Officials from Chatt Tech and Clayton State gather for articulation agreement signing event

Chattahoochee Tech and Clayton State Establish Articulation Agreement for Paralegal Students

Chattahoochee Technical College and Clayton State University have established an articulation agreement that provides a strong pathway to a bachelor’s degree for Chattahoochee Tech paralegal students.

Chattahoochee Tech students who complete their associate degree in the college’s Paralegal Studies program may now move smoothly into Clayton State’s B.S. program in Legal Studies. Credits earned in the courses specified by this articulation agreement will transfer seamlessly from Chattahoochee Tech to Clayton State. The articulation agreement is designed to minimize any loss of credit and course duplication for students after they have earned an associate degree in Paralegal Studies at Chattahoochee Tech.

“Most students who pursue their B.S. in Legal Studies are interested in either becoming paralegals or attending law school after graduation,” said Professor Antoinette France-Harris, Clayton State’s Legal Studies program coordinator. “The Legal Studies program is particularly attractive because all program options can be completed fully online.”

Officials from Chattahoochee Tech and Clayton State gathered at the Clayton State campus in Morrow on Friday, Jan. 19, to sign the articulation agreement. “While this is not the first time Clayton State has established such agreements with our friends in the technical school system, we are still excited at the prospect that our partnerships will further enhance that expansive education of the next generation of Georgians,” said Dr. Georj L. Lewis, president of Clayton State University.

“We’re so proud to have this agreement with you all,” said Chattahoochee Tech President Dr. Ron Newcomb. “And I would challenge us with this – let’s do more.”

Chattahoochee Tech introduced its Paralegal Studies program in the 2022 fall semester, with its first class of students scheduled to graduate this spring. This program is based at the college’s Marietta Campus under the direction of program director and lead instructor Amie Ray Davis, JD.

Chatt Tech President Dr. Ron Newcomb and Executive VP Jason Tanner are shown here at the signing table with Clayton State President Dr. Georgj Lewis and Clayton State VP for Academic Affairs Kevin Demmitt.
Shown here, l-r, are Clayton State University Interim Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs Kevin Demmitt, Clayton State University President Dr. Georj L. Lewis, Chattahoochee Tech President Dr. Ron Newcomb, and Chattahoochee Tech Executive Vice President for Instruction Jason Tanner.