NGTC, Piedmont Sign Articulation Agreement

September 30, 2013

North Georgia Technical College students who earn an associate’s degree in Photography can now use their academic credits toward a four-year bachelor’s degree at Piedmont College.

The two schools recently signed an articulation agreement that makes it possible for North Georgia Technical College graduates to transfer some course credits to Piedmont.

According to North Georgia Tech officials, photography graduates have the opportunity to enter Piedmont as degree-completion students.  That means that they can complete the bachelor’s degree program with a major in Art in two years if they attend full-time.

According to the new agreement, North Georgia Tech students who complete the AAS degree in photography with specific electives as designated by Piedmont College and North Georgia Tech will be eligible to transfer the equivalent semester hours.

Piedmont College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Perry Rettig said that this photography program articulation is yet another example of a strong collaborative relationship between Piedmont College and North Georgia Technical College.

Piedmont and North Georgia Technical College have signed similar agreements that allow the transfer of credits for students enrolled in business, nursing, and criminal justice classes.

North Georgia Technical College President Dr. Gail Thaxton said the school hopes that these programs offer students the opportunities and flexibility they may need in order to earn their bachelor’s degree, adding that North Georgia Tech is committed to the success of its students and is proud to partner with Piedmont to offer avenues for continued achievements.

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