyone.”
Georgia Military College has articulation agreements with 19 of the 22 technical colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Columbus Technical College has a number of articulation agreements with other four-year schools including Columbus State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, and Valdosta State University. There are currently 28 articulated courses between TCSG and the University System of Georgia, plus 77 general education and occupational course articulations with the Georgia Independent College Association.
About Columbus Technical College Columbus Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a two-year public college which offers programs and services that support student and community success through the attainment of associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, customized training, continuing, and adult education. The College supports the economic empowerment of its six-county region by focusing on teaching and learning and developing a globally competitive workforce. Columbus Tech provides traditional, distance learning, and training experiences for career development and transfer. Columbus Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate Degree, Diploma, and Technical Certificates of Credit. For more information about Columbus Technical College, visit www.columbustech.edu or follow them on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Snapchat).
About Georgia Military College About Georgia Military College An accredited public-independent liberal arts college with 15 college campuses throughout the state of Georgia, including a Global Online Campus, serving both Cadet and non-Cadet students. A primary focus of Georgia Military College is in awarding Associate degrees and preparing students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, as well as providing a pathway for Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree holders to attain their four-year Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. Georgia Military College’s mission is to produce educated citizens and contributing members of society in an environment conducive to the development of the intellect and character of its students. “Start Here…Go Anywhere!” For more information about Georgia Military College, go to www.gmc.edu or like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @GMCstory.
* List of CTC AAS Degrees to GMC BAS in Business Management
- Business Management
- Applied Technical Management
- Human Resource Management
List of CTC AAS Degrees to GMC BAS in Supply Chain Management and Logistics
- Business Management
List of CTC AAS Degrees to GMC BAS in Supervision and Management
- Automotive Technology
- Business Technology
- Computer Support Specialist
- Criminal Justice Technology
- Culinary Arts
- Dental Hygiene
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Drafting Technology
- Early Childhood Care and Education
- Engineering Technology
- Funeral Service Education
- Industrial Systems Technology
- Information Technology
- Mechatronics Technology
- Networking Specialist
- Respiratory Care Technology
- Pharmacy Technology
- Paralegal Studies
- Sports and Fitness Management
- Surgical Technology
- Technical Studies