Wed., November 30, 2011 2:53pm (EST)

Deal Paves Way For College
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 3 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Georgia college presidents shake on articulation deal (L-R Dr. Michael Moye, Pres. Central Georgia Tech, Dr. Jeff Allbritten, Pres. Macon State College, Dr. Ivan Allen, Middle Georgia Tech)
Georgia college presidents shake on articulation deal (L-R Dr. Michael Moye, Pres. Central Georgia Tech, Dr. Jeff Allbritten, Pres. Macon State College, Dr. Ivan Allen, Middle Georgia Tech)
Middle Georgia educators have signed an agreement making it easier to move from technical school to a four year college. It’s part of a broader effort to increase graduation rates and improve the workforce.

The agreement means information technology students who complete two years at Middle Georgia and Central Georgia Technical Colleges can move seamlessly to Macon State College as juniors without losing credits.

Macon State President Jeff Allbritten says the partnership is part of Governor Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative announced over the summer.

“Instead of having to wonder well gee I wonder if these credits will transfer, what won’t work we’ve already set it out and defined that if you follow this course of study you’re accepted right in and you know the pathway to completion.”

Allbritten says the three schools are already eyeing similar agreements for studies in business, healthcare and criminal justice.