Southern Polytechnic State University has implemented a system-wide articulation with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). This articulation will provide the opportunity for SPSU to offer a range of B.S. and B.A.S. level technological programs on a statewide basis, with the TCSG institutions as our partners. The initial set of programs were made available in Fall, 2009 and include pathways from approximately thirty TCSG Associates degrees into Information Technology (B.A.S.) and Manufacturing Operations (B.A.S.). Future offerings are being considered in Business Administration (B.A.S.), Electrical Engineering Technology (B.S.), Industrial Engineering Technology (B.S.), and Mechanical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.). Also under consideration is Surveying and Mapping (B.S.).
In this articulation, the TCSG institution will offer roughly the first two years of the programs including some of the USG core, and SPSU will offer the second two years of the programs. The TCSG portion will be offered mainly "live" on their campuses, with some online offerings. The SPSU portion will be offered in a format where most of the content is offered online with laboratories being offered low-residency. In a low-residency laboratory, students will take groups of laboratory experiments on two or three Saturdays during a semester, either on the SPSU or at a designated TCSG campus. The curricula of the TCSG institutions will be aligned with the SPSU curriculum to allow the maximum degree possible of direct transferability.
Articulation agreements have been signed by all of the SACS-COC accredited TCSG college presidents as well as the leadership at the TCSG system office.
If you would like more information on admission, program offerings and participating TCSG's, see tcsg.spsu.edu. Current majors include: