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Macon, GA 31206
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Central Georgia Technical College

Central Georgia Technical College Rating: 4.0/5 (2 votes)

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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.

Financial Aid

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.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Local Community

The college was founded in 1966 in Macon, Georgia. Macon, a bustling of approximately 100,000 people, has a rich musical and cultural heritage. The kazoo was invented in Macon, and the city is home to such great musical artists as The Allman Brothers Band and Otis Redding. The International Cherry Blossom Festival is held annually in Macon and the city is considered the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World”. Macon is also home to the Ocmulgee National Monument located near downtown. The monument preserves some of the largest mounds in Georgia built by Native Americas of the Mississippian Culture.

Information Summary

Ranks 110th in Georgia and 3164th 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 N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.03
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 5 0.08

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 274 0.30
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 13 0.01
Forcible Rape 33 0.04
Robbery 246 0.27
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,154 2.33
Larceny 5,104 5.51
Vehicle theft 549 0.59

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Macon, GA 31206
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population31,283 (29,666 urban / 1,617 rural)
Households11,479 (2.68 people per house)
Median Household Income$25,494
Families7,944 (3.21 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
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 District1302

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4554th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,920 $1,920 $3,840
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $330 $330 $330
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $80 $80 $160
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 $3,636 $3,636 $5,556
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $7,283 $7,283 $9,203
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,283 $5,283 $7,203

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,863 $2,080 $1,863 $2,080 $3,483 $3,880
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,386(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 $1,296 $1,300
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,298(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,295 $2,300

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 970th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $75,280 ($75,994 male / $56,492 female)
Number of FT Faculty 121 (50 male / 71 female)
Number of PT Faculty 457
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,552,140

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