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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Valdosta campus
by Lydia Hubert on 30 October 2014

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Transcript of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Valdosta Campus
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
71.7%
Georgia's very FIRST Technical College of the year - 2010
A College to be Proud of ...
What's on the Horizon on the Valdosta Campus?
Building futures, one student at a time.


The mission of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, a public two year technical college and a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to promote
community
,
educational
, and
economic development
by providing a highly trained workforce for South Central Georgia. The college fulfills the mission by providing quality technical and academic instruction, through campus-based and distance education delivery methods, leading to associate of applied science degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit; customized training for new and existing industries; professional and personal development through continuing education; and adult education services to meet the needs of citizens, business, and industry in the service area.
Mission Statement
Credit Instruction

Business & Industry Contract
Training/Continuing Education

Adult Education
Wiregrass' 2014 Rick Perkins Award Winner, Michael Williams, Department Chair for Arts and Sciences/English Instructor.
263,244 residents
in eleven counties
covering 4,267
square miles.
Serving the heart
of Georgia’s
Wiregrass Region.
95 Miles
120 Miles
Wiregrass Tech
Service Area Characteristics
Who is Wiregrass?
Echols
Lanier
Lowndes
Brooks
Cook
Berrien
Atkinson
Irwin
Coffee
Ben Hill
Wilcox
Service Area Characteristics: 7.4% of Entire State
Population Characteristics: 2010 Census
GEDs Awarded FY 2013= 618
5+7=
County
High School
Completion Rate - 2013
Percentage Adults 25 + with HS Credential - 2012
Atkinson
78.1 %
64.5%
Ben Hill
83.5%
75.9%
Berrien
66.1%
75.9%
Brooks
65.5%
77.9%
Coffee
70.5%
73.8%
Cook
79.1%
74.3%
Echols
73.8%
Irwin
66.7%
77.2%
Lanier
70.1%
74.9%
Lowndes
Wilcox
65.3%
74.5%
75.9%
82.3%
Labor Force- September 2014
Enrollment
Nation's Fastest Growing Public 2-year College - 2010
Military Friendly College - 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
Foundation Activity -
$339,205.64 raised in FY 2013
Ben Copeland Giving Tree
Awarded by Community College Weekly
Did you know...

We celebrated our
50th Anniversary
in 2013
.
..

Complete College Georgia
Statewide initiative
Primary goal is to assure that at least 60% of young Georgians have an associate degree or higher by 2020
Focus on improving remedial education, graduate production, and graduate rate


Exceptionally Strong Partnership with Valdosta State University
Many articulation agreements in place
Statewide Articulation
27 Core Courses transfer from regionally accredited technical colleges to USG institutions
Coffee Campus
Valdosta & Cook Campus
Ben-Hill Campus
Lanier Hall
Allied Health Building
103,000 square feet
Approximately $28 Million
What’s on the Horizon?
Proposed Engineering Technology
23,000 square feet
What’s on the Horizon?
Wireless Engineering Technology Associate Degree
Barbering Technical Certificate of Credit and Diploma
Industrial Systems Associate Degree

New Program Development

Workforce Development
Wiregrass' 2014 GOAL Winner, Brittany Lecates, Early Childhoold Care and Education
Successful Merger

Successful Quarter to Semester Conversion

“Gathering of Eagles”

“Make It In South Georgia”

Over 1,500 Graduates Annually

Strong Job Placement Rate
98.6% of FY 2010 graduates were either employed or continued education
And more bragging points…..
Valdosta
67.5%
64.5%


The 1st Purple Heart Technical College in the Nation and in the state of Georgia- 2014
Began Summer Semester 2014
ACCEL Program
High School students can earn college credit in one of 4 ways while still in high school!
Students can take degree level core courses in academic areas such as English, Math, Social Studies, Sciences, History, etc... to earn both college and high school credit.
Courses are transferable to any University of System Georgia college/university in Georgia and many others.
Courses are fully paid for under the ACCEL program.
High School students can earn college credit in one of 4 ways while still in high school!
Dual Enrollment
Students can earn high school and college credit in courses that align with high school career and technical education programs.
Courses count towards earning a technical certificate or diploma with Wiregrass.
Courses do not count against HOPE hours if taken in high school.
Wiregrass exempts all fees and tuition not covered by HOPE Grant.
Joint Enrollment
Student can enroll at Wiregrass in the evening or during the summer to earn college credits. They do not earn high school credits under this program.
High School students can earn college credit in one of 4 ways while still in high school!
Move on When Ready
A student may complete their senior year of high school fully enrolled at Wiregrass.
Must meet requirements and be approved by the high school.
Tuition and fees are paid for by Move on When Ready funds.
High School students can earn college credit in one of 4 ways while still in high school!
What's Happening Now!
Starting Spring Semester 2015
Agriculture Technology
General Maintenance Mechanic
at the high schools
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