Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) was formed in 2013 when Middle Georgia Technical College and Central Georgia Technical College consolidated to create one of the largest two-year colleges in Georgia. The college serves eleven counties (Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, and Twiggs), an area larger than the state of Delaware, in the greater central Georgia region and has about one million square feet of facilities spread throughout nine locations.
Central Georgia Technical College offers 39 associate’s degrees, 50 diplomas, and 124 technical certificates in the following programs of study: Aerospace, Trade and Industry, Business and Computer Technologies, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Professional Services, and General Studies. Demographics at the school are as follows:
- More than 4,600 students enrolled
- About 54 percent of students study part-time
- Female students make up 63 percent of the student body
- The student population is about 60 percent African-American and 35 percent Caucasian.
- More than 60 percent of students over the age of 25
- About 99 percent in-state student population
- Overall graduation rate of about 19 percent
Each campus offers different programs. Warner Robins, Macon, and Milledgeville campuses offer associate’s degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates while technical certificates, continuing education courses, and learning support courses are offered at Crawford County and Putnam County Centers. All other centers (Monroe, Twiggs, Hawkinsville) offer various courses and programs. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekend. Many online and hybrid courses are offered by the college to offer added flexibility. Students enrolled in online courses can choose to complete an ANGEL online orientation, which lasts for one week and includes important topics about how to navigate the web-based course management materials. If “hands-on” instruction is needed in a hybrid course, students will sometimes meet at one of the nine CGTC locations. Other classes offered at CGTC include continuing education, economic development services, and adult education for citizens within the eleven county service area.
Student activities include participating in student organizations, attending or competing in athletic events, and frequenting the wellness center. CGTC athletics teams are members of the Division I National Junior College Athletic Association and the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association. The school’s athletic programs consist of men and women’s basketball and cross country as well as a cheer and dance team.
Tuition is based on the number of credits taken and residency. For the average full-time in-state student enrolled in 12 credit hours, tuition costs $1,020, or $85 per credit hour. Required fees include the health and fitness fee ($25), instructional and technology support fee ($105), institutional fee ($50), registration fee ($40), student accident insurance ($4), and student activity fees ($40). Out-of-state students pay $170 per credit hour or twice that of in-state students.
CGTC students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year after January 1 to determine financial aid eligibility (school code 005763). Deadlines for the completion of the FAFSA form are July 15 (fall semester), December 1 (spring semester), and May 1 (summer semester). Types of aid include scholarships and grants such as the Federal PELL Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, ACCEL Program for eligible high school students, and the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG) supported by Georgia for select programs of study. Student loans are also available (Student Access Loan, Federal Direct Loan, Student Loan Code of Conduct) in addition to Federal Work Study, other competitive scholarships, and veteran’s benefits.
Central Georgia Technical College maintains an open admissions policy. Students applying to CGTC must submit the following:
A completed application with $20 application fee
- Residency documentation
- Official high school transcript or GED (must be in a sealed envelope)
- SAT/ACT/CPE scores or take the COMPASS test
- Some degree programs may have additional requirements.
Central Georgia Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:At least 2, but les than 4 academic years
Adult Age Enrollments:2,825
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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