MGA Partners with Westchester Community College on IT Degree Transfer Agreement

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 12:00 AM
Categories: Events- Public | Faculty/Staff | School of Computing | Students | Pressroom

Macon, GA


Students at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, N.Y., can now complete a fully online bachelor’s degree in information technology from Middle Georgia State University (MGA), thanks to a new agreement between the two institutions.

Through the formal transfer agreement, MGA will accept for admission students who graduate from Westchester with associate’s degrees in cybersecurity/computer information systems. At MGA, those students will finish upper-division coursework leading to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, which is available fully online.

“We are proud to provide a pathway for Westchester students to complete their bachelor’s degrees,” said Dr. Kevin Floyd, associate dean of MGA’s School of Computing. “This continues a long tradition of MGA, through the School of Computing, establishing articulation agreements with other institutions and expanding access to our IT programs to students all over the country. Westchester is an excellent institution with high-quality IT programs at the associate’s degree level, so it’s a great partnership.”

Floyd noted that MGA and Westchester are each designated as an NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education.

“Our college recognizes the importance to our country, and the opportunities for our students, in preparing a new generation of IT professionals,” said Dr. Belinda S. Miles, president of Westchester Community College. “This agreement enables our students to pursue further studies that prepare them for high-demand jobs in exciting new fields. We value such partnerships that provide these pathways, especially with institutions that share our dedication to providing our students with the best education at affordable costs.”  

Westchester is the 20th institution that currently has a formal transfer agreement with MGA. Many of the agreements are specifically tied to the baccalaureate program in IT.  Other schools with transfer agreements with MGA include Central Georgia Technical College and some of the other state technical colleges, as well as Spartanburg Community College in South Carolina, Bossier Parish Community College in Louisiana, and Glendale Community College in Arizona.

Westchester students interested in pursuing an MGA bachelor’s degree in IT should email or call 478.471.2801 or 800.272.7619.


About WCC 

Westchester Community College provides over 24,000 full-time and part-time students with an award-winning education at one of the lowest tuition rates in New York State. The college offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, including innovative programs in such high-demand fields as cybersecurity, health information technology, respiratory therapy, and digital filmmaking. The college reflects the rich diversity of its region, and was the first SUNY campus to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. 


About MGA

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) serves students on campuses in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, and online through MGA Direct. Students can choose from dozens of programs - including business, nursing, information technology, media and communication, and contemporary musicianship - that lead to bachelor’s degrees. MGA also offers professional master’s degrees in cybersecurity, nursing, management, teaching (secondary education), and technical and professional writing, with other graduate programs under development. MGA expects to introduce a Doctor of Science in IT in the 2020-2021 academic year. The University is home to Georgia’s only public School of Aviation - based on the Eastman campus - and a four-year degree in flight.