NGTC and UNG Sign Articulation Agreement for New Associate Degree of Science
North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) and the University of North Georgia (UNG) recently signed a new articulation agreement which allows students to transfer additional credit courses between the institutions. Under this new Complete College Georgia Articulation Agreement, NGTC students may complete an Associate of Science degree and, upon graduation, enroll at UNG to pursue a bachelor’s degree with all required classes transferring.
“We have enjoyed a productive partnership with the University of North Georgia over the past several years,” said Mindy Glander, vice president of academic affairs at NGTC. “Through our combined efforts, we have developed opportunities for students that will support the achievement of student academic and career goals. Essentially, students taking courses included in the agreement are able to complete an Associate of Science degree with NGTC and move directly into a bachelor’s degree program with UNG without losing credit. These agreements break down barriers and build stackable credentials for students.”
Currently, many core classes are accepted within the University System of Georgia, and this new agreement adds 13 courses to the list of general education classes that easily transfer. Some of the additional classes include accounting, business, information technology, computer science and criminal justice.
Dr. Mark Ivester, president of NGTC, said this agreement is in the best interest of NGTC students.
“Our primary mission continues to be workforce development,” Dr. Ivester said. “However, many of our students realize a desire for an extended academic experience. This agreement will provide these students that opportunity with UNG.”
Dr. Chaudron Gille, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at UNG, explained this agreement will be beneficial to students looking to continue their education at UNG.
"A clear articulation agreement enables us to serve students more effectively and efficiently," Dr. Gille said. "This partnership allows us to work together to meet students' needs by providing a pathway to continue their education from the associate level to the baccalaureate level while minimizing the duplication of credits."
Dr. Michael Rogers, assistant vice president of academic affairs at UNG, describes the articulation as a clear road map for both the faculty and students who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UNG.
"This agreement will help academic advisers," Dr. Rogers said. "They can see the course requirements and advise the students better, making the transition even smoother."
Pictured at the articulation agreement signing on the NGTC Clarkesville campus are (l to r): Mindy Glander, NGTC vice president of academic affairs; Dr. Mark Ivester, NGTC president; Dr. Bonita Jacobs, UNG president; Dr. Mike Rogers, UNG assistant vice president of academic affairs; and Dr. Chaudron Gille, UNG provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.