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South Georgia Technical College signs agreement with The Citadel

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) and 27 other two-year colleges throughout the south are working together with The Citadel in South Carolina to make a bachelor of science in business administration (BSBA) degree available online, on campus or both, to a wider spectrum of students, announced SGTC President John Watford, Ed.D.

Eligible students would start in, or have already graduated from SGTC or one of the partner schools and would finish with a degree from The Citadel, which has one of the top-ranked online and part-time business programs in the country.

“South Georgia Technical College is pleased to offer our graduates more opportunities to further their careers,” said Watford. “The Citadel is a highly reputable, nationally recognized military college with a rich history that will be a strong compliment to the SGTC diploma or degree. We are proud to add The Citadel to our growing list of higher education partners.”

The agreements cover six southern states from Alabama to West Virginia. They allow students who are pursing associate in applied science (AAS) business degrees automatic acceptance into the Baker School of Business at The Citadel. In addition, those community and technical college graduates who are already holding an AAS in business can seamlessly transfer all of their credits to The Citadel. The transferring students will attend non-cadet, civilian classes, with the option to choose between studying online, on campus, or both. The students then graduate with a full, four-year BSBA and the prestige of holding a Citadel diploma.

“We are excited to support the advancement of business students at our partner community and technical colleges in six states through these agreements. Our program is designed to meet the needs of those students while allowing them to stay in their communities,” said Jeremy Bennet, Ph.D., director of the degree completion program at The Citadel. “Students in these two-year programs will have the dedication needed to complete their associate degrees. Now, they won’t have to sacrifice credits when transferring to the Citadel.”

The collaborations document a pathway between the technical colleges and The Citadel through a transfer course equivalency table. The table lays out the courses participating students must take to satisfy degree requirements before transitioning to their second two years of study with The Citadel. Students have the opportunity to begin college near home and finish online to graduate from The Citadel.

Eight colleges in South Carolina, eight colleges in Georgia including SGTC, six colleges in North Carolina, two colleges in Virginia, two colleges in West Virginia, and one college in Alabama have all signed agreements with The Citadel.

For more information about this program, contact South Georgia Technical College Vice President of Academic Affairs David Kuipers at dkuipers@southgatech.edu or 229-931-2004.