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Lawrenceville, GA 30043-5702
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Gwinnett Technical College

Gwinnett Technical College Rating: 3.4/5 (12 votes)

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Gwinnett Technical College, also referred to as GTC, boasts a rich tradition of providing career-focused education and training that supports economic and workforce growth in the community. The institute was founded in 1984 as Gwinnett Area Technical School. After a few status and name changes, the college finally adopted its current name on July 6, 2000. Since its inception, the college has added several programs and greatly expanded its facilities. Today, Gwinnett stands as the state’s third largest technical college in terms of credit enrollment, and is the largest technical college in the state, when credit enrollment, adult education enrollment, and continuing education enrollment are combined together.


Gwinnett is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The institute also holds several discipline-based accreditations from agencies such as National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Department of Human Resources, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, National Association of Industrial Technology, Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The college offers more than 45 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs in diverse areas of study such as automotive, arts and sciences, business and finance, computer science, construction, cosmetology, education, visual arts and design, and welding. GTC also holds hundreds of continuing education seminars and workshops each quarter to advance job skills and provide specialized training to students.

Gwinnett provides continuing education programs for those wanting to add more classes and degrees to their resume to further their career. Adult education programs are also offered at the college. The GAP course includes career exploration, job search assistance, GED preparation and testing, leadership development, and life skills.

GTC Online:

Gwinnett offers online programs and courses through its virtual campus, which serves as the gateway to completing a college education. The online learning program provides students the flexibility to take classes anytime, anywhere. The program offer a variety of courses that provide relevant knowledge in diverse areas such as arts and sciences, computer information systems, marketing, telecommunications, industrial technology, horticulture, machine tool, and more.

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Students seeking admission to Gwinnett must send their official high school transcript, official record of SAT or ACT scores, and an official record of a COMPASS or ASSET exam to the college. The institute encourages freshmen students, returning students, and transfer students to apply early.

Financial Aid

Gwinnett provides financial aid programs to help students cover their educational expenses. There are several types of financial assistance offered at the institute, such as grants and scholarships. All applicants seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal and state grants offered at the college are the Georgia Hope Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), and Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant.

Scholarships offered at GTC include the American Culinary Federation Scholarship, Timothy Owens Scholarship, Michael Pattillo Scholarship, Irene Fowler Memorial Scholarship, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship, and CIS Advisory Board Scholarship. Loans are financial aid that must be repaid with interest. Some of the loans offered at GTC are Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Service Cancelable Loans.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5178th for the average student loan amount.
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Student life at Gwinnett is vibrant and fun. Students are encouraged to take part in the various on-campus clubs and organizations such as the Association for Future Radiologic Technologists (AFRT), Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP), Environmental Horticulture Club, Veterinary Technicians’ Society, Sport and Recreation Management Club, Student Organization of Dental Assistants (SODA), and Surgical Technology Club. Some organizations of special interest include Delta Epsilon Chi, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), Skills USA-VICA, and Voices of the World.

Campus Facilities:

The main campus houses several departments and centers for the convenience of students. The campus library includes a variety of books, journals, magazines, and reference materials. Some of the facilities offered at the library are a coin-operated photocopier, Internet access, DVD and VHS viewing stations, inter-library loan, and study areas.

Gwinnett serves with distinction as one of the 24 designated Community Training Centers for Georgia. A community training center is basically an organization that partners with the AHA to develop and maintain Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) training networks in programs like: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

The Career Center at GTC is a comprehensive source for career planning, development, and job placement for students and alumni. It offers services such as resume preparation, interview skills, and job search. The college offers an all-inclusive range of seminars and workshops that boost a company‚Äôs most valuable asset — its people. The seminars and workshops help the workforce focus on business and management, computer skills, and detailed occupational disciplines. There is also an Assessment Center to access a broad range of services, which includes online exams, personality and career testing, and computer certification testing.

The Food Court on campus offers both healthy brainpower-boosting snacks and hot lunches to help students get through the day.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Additional School Information

The Busbee Center at GTC is a full-service events facility suitably located in the heart of Gwinnett County. It is dedicated to state-of-the-art training and special events. The center is unlike any other in the metro area. The features include the 350-seat Cisco auditorium, multi-purpose conference rooms, a banquet hall, and full-service onsite catering.

The D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center is situated on the Gwinnett campus. It offers unparalleled early care and education for children aged between six weeks to eight years.

Information Summary

Ranks 109th in Georgia and 3159th 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 2 0.03
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 6 0.09

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 32 0.11
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.01
Forcible Rape 9 0.03
Robbery 41 0.14
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 219 0.76
Larceny 799 2.76
Vehicle theft 68 0.24

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Lawrenceville, GA 30043-5702
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population62,234 (62,091 urban / 143 rural)
Households19,513 (3.08 people per house)
Median Household Income$71,424
Families16,286 (3.38 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
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 District1307

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4469th 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 $660 $660 $660
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 $4,100 $4,100 $6,140
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,499 $16,499 $18,539
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,259 $8,259 $10,299

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,264 $2,434 $2,264 $2,434 $4,064 $4,354
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,300
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,402 $6,702
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,000 $3,600
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,000 $3,600

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)

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 761 272 199 1 1,314 61 2,666
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 47 21 23 54 8 159
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 21 3 6 25 55
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 36 12 7 49 1 106
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 2 13 1 16
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 15 11 9 82 11 132
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Banking and Financial Support Services
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician 5 1 2 6 1 15
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 6 3 10
Building/Property Maintenance
Business Administration and Management, General 51 15 4 48 4 126
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 3 1 7 11
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Carpentry/Carpenter 5 2 2 9
Child Care Provider/Assistant 22 6 5 27 62
Child Care and Support Services Management 5 4 2 5 18
Commercial Photography 14 7 2 27 3 53
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 31 5 5 1 43 1 88
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 4 4 10 18
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 3 1 1 9 14
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 3 7 10
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 17 9 1 16 3 48
Construction Management 19 6 2 22 51
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 4 2 3 15 1 25
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 29 14 33 2 78
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 13 2 5 20
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General 2 2
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 7 2 2 12 23
Dental Assisting/Assistant 12 6 2 14 2 36
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 6 4 1 6 17
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 8 1 1 13 1 24
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 1 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 29 11 10 24 76
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 10 13 4 109 6 146
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 3 2 9 14
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management 1 1
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 8 1 11 22
Game and Interactive Media Design 4 4 7 15
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 19 5 24 48
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2 1 3
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 4 2 3 9
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 30 6 13 65 2 119
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 21 15 14 36 86
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician 3 6 10
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant 7 7
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 13 13 10 22 61
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 17 7 2 17 1 46
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Interior Design 4 9 13
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1 1 7 1 10
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician 2 5 1 8
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 5 4 1 32 42
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 11 4 2 15 32
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 13 3 2 16 34
Medical/Clinical Assistant 7 3 4 16 30
Meeting and Event Planning 11 6 6 13 36
Network and System Administration/Administrator 52 14 7 79 4 161
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 9 2 5 16
Operations Management and Supervision 1 2 3
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 1 7 8
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 7 3 4 15
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 6 1 4 20 1 32
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 15 3 13 36 2 71
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 7 2 1 5 15
Restaurant/Food Services Management 2 1 3 7
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 6 1 2 17 27
Small Business Administration/Management
Solar Energy Technology/Technician 4 1 2 4 11
Surgical Technology/Technologist 3 2 19 25
Teacher Assistant/Aide 5 1 1 11 18
Tourism and Travel Services Management 4 3 5 11 25
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 4 2 31 3 42
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 19 3 2 26 50
Welding Technology/Welder 7 1 3 33 1 45

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1266th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $71,102 ($67,513 male / $51,005 female)
Number of FT Faculty 102 (50 male / 52 female)
Number of PT Faculty 404
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $4,717,806

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