Chattanooga State And South College Sign Articulation Agreement

Friday, January 12, 2018
Rebecca Ashford, Chattanooga State president and Steve South, South College president offer congratulations to each other on this historic agreement.
Rebecca Ashford, Chattanooga State president and Steve South, South College president offer congratulations to each other on this historic agreement.

Dr. Rebecca Ashford, president of Chattanooga State and Mr. Steve South, president of South College, signed an articulation agreement between the two institutions on Jan. 9. This articulation agreement will guarantee qualified students enrolled in Chattanooga State’s pre-pharmacy classes an interview with the School of Pharmacy to pursue a doctor of pharmacy degree. The agreement becomes effective immediately for Chattanooga State students who want to apply to the School of Pharmacy. South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

“Articulation agreements like this one with South College provide pathways for our students to continue their education after leaving Chattanooga State. With this articulation agreement, our pre-pharmacy students can transfer to South College and complete their doctor of pharmacy degrees in just a few short years,” stated Dr. Ashford.

“We are very pleased to enter into this articulation agreement and new partnership between our two institutions. This agreement facilitates the process of Chattanooga State Community College students seeking admission to the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program at South College. Among other benefits, the articulation agreement guarantees qualified Chattanooga State students an interview with the School of Pharmacy,” said Mr. South. 

“This articulation agreement is ideal for a community college and its students because the coursework required before entry into the PharmD program can be completed in just two years. And because the South College PharmD program is an accelerated three-year program, five years after beginning at Chattanooga State it is possible for a student to become a licensed pharmacist,” said Dr. Walter Fitzgerald, dean of the School of Pharmacy.

Chattanooga State offers students two programs to pursue a career in pharmacy. The College’s 12-month pharmacy technician training program was founded in 1996 and is accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. Certified pharmacy technicians are experiencing an unprecedented demand. It has also been a feeder program for pre-pharmacy. Numerous graduates of the pharmacy technician program continue their education by taking pre-pharmacy classes on campus and applying to pharmacy schools. "Many of our graduates are pharmacists in the local community and serve as mentors for current students," officials said.


Pictured, , L-R: front, Rebecca Ashford, Chattanooga State president and Steve South, South College president; back, Chattanooga State students Lenora Havron, Lexie Waldron and Alicia Vandergriff, Dr. Nancy Watts, Chattanooga State Pharmacy Program director, and Dr. Walter Fitzgerald, South College School of Pharmacy dean.
Pictured, , L-R: front, Rebecca Ashford, Chattanooga State president and Steve South, South College president; back, Chattanooga State students Lenora Havron, Lexie Waldron and Alicia Vandergriff, Dr. Nancy Watts, Chattanooga State Pharmacy Program director, and Dr. Walter Fitzgerald, South College School of Pharmacy dean.


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