Liberty College and Career Academy students recently spent a day at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah campus.
About 30 students from the engineering career pathway visited the school Tuesday for a day devoted to engineering study and discovery.
“This was a great, day-long opportunity for our associates working in the engineering-career pathway,” LCCA CEO Tom Alexander said. “Associates were exposed to a general orientation to college life as well as a very thorough training in the process of applying to AASU for engineering.”
The students took a campus tour and participated in an orientation to the engineering-studies program within Armstrong’s College of Science and Technology.
“It was a uniquely worthwhile experience for our associates and an example of the numerous collaborative efforts between LCCA and outside agencies to broaden the experiences of our kids,” Alexander added.
The group learned about various types of engineering and the career opportunities and employment trends that accompany each.
Alexander said the “coolest information” the group received was about a dual-enrollment arrangement that Armstrong has with both Georgia Southern University and Georgia Tech.
The engineering-studies program at Armstrong provides several unique opportunities for students like those at the career academy, who have an interest in engineering, Armstrong Liberty Center Director Col. Peter Hoffman said.
Through classes offered at Armstrong’s main campus in Savannah and at the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville, students can build a solid foundation in humanities, mathematics, sciences and engineering. At Armstrong, students can complete an associate degree in engineering and transfer seamlessly to Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern University to earn a bachelor’s degree.
“Students can enroll at AASU for their freshman and sophomore years of college and if they’ve maintained a 3.0 or 3.2 (grade-point average), respectively, then they can complete their two college years at GSU or GT and earn a bachelor’s degree of engineering from either of these great schools,” Alexander said.