Gwinnett Technical College at a Glance

Gwinnett Technical College at a Glance

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Programs Offered

Gwinnett Tech offers more than 150 degree, diploma and certificate programs, including:

 
 

Achievements and Milestones

  • Gwinnett Tech is the state’s third largest technical college, serving over 18,000 students annually, in college credit courses, adult education and continuing education.
  • Construction on the Gwinnett Tech’s Alpharetta – North Fulton campus has progressed ahead of schedule and Gwinnett Tech will begin offering credit classes in time for the Spring semester of 2016. Classes are scheduled to begin on January 6, 2016.
  • The college awarded 3,063 technical certificates of credit, and the highest number of associate degrees (612) in the state. Gwinnett Tech also conferred the third highest total of awards (4,114) among Georgia technical colleges during 2015 – a 9% increase over the past year.
  • Gwinnett Tech is a member of Achieving the Dream National Reform Network, which now consists of more than 200 institutions working to significantly improve student success. Gwinnett Tech also participates in the Complete College Georgia initiative.
  • Gwinnett Tech continued its recognition as one of the nation’s top producers of associate degree graduates in Computer and Information Sciences since 2010. Gwinnett Tech was ranked 28th in the nation and 11th among two-year college producers of associate degree graduates in computer and information sciences according to Community College Week (CCW) magazine’s Top 100 for 2014.
  • Gwinnett Tech was honored for innovation in digital communications and content by being awarded six national Education Digital Marketing Awards for its website, video production, digital communications, and social media in the 2015 Higher Education Marketing Report.
  • Gwinnett Tech’s Surgical Technology program extended its 100 percent pass rate record to seven consecutive years on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam – the only fully accredited assessment by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies for surgical technologists in the nation.
  • Gwinnett Tech’s Commercial Construction Management program was accepted into the Associate Schools of Construction (ASC), the professional association of construction educators and industry that works to advance construction education. Gwinnett Tech will be one of only nine two-year member colleges in ASC, joining 143 four-year university members.
  • Gwinnett Tech’s Automotive Technology program successfully reaffirmed its accreditation through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and will remain accredited through September 2020.
  • Gwinnett Tech’s Veterinary Technology program also continued its own tradition of attaining a 100 percent pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Exam making this the 13th time out of the 17 years the program has been offered.
  • Gwinnett Tech’s Respiratory Care program was honored for its credentialing success by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) with the Distinguished RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) Credentialing Success Award at the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Conference Summer Forum.
  • Gwinnett Tech faculty member Dr. Robert Powers, program director for Bioscience and Clinical Research, was awarded a Georgia Bio Community Award by Georgia Bio for his substantial contributions to the state’s life sciences industry.
  • Gwinnett Tech faculty member TC Parker, program director for Surgical Technology, was named to the national Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) Education and Professional Standards Committee.
  • A record-breaking 31 students represented Gwinnett Tech in this year’s state-level SkillsUSA competition where 17 placed, including five that won gold medals to advance to the national SkillsUSA Championships.
  • In addition to winning gold at the state-level SkillsUSA competition, Tracy Vogt, a Gwinnett Tech paramedicine student, placed first in First Aid/CPR competition at the national SkillsUSA Championships.
  • Gwinnett Tech Interiors student, Dale Carithers, won first place in the national Sherwin-Williams 2015 STIR Student Design Challenge. Carithers will be featured alongside her work in an edition of STIR Magazine and was awarded $2,500.
  • The Gwinnett Tech Foundation raised $3,102,701.38 through cash, pledge payments, gifts in kind and scholarships during FY15.
  • With a focus on building endowment funds, the Gwinnett Tech Foundation engaged 35 donors to raise a total of $1,935,972.00 during FY15.
  • The Gwinnett Tech Foundation assisted 610 students by providing $327,904.00 in scholarships and financial assistance during FY15. 
  • Gwinnett Tech’s Adult Education Division, one of the State’s largest, served more than 3,800 students during the 2014-15 academic year, offering classes in more than ten locations in Gwinnett and North Fulton.
  • The college’s Continuing Education Division provided customized training options to more than 4,500 students last year, plus a host of businesses.
  • Gwinnett Tech had remarkable growth in its Move-On-When-Ready program for high school students, serving 662 last year – a 52.6% increase in enrollment from the previous year.