Livingston and Hartsville area students to benefit from Motlow, TCAT partnerships

Motlow and Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Livingston recently entered into an articulation agreement that will facilitate TCAT Livingston students transferring to Motlow. Pictured at the agreement signing in Livingston this past spring, seated from left: Melody Edmonds, assistant vice president of academic affairs; Dr. Michael Torrence, Motlow president; Dr. Myra West, TCAT Livingston president; and Scott Gaw, TCAT industrial maintenance instructor. Standing from left: Beth Ann Swallows, Motlow Sparta Teaching Site coordinator; Gina Burke, Motlow business and technology curriculum chair; and Gary Morgan, Motlow Foundation chair. Motlow Staff Photo.

Motlow and Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Livingston recently entered into an articulation agreement that will facilitate TCAT Livingston students transferring to Motlow. Pictured at the agreement signing in Livingston this past spring, seated from left: Melody Edmonds, assistant vice president of academic affairs; Dr. Michael Torrence, Motlow president; Dr. Myra West, TCAT Livingston president; and Scott Gaw, TCAT industrial maintenance instructor. Standing from left: Beth Ann Swallows, Motlow Sparta Teaching Site coordinator; Gina Burke, Motlow business and technology curriculum chair; and Gary Morgan, Motlow Foundation chair. Motlow Staff Photo.

Articulation agreements allow seamless transfer of students to Motlow State

Motlow State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Livingston and TCAT Hartsville recently entered into multiple articulation agreements that facilitate students transferring from the two schools to Motlow. The Livingston agreements pertain to business office, medical office, cyber defense, and mechatronics degrees, while the Hartsville agreement pertains to mechatronics degrees.

“These important agreements make possible the seamless transferring of students who wish to further their education at Motlow,” said Fred Rascoe, dean of career readiness at Motlow. “It provides a clear pathway for Livingston and Hartsville area students to obtain their associates degrees in growing fields of employment such as mechatronics and cyber defense.”

An articulation agreement is a contractual arrangement to transfer credits from one educational institution or system to another. By design, an articulation arrangement assures that courses students complete will not have to be repeated at the institution to which they are transferring. The College System of Tennessee, governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), has named seamless and effective transferring from its institutions as a priority.

Currently, Motlow has multiple articulation and transfer agreements in place with other institutions such as TCAT Shelbyville, Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Martin Methodist College, and Tennessee State University.