Officials with Clayton State University and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) have signed an articulation agreement that creates new education opportunities for SCTC students graduating from an allied health program.
Under the agreement signed on February 3, students who graduate with an associate degree in allied health programs may transfer core credits earned at Southern Crescent Technical College to Clayton State University’s College of Health Bachelor of Science degree programs.
Additionally, according to this agreement, SCTC students who complete the Associate of Science in Nursing degree and obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse may gain admittance to the RN-BSN completion track at Clayton State as per the Georgia statewide articulation model if they meet admission criteria.
“This articulation agreement is yet another step we are taking to broaden our relationship with Clayton State University. The agreement provides a clear path for our graduates to extend their education in the healthcare field,” said Southern Crescent Technical College President Dr. Alvetta Thomas. “At Southern Crescent Technical College, we are continuously working to build strong students, strong careers, and strong communities and this collaborative partnership will not only benefit our students, but also address the challenge to increase the numbers of highly trained, ethical, quality health care professionals in the workforce.”
Clayton State University President Dr. Tim Hynes said, “This articulation agreement expands opportunities for students to learn, and thus develop credentials that build on one another. In many instances, this can create conditions for health science professionals to advance in present and new health related positions. The agreement also offers further evidence of our desire to explore institutional collaborations between Clayton State and Southern Crescent Technical College.”
Kimberly Register, Dean for Allied Health at Southern Crescent Technical College said, “Southern Crescent Technical College has a proud history of providing a high-quality healthcare workforce. The partnership between Southern Crescent Technical College and Clayton State University will provide opportunities that increase the accessibility of higher education throughout the area. We are thrilled to enter into this agreement with Clayton State University and are excited for the opportunities it brings our graduates.”
In addition to helping students transfer from SCTC, Clayton State University will work with the School of Allied Health to help advise students while they are still enrolled at the college about courses that would help him advance their chosen field of study.
“Healthcare is increasingly complex and the demand for higher education exists in almost every job category. In order to meet those demands, we must have a highly educated workforce,” said Dr. Lisa Eichelberger, dean of the College of Health at Clayton State University. “The Clayton State – SCTC partnership allows student to gain an entry degree, begin working in health care and then continue to advance their career, increasing their earning potential and preparing them for leadership and management positions and graduate school.”