State Authorization & Program Integrity

On October 29, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) released the final "program integrity" regulations. One regulation requires postsecondary institutions offering distance or correspondence courses to students not living in the institution's state to obtain authorization from states in which it operates (has enrolled students). This authorization is required for students of that state to receive federal financial aid (gvtc.org).

CGTC is a member of Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB), one of the four regional compacts which comprise NC-SARA. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Additional information on CGTC's State Authorizations and Program Integrity is provided below.

Central Georgia Technical College is authorized to provide online education to students who reside in 47 SARA member states*: 

Alabama Maine Oklahoma
Alaska Maryland Oregon
Arizona Michigan Pennsylvania
Arkansas Minnesota Rhode Island
Colorado Mississippi South Carolina
Connecticut Missouri South Dakota
Delaware Montana Tennessee
Georgia Nebraska Texas
Hawaii Nevada Utah
Idaho New Hampshire Vermont
Illinois New Jersey Virginia
Indiana New Mexico Washington
Iowa New York West Virginia
Kansas North Carolina Wisconsin
Kentucky North Dakota Wyoming
Louisiana Ohio  

Central Georgia Technical College has reciprocity through the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Electronic Campus Regional Reciprocity Agreement (SECRRA) to provide online education in the following states through June 30, 2017*:


Florida


The following states do not require authorization for colleges with no physical presence in the state*:

California
Massachusetts

 

NC-SARA Map of Authorizations

SREB Background and Details 



*Certain online programs, which include internships, practicums, or other experiential requirements may trigger additional State Authorization requirements. Individuals may check program availability in your state by contacting online@centralgatech.edu.



Complaint Process
Any complaints pertaining to a Central Georgia Technical College online course or program should be filed with Central Georgia Technical College first. Complaints not resolved at the college level may be submitted to TCSG using the Program Integrity Complaint Form.

Technical Difficulties

Online students that experience technical problems should first contact their course instructor for assistance. Students may contact Distance Education Technical Support through the Online Course Help Desk.

Interested in taking online classes?

New students should contact Admissions or call 478-988-6800.

Current/returning students should contact their advisor or call 478-988-6800.

Distance Education Staff

Jody Dixon
Distance Education Coordinator
Blackboard Administrator
(478) 757-2507
jdixon@centralgatech.edu

Carrie Miller
Instructional Design Specialist
(478) 218-3254
cmiller@centralgatech.edu

Cynthia Rumney
Dean, Distance Education
(478) 476-5158
crumney@centralgatech.edu

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