Southeastern Technical College Launches Mobile App for Students
August 17, 2017 – Southeastern Technical College’s students can now access their entire academic life via their smartphone, thanks to new technology implemented by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) for the 22 colleges statewide. TCSG is now the first system in the country to deploy this comprehensive mobile platform across all of its colleges.
Today’s students access the Internet and perform most transactions via smartphone. In the past, higher ed institutions relied on paper forms and electronic requests that required a traditional PC. TCSG has joined forces with Ellucian to bridge the gap between the technology students’ use and the systems already in place.
“We’re very excited to have this new technology available for students,” said TCSG Assistant Commissioner Kathryn Hornsby. “The new app gives students an easier way to enroll in any of their college’s courses and get their career started.”
Over 5,000 students across all TCSG colleges have already installed the app, with many using it to register for fall semester classes. “One of our goals is to reach students where they are,” said TCSG Chief Information Officer Steven Ferguson. “With the new banner app we’re doing that better than ever before.”
Ellucian is a software development firm that focuses on the needs of higher education. With 40 years of experience, their products serve 18 million students across 40 countries. The Banner Mobile app allows faculty and staff to meet the students where they are, improve onboarding efforts, streamline registration and save time spent waiting in line for service.
Some features of the new app include:
• An add/drop option for students to manage their course load
• Access to grades and email communications with professors
• Easy access to college calendars
• College-specific notifications
• Management of financial aid
• Quick access to campus maps
• Apple Watch compatibility
“Each student has a profile,” said Dave Curran, a principal solutions consultant for Ellucian. “They can check their GPA whenever they want. They can also look at the instructors of their new classes or the ones they’re in now. There’s even an option to send their new instructor an email.”
The robust notification system that the Banner app offers provides a new level of connectivity for the 22 TCSG colleges. A student can be notified through the app in the event of an emergency or even an outstanding payment. Around two-thirds of TCSG students attend college part time, and the app gives them a way to stay in continuous contact with their college.
The App is available on iOS & Android, and can be found in the iTunes or Google Play store. Android users can search “Southeastern Technical College” and it is V.5.1.1 and Apple products users can search STC Mobile Felkel.
For more information on Southeastern Technical College, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.