Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Bryan College in Chattanooga, TN, have entered into a partnership to promote academic opportunity for students through an articulation of a transfer agreement.

The agreement allows transfer of an associate of applied science degree and related credits from Georgia Northwestern Technical College to the Bryan College Degree Completion Program. The intention of the partnership is to lead to and to promote the awarding of the bachelor of science in Business Administration through Bryan College’s degree completion program.

 Under the articulation agreement, students who complete 60 credit hours within the specified associate degree program and transfer curriculum will be granted junior year status upon directly entering Bryan College’s Degree Completion Program. Transfer students in the Degree Completion Program with 60 hours will only need an additional 64 credit hours to complete all academic requirements for the bachelor of science in Business Administration.

Dr. Cathy Vann, associate vice president of Academic Affairs stated, “This agreement will provide graduates of GNTC another opportunity for higher education. The campus locations that both colleges offer, add value to the agreement as well. Bryan has multiple campuses, including two located in Northwest Georgia, one in Whitfield County and the other in Catoosa County. GNTC also has multiple campuses, one located in Whitfield County and another planned to open in Catoosa County.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for both schools to help students who have completed their coursework at GNTC move on to a bachelor’s degree. Bryan College has been blessed to have GNTC students come into our programs for years, and we look forward to the clarity that this agreement will bring to the process,” stated Benton B. Jones, Chattanooga regional director at Bryan College.

Bryan is a Christian liberal arts college located in Dayton, Tenn., offering 19 undergraduate majors and master’s degrees in Business Administration and Christian Studies. The college has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years as being among the Top Tier of Southern liberal arts colleges.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.