The deal between Marietta-based Southern Poly and the Technical College System of Georgia streamlines the credit transfer process for engineering technology students.
In the past, students earning two-year degrees at a tech school had to repeat classes in order to enroll in SPSUs engineering technology program.
The new agreement means a smoother transition for students seeking bachelor’s degrees in electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering technology.
Zvi Szafran is the school’s vice president:
"Students who complete a 2-year degree in one of those fields in the pre-engineering technology area, will be able to transfer those credits to SPSU without any loss of credit," Szafran says. "[They would] basically start as Juniors."
Students who want to transfer have to maintain a 2.5 average in tech school.
The agreement goes into effect this fall.