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501 Varsity Rd
Griffin, GA 30223-2042
p. 770-228-7348
w. www.sctech.edu

Southern Crescent Technical College

Southern Crescent Technical College Rating: 3.0/5 (11 votes)

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Academics

Griffin Technical College (GTC), located in Griffin, Georgia, began as the Griffin-Spalding County Area Vocational Technical School in 1963. Officially christened Griffin Technical College in July 2000, the institute is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. At the academic program level, GTC is accredited or certified by various organizations like the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and Accreditation Review Committee of Education in Surgical Technology.

GTC is under the Technical College System of Georgia, and offers a number of certificates, diplomas, and technical degree programs. Students can opt for courses in the fields of business and computer technology, automotive technology, cosmetology, dental assisting, health information technology, orthopedic technology, and practical nursing, among others. The college also provides easy transfer of associate’s degree credits to bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in other colleges and universities in Georgia. In addition to these academic programs, GTC offers continuing education, adult education, and work force training programs.

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Admissions

For enrollment in GTC, students need to submit a completed application form together with the application fee at the college’s Admissions Office. This form is available online. The criteria for admission vary depending on whether it is for a first-time student, or a transfer student. In general, students need to submit transcripts of their high school or GED, and college credit. Those who have not appeared for the SAT, ACT, COMPASS, CPE, or ASSET test in the last 5 years need to clear the college’s admission test. Following submission of all the required details, students can attend orientation programs regarding academic advising and registration.

GTC also offers admission to international students. However, such candidates need to submit an application form and a non-refundable fee, along with valid test scores of SAT, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, or CPE. In addition, they need to provide copies of resident identification cards, and official evaluation of foreign transcripts.

Financial Aid

GTC offers extensive financial assistance to its students. Eligible candidates can receive the Federal Pell Grants, HOPE Grant, and Veterans Benefits. GTC, in cooperation with the Vocational Rehabilitation program, provides financial assistance to students suffering from any kind of disability or handicap. The HOPE Scholarship is also available for all deserving students of Georgia. The GTC Scholarship Program is provided to students by the Griffin Technical College Foundation.

Students wishing to apply for financial assistance need to do so in the month of January. The FAFSA form is available at the Financial Aid Office. Post approval, financial aid is effective from the summer to the spring quarter of the particular award year. However, all HOPE and Pell grants expire on the 30th of June.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5328th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Students of GTC are involved in a number of on-campus clubs and organizations. The college supports Greek letter societies like the Phi Beta Lambda, and Alpha Upsilon Gamma, as well as associations like the Student Leadership Council, SkillsUSA, Student Nurses Association, Forensic Science Club, Surgical Technology Student Association, Foundation Setters for Future Minds, Rotaract, Spanish Conversation Club, National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists, and National Technical Honor Society. GTC also nominates students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership. Sponsored by the Griffin Area Chamber of Commerce, this program recognizes and rewards excellence, and provides students the opportunity of speaking at local events.

GTC has an on-campus library that comprises more than 18,500 volumes including over 200 periodicals and newspapers, audiovisual materials, and over 16,000 electronic books. Students can also use the computer lab in the library, or in the academic and main buildings. GTC also has the Griffin Technical College Bookstore that is located within the campus and sells books, school supplies, as well as other paraphernalia.

Student Enrollment Demographics

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Ranks 106th in Georgia and 3041st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Georgia and 35th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 102 0.43
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 5 0.02
Robbery 47 0.20
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 304 1.27
Larceny 1,183 4.94
Vehicle theft 44 0.18

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Griffin, GA 30223-2042
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population34,765 (20,178 urban / 14,587 rural)
Households12,571 (2.75 people per house)
Median Household Income$32,968
Families9,238 (3.19 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1303

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3845th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,825 $3,825 $7,650
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $768 $768 $768
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $85 $85 $170
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $6,093 $6,093 $9,918
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,013 $19,013 $22,838
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,013 $11,013 $14,838

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,078 $2,282 $2,078 $2,282 $3,878 $4,202
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,600(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,100(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,100(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 1 507 49 24 6 774 6 1,392
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 11 5 1 20 39
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 8 8 16
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 1 1
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 1 1
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1 1
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 7 7
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 2 5 7
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 14 4 2 20 40
Banking and Financial Support Services
Barbering/Barber 2 2
Building/Property Maintenance
Business Administration and Management, General 39 3 2 1 37 83
Cabinetmaking and Millwork 1 1
Carpentry/Carpenter 5 10 16
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 69 4 1 1 90 168
Child Care and Support Services Management 8 15 23
Commercial Photography 1 7 8
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 1 1
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 1 2 5
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 1
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Construction Management 1 1 3
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 13 2 1 37 53
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 56 3 46 108
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 10 1 11 23
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation 5 2 1 1 10
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 2 2
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 1 1 2
Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 10 11
Design and Visual Communications, General 2 3 5
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 4 5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 22 1 8 2 33
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 5 5 10
Electrician 4 1 8 13
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 1 2 3 5 11
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 18 19
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 1 2 4
Fire Services Administration 1 1
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 4 1 5
Forensic Science and Technology 3 5 9
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 2 1 6 9
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 12 11 23
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 16 17 33
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician 2 5 7
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant 7 1 2 10
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 12 2 13 27
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 4 1 22 29
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 2 2
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 9 10
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 13 1 38 52
Lineworker
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 4 21 28
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 1
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 1 1
Medical/Clinical Assistant 6 1 1 10 18
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
Network and System Administration/Administrator 5 1 1 13 1 22
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 29 2 2 28 1 64
Operations Management and Supervision 2 2
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 12 2 1 13 28
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 13 12 25
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter
Plant Nursery Operations and Management 5 5
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 1 3 1 5
Polysomnography 5 4 9
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 1 1
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 3 1 3 12 19
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 4 2 8 14
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician 3 2 5
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 7 1 7 15
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 5 5
Small Business Administration/Management
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician 2 21 23
Surgical Technology/Technologist 12 1 3 16 35
Teacher Assistant/Aide 4 1 2 7
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 21 1 1 34 57
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 3 1 4 8
Welding Technology/Welder 2 43 1 46

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2958th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $54,650 ($55,266 male / $43,726 female)
Number of FT Faculty 107 (53 male / 54 female)
Number of PT Faculty 277
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $3,111,180

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