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4089 Val Tech Rd
Valdosta, GA 31602
p. 229-333-2100
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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

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Valdosta Technical College, located at 4089 Val Tech Road in Valdosta, Georgia, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school provides continued adult education programs in a variety of fields, including health care, technology, and business. Diploma programs fall into these three fields, while degrees awarded by the school include the Associate of Applied Science, and the Associate Degree in Nursing. Technical Certificates of Credit are a third option for students at Valdosta, and can be earned upon completion of a course that may range from several weeks to one-year long. A knowledgeable career services department is also on hand at “The Job School” to help students find placements in their desired field, as well as create resumes which highlight their talents and hone their interviewing skills.


Academic programs and specialties at Valdosta Technical College are varied. The Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded to graduates in programs such as:

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administrative Technology
  • CIS – Computer Programming
  • CIS – Computer Support Specialist
  • CIS – Networking Specialist
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Marketing Management
  • Paramedic Technology
  • Printing and Graphics
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Diploma programs, which run run from one to two years, available to admitted students at Valdosta include:

  • Accounting
  • Air Conditioning Technology
  • Automotive Collision Repair Technology
  • CIS – Computer Support Specialist
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Data Communication Electronics
  • Dental Assisting
  • Drafting Technology
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Firefighter/EMT
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Welding and Joining Technology
  • The college offers a joint diploma/degree program with Valdosta State University in the area of Dental Hygiene.

    In addition to the above mentioned degree and diploma programs, Valdosta offers students the option of pursuing a technical certificate of credit. These short courses may last anywhere from several weeks to a year, and help train future employees for openings in the job market. Students must take placement tests before enrolling in a course. Course specialties include:

  • Accounting
  • Office Accounting Specialist
  • Air Conditioning Technology
  • Advanced Commercial Refrigeration Specialization
  • Air Conditioning Repair Specialist – AI01
  • Allied Health Core
  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician – 5CV1
  • Banking and Finance
  • Banking and Finance Fundamentals – BFN1
  • Internet Specialist Web Site Designer Assistant -5CN1
  • Internet Specialist Web Site Developer – 5CP1
  • Nail Technician – NAP1
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Law Enforcement Level I – LEL1
  • Culinary Arts
  • Catering Specialist – CTG1
  • Certified Dietary Manager – CD11
  • Basic Publication Design – BPD1
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Most Popular Fields of Study


    The application procedure for admission to Valdosta Technical College varies depending on the degree sought. Regardless of the degree or program, students must submit a completed Application for Admission and a non-refundable $15.00 fee. Students must indicate their residence status and provide proof of this status for admissions and tuition determination purposes. Official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended must also be included with the application packet. Students who have not taken the college’s placement test in the past five years must do so.

    Students enrolling in the non-credit continuing education section must submit the Application for Admission, but are not required to submit an application fee, undergo placement testing, or show proof of secondary education requirements.

    Financial Aid

    The following financial aid programs are coordinated by Valdosta:

    HOPE Grant (for diploma and certificate students) HOPE Scholarship (for degree-seeking students) Federal Pell Grant (need-based award) Federal Work Study (need-based, work award) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) (need-based award) Veteran Programs (for veteran’s training)

    Student Financial Aid Details

    Ranks 6430th for the average student loan amount.
    Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Georgia.

    Local Community

    The local community in Valdosta is comprised of around 45,000 residents. Civic pride is common here, and the people are proud of their rich heritage and of the beauty of their city, which is commonly known as the “Azalea City” for the abundance of this lovely flower. The Azalea Festival is held every spring, and visitors come from all over to celebrate the magnificence of this traditionally Southern flower. Many of the city’s early structures, dating back to the mid-1800s, are still standing, and visitors marvel at the old Cat Creek Cemetary, the Lowndes County Courthouse, and the First Baptist Church. Residents are also proud of their unique baseball tradition, as the town has played host to several minor league teams over the years. Major employers in the city include tobacco, lumber, and turpentine manufacturing plants, chains such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, and the Valdosta Mall.

    Information Summary

    Ranks 80th in Georgia and 2444th overall
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    Campus Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 Students
    Aggravated assault 1 0.02
    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 0.04
    Larceny N/A N/A
    Vehicle theft N/A N/A
    Arrest N/A N/A

    Local Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 People
    Aggravated assault 134 0.24
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 5 0.01
    Forcible Rape 27 0.05
    Robbery 102 0.18
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary 815 1.48
    Larceny 1,598 2.89
    Vehicle theft 87 0.16

    Student Enrollment Demographics

    Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

    Reported area around or near Valdosta, GA 31602
    Surrounding communitySmall suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. under 100,000)
    Total Population30,355 (26,726 urban / 3,629 rural)
    Households11,294 (2.42 people per house)
    Median Household Income$36,664
    Families6,957 (2.98 people per family)

    Carnegie Foundation Classification

    Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
    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 District1308

    Special Learning Opportunities

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

    Student Tuition Costs and Fees

    Ranks 4521st 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 $498 $498 $498
    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 $3,814 $3,814 $5,854
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,864 $12,864 $14,904
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,875 $5,875 $7,915

    Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

    Prior year cost comparison
      In District In State Out of State
    Published Tuition & Fees $2,102 $2,272 $2,102 $2,272 $3,902 $4,192
      Cost (regardless of residency)
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Books & Supplies $1,276(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 $4,659(N/C)
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,056(N/C)
    Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,056(N/C)

    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 1 377 32 6 786 11 1,220
    Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 13 3 33 49
    Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 17 3 21 43
    Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist 2 14 16
    Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 18 1 1 21 41
    Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
    Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 2 7 9
    Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 7 11 18
    Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 11 3 34 49
    Banking and Financial Support Services 4 14 18
    Biomedical Technology/Technician
    Building/Property Maintenance
    Business Administration and Management, General 2 5 7
    Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
    CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 1 2
    Child Care Provider/Assistant 24 13 37
    Child Care and Support Services Management
    Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 2 3 5
    Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology 3 3
    Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 6 20 26
    Computer Programming/Programmer, General 3 3
    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
    Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 1 7 9
    Construction Management
    Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 41 2 56 100
    Criminal Justice/Police Science
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 43 48 1 92
    Culinary Arts/Chef Training 11 10 1 22
    Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
    Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
    Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
    Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 7 9 1 17
    Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 1 6 2 10
    Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
    Design and Visual Communications, General 4 5 9
    Dietitian Assistant 4 1 1 6
    Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 1 2
    Early Childhood Education and Teaching 27 1 16 44
    Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
    Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 1 1
    Electrician 7 1 16 24
    Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 17 19
    Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
    Fire Science/Fire-fighting 1 1
    Fire Services Administration 1 1
    Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
    Game and Interactive Media Design 1 1 2
    General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 2 1 3 6
    Geographic Information Science and Cartography
    Graphic Design
    Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
    Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 4 1 10 1 16
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 1 2 3
    Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 8 2 53 63
    Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
    Hospitality Administration/Management, General
    Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
    Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 3 1 13 17
    Institutional Food Workers
    Landscaping and Groundskeeping 2 2
    Legal Assistant/Paralegal
    Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 18 2 87 1 109
    Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 6 6
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General 5 1 4 10
    Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
    Medical Reception/Receptionist 1 2 3
    Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 4 1 5
    Medical/Clinical Assistant 6 1 10 1 19
    Meeting and Event Planning
    Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
    Network and System Administration/Administrator 5 2 23 30
    Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 1 1
    Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions, Other 2 2
    Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician 2 1 3
    Optometric Technician/Assistant
    Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 9 14 24
    Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 14 1 26 1 42
    Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
    Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
    Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
    Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 4 1 1 13 1 20
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
    Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician
    Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
    Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 1 1 2
    Restaurant/Food Services Management
    Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
    Surgical Technology/Technologist 3 5 8
    Surveying Technology/Surveying
    Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 28 3 75 106
    Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 1
    Welding Technology/Welder 5 32 37

    Faculty Compensation / Salaries

    Ranks 2989th for the average full-time faculty salary.
    Effective as of 2014-09-20
    Tenure system N/A
    Average FT Salary $54,396 ($62,449 male / $40,714 female)
    Number of FT Faculty 112 (46 male / 66 female)
    Number of PT Faculty 296
    FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
    Total Benefits $2,883,446

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