SAVANNAH — Savannah Technical College and Georgia Southern University have signed an agreement for logistics management between the two schools.
The articulation agreement lays the foundation for students to complete a new, 74-credit hour associate of science degree in logistics management at Savannah Tech. Students will then be able to transfer their coursework in its entirety to Georgia Southern toward the bachelor’s degree in business administration, logistics and intermodal transportation.
Savannah Tech President Kathy Love and Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel signed the agreement last week.
“We are pleased to announce the beginning of an important partnership for workforce development in our region,” Love said. “This agreement makes this critically important program accessible not only for Savannah, but for all of Coastal Georgia.”
“This new partnership is great for students, great for the state of Georgia and great for both area and international business,” said Keel. “With the growth of the port in Savannah as well as others on the East Coast of the United States, there is a growing demand for well-educated and well-trained professionals in the field of logistics. This agreement ensures that we will be able to supply a steady and outstanding pipeline of talent to area businesses for years to come.”
The agreement next goes to both governing boards for endorsement.
Savannah Tech projects to begin offering the program beginning this fall. Upon board approval, Savannah Tech will be the first college in the Technical College System of Georgia to offer an associate of science degree in logistics management. In addition to general core courses, the program will feature 14 semester hours in logistics-related coursework, including supply chain management, transportation and logistics management, warehousing technology and materials management.
The Department of Management, Marketing and Logistics in the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern offers the bachelor of business administration degree in the area of logistics and intermodal transportation.
“Long term, Georgia Southern is looking at how higher education can better serve the needs of students in Georgia. We must ensure that we are remaining competitive on a national and global level,” Keel said. “This collaborative partnership is just the beginning. It is a great example of how we can partner to not only put our students in a position to win, but to have a positive and lasting impact on workforce and economic development in our region.”
There are now 27 core curriculum courses transferable to USG institutions from TCSG institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.