CPTC and Georgia Military College sign Articulation Agreement
December 19, 2016 08:08 AM
WAYCROSS, GA- Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) and Georgia Military College (GMC) signed an articulation agreement December 12, 2016, to expand educational opportunities for CPTC graduates.
The goal of the articulation agreement is to provide Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates of select Coastal Pines Technical College programs with an opportunity to continue on with Georgia Military College to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. Under the agreement, any CPTC student graduating with an AAS degree and having at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of technical or 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.
“Coastal Pines Technical College is proud to enter into this partnership with Georgia Military College, which will allow our Associate of Applied Science degree graduates to transfer into one of Georgia Military College’s Bachelor of Applied Science degrees,” stated Dr. Glenn Deibert, president of Coastal Pines Technical College. “We have a strong commitment to workforce development, and this agreement provides another seamless pathway for our graduates to continue their education and achieve their career goals.”
The agreement formally recognizes that Coastal Pines 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 the institutions.
“We are thrilled to launch this partnership with Coastal Pines 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 (AAS) 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 CPTC 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.”
About Coastal Pines Technical College
Coastal Pines Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, was established on July 1, 2014, from the merger of Altamaha Technical College (established in 1989) and Okefenokee Technical College (established in 1965). It has campuses in Waycross, Alma, Kingsland, Hazlehurst, Baxley, Brunswick, and Jesup and is committed to supporting the workforce development and lifelong learning needs of the citizens, businesses, and industries that call Southeast Georgia home. It offers degree, diploma, and technical certificate of credit programs in the business, computer, allied health, professional service, technical, and industrial fields, as well as customized business and industry training, continuing education, economic development, and adult education services.
About Georgia Military College
An accredited public-independent liberal arts college with thirteen college campuses throughout the state of Georgia. 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 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 at www.facebook.com/georgiamilitarycollege or on Twitter and Instagram @GMCstory.