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DeKalb Tech signs agreement with RCPS to build small business careers
(front left to right) Dr. Robin Hoffman, President of DeKalb Technical College; Dr. Gary Matthews, Superintendent of Newton County Schools - photo by Submitted Photo

DeKalb Technical College announced agreement with five school districts, including Rockdale County Public Schools, that would help high school and college students in studying small business development.

The signing of the agreement is the culmination of a two-year project. "It‘s an exciting time for seamless education in Georgia," says Karen Howard, a DeKalb Tech Marketing instructor, and architect of the articulation agreement.

The articulation agreement is a collaborative effort between Decatur City, DeKalb, Morgan, Newton and Rockdale County School Systems and DeKalb Technical College.

The goal is to encourage small business development career pathways for high school students in the five school districts. The goal of the agreement is to create a seamless transition of credits utilizing the system of matching state approved secondary career pathways with state approved technical college programs. High school courses include Business Essentials, Legal Environment of Business and Entrepreneurial Ventures. These will be coupled with Technical College courses that include Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Principles of Management and Business Law.

"This articulation agreement will enable students to move from high school to higher education along a career path that ensures a bright future," DTC President Dr. Robin Hoffman said. "We look forward to the development of many more such agreements with our high school partners."

High school students who complete all three high school courses may receive articulated credit at DeKalb Technical College. In order to receive articulated credit, the student must complete all three courses, make at least a C in all courses, and pass end-of-course tests for each course with at least a score of 80.

Established in 1961, DeKalb Technical College currently has more than 4,000 students enrolled in diploma or degree programs and more than 9,000 in adult education classes. For more information visit our website at