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CGTC and FVSU Sign Historic Engineering Articulation Agreement

Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) president, Dr. Ivan H. Allen, and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) president, Dr. Paul Jones, met Wednesday, March 22 to create educational pathways for students by signing multiple credit course transfer agreements, including a first-of-its-kind agreement for Engineering. CGTC and FVSU also signed additional articulation agreements in Early Childhood Education, Accounting, Marketing, and Business Management.

In particular, the engineering agreement has been marked as the first-ever, local two-year to four-year articulation agreement in Engineering and serves to significantly advance higher education opportunity in the central Georgia area. Through this agreement, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates from CGTC's Engineering Technology program will be able to transfer credits to FVSU's Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering, giving students multiple pathways to achieve educational goals.

“The 2+2 agreement is a first for our region and is a key measure of our goal in creating viable pathways for our students in the central Georgia region,” said Allen. “This agreement, as well as the others we’ve signed, will bolster economic development and fill a great need for skilled employees. Partnerships such as this provide valuable opportunities for our students to continue their education close to home, and in turn, strengthen our local workforce.”

Central Georgia Technical College and Fort Valley State University have been committed to building this pathway to closely link two-year and four-year educational opportunities in this area.

“Fort Valley State University’s goal is to continually create inventive and credible pathways for qualified students to further their higher education and earn a degree,” said Jones. “We look forward to the unique perspectives and synergies CGTC students will bring to the robust learning environment at FVSU and the collaboration they will have with the talented future leaders enrolled here.”

“We take extremely seriously our responsibility to design innovative ways for Middle Georgia students to gain the education and experiences they need for undergraduate degree completion,” said Dr. T. Ramon Stuart, Fort Valley State University provost. “We are helping to ensure that Georgia’s pool of engineering, education, and business professionals is well-prepared and ready to deliver excellence immediately upon graduation.”

"We all recognize that engineering is a high-demand, high-wage career field. It is critical that we work together to support a local pipeline of trained professionals in this field," said Dr. Amy Holloway, vice president for Academic Affairs at CGTC.

CGTC also provides pre-engineering coursework to qualified high school students through its Move on When Ready (dual enrollment) program. This agreement further strengthens the secondary to post-secondary bridge, allowing students interested in engineering to begin college courses while in high school, earn an associate degree through CGTC, and complete a baccalaureate degree with FVSU, all without leaving the central Georgia area. Increased graduates in this discipline also serves to fortify the local workforce by expanding the pool of potential employees in this lucrative field.

About Central Georgia Technical College

As one of the largest two-year colleges in the state, CGTC operates three campuses and five centers throughout central Georgia, serving more than 30,000 individuals annually. CGTC is focused on connecting graduates to careers by offering quality education services, assuring a well-qualified workforce to support a healthy local economy. CGTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. For more information about CGTC, visit www.centralgatech.edu.

About Fort Valley State University                                                         

Founded in 1895, Fort Valley State University is one of the nation’s most innovative academic institutions, leveraging its unique role as a state and land-grant institution to make educational opportunity available for everyone. The university's undergraduate and graduate campus and online degree programs enroll almost 3,000 students from all over the world. As part of its commitment to excellence, the university has produced more African-Americans with mathematics degrees than any other college in the nation in two of the past three years. FVSU students participate in more than 80 academic and civic organizations, honor societies, and study abroad programs. FVSU is an 1890 land-grant institution within the University System of Georgia and a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division II league. Learn more by visiting www.FVSU.edu.

 

Dr. Ivan H. Allen, president at CGTC, and Dr. Paul Jones, president at FVSU.

Submitted by JoBen Rivera-Thompson
March 24, 2017

 

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