Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) and Valdosta State University (VSU) officials sign articulation agreements Wednesday at the CPTC President’s Conference Room on the Waycross campus, signifying a continued partnership to benefit students. Participating in the signing ceremony: Mr. Nathaniel Metzner, Assistant Director Adult & Military Programs at VSU, Dr. Glenn Deibert, President of CPTC, and Amanda Morris, Vice President for Academic Affairs at CPTC.

On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) signed an articulation agreement for the Education Associate of Applied Science Program with Valdosta State University (VSU), simplifying student transition between the two institutions of higher education.

“The Education Program agreement will allow Coastal Pines Technical College students with an Associate of Applied Science in Education to maximize the transfer of credits in order to complete a Bachelor of Science in Elementary or Middle Grades Education”, stated Mr. Nathaniel Metzner, Assistant Director Adult & Military Programsat VSU.

“Coastal Pines Technical College is proud to enter into this partnership with Valdosta State University, which will allow our Associate of Applied Science Education degree graduates to transfer into Valdosta State University’s Bachelor of Science in Education degree,” shared Dr. Glenn Deibert, President of Coastal Pines Technical College. “The agreement provides another seamless opportunity for our graduates to continue their education and achieve their career goals.”

This collaboration between Valdosta State University and Coastal Pines Technical College will allow students with the Associate of Applied Science Education degree to maximize the transfer of credits in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in two years or less. Students taking advantage of this opportunity can expect 43 to 56 credit hours to be applied to either of the two articulated programs — Bachelor of Science in Education in either Elementary Education or Middle Grades Education – depending on which major and concentration is chosen.

Valdosta State University is a premier comprehensive university characterized by outstanding instruction, a wide range of student life opportunities, and a close connection to the community. Established in 1906, the institution’s mission is to prepare students to meet global opportunities and challenges through excellence in teaching and learning; to expand the boundaries of current knowledge and explore the practical applications of that knowledge through excellence in scholarship and creative endeavors; and to promote the economic, cultural, and educational progress of the community and region through excellence in service outreach. It seeks to accomplish this mission in a dynamic, student-centered learning environment marked by a respect for diverse abilities, backgrounds, and contributions by all members of the university community.

A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, Coastal Pines Technical College is a two-year college in Southeast Georgia that supports the workforce development and lifelong learning needs of communities, businesses, and industries. It has campuses in Waycross, Alma, Kingsland, Hazlehurst, Baxley, Brunswick, and Jesup and is committed to supporting the workforce development and lifelong learning needs of the citizens, businesses, and industries that call Southeast Georgia home.  It offers degree, diploma, and technical certificate of credit programs in the business, computer, allied health, professional service, technical, and industrial fields, as well as customized business and industry training, continuing education, economic development, and adult education services.

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