University System of Georgia expands transfer agreement with Technical College System of Georgia colleges including Savannah Technical College
ATLANTA – The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) approved a policy change during their June 7, 2011 meeting that will allow additional courses from the Technical College System of Georgia’s accredited colleges to transfer to all of the USG’s 35 degree-granting institutions.
Until now, credits in five core courses from the TCSG (mathematics, algebra, pre-calculus and two courses in English composition) were transferrable. The Regent’s vote allows the transfer of five additional TCSG courses in American literature, psychology, economics, sociology and public speaking.
To be eligible for the agreement the TCSG colleges must be accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Savannah Technical College holds this accreditation.
Says TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson, “The action by the Board of Regents to add five additional TCSG courses to our transfer agreement is another important move toward the goal of seamless education for Georgia students. The TCSG and the USG will continue to be focused on creating greater opportunities for all of our students by improving the articulation between our systems.”
Link to Board of Regents 6-7-11 press release regarding the agreement: http://www.usg.edu/news/release/regents_take_action_to_help_students_transfer_college_credits
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 (www.sacscoc.org).