Student Right-to-Know

Student Right-to-Know

The Student-Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act is an amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1992. The act requires colleges and universities to make graduation/completion rates, transfer-out rates retention rates, and campus crime statistics and more available to enrolled students and prospective students. The required information is listed below:

Help Us, Help You, Help Others!

Your commitment to yourself comes with a shared commitment to the health and welfare of others. Just as you have throughout your life, you will have a special opportunity to impact the lives of your peers in positive and productive ways, and we are committed to helping you do so. Please take time to do this training on sexual assault prevention and you can impact lives. Click photo and use registration code 223acc5e. Once you are done, swing by the Student Life Center for a prize and to enter our drawing!

sexual assault

Feel Stressed? You are not alone!

Going to school can be tough. Life can be tough. Student Life has paid for all of our students to get four free counseling sessions through the Cameron & Associates Life Balance Program. Yes - it's FREE! Just call 404-845-3727 or visit their website and they will give you three counselors close to you to pick from. You are worth the investment!

Gwinnett Technical College adheres to the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). FERPA is a federal law that pertains to the release of and access to student educational records. The law, which seeks to protect the rights of students and to ensure the privacy and accuracy of education records, applies to all schools that receive funds under applicable programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Specifically, it affords students the right to:

  • Inspect and review their education records
  • Request the amendment of inaccurate or misleading records
  • Consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in their education record. The Consent to Disclose is available in the Enrollment Support Center
  • File a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605, concerning alleged failures of the institution to comply with this law

GTC is required to release directory information in accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act. Student directory information is defined as the student’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, program of study, dates of attendance, status as full- or part-time, and degrees, diplomas, certificates, and awards applied for and/or received. Students who wish to have access to their Directory Information restricted must notify the Registrar’s Office in writing.
The College informs students, parents, and guardians annually in the GTC Catalog and GTC Student Handbook of the right to access and review their education records. Additional information is available in the Course Catalog and Student Handbook.

While GTC does not require vaccinations or record of immunization for admissions, proof of certain vaccinations and immunization records are required after admission for some programs, such as early childhood education or healthcare programs, where students would be doing clinical externships in childcare or medical facilities.

GTC provides notification, encouragement, and contact information for students via the Course Catalog and Student Handbook 2014-2015 pg. 48 to several support agencies which provide counseling services for alcohol and drug abuse. Click here for the course catalog.

All of the events Gwinnett Technical Student Life promotes are drug and alcohol-free. Each year they provide at least one program that is dedicated to educating our students about drug and alcohol related issues. GTC student leaders are involved in designing the program that they  feel will best reach our student body. This year they hosted a drug and alcohol awareness event that included community partners and served over 1,000 people.   For more information, please contact the Student Life office.

Counseling Services: Gwinnett Technical College does not provide counseling services. However, there are resources in the local area. Please contact United Way at 211 for information on resources concerning alcohol abuse, drug abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and general mental health issues. Students are also encouraged to contact Gwinnett Helpline at 770-995-3339 during office hours. Gwinnett Helpline is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students and their families will assume full responsibility for such services.

Demographics of Gwinnett Tech Students

Gwinnett Technical College has historically provided educational access to a diverse population of students in its service designation area (SDA). Generally speaking, most of the College’s students are part-time (79%). While most GTC students are female (60%), the classrooms are filled with students from a range of ethnicities and age groups, factors that enhance the learning environment.

Source: KMS#DC131

Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

Federal regulations specify how to calculate the graduation and transfer rates. The rates represent students who started at the college in the fall of 2011. The study includes all full-time, first-time fall enrollees who were seeking to earn a degree, diploma or certificate at the college. The graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated from Gwinnett Technical College within three years. The transfer-out rate is the percentage of students who did not graduate from Gwinnett Technical College, but instead transferred to another college or university within three years.

These rates do not report on all students at Gwinnett Technical College.

The graduation rate that is calculated by IPEDS is only reflective of the 2011 cohort of full-time first-time degree or certificate seeking students who complete their program within 150% of the normal completion time.  On average, one third of the college’s students are full-time, and the majority are part-time.

% of Graduates from 2012 cohort within 150%  of normal time to completion *


Percentage, within each group, that graduated







Nonresident alien




American Indian or Alaska Native




Black or African American


Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander




Two or more races


Race and ethnicity unknown


Source: IPEDS, 2015.

* Reflects % of graduates that completed a program within the listed timeframe + half the time of that program’s timeframe (i.e. three years to complete a two-year program).

The graduation rate that is calculated by TCSG is based on all full-time and part-time students enrolled in an award program (Technical Certificate of Credit, Diploma, or Degree) and in at least one vocation course who left the college as a graduate or leaver (all leavers) during a two-year period (the year shown and the previous year). The transfer out rate is 0%.







Graduation Rate






Source: TCSG, 2015

Source: TCSG, 2015.


Since FY2009, the College has maintained a retention rate in the mid- to high-60% range.

Source: KMS#DC231

*Fall-to-Fall retention tracks a fall cohort (first time, regular admitted students) from a previous academic year who graduated or were still enrolled at a Georgia technical college or university system college as of the fall semester in the subsequent year shown.


Placement at Gwinnett Technical College is calculated based on certain self-identified characteristics upon student graduation. In 2015, Gwinnett Tech graduates had an overall 76% for in-field (i.e., a job related to the major) job placement rate and a 99% overall placement (i.e., In Field + Military + Related Field+ Unrelated Field + In Field and Cont. Ed + Related Field and Cont. Ed + Unrelated Field and Cont. Ed + Cont. Ed / Numerator + Not Employed) rate.

Employers of Recent GTC Graduates
Over the years, GTC graduates have benefited from their education by finding rewarding jobs. Here is a sample of companies with whom GTC graduates have found employment:

Automotive Industry

Atlanta Toyota

Carriage Nissan

Chicago Auto Collision

Discount Tire


Gwinnett Place Ford

Hayes Chrysler

Hayes Dodge RAM Chrysler Dealership

Hennessey Lexus Gwinnett

Hennessy Lexus

Mall of Georgia Dodge Chrysler Jeep


Pep Boys

R&J Tires

T&M Transportation

Toyota Mall


Educational Institutions

Atlanta Technical College

Dekalb County Schools

Emory University

Excellent Montessori

Fulton County Schools

Georgia State University

Gwinnett County Public Schools

Gwinnett Technical College

Hall County School System

Hudgens Childcare

Old Peachtree Academy

The Goddard School

The Meliora School 


Public Safety, Service & Government Agencies

Allied Barton Security

Cobb County Fire Department

Department of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration)

Hartsfield Jackson Airport

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Gwinnett County Corrections

Gwinnett County EMS

Gwinnett County Government Department of Community Services Parks and Recreation

Gwinnett County Police Department

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department

Gwinnett County Water Resources


Peach State Health Plan

Primrose School of Harmony on the Lakes

Walden Security

Walton County Sherriff’s Office


Hospitals & Medical Centers

American Medical Response

Artistic Smiles of Georgia

Care Techs Medical Ambulance Service

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Corizon Healthcare

DeKalb Medical Center

Emory Hospital

Erlanger Hospital

lobal Medical Center

Grady EMS

Gwinnett Medical Center

Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Northside Forsyth Hospital

Peachford Hospital

Piedmont Hospital

St. Mary’s Hospital


Healthcare & Life Sciences

Advanced Urology

Duluth Biomedical Research

Gastro Specialist Of Gwinnett

Georgia Eye Partners

Gwinnett Pulmonary Group

Maternal Gynerations, PC

Med Care EMS

New London Healthcare Center

North Atlanta Endocrinology and Diabetes

North Georgia dermatology

North Specialty Appliances Orthodontic Laboratory

Northside Orthopedic Clinic

Northside Hospital of Atlanta

Specialty Clinics of Ga Orthopedics

Sugar Hill Dentistry

Suwanee Pediatrics


Industry, Manufacturing & Construction

Atlantic Heating and Air

Excel Electrical Technologies

The Home Depot


Land Air Surveying Company

Legacy Renovations, LLC

McKenney's Mechanical Contracting

North Point Heating and Air

Poe’s Heating and Air

R & T General Construction Inc.

Raco General Contractors

RAI Steel

Southern Mechanical Contractors

Total Systems Services

United Maintenance, Inc.

Wesner & Son Machine Works Inc.

X-M Industries Inc.


Computer & Communications Industry


AUS Information Systems

Carolyn’s Communications

Charter Communications


Dell Services of Atlanta


Lunex Telecom

Peak10, Inc.



All Creatures Animal Hospital

Briarcliff Animal Clinic

Forsyth Animal Hospital

Georgia Veterinary Associates Inc.

Gwinnett Animal Hospital

Lance Animal Hospital

Northlake Veterinary Surgery


Culinary, Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Industry

Atlanta Airport Marriott

Chateau Elan

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

Hyatt Place

Intercontinental Hotel Group

JW Marriott Buckhead

PGA Tour Superstore

Polo Golf and Country Club

Three Blind Mice

Vacation Express


And more… (Miscellaneous)

Alaska Airlines

CBRE Group, Inc.



Delta Airlines


Fernbank Museum

Fidelity Bank


Mizuno USA, Inc.

Natureworks Landscape Design and Construction

State Farm Insurance

Tyson Foods

U.S. General Services Administration

United Postal Service

Campus Security and Crime Report

Policies concerning security and safety at Gwinnett Technical College can be found in 2015-2016 Course Catalog and Student Handbook on page 56 

Gwinnett Technical College Police are present during normal operating hours. Police officers are responsible for a full range of public safety services including all crime reports, investigations, and traffic control/accident reports; enforcement of laws concerning use of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances and weapons on campus; and all other incidents requiring police assistance or emergency medical care. However, police officers are not equipped to assist students with automobile difficulties, such as dead batteries and keys locked in the car.

Each year Gwinnett Technical College publishes specific crime-related information in accordance with the guidelines of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (formerly the Campus Security Act of 1990). This report is available in the office of the chief of security/campus police, located in Building 100, Room 808.