“There are many benefits to making CTC your higher education home this summer,” Executive Director of Admissions Missy Cusack said in a press release. “Students will have the ability to earn credits toward degrees, complete general academic requirements, improve their grade point average and explore new areas of interest. Best of all, they can do this close to home for a fraction of the cost of other colleges and universities.”
Including courses in English, math, psychology and sociology, for example, a student can complete all of the core education requirements for a four-year degree at one of the eight campuses of CTC, according to a press release. The college also offers several career-specific courses that transfer to local colleges and universities.
Rebecca Long, specialist for public relations for Chattahoochee Tech, said courses are offered in person, online or in a combination hybrid format.
According to a press release, “In addition to beginning students, returning students, and transfer students, Chattahoochee Technical College also accepts transient students. This is an especially popular option in the summer when students might be home for the summer. In addition to an application, application fee and transcripts, transient students must present a letter from their home institution allowing the student to earn credit at Chattahoochee Technical College.”
Sarah Hannah, a 2010 graduate of Cass High School, is a transient student at CTC’s Canton Campus. She said there have been many positives taking the core course Anatomy and Physiology at CTC over the last two semesters as she works toward a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Kennesaw State University and eventually a master’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics.
“Enrollment at Kennesaw was about impossible because I’m just a sophomore and I needed a couple of classes. I couldn’t get into them [at KSU], and it would have delayed my graduation by a couple of semesters,” Hannah said. “There were more classes offered at more times [at CTC] and it was more convenient.”
Hannah said she also appreciated the convenience of the campus size and being able to commute to the CTC campus and find parking with relative ease.
She said she also spoke with an advisor at KSU to determine what credits will transfer.
“Students should talk to an admissions counselor or advisor at the college you want to transfer to eventually. He or she can provide information and clarification that will be more meaningful toward an ultimate goal of graduation,” Long said in a press release.
She explained the relationship between taking core classes at two-year colleges in Georgia and transferring the credits to a four-year university.
“All Technical College System of Georgia [institutions] have an agreement about 27 college courses in general education that are specifically designed to transfer. This agreement was reached in March 2012 when 17 more courses were added to the list of 10 originally accepted at all of Georgia’s public institutions. This agreement is a precursor to Gov. Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia, as it was designed to make the transition from a two-year degree to a four-year degree even more seamless.
“In addition to this statewide agreement and a similar one with private colleges and universities, Chattahoochee Technical College has negotiated and signed agreements with other colleges and universities within the state of Georgia, as well as outside the state. These institutions do accept transfer credit from Chattahoochee Technical College programs. Students interested in transferring to another college will need to contact the receiving institution to determine the transferability of a particular course. While we work with the students to determine the right course selection, the ultimate decision for accepting transfer credits is that of the receiving institution.
“As of a few years ago, Chattahoochee Technical College was the third largest supplier of transfer students to Kennesaw State University. This speaks very well of the arrangement and cooperation the two schools have currently.”
For more information, visit www.chattahoocheetech.edu. Application deadline is May 24.