Standing from left, Scottie Spears, GNTC instructor and program director of Industrial Systems Technology; Barry Williams, GNTC dean of Industrial Technologies; Dick Tanner, GNTC instructor and program director of Instrumentation and Controls; Ronny Huggins, GNTC instructor and program director of Automation Engineering Technology; Dr. Dwight Watt, GNTC instructor of Computer Information Systems Technology; Dr. Michael Fennell, GNTC dean of Business and Public Service Technologies; Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, GNTC vice president of Academic Affairs; Dr. Bruno Hicks, Dalton State provost and vice president for Academic Affairs; and Dr. Randall Griffus, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Seated from left, GNTC President Dr. Heidi Popham and Dalton State President Dr. Margaret Venable signing two articulation agreements in Peeples Hall on the Dalton State College campus.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Dalton State College have established articulation agreements that allows students graduating from select GNTC programs a transition opportunity into specific Dalton State four-year degree programs.
The agreements were signed by the president of both colleges in Peeples Hall on the Dalton State College campus. Both articulation agreements went into effect immediately and have no end date.
The first agreement allows graduates from Georgia Northwestern’s Automation Engineering Technology, Industrial Systems Technology and Instrumentation and Controls Technician associate degree programs the opportunity to continue their education in Dalton State’s Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree program. The second agreement allows graduates of GNTC’s Networking Specialist associate degree program the opportunity to advance into Dalton State College’s Information Technology bachelor’s degree program. As part of these agreements, both colleges have advisors to guide students through the transfer process.
“The signing of these agreements provides additional opportunities for GNTC students and the ability for them to remain in our community to further their education,” said GNTC President Dr. Heidi Popham. “This partnership represents a continued collaboration between GNTC and Dalton State that is focused on providing our citizens various educational pathways.”
“Agreements between Dalton State and our technical college partner Georgia Northwestern, help us better serve the students of our region as well as our local employers,” said Dr. Margaret Venable, president of Dalton State. “It is a winning strategy for us all.”