Albany Technical College (ATC) officially signed a Pathways Program understanding with Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 that paves the way for students at Albany Technical College with associate degrees to continue into the appropriate IWU baccalaureate degree completion program.

Through the Pathways Program agreement, Indiana Wesleyan University’s College of Adult and Professional Studies and School of Nursing agree to work collaboratively in order to provide educational opportunities to ATC students. This understanding opens five different choices for the ATC student.

Albany Technical College CoursesPathway to Indiana Wesleyan Univ.
A.S.N. Nursing R.N. to B.S. Nursing-RN-BSN
A.A.S. Accounting B.S. Accounting-BSA
A.A.S. Business Technology B.S. Business Information Systems-BSIS
A.A.S. Business Management B.S. Management-BSM
A.A.S. Criminal Justice Technology B.S. Criminal Justice-BCCJ

"This agreement demonstrates our commitment to the local community in developing a stronger workforce by allowing students online choices after they successfully complete an associate degree at Albany Technical College," said Dr. Anthony O. Parker, President of Albany Technical College. "Working with Indiana Wesleyan University creates opportunities for students to advance in their professional career while living here in Albany and surrounding areas of Southwest Georgia."

“Indiana Wesleyan University is excited about partnering with Albany Technical College to help create a stronger workforce for adult students in Southwest Georgia. IWU’s online course platform will allow ATC graduates the opportunity to continue working to support their families, while confidently pursuing their education. The future is bright for ATC alumni and IWU is privileged to enter this esteemed agreement in effort to produce world changers,” said Kelli Adams, Corporate Representative at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Pathways Program centers on the priorities of Complete College Georgia (CCG), an initiative developed to increase the number of Georgians earning a college degree. In 2012, institutions in both the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) submitted plans to achieve the ambitious goal of adding more than 250,000 postsecondary graduates to Georgia’s workforce by 2020.

Educational experts say that statistics show students are noticeably turning to online and hybrid learning models as they work toward their degrees. Albany Technical College is aware of this trend and continues to provide options for the working adults in the region. Growth in online enrollment has seen a steady increase since 2015. More than one in four students now take at least one distance education course. *

* Sources: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/news_item/new-study-six-million-students-now-enrolled-distance-education


About Albany Technical College

A public postsecondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional and online classroom settings. Albany Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC). For more information about Albany Tech, go to www.albanytech.edu or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AlbanyTech or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlbanyTech.

About Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church. The non-profit University was founded in 1920 as Marion College and is committed to liberal arts and professional education. Indiana Wesleyan is the largest member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the largest private college in Indiana, based on enrollment, and is one of the largest employers in Grant County. IWU offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees, 38 graduate degrees and 5 doctorate degrees and students represent more than 80 Christian denominations and 10 foreign countries. For more information about Indiana Wesleyan University, please visit www.indwes.edu.