New agreement allows for more courses to transfer between TCSG and USG colleges and universities


 For Release: March 16, 2012

 Contact: Gail Eubanks


New agreement allows for transfer of more courses between Technical College System of Georgia and University System of Georgia institutions

SAVANNAH — Georgia college students now have greater flexibility and transferability between the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the University System of Georgia (USG) colleges and universities. this month, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved an additional 17 courses acceptable for transfer, bringing the total number of General Studies courses that students can transfer to twenty-seven.

     Says Savannah Tech President Dr. Kathy S. Love, ” I am thrilled that the Board of Regents has expanded the number of general education courses taught at the Technical College System of Georgia institutions which will transfer to our University System of Georgia partners. This is a huge step toward Georgia truly having a seamless educational system and will certainly help us meet Governor Deal’s Complete College Georgia challenge.”

      For local students and their families, it means that they can now take more courses at Savannah Technical College with the assurance that the courses included in this agreement will transfer to USG universities such as Savannah State, Armstrong Atlantic and Georgia Southern. (USG press release)

     ‘Complete College Georgia’ calls for and identifies strategies for the state’s public and private colleges to add an additional 250,000 college graduates – whether a one-year certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree – by 2020. Georgia is a member of the Complete College America Alliance, a group of 30 states committed to significantly increasing the number of students successfully earning a college degree or credential. The state received a $1 million grant from Complete College America in August to focus on transforming remedial education, a core component of the larger complete College Georgia effort.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (