NGTC and PC agree on photography program

Students who earn an associate's degree in Photography from North Georgia Technical College can now use their academic credits toward a four-year bachelor's degree at Piedmont College. 

The two schools recently signed an articulation agreement that makes it possible for NGTC graduates to transfer some course credits to Piedmont. Photography graduates have the opportunity to enter Piedmont as degree-completion students, which means that they can complete the bachelor's degree program with a major in Art in two years if they attend full time. 

Piedmont and NGTC have signed similar agreements that allow the transfer of credits for students enrolled in business, nursing, and criminal justice classes. "We hope that these programs offer our students the opportunities and flexibility they may need in order to earn their bachelor's degree," said NGTC President Dr. Gail Thaxton.  "We are committed to the success of our students and we are proud to partner with Piedmont to offer avenues for continued achievements." 

According to the new agreement, NGTC students who complete the AAS degree in photography with specific electives as designated by PC and NGTC will be eligible to transfer the equivalent semester hours. 

"This photography program articulation is yet another example of a strong collaborative relationship between Piedmont College and North Georgia Technical College," said Dr. Perry Rettig, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Piedmont.  "It provides students the wonderful opportunity to learn the necessary and requisite skills taught by faculty at NGTC, coupled with the breadth and depth of the liberal arts and professional curriculum offered by the faculty at Piedmont College." 

North Georgia Technical College is a public, residential, multi-campus, two-year technical college whose mission is to provide quality technical education, adult education, continuing education, and business and industry training to individuals who can benefit from these programs and services. The college offers both traditional and distance learning courses that lead to the certificate, the diploma, and the associate degree. 

Piedmont College is an independent liberal arts college of about 2,600 students with campuses located in Demorest and Athens. Founded in 1897, the college offers undergraduate degrees in 50 major areas, master's degrees in education and business, and doctoral degrees in education. 

For more information on the photography programs at NGTC, please contact Jeff Gulle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jim Loring at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit the website at For more information about the photography program at Piedmont College, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at 706-778-3000 ext. 1307 or visit