Georgia Southern and Ogeechee Tech Agree to Dual Enrollment Program

Jozsef Papp

Georgia Southern University and Ogeechee Technical College have agreed in a dual enrollment program that will allow Ogeechee Tech students to take select classes at GSU.

GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel and OTC President Dr. Dawn Cartee signed an agreement for a pilot project on Thursday. Although the agreement is a first for both schools, both presidents say that it is a step towards further agreements. The goal of the presidents is to allow students who earn a two-year degree from OTC to continue four-year degrees at GSU.

The agreement will provide up to 100 seats in Healthful Living, up to 50 seats in Career Exploration and up to 50 seats in a University Singers and Southern Chorale course starting during the summer session, according to the Statesboro Herald.

In addition to taking classes, OTC students will have the ability to participate in GSU student activities, such as attending football games and using the RAC. OTC students will only pay the fee if they want the services. OTC students who take GSU classes will pay tuition specific for the number of credit hours.

President Keel hopes to expand the agreement to logistics and manufacturing engineering courses in the near future, according to the Statesboro Herald.

“We’re just getting ready to really roll out a whole manufacturing engineering program, and that’s going to be a fantastic opportunity for Ogeechee Tech and its students, and for what they have to offer there to be able to articulate into our bachelor’s degree program in manufacturing,” Keel said.