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OTC Criminal Justice Grads Learn about Online Bachelor’s Degree Option

Dana Brooks, admissions associate for Thomas University (TU), made a presentation to Okefenokee Technical College (OTC) criminal justice students and graduates recently to encourage them to consider furthering their education at Thomas University. Brooks shared the details of the OTC-TU Articulation Agreement with the group. Those attending were invited to ask questions and enjoy refreshments.

As a result of the articulation agreement, OTC criminal justice Associate of Applied Science (ASS) degree graduates may enter Thomas University with a significant number of credits applied toward a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

According to OTC President Dr. Glenn Deibert, articulation agreements officially provide for a seamless curriculum transition from one accredited institution to another. “The agreements entered into by OTC and the Technical College System of Georgia support and enhance a student’s opportunity to earn a four-year degree or other advanced credential, saving time and money,” stated Deibert.

“The articulation agreement between OTC and TU will be reviewed again in the very near future,” stated Jim Nordone, vice president for academic affairs, “as part of the annual articulation agreement review process and the merger process. I have no doubt that we will continue to partner with Thomas University in an effort to provide options for our students, should they choose to pursue another degree,” continued Nordone.

“Because the program is delivered online, TU’s criminal justice BS degree is especially appealing for graduates,” stated Jaki Johnson, OTC criminal justice instructor. “Most graduates will begin working in field after graduating, and many are interested in continuing their education. Driving two hours to class in Thomasville every day is not a very desirable option, but the online program eliminates the travel barrier and makes attending class convenient.”

For information about the OTC criminal justice program, contact Ms. Jaki Johnson at (912) 338-5254 or jjohnson@okefenokeetech.edu.

Thomas University Criminal Justice Visit

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Seventeen criminal justice majors took advantage of the informal reception and presentation at OTC last month to learn more about an online bachelor’s degree program. Dana Brooks with Thomas University talked individually with interested students following her presentation.

Thomas University Criminal Justice Visit

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Dana Brooks (left) with Thomas University was introduced to OTC criminal justice students and graduates by Ms. Jaki Johnson. Brooks shared information about TU’s criminal justice bachelor’s degree program with the group and fielded questions about online delivery, cost, and credit transfer.

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