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5717 White Bluff Rd
Savannah, GA 31405-5594
p. 912-443-5700
w. www.savannahtech.edu

Savannah Technical College

Savannah Technical College Rating: 3.2/5 (6 votes)

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History

The Savannah Technical College began its journey as the Opportunity School in 1929. The Savannah Chamber of Commerce sponsored the school, which quickly began to grow to an enrollment of 466 students in 1930 and moved to a larger setting. The school moved again to a building inside of the Independent Presbyterian Church and began offering shop classes and business education classes. Voters of Chatham County approved a bond that combined the Opportunity School and the Harris Area Trade School to create the Savannah Area Vocational-Technical School.

As the need for a larger facility grew, the plans to acquire land to build a consolidated vocational-technical post secondary school began in 1973 and the ground breaking ceremony was held in 1978. Evening classes started in the fall of 1981 and regular classes began in the summer. In 1984, the Savannah Tech Foundation and Advisory Council was established to raise funds for endowment, research grants, and scholarships. In the fall quarter of 1989, the official name of the school changed to Savannah Technical Institute. The school received accreditation to award diplomas and associate’s degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and School (SACS).

The school later received recognition as the 5th largest of 33 technical colleges. The school experienced one last name change in 2000 and became known as Savannah Technical College. The school continued to provide continuing education, technical education, business training, and adult literacy education. Savannah Technical College also received recognition as the 3rd fastest growing two-year college in the country. Enrollment grew and the campus continued to expand, and the school’s Liberty Campus opened in 2006.

Academics

Savannah Technical College is a diverse school with many educational opportunities. The school offers diplomas, technical certificate of credit programs, and associate degree programs at five campus sights that include Fort Steward AEC, Crossroads Campus, Liberty County Campus, Savannah Campus, and Effingham County Campus. The college also offers online educational options for students. There are 6 academic divisions at the Savannah Technical College: Business and Technology, Economic Development, General Studies, Health Sciences, Industrial Service, and Public Service.

Business and Technology Division

The Business and Technology Division is for students interested in entering fields related to technology and business areas. Highly skilled professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge to the programs are responsible for teaching the courses. Students learn through engaging experiences to create meaningful educational experiences. Many graduates start successful careers after graduating from a business and technical program. Some students choose to further educational experiences and pursue bachelor’s and master’s degree after graduating from the Savannah Technical College.

Business & Technical Division

Programs within the Business & Technical Division prepare students for careers in accounting, paralegal studies, and computer information systems. Possible degrees, diplomas, and certificates that students may earn are Computer Support Specialist Degree, Management and Supervisory Development Diploma, CISCO Certificate, Business Administration Technology Diploma, Accounting Associate Degree, and Microsoft Networking Technician Certificate.

Economic Development Division

The Economic Development Division offers students short-term career certificates. The programs achieve this goal by designing programs to meet the needs of the community. Students also participate in business partnerships for hand-on experience in a particular area. Students gain many technical skills through educational experiences. The state of the art laboratories and teaching facilities prepare student for real world experiences.

A few of the career fields that students may enter after receiving training in the Economic Development Division include aviation, customer service, manufacturing, and warehousing. Possible certificates, degrees, and diplomas include Certified Manufacturing Specialist, Team Supervisor Certificate, Aircraft Electrical Assembly Certificate, Certified Customer Service Specialist, and Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist.

General Studies Department

The General Studies Department offers students support for the occupational and academic programs available through the college. General education programs are available for all credit programs. The General Studies Department also offers assistance via a testing center. The testing center offers diagnostic testing, exit exams and placement testing for students.

Students can also seek assistance from the Career Services Center, where they can receive information about job opportunities from career counselors and receive help with other job-seeking needs. The Learning Enrichment Center offers certified tutors for students who need these services and students who do not speak English as their first language may receive ELS and RSL courses to assist with their educational needs. There are over 200 learning support and general education courses offered at Savannah Technical College. Students can earn a Technical Communications Certificate from this department.

Health Sciences Department

The Health Sciences Department prepares students for all levels of the health care industry. Upon completion of a program, students can earn an entry-level position with many opportunities for advancement. Students receive preparation for positions in nursing homes, dental offices, hospitals, home health, and health and illness care facilities.

The department offer professional diplomas, associate degrees, and technical certificates. A few of the careers include patient-care technicians (PCT), medical assistants (MA), and certified nursing assistants (CAN). Students may earn diplomas, degrees, and certificates in Medical Assisting, Central Sterile Processing, Surgical Technology, Paramedic Technology, Phlebotomy Technician, Dental Office Management, and Emergency Medical Technician.

Industrial Services Division

The Industrial Services Division prepares students for industrial related professions. The programs combine classroom instruction and training with hands-on experience to prepare students for industrial positions. Possible fields that students can work in include commercial truck driving, construction management, automotive and collision repair, drafting, aircraft structural, historical preservation, and electronic and computer engineering.

Students can earn such degrees, certificates, and diplomas as a Drafting Diploma, Gas Metal Arc Welding Certificate, Historical Preservation and Restoration Associate Degree, Masonry Apprentice Certificate, Air Conditioning Technology Degree, and Automotive Collision Repair Diploma.

Public Service Division

The Public Service Division prepares students to work in all level of public service. This division has trained professional who are dedicated to student success. The programs aim is to prepare students with the skills necessary to attain professional and personal goals. The curriculum is of the highest quality possible. The division consists of the areas of Marketing; Cosmetology/Barbering; Criminal Justice/Peace Academy; Culinary Arts; Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism; and Early Childhood Care and Education programs.

Students can earn degrees, certificates, and diplomas such as Basic Law Enforcement Certificate, Culinary Institute of Savannah-Culinary Arts Associate Degree, Barber Diploma, Basic Fire Company Officer-TCC, Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate, Hospitality Customer Service Provider Certificate, Nail Technology Certificate, Marketing Diploma, Fire Officer II-TCC, and Sales Representative Certificate.

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Admissions

Students must follow a few easy instructions to apply for admission to the college. Students must complete the application and pay the non-refundable application fee, submit official GED or high school transcript, submit transcripts for university or college courses or degrees, show proof of college entrance exam scores or make arrangements to take a placement examination, complete the FAFSA form, and complete a BLAST (Basic Learning About Savannah Tech) orientation session prior to registration and advisement. The orientation is available online for students to access. Students must access the Savannah Technical College’s website for this information.

International students may need to seek assistance from the General Studies Department if students are in the process of studying English as a Second Language (ESL). There are several admission forms on Savannah Technical College’s website for program admission. Other applications include Dual and Joint Enrollment Application, POST Exam Form, Change Major Form, and International Student Admission Application.

Financial Aid

Students must complete the FAFSA form to qualify for financial assistance. Students have options to receive many forms of state and Federal financial assistance to finance schooling. A few of the ways that students may finance an education include grants, work-study programs, loans, and scholarships. Aid is available based on the financial need of each student. The college also offers several options for loans and scholarships. Many students may have to depend on private loans if these students do not qualify to receive assistance through FAFSA. There are also a number of outside scholarships that students may qualify for based on certain criteria.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Students

The campus is full of student organizations in which students can join. Students are encouraged to participate in order to develop social interactions, leadership skills, and community involvement. A few of the organizations include Air Conditioning Technology Club (ACT), Dental Assistant Club, National Vocational-Technical Honor Society (NVTHS), Surgical Technology Club, SkillsUSA Club, and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).

This college also offers assistance for special groups of individuals. The college also has Disability Services that offers assistance with the special needs of students. Students who require these services should get information from Savannah Technical College’s website. There is also a program called Savannah Technical College’s Special Populations program that helps people who are part of a defined group of individuals. The aim is to remove the barriers that prevent success on academic and economic areas. Students who are displaced homemakers, limited English proficient and single parents qualify for this service.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Bibliography

  • Russell, Preston and Barbara Hines. A History of Her People Since 1733. Savannah: Frederic C. Beil Publisher, 2002. Print
  • Savannah Technical College. 19 April 2011. Web. 19 April 2011.
  • Silivanch, Annalise. Making the Right College Choice: Technical, 2-year, 4-year (Thinking About College). New York: Rosen Pub Group, 2010. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 108th in Georgia and 3111th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 5 0.11
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.02
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 6 0.13
Arrest 3 0.06

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Savannah, GA 31405-5594
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population32,887 (30,919 urban / 1,968 rural)
Households12,169 (2.46 people per house)
Median Household Income$33,947
Families7,903 (3.07 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
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 District1301

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4542nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,040 $2,040 $4,080
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $468 $468 $468
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 $3,608 $3,608 $5,648
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,590 $12,590 $14,630
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,984 $5,984 $8,024

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,542 $2,242 $2,542 $2,242 $4,792 $4,162
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,125 $1,000
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,012(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,634 $2,376
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,634 $2,376

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)

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 16 976 118 50 8 1,046 6 2,268
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 36 3 6 1 45 2 97
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 2 31 1 19 54
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 23 4 5 46 1 80
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 112 10 9 1 119 1 259
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 20 4 6 31
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 52 15 2 63 136
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Barbering/Barber 9 1 1 2 13
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Business Administration and Management, General 1 11 2 1 9 24
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 6 1 1 9 17
Cabinetmaking and Millwork 12 1 17 31
Carpentry/Carpenter 8 5 13
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 23 1 2 7 35
Child Care and Support Services Management 7 1 4 12
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 19 2 2 15 38
Construction Management 8 3 5 16
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 61 2 1 2 42 111
Criminal Justice/Police Science 7 29 36
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 9 2 9 22
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 2 5 3 16 30
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 1 14 1 16 33
Dental Assisting/Assistant 6 2 7 16
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 1 13 15
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 2 4 7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 32 8 42
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 1 4 7
Electrician 13 2 1 10 26
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2 3 35 41
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 1 2
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 3 3
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 2 1 13 17
Fire Services Administration 1 1
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 1 1 13 15
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 4 37 12 1 22 1 78
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 2 1 1 3 7
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 11 2 1 5 20
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 10 10
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 2 1 4 7
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 19 3 2 27 51
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 2 17 19
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 1 7 9
Mason/Masonry
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 2 1 3 6
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 35 2 32 72
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 28 1 20 49
Medical/Clinical Assistant 11 6 17
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
Network and System Administration/Administrator 15 3 17 36
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 100 10 8 102 1 228
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 12 3 1 1 15 33
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 6 1 2 18 27
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 4 4
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 1 3 1 7 12
Solar Energy Technology/Technician 8 1 7 16
Surgical Technology/Technologist 20 1 13 34
Teacher Assistant/Aide 1 1
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 82 4 1 1 44 133
Welding Technology/Welder 42 4 71 119

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3002nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $54,281 ($53,033 male / $44,875 female)
Number of FT Faculty 87 (43 male / 44 female)
Number of PT Faculty 306
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,208,728

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