More Core College Courses Will Now Transfer from Technical Colleges
State Board of Regents approves 17 more general education courses that will transfer to any University System of Georgia college, increasing college options for students
Lawrenceville - March 23, 2012
At a time when college costs and completion rates dominate the news, students who begin their college path at one of Georgia's technical colleges, like Gwinnett Tech, have reason to celebrate.
Last week, the state Board of Regents approved 17 more general education courses that will transfer from Gwinnett Tech and other technical colleges to any University System of Georgia (USG) institution, increasing the total number of core courses that are approved to transfer to 27. The increased number of courses makes it easier for Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) students to pursue baccalaureate degree opportunities at USG institutions.
"The Board of Regents' action is great news for Georgia students and moves us ever closer to the goal of seamless education — where students can move easily between the TCSG and USG. This makes a college education more accessible to more students and provides additional options," explains Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Bartels.
"Many of our students start and complete their education at Gwinnett Tech, but many others want to continue on to a four-year institution to achieve their ultimate educational goals," she adds.
The expanded articulation agreement means students can now complete an increased number of their core courses at a technical college and then transfer those course credits to a USG college. With Gwinnett Tech and 24 other colleges, Georgia's technical college system served almost 190,000 students last year.
Gwinnett Tech, the state's second largest technical college, awards two-year associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Spring semester enrollment at the college was just over 7,140.
A list of all 27 transfer courses, including those courses just approved, can be found at http://www.usg.edu/academic_planning/documents/
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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