SCTC Inks Agreement with Troy University that Clears Hurdles for Students to Complete Four-Year Degrees

Date Posted: November 4, 2021
Pictured L-R: Dr. Steve Pearce, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Southern Crescent Technical College; Dr. Alvetta Thomas, President, Southern Crescent Technical College; Sohail Agboatwala, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Administration, Troy University; Staci Hutto, Area Coordinator, Troy University


Troy University and Southern Crescent Technical College have inked a deal that will afford students a clear pathway to a four-year degree.

The articulation agreement sets out which SCTC courses match with TROY courses, allowing students to know which provides transfer credits, thereby saving time and money when they transfer to TROY for a bachelor’s degree.

“We welcome the change for Southern Crescent Technical College students to seamlessly complete their undergraduate degrees at TROY,” said Dr. Lance Tatum, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “TROY can become a second home for SCTC students.”

While SCTC students must still meet admissions requirements at TROY, the agreement paves the way for trouble-free academic progress. Under the terms of the agreement, SCTC students who have earned an associate degree will qualify for unconditional admission with a 2.0 grade point average on a minimum of 12 semester hours of college work attempted.

Dr. Alvetta Thomas, President of Southern Crescent Technical College stated, “We are excited about the opportunities that this agreement offers both our current students and graduates to seamlessly matriculate to Troy University. This partnership and the expanded educational pathways it provides demonstrates the commitment both institutions have to creating meaningful educational opportunities for our students. At Southern Crescent Technical College, we are focused on helping our students reach all of their educational goals as we strive to build strong students, strong careers, and strong communities.”


Troy University operates four campuses in Troy, Montgomery, Dothan and Phenix City, Alabama and is a leader in online education with a worldwide enrollment of 17,000. Known as Alabama’s International University, TROY has more than 1,000 students representing 76 countries and provides instruction at partner institutions around the world. The University is committed to supporting active and reserve military members, veterans and military families and is an educational partner with the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. TROY provides military-specific scholarships and TROY for Troops support centers to military affiliated students and veterans.

Southern Crescent Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and serves the workforce and community needs of Butts, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson  counties.  The College is a public, accredited, two-year post-secondary institution serving a diverse student population by offering academic credit programs and services, adult education, continuing education and programs customized for business and industry.

Southern Crescent Technical College is committed to excellence and is characterized by outstanding instruction, a comprehensive commitment to state-of-the-industry training and workforce development, and a close connection to the community.  As the College grows, Southern Crescent Technical College will continue to expand its educational programs and facilities to provide students with enhanced opportunities for career success. For more information on Southern Crescent Technical College or its offerings, please visit