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      Path to a four year degree made easier for Tech students

      New agreements between Albany Technical College and Georgia Southwestern State University will provide a new collegiate path for some majors. / Courtney Highfield

      New agreements between Albany Technical College and Georgia Southwestern State University will provide a new collegiate path for some majors.

      Officials with Albany Tech say that students graduating with a Networking Specialist, PC Maintenance Specialist, or Computer Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science Degree from Albany Tech can begin work toward a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Georgia Southwestern State University.

      Additionally students graduating from an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting from ATC can begin work toward a Bachelor of Business Arts degree in Accounting from GSW, while students graduating with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Business Management from ATC can begin work toward a Bachelor of Business Arts (BBA) degree in Management from GSW.

      "Technical college graduates should prepare themselves for promotions and leadership roles and an additional two years of college and a bachelor's degree will indicate they are more than prepared for leadership," said Dr. Anthony Parker, President of Albany Technical College.

      Parker says the opportunity afforded to Albany Tech's graduates by Georgia Southwestern State will allow students to compete in the future for leadership positions with graduates from four-year colleges throughout the Southeast.

      Both agreements are designed to ensure a smooth transition for students from ATC to GSW.
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