Macon State College Now Responsible for
Business Program At Robins Air Force Base
Chief Master Sergeant Patrick Dreer consults with
instructor Sam Dean during an accounting class at Macon
State's Warner Robins Campus. Dreer is pursuing his
bachelor's degree in business.
In January 2004, Milledgeville - based Georgia College & State
University transferred responsibility for the baccalaureate degree
in business it had been offering at the Robins Resident Center to
Macon State College. GC&SU will focus on providing improved
business programs at the master's degree level on the Base.
Macon State was already offering courses leading to the
bachelor's degree in business at its Warner Robins Campus on Watson
Boulevard, just a half mile from Robins' main gate. In
assuming responsibility for GC&SU's business program, Macon State
will make sure a student will be able to complete the baccalaureate
degree in Houston County.
Macon State's bachelor of science degree in business is
perfectly in tune with the fast - growing economic environment of
Houston County and the unique needs of Robins Air Force Base.
The program combines the traditional study of business theory and
practice with a foundation in the information technologies now vital
to public and private employment sectors.
"Taking responsibility for this program at the Base really sends
the message that we're in the baccalaureate business in Houston
County," said Mike Hale, executive director of Macon State's Warner
Robins Campus and the College's Robins Resident Center programs.
"We will provide an undergraduate program that addresses the needs
of the Base and Central Georgia. Our plan is to make it bigger
Here are some of the highlights of the transition of the
baccalaureate program from GC&SU to Macon State.
||Both institutions have personnel
available at the Robins Resident Center to meet with current
undergraduate students on an individual basis to plan the best
possible path for completing their undergraduate business
degree. Georgia College & State University will continue
to teach courses in the bachelor's program at the Robins
Resident Center until summer 2005.
||GC&SU will not accept new
undergraduate business students at Robins AFB after summer 2004.
Beginning in fall 2004, Macon State will serve all new students
seeking a bachelor's degree in business on the Base.
||Both institutions will make every
effort to ensure that students who are currently enrolled are
not impeded in their progress toward completing a degree as a
result of this transition.
In addition to courses leading to the bachelor's degree in
business, Macon State also offers the bachelor of science in
information technology at the Warner Robins Campus, with plans to
add the RN - BSN completion degree, a baccalaureate program designed
for Registered Nurses who hold the associate degrees or hospital
diplomas. Other degree programs will be added over time in
response to specific economic needs of Houston County and the Base.
"Houston County has unique higher education needs because of the
Base and the high - tech industries here," Hale said. "We're
going to make sure our degree offerings help fill those needs."
For more information about the bachelor's
degree in business in Houston County, contact Laurie Shaw, RRC
coordinator, at 327 - 7307
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