Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) and Valdosta State University recently finalized an agreement that will allow business students to seamlessly transfer between the two schools. The agreement, which has been in process since last fall, serves to strengthen the academic bond between the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the state’s University System (USG).
As outlined by the agreement, students who choose to transfer from a technical college to a senior college to earn a bachelor’s degree should be provided with a smooth curriculum transition that minimizes loss of credit and duplication of coursework. Therefore, the two schools drafted this agreement that will allow any student who has successfully completed the Associate of Science in General Business at SRTC and to transfer directly into the Bachelor of Business Administration program at VSU. Transfer students must complete all of VSU’s general education requirements that have not been satisfied in the articulation agreement and will only be allowed to transfer courses in which they have earned a letter grade of “C” or better.
“Southern Regional Technical College is pleased to continue the expansion of our partnerships and articulation with Valdosta State University. The offering of our Associate of Science Degree in General Business and subsequent articulation to VSU’s selected baccalaureate degrees will result in even more options for our graduates to continue their higher education, to further and expand their occupational possibilities and careers, and possibly assist in enrollment increases for VSU. We are very appreciative of Valdosta State and our many public and private partners at various higher education institutions,” commented SRTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth.
The agreement covers the following Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at VSU: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Healthcare Administration, International Business, Management, and Marketing.
Articulation agreements such as this are becoming increasingly more common between TCSG and USG affiliated schools. For instance, SRTC currently has standing agreements for specified programs with Albany State University, Georgia Military College, Thomas University, and the aforementioned Valdosta State University. Additionally, there is a statewide agreement between TCSG and USG schools for transferability of over 27 general education (core) courses. To learn more about SRTC’s articulation agreements please visit http://southernregional.edu/academics/transfer-agreements.