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OTC & Thomas University Officials Sign Articulation Agreements

Okefenokee Technical College (OTC) and Thomas University (TU) officials recently teamed up to facilitate the transferring of credits from OTC to TU. OTC President Dr. Gail Thaxton, TU President Dr. Gary Bonvillian, OTC Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Danita Cannon, and TU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ann Landis signed two agreements as part of a formal signing ceremony at TU’s main campus Monday, August 1, 2011, in Thomasville, Georgia, forming a stronger bond between the two institutions.

The agreements officially provide for a seamless curriculum transition from the OTC Associate of Applied Science (AAS) clinical laboratory technology program to the TU Bachelor of Science clinical laboratory science program and from the OTC AAS criminal justice technology program to the TU Bachelor of Science criminal justice program.

Officials collaborated to develop the agreements which provide for transfer of courses judged to be equivalent in content and quality. The agreements support and enhance a student’s opportunity to earn a four-year degree.

Students already can attend Thomas University after completing a degree at OTC, but the new agreements guarantee specific credits will count, provided a grade of C or better is earned, officials said. “Quite often, when students transfer, credits are rejected because courses at the institutions are not aligned, forcing people to repeat classes,” stated Cannon. “The agreements prevent loss of credits, time, and money.”

“We are proud to partner with Thomas University in seamless education efforts that have students at the core,” stated Thaxton. "The agreements will be extremely beneficial for OTC’s clinical laboratory and criminal justice AAS graduates who want to continue their education in their respective career field. They will see significant cost savings.”

“This is another step forward for us,” continued Thaxton, “and we will continue to seek these types of partnerships that benefit our students.”
 
For more information, visit the OTC Web site at www.okefenoeketech.edu (Prospective Students :: Articulation & Transfer Agreements).

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Okefenokee Technical College (OTC) President Dr. Gail Thaxton (second from left), Thomas University (TU) President Dr. Gary Bonvillian (third from left), OTC Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Danita Cannon (left), and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ann Landis (right) met recently in Thomasville to sign articulation agreements to facilitate the transferring of credits from OTC to TU.

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