Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Augusta College and Augusta Technical Faculty introduced a groundbreaking partnership to create a brand new program for college kids.

On Wednesday, leaders revealed the announcement and the initiative’s new emblem at Jaguar Pupil Actions Heart at AU on Walton Means.

On Wednesday, leaders revealed the announcement, and the initiative’s new emblem was at Jaguar Pupil Actions Heart at AU on Walton Means.(WRDW/WAGT)

This system will assist switch college students go from a two-year program at Augusta Tech right into a bachelor’s program at AU.

We checked into how this advantages the scholars and our native workforce.

This system is known as Augusta Benefit, and it permits college students to acquire their affiliate diploma from Augusta Tech after which switch seamlessly with no points, missing no credit, straight into getting their bachelor’s.

Augusta College President Dr. Brooks Keel mentioned, “For the primary time folks in Augusta can go from kindergarten to their Ph.D. with out ever having to depart the town of Augusta.”

There are eight pathways: enterprise administration, communication, laptop science, kinesiology, nursing, political science, psychology and social work.

“This setting is unimaginable. And to offer of us who go to Augusta Tech to get this affiliate diploma and determine to go on for a bachelor’s and grasp’s or Ph.D., however then to seamlessly switch over to us with out shedding a number of the credit,” Keel says.

However additionally they wished to create a program that was inexpensive for greater training.

Augusta Tech President Jermaine Whirl mentioned: “There’s a number of college students that need to get a bachelor’s diploma, however proper now the price of greater training could be unattainable. And so to know that they’ll begin with Augusta Tech and go proper to au and never lose any momentum.”

Making the world of distinction within the lives of scholars like Emily Pinto.

Pinto, an Augusta Tech scholar, says, “It’s an possibility principally, for us to get the assist that we have to transfer from a two-year program over to a four-year program, now we have some faculty below our belts, and we additionally have been simply capable of have a easy switch.”

“We’ve got pathways to the enterprise college, pathways to the humanities and sciences, and the humanities. and that covers every little thing out of your psychology to your nursing applications enterprise applications and it cyber,” Whirl says.

Pinto who’s finding out graphic design, not has to fret about going surfing for her bachelor’s.

“I appreciated the choice of doing lessons in particular person as a result of I like folks. I like being round folks. and I be taught nicely when somebody reveals me hands-on what I’m doing. So to have the choice of being in particular person at a school moderately than doing it on-line simply works so nicely for me, and there are such a lot of different college students on the market similar to me like that,” Pinto mentioned.

Enrollment for the autumn on this program is now open. April Byrd is the advisor contact for Augusta Benefit if you wish to be taught extra.

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