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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Valdosta campus
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on 23 February 2016

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Valdosta Campus
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
70.2%
Wiregrass Student of the Year
A College to be Proud of ...
What's on the Horizon for the Valdosta Campus?
It's 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 in our 11-county service area in 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 programs; 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
Automotive Technology Program Coordinator/Instructor
268,770 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 2014= 687
5+7=
County
High School
Completion Rate - 2014
Percentage Adults 25+ with HS Credential - 2012
Atkinson
81.9 %
64.5%
Ben Hill
74.2%
75.9%
Berrien
67.5%
75.9%
Brooks
67.3%
77.9%
Coffee
74.1%
73.8%
Cook
82.1%
74.3%
Echols
73.8%
Irwin
75.3%
77.2%
Lanier
72.3%
74.9%
Lowndes
Wilcox
63.4%
74.5%
82.9%
82.3%
Labor Force - 2015
Enrollment
Wiregrass Graduate wins Southwest Georgia Bank Business Plan Competition
Military Friendly College - 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
Foundation South Activity -
$356,143 raised in FY 2014
Ben Copeland Giving Tree
Angela Roark, a Wiregass Cosmetology and Medical Assisting graduate, won the Southwest Georgia Bank Business Plan Competition for her Monarch Hair Solutions business plan. She was awarded $10,000 in startup capital along with another $50,000 in in-kind donations for advertising, IT services, and other assistance.
Did you know...
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
Statewide Articulation
27 Core Courses transfer from regionally accredited technical colleges to USG institutions
Exceptionally strong partnership with Valdosta State University
Many articulation agreements in place
Coffee Campus
Valdosta & Cook Campus
Ben-Hill Campus
Allied Health Building
97,555 square feet
Approximately $34 Million
What’s on the Horizon?
New Program Development

Workforce Development
Wiregrass' 2015 GOAL Winner, Trey Cureton, Radiologic Technology
Valdosta
82.9%
64.5%


The 1st Purple Heart Technical College
in the Nation and in the State of Georgia - 2014
Benefits of taking Wiregrass courses
while in high school through
the new MOWR Program:
Degree level core classes will transfer to any University System of Georgia or Technical College System of Georgia.
The New

MOVE ON WHEN READY (MOWR)
What's Happening Now!
Starting Spring Semester 2016
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science
Emergency Medical Responder TCC
at the high schools
2016 GOAL Student of the Year
The programs formally known as Accel, Dual Enrollment, and the old Move On When Reach are being consolidated into one big program called
MOVE ON WHEN READY
.
The new MOWR allows high school students to earn high school course credits while taking college courses.
MOWR is available for any 9-12th grade student enrolled in a public, private, or home study program in Georgia.
College credits taken through MOWR program
DO NOT
count against HOPE Scholarship or HOPE Grant hours after you graduate from high school!

Tuition and textbooks are
FREE
, and Wiregrass exempts all student fees!
JOINT ENROLLMENT
Joint Enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take courses at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and receive college credit ONLY for the courses that they take at the college. Joint Enrollment students usually attend college classes in the afternoon or evening after they have attended high school an entire school day. Joint Enrollment students are allowed to take academic core and occupational program courses for any technical certificate or diploma program in which they are eligible.

Eighty percent (80%) of the tuition will be paid by the HOPE Grant for Georgia residents. Wiregrass will exempt other tuition and fees. Hours taken through Joint Enrollment DO count against a student’s HOPE Grant and Scholarship caps.
SB2 ALTERNATE DIPLOMA PATH
Senate Bill 2
offers an alternate path to high school graduation for students who have completed certain requirements at their high school.

In order to participate in SB2 ADP, students must have completed the 10th grade and successfully completed the following courses and all required tests associated with them:

Two English
Two Math
Two Science
Two Social Studies
1 Health/PE
After completion of these courses, students must then complete ONE of the following: associate degree, diploma, or two technical certificates of credit.
Updated February 2016
Wiregrass Ranked #10
nationally by
Military Times Best for Vets: Career and Technical Colleges 2016
Wiregrass offers
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
WGTC may award college credit for:
Military Training, Student Portfolios, Corporate Training, Apprenticeship Training,
Professional Certification and Licensure, Institutional Exemption Exam, and
Standardized Exam Credit.

Complete College Georgia
2016 Rick Perkins Award Winner
Jesse Davis
Brianna Kelch
(High School Only)
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