GWINNETT – NORTH FULTON – Gwinnett Technical College has officially signed an articulation agreement with The Citadel allowing students to apply credits earned at Gwinnett Tech to transfer into the business administration program at The Citadel.
The Gwinnett Tech/Citadel articulation agreement is student-focused and designed to minimize loss of credit and course duplication when a student transfers from Gwinnett Tech to The Citadel in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. This agreement opens opportunities for Gwinnett Tech students to continue their education past the associate degree level and earn a four-year degree from The Citadel, an institution known for its military education.
“This agreement creates an opportunity for students to continue their education once they have completed their associate degree at Gwinnett Tech. Students work hard for their course credits and should be able to take those credits with them wherever they continue their education,” stated Dr. D. Glen Cannon, president of Gwinnett Tech.
The Bachelor of Science degree is online and designed for working adults. This will give Gwinnett Tech students the opportunity to continue their education while continuing to have flexibility for careers and families. Gwinnett Tech has seen a demand for online course options and has seen an increase of 21% over the last three years. “This is another example of how Gwinnett Tech continues to meet the needs of our students and community,” stated Dr. Cannon.
“Students studying business online receive the same high quality content from the same expert faculty as those attending the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business in person on The Citadel campus,” Michael Weeks, Ph.D., Dean of the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business.
As more students start their post-secondary education at technical colleges with the intention of transferring to a four-year institution, articulation agreements have become an important part of the higher education system. In 2012, institutions in both the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia submitted plans to achieve the ambitious goal of adding more than 250,000 postsecondary graduates to Georgia’s workforce by 2020.
For more information about Gwinnett Technical College, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.