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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Transcript of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Wiregrass EAGLE Delegate wins State Spirit Award
A College to be Proud of ...
What's on the Horizon for the Valdosta Campus?
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
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.
Business & Industry Contract
Wiregrass' 2015 Rick Perkins Award Winner, Alyssa Foskey, Business Management Program Coordinator/Instructor.
in eleven counties
Serving the heart
Service Area Characteristics
Who is Wiregrass?
Service Area Characteristics:
7.4% of Entire State
Population Characteristics: 2010 Census
GEDs Awarded FY 2014= 687
Completion Rate - 2014
Percentage Adults 25+ with HS Credential - 2012
Labor Force - 2014
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...
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
27 Core Courses transfer from regionally accredited technical colleges to USG institutions
Exceptionally strong partnership with Valdosta State University
Many articulation agreements in place
Valdosta & Cook Campus
Allied Health Building
97,555 square feet
Approximately $34 Million
What’s on the Horizon?
New Program Development
Wiregrass' 2015 GOAL Winner, Trey Cureton, Radiologic Technology
The 1st Purple Heart Technical College
in the Nation and in the State of Georgia - 2014
Beginning Fall Semester 2015
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.
MOVE ON WHEN READY (MOWR)
What's Happening Now!
Starting Spring Semester 2015
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
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
count against HOPE Scholarship or HOPE Grant hours after you graduate from high school!
Tuition and textbooks are
, and Wiregrass exempts all student fees!
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 Social Studies
After completion of these courses, students must then complete ONE of the following: associate degree, diploma, or two technical certificates of credit.
Updated April, 2015
Wiregrass Ranked #10
Military Times Best for Vets: Career and Technical Colleges 2016
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.
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