Wiregrass Georgia Technical College


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.

Information Summary

Ranks 60th in Georgia and 1846th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 66.3
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $4,070
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 7 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 62% / 43%
Enrollment Total (all students) 4,773


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
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    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)

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    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.

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