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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Valdosta campus
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Lydia Hubert

on 15 June 2015

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Transcript of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Valdosta Campus
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
70.2%
Wiregrass EAGLE Delegate wins State Spirit Award
A College to be Proud of ...
What's on the Horizon on 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
Wiregrass' 2015 Rick Perkins Award Winner, Alyssa Foskey, Business Management 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- 2014
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...

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
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
Beginning Fall Semester 2015
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
• Opticianry Associate of Applied Science Degree
• Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Associate of Applied Science
• Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Diploma
• Hotel Management Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit

Gretchen Corbin, TCSG Commissioner, and State Spirit Award winner Leanne Powell
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