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From the first day we opened our doors at Gwinnett Area Technical School in 1984, our goal has been to provide students with an education that leads directly to a rewarding career. Along the way, we've expanded program offerings, made two name changes, added many facilities and experienced record-setting enrollment growth. All are the result of our goal to be the recognized expert in career education, providing outstanding experiences for our students and a skilled workforce for employers.

In the 1980s, business and industry experienced a vast change in technology. To meet the demand for technological training, Gwinnett Tech expanded our offerings to include a wider variety of high-tech programs. In 1988, we changed our name to Gwinnett Technical Institute, aligning Gwinnett Tech with the network of state technical institutes under the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

The following year, TCSG approved Gwinnett Tech to grant the associate degree of applied technology (AAT) in six programming areas, which paved the way for our accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Gwinnett Tech gained accreditation in record time for a state technical institute, and was one of the first technical colleges to earn accreditation.

Gwinnett Tech reached another benchmark in our history on July 6, 2000, when we changed our name to Gwinnett Technical College to better reflect our role within the region's higher education market. The name change was made possible by Georgia's A+ Education Reform Act of 2000, which allowed technical institutes with proper accreditation to be designated as colleges.

Throughout our 25-year history, Gwinnett Tech has expanded to include a variety of new facilities. Key additions include the George Busbee International Center for Workforce Development, which opened in 2003, and the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center, which opened in 2006. In the fall of 2011, we opened the new Life Sciences Center, which serves 3,000 each year and enabled us to add new healthcare programs.

Today, Gwinnett Tech offers nearly 150 associate (AAS) degrees, diplomas and certificates in 50 program areas and hundreds of continuing education seminars and workshops to improve job skills and provide specialized training. We're among the state's largest technical college and serve about 20,000 students annually through our credit programs, continuing education workshops and courses, and the adult education program.

 

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July 23, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Adds Social Media Concentration for Fall Semester


July 15, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Medical Assisting Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Certification Exam


July 02, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Now Offering Engineering Technology Program


June 30, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Introduces Logistics Program


June 24, 2014

HIT Certificate Equips Students for One of Georgia's Fastest Growing Fields


June 03, 2014

Gwinnett Tech and Georgia Tech Partner to Sponsor Educational Series for Area Manufacturers


May 20, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Hires Executive Director of Institutional Development


May 09, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Celebrates 2014 Commencement


May 01, 2014

Commissioner Announces Search Committee for Next President of Gwinnett Technical College


April 28, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Training for In Demand Health Information Technology (HIT) Jobs


April 25, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Celebrates Student Achievement at Awards Event; Aidan Hegarty Named 2014 Distinguished Student


April 23, 2014

Jermaine Whirl Named Dean of Business and Art & Design at Gwinnett Tech


April 22, 2014

Gwinnett Tech's Respiratory Care Program Receives Credentialing Success Award


April 17, 2014

David H. Welden Named Interim President of Gwinnett Technical College


April 16, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Women in Technology on Campus Chapter Concluding Strong Year


April 14, 2014

Gwinnett Technical College and Valdosta State University Sign Pathway Program Agreements


April 10, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Earns Accreditation


April 04, 2014

Horticulture Students Selling House Plants, Perennials, Herbs and More:
April 15 – 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


April 03, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Students Shine at SkillsUSA State Competition


March 19, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Student Named International VP for Collegiate DECA


March 18, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Training for In Demand Health Information Technology (HIT) Jobs


March 12, 2014

Gwinnett Tech to Host Global Business Forum


March 07, 2014

Spending Associated with Gwinnett Technical College has $71.3 Million Impact


February 25, 2014

Gwinnet Tech Hosts Atlanta Science Festival Event


February 18, 2014

Gwinnett Tech and Georgia Tech Partner to Sponsor Educational Series for Area Manufacturers


January 23, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Announces Latest Dean's List Scholars


January 21, 2014

Gwinnett Technical College Names 2014 Instructor of the Year


January 16, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Posting Record Enrollment Growth for Academic Year


January 15, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Earns Education Digital Marketing Awards


January 14, 2014

Free Tax Preparation Offered at Gwinnett Tech


January 07, 2014

Junior Achievement Lessons Help High School Students See into the Future


January 06, 2014

New Year Ushers in New GED® Program and Test


January 05, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Educators Out in Force for Principal for a Day Program


January 03, 2014

Gwinnett Tech Student Named One of Georgia's 2014 EAGLE Delegates


December 12, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Interiors Students Deliver Creativity and Sustainable Design Concepts to Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful


December 10, 2013

Gwinnett Technical College Named a Finalist for TCSG's 2013 Perdue Award


November 25, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Inducts New Class for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


November 19, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Names Shelly Dirig 2014 GOAL Winner


November 07, 2013

Gwinnett Tech and Georgia Tech Partner to Sponsor Educational Series for Area Manufacturers


November 04, 2013

GTC Radiologic Technologists Earn 100-Percent Certification Pass Rate


October 29, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Construction Management Program Ranked No. 7 in Nation


October 24, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Chooses New Student Ambassadors


October 10, 2013

Horticulture Students Selling Flowers, Ferns, Veggies and More


October 08, 2013

Gwinnett Tech's Justine Lynch is State's GED Chief Examiner™ of the Year


October 03, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Honors Scholars at Dean's List Reception


October 02, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Training for In Demand Health Information Technology (HIT) Jobs


October 01, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Cardiovascular Technology Program Gains Initial Accreditation


September 24, 2013

Vet Tech Students Ace National Exam with 100-Percent Pass Rate


September 19, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Names Adjunct Instructor of the Year


September 18, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Now Accepting Applicants for Health Information Technology Program


September 17, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Hosts Open House for Health Science Programs on Oct. 3


September 10, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Continues to See Increasing Enrollment


August 29, 2013

Gwinnett Tech EMT Program Ranked Among Nation's Top 20 in Providing a High ROI to Students


August 20, 2013

Gwinnett Tech and Georgia Tech Partner to Sponsor Educational Series for Area Manufacturers


July 31, 2013

GTC Surgical Tech Students Ace National Exams – Again


July 23, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Hosts MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) Summer Camp


July 22, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Photography Program Hosts 2013 Portfolio Show


July 12, 2013

Cisco Awards $100,000 Grant to Gwinnett Technical College


June 27, 2013

GTC's Gwinnett Advancement Program (GAP) Receives Funding Award from the Atlanta Regional Commission


June 26, 2013

Adapt Courseware Awards Gwinnett Technical College with Adaptive Learning Research Grant


June 17, 2013

Gwinnett Technical College Joins Achieving the Dream National Reform Network


June 04, 2013

Gwinnett Tech's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Offers Free OB Ultrasounds


May 31, 2013

Gwinnett Tech & Southern Polytechnic State University Partner on Bioscience Education


May 29, 2013

Respiratory Care Students Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Board Exams


May 28, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Celebrates 2013 Commencement


May 10, 2013

Gwinnett Senior Leadership Now Accepting Applications for 2013 – 2014 Class


April 16, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Celebrates Student Achievement at Awards Event; Alfred Sanalila Named 2013 Distinguished Student


April 12, 2013

Gwinnett Middle School Student Takes Third Place in the 2013 Manufacturing Appreciation Week Student Design Contest


April 09, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Students Receive More Than $322,000 in Scholarships


April 04, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Horticulture Program Hosts Annual Spring Plant Sale April 16-18


April 02, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Instructors Introduce the Bioscience Field to Gwinnett High School Students


March 05, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Alumnus Leads Life-Saving Team


February 28, 2013

Three Gwinnett Tech Graduates Receive Early Education STAR Scholarship


February 26, 2013

Georgia's Technical Colleges and Private Colleges Agree to Credit Hour Transfer & Acceptance


February 22, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Adjunct Instructor Receives Regional Award for Proposal on Online Learning Communities


February 20, 2013

Gwinnett Tech and Georgia Tech Host Health Information Technology (HIT) Leaders to Mark Certificate Program Launch


February 08, 2013

Gwinnett Technical College Names 2013 Instructor of the Year


January 22, 2013

Free Tax Preparation Offered at Gwinnett Tech


January 10, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Launches Certificate Program in Health Information Technology


January 03, 2013

Eagle Scout Service Project Focuses on Gwinnett Tech Landscape


December 18, 2012

Gwinnett Tech Faculty Member Wins 2012 Friend of Tourism Award


December 14, 2012

Post Promoted to Gwinnett Tech Vice President of Student Affairs


December 07, 2012

Gwinnett Tech Honored with Healthcare Excellence Award


November 20, 2012

Gwinnett Tech Names Kimberly Horn 2013 GOAL Winner


November 19, 2012

GTC Honored at Partnership Gwinnett Economic Development Summit


November 15, 2012

Gwinnett Tech Grad Receives National Award for Leadership in Early Education


November 13, 2012

Quick Start, Ricoh Electronics, Inc. Announce Training Initiative


October 23, 2012

Gwinnett Tech Chooses New Student Ambassadors


October 19, 2012

GTC Foundation Board Receives State Award for Dedication and Service


October 18, 2012

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education to Visit Gwinnett Tech


October 11, 2012

The Scott Hudgens Family Foundation Donates up to $2 Million to Gwinnett Tech


October 10, 2012

Gwinnett Tech Horticulture Program Hosts Fall Plant Sale October 16 – 18


October 09, 2012

Gwinnett Tech Surgical Technology Students Volunteer with MedShare


October 03, 2012

Gwinnett Tech Volunteers Ready for Gwinnett Great Days of Service


October 03, 2012

Gwinnett Tech Honors Best and Brightest at Dean's List Reception