VSU, Oconee Fall Line Technical College Form Pathways Program Partnership

| September 14, 2016

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VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University signed articulation agreements with Oconee Fall Line Technical College on Monday, simplifying student transition between the two institutions of higher education.

The Pathways Program agreement will allow Oconee Fall Line Technical College students with an Associate of Applied Science in one or more of the approved articulated programs to maximize the transfer of credits in order to complete either a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership, a Bachelor of Applied Science in human capital performance, or a Bachelor of Science in office administration and technology in two years or less at Valdosta State University, noted Dr. Joseph G. Weaver, director of Off-Campus Programs at VSU.

“This agreement provides Oconee Fall Line Technical College students with one more option to further expand their education and enter Georgia’s workforce with the knowledge and the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills needed to be successful,” shared Dr. Kelli R. Brown, interim president of VSU. “We look forward to welcoming these students into our Blazer Nation family for many years to come.”

Oconee Fall Line Technical College is committed to guiding and assisting the residents of Bleckley, Dodge, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Laurens, Telfair, Warren, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilkinson counties in their pursuit of career readiness and earning power. It offers more than 100 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs, as well as specialized training through continuing education, contract training, and workshops. Its programs are guaranteed, developed in collaboration with business and industry, delivered via cutting-edge technology, and designed to contribute to the economic and workforce development of East Central Georgia.

“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Valdosta State University,” said Dr. Lloyd Horadan, president of Oconee Fall Line Technical College. “Our goal is to offer a student-centered and career-driven education to those who walk through our doors, and this agreement with VSU will add to the opportunities our students will have to continue their education with a seamless transition from an associate to bachelor’s degree.”

The Pathways Program centers on the priorities of Complete College Georgia, an initiative developed to increase the number of Georgians earning a college degree. It is a collaboration between Valdosta State University and partner institutions like Oconee Fall Line Technical College to allow students with approved Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Technology degrees to maximize the transfer of credits in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in two years or less. Pathways students can expect 51 or more transferable credit hours to be applied to either of the three articulated programs — Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership, Bachelor of Applied Science in human capital performance, or Bachelor of Science in office administration and technology — all of which are offered completely online.

It is projected that over 60 percent of jobs in Georgia will require a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree by 2020. Presently, approximately 42 percent of the state’s young adults, its developing workforce, are prepared to such a level, which means that Georgia must not only maintain current graduation levels but also produce an additional estimated 250,000 graduates in upcoming years to remain competitive.

With the addition of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, VSU has now signed Pathways Program articulation agreements with 20 Technical College System of Georgia institutions of higher education.

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