Program Types

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Program Types

At Gwinnett Tech, our programs give you ultimate flexibility to help you achieve your career and educational goals. There are three types of college credit credentials you can earn. Each builds to the next so you can tackle your education in phases or focus immediately on earning your degree.

Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC's) can be completed in less than a year and offer education specific to on the job performance. The certificate courses are strictly program-related and can later be applied towards earning a diploma or degree.

Diploma Program typically takes a year and a half to complete and broadens your base of knowledge beyond the core courses found in a TCC. Diploma programs consist of program-related courses as well as general core courses such as English, Math, and Science.

An Associate's Degree is highest-level credential you can earn at Gwinnett Technical College. The degree programs contain in-depth industry related subjects and high-level college courses that give you the relevant knowledge you'll need on the job. The curriculum is real world, relevant and geared towards preparing you for the career of your dreams.

Check out the listings in our programs of study to determine which program option is right for you.

If you're interested in short courses or seminars, you'll want to investigate our Continuing Education (CE) courses – offerings that open to anybody and are typically short, easy-to-complete seminars and workshops. CE courses don't earn college credit for degree programs, but you can often earn CEU credits that document your accomplishments.

Finally, adult education courses are designed to help prepare you to enroll in a college degree program or learn skills you need to enter the workforce. They include GED® prep, ESL classes and more.