Local Colleges Sign Agreement to Grant Bachelor’s Degrees
It took just a few seconds and a few strokes of a pen Friday afternoon to finalize a local education plan that had been more than three years in the making.
The plan, called an articulation or transfer agreement, will allow graduating students from Augusta Technical College to transfer to Georgia Military College to continue their education toward a bachelor degree. Retired General Bill Caldwell, now president of Georgia Military College, and Augusta Technical College President Terry Elam signed the agreement at the GMC Augusta campus on Davis Road.
Currently, students at either GMC or Augusta Tech can receive an Associate of Applied Science, but the new agreement allows them to qualify to receive a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
“Six students are already enrolled in the next semester,” said GMC Executive Director Shana Reid.
She said the program is being piloted at GMC Augusta campus but could be made available to some of the other 12 GMC campuses that qualify.
Those six transferring Augusta Tech students have already done their concentration of major oriented classes and will finish their bachelor degree studies at GMC Augusta by taking core classes and, in some cases, upper level management classes, based upon their major.
Interested students should contact GMC at 706-993-1123.