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ALBANY, Ga. – Columbus State University and Albany Technical College (ATC) signed an articulation agreement Monday, May 15, during a ceremony held on the ATC campus.
Academic programs in the new agreement include Accounting, Law Enforcement Technology, and Early Childhood Care and Education. ATC students in these programs would be eligible to transfer to CSU to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice, or Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) in Early Childhood Education.
“We are excited to announce this agreement which begins a new era of opportunities for future CSU students from Albany Technical College on their journey to the next level of their education,” said CSU Interim Provost Tina Butcher. “We are committed to working with other educational institutions in the region to provide students with innovative programs to assist them in transitioning to a four-year institution and attaining degrees that prepare them for productive careers.”
Last fall, one Albany Tech associate degree graduate, Teraycia Lovett, continued her education at Columbus State. A Move On When Ready (MOWR) student from Dougherty High, Lovett earned her associate’s degree in electronics technology with a specialization in biomedical instrumentation. She is now a biology major at CSU and her career goal is to design prosthetics.
“This partnership signifies the strength of our institutions both in the Technical College System and the University System,” said Anthony O. Parker, president of Albany Technical College. “We look forward to the new partnership with Columbus State University.”
To be eligible for the transfer credit, ATC students must be in good academic standing and meet the appropriate admissions requirements to attend CSU.