Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) offers many programs and degrees in a host of fields including business technology, information technology, public services, health technology, and industrial technology.
The Health Technology degree offers concentrations in many fields including dental hygiene, biotechnology and gerontology. The 95 credit hour nursing program is accredited by the Georgia Board of Licensed Practical Nurses and prepares students to take the State Board Examination tests upon completion.
The Public Services program has courses and degrees in barbering, criminal justice and paralegal studies. The Culinary Nutrition Manager Technical Certificate is also part of the Public Services program. This 25 credit hour course goes over such topics as contemporary cuisine and food service leadership.
The Trade and Industrial Program offers such degrees as cabinetmaking, electrical construction and maintenance and welding. The carpentry diploma is a 75 credit hour program that spans the field from professional tool use and safety to ceiling and roof framing. The carpentry program is accredited by the Associated General Contractors and certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
The school also supports an Adult Education Program that helps adults learn job-related skills instruction, speaking and offers Pre-GED preparation.
Admission to the college requires
completion of an application and a small non-refundable application fee, as well as a copy of all transcripts and standardized test scores.
Considerations for students looking to apply for the Health Technology Program include GPA, aptitude testing, a written or verbal interview and verifiable work in patient care. Students who have completed the Allied Health Core courses and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better will be given special consideration.
The school is also open to international and transient students.
Students must complete a FAFSA form for financial aid consideration. CGTC also offers federal and state loan programs, Pell grants, the Georgia HOPE Program, the Federal Student Equal Opportunity Grant and a Federal Work Study Program. Veterans of the armed forces receive special benefits.
The Workforce Investment Act is a program at CGTC that offers financial assistance to economically disadvantaged individuals and workers who have lost employment due to plant closures and foreign competition.
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There are a wide variety of clubs and activities on campus to round out the college experience. The Student Government Association is the voice of the students. All students are encouraged to run for office.
The Office of Economic and Community Relations provides training to area business coupled with continuing education services. The Computer Training Center offers more than thirty classes in software applications.
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