The joint program allows transfer admissions opportunities for academically-qualified graduates of GNTC’s Computer Information Systems (CIST) program who are interested in completing their bachelor’s degree as an information technology major at Macon State College.
The two colleges have identified the programs most suitable for articulation with Macon State as computer support specialist, internet specialist-web site design and networking specialist. Other CIST degrees, diplomas or certificates may be approved with written agreement by the deans at each college.
“Whenever we do something successful at GNTC, it’s because we focused on the students,” GNTC president Craig McDaniel said. “This agreement puts the focus on the needs of our students and will provide them with a great opportunity to continue their education.”
Under the articulation agreement, students at GNTC who earn a grade of C or higher and meet specific admission and enrollment requirement standards will be accepted for admission into Macon State’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program.
“These are historic agreements that we are signing today between the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia,” said Macon State president Jeff S. Allbritten. “These are the kinds of things we need to do to build pathways for students.”
Founded in 1968, Macon State College has grown from a small junior college of 1,100 students to the largest four-year, residential, bachelor's degree-awarding college in central Georgia. With facilities in Macon and Warner Robins, Macon State is focused on providing professionally-oriented programs to address the workforce needs of Georgia. MSC’s baccalaureate degree programs are market-driven disciplines essential to the economic vitality of the region. As a complement to its baccalaureate mission, Macon State offers a variety of associate of arts and associate of science degrees, transfer programs, and career certificate programs.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker and Whitfield counties in Georgia, with campuses in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.