Southwest Georgia Technical College, located in Thomasville, Georgia, acquired its current name in 2000, when it became part of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), but its history extends as far back as 1947. In those days, it was called Thomas County Vocational School and served as a place for ex-World War II soldiers to learn new skills to adapt to civilian life. That practical tradition has remained, as today Southwest Georgia Technical College remains a place for developing technical field skills. SWGTC today has campuses in Camilla and Grady County, along with Thomasville.
Southwest Georgia Technical College receives its accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and diplomas, as well as technical certificates of credit.
The areas of study offered by Southwest Georgia Technical College are Allied Health Education, Business & Computer Programs, Professional Service Programs and Technical & Industrial Programs.
In Allied Health Education, the Associate Degree in Nursing (Generic or Bridge Option) is one of the highlights of the Southwest Georgia Technical College curriculum. Admission is competitive in this department. Diplomas are also offered in a number of technical healthcare fields such as Paramedic Technology and Respiratory Care Technology. New Allied Health facilities opened in 1997. Students who take classes in Allied Health must perform above a C level to continue on in the program of studies.
The Business & Computer Program Department offers associate degrees in Accounting, Applied Business Technology, Business Administrative Technology, CIS Computer Support Specialist, CIS Networking Specialist and Management and Supervisory Development.
Professional Service Programs offers associate’s degrees in Crime Scene Investigation Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Early Childhood Care & Education and Social Work.
In Technical & Industrial Programs, students can earn an associate’s degree in Agricultural Technology, Drafting Technology or Technical Studies.