Albany Technical College (ATC) and Georgia Military College (GMC) are pleased to announce their collaboration to expand educational opportunities for students in Southwest Georgia. Both institutions held a joint press conference to announce GMC’s new extension center on Monday, September 18, 2017, in the Executive Board Room of Albany Tech’s Logistics Education Center. The goal of this collaboration is to fill a need in the community by providing Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates of select ATC programs with an opportunity to enroll with GMC and earn their Bachelor of Applied of Science (BAS) degree. An articulation agreement is already in place establishing this educational partnership between both institutions. GMC was invited by ATC and the surrounding community to offer this service and continue ATC’s impact in the community. GMC’s extension center will allow ATC graduates to conveniently pursue their BAS degree in Supply Chain Management & Logistics or Business Management, as well as, any Associate of Science degree not currently offered at ATC. This partnership will be beneficial to students at both institutions, especially given ATC’s close proximity to GMC’s Valdosta campus and the common communities to which both institutions provide educational services. “We are proud to join with Georgia Military College in a new role for both institutions,” said Dr. Anthony O. Parker, president for Albany Technical College. Albany Tech has been in search for a partner to bridge the opportunities the college provides through the Operations Management associate’s degree program to a bachelor’s degree. The joint degree and certification partnership will demonstrate to industry throughout the United States that the two colleges can provide the leadership needed to expand opportunities. “Together, both on campus and online, ATC and GMC will provide a two-plus-two opportunity to include leadership and certified project management,” added Parker. “The joint industry opportunity will be promoted throughout the state of Georgia and most importantly, it’s the first of several mutually beneficial projects that will benefit our region and our state.” GMC’s extension center will be under the direction of Albany native Ms. Melanie King, GMC/ATC’s Extension Center Director. GMC will establish operations in the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in rooms 113 and 110. GMC will offer classes beginning January 6, 2018. This collaboration formally recognizes that Albany Technical College and Georgia Military College are committed to the establishment of an educational partnership to better serve currently enrolled and future students at the institutions, as well as, support economic and workforce development in the communities served by these educational institutions. “We are thrilled to launch this partnership with Albany Technical College to serve the students of Southwest Georgia,” said Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV, president of Georgia Military College. “Our BAS degrees are designed to build upon the occupational/technical education provided by an associate of applied science (AAS) degree program and provide an excellent pathway toward completion of a bachelor degree. Our BAS degree programs prepare students for career advancement opportunities, management, and supervisory roles in their technical or occupational field. This partnership with ATC is another step in providing greater opportunities and a brighter future for all citizens of Georgia and is consistent with Gov. Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative designed to provide an improved educational pipeline from high school through college graduation.” For more information about GMC’s Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees and other programming visit www.gmc.edu. Georgia Military College is an accredited public-independent liberal arts college with thirteen college campuses throughout the state of Georgia. A primary focus of Georgia Military College is in awarding associate degrees and preparing students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, as well as providing a pathway for AAS degree holders to attain their four-year bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree. Georgia Military College’s mission is to produce educated citizens and contributing members of society in an environment conducive to the development of the intellect and character of its students. “Start Here…Go Anywhere!” For more information about Georgia Military College, go to www.gmc.edu or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/georgiamilitarycollege or on Twitter and Instagram @GMCstory.
Source: Albany Technical College