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.