Gwinnett Tech’s service delivery area (SDA) covers both Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett cities include Auburn, Berkley Lake, Braselton, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Rest Haven, Snellville, Sugar Hill, and Suwanee. North Fulton cities include Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Roswell, Mountain Park, Johns Creek, and Milton. Service area adjacent counties are as follows: Barrow, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Hall, Jackson, Rockdale, Walton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cherokee, and Cobb. The College’s service area is home to seven Fortune 500 companies: AGCO, NCR Corporation, Primerica, RockTenn, UPS, Newell Rubbermaid, and First Data Corporation.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accredits Gwinnett Technical College to award the associate degree. SACSCOC is the same accreditation shared by many other colleges and universities throughout the region. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-67945010 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. Gwinnett Tech’s compliance with SACSCOC standards ensures that our programs and curriculum meet the quality standards that today’s businesses demand.
In addition to regional accreditation, some industries require additional accreditation or certification by independent agencies that are program specific. The programs and their additional accreditations include:
- Automotive Service Technology/Automotive Technology
- Cardiovascular Technology
- Culinary Arts
- Dental Assisting
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Early Childhood and Education
- Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic Technology
- Health Information Technology
- Medical Assisting
- Radiologic Technology
- Respiratory Care
- Surgical Technology
- Veterinary Technology
Gwinnett Tech’s exemplary work in its academic program enables the College, as one of 23 Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institutions, to outpace others in the following areas:
Total Number of Awards Conferred
Total Placement (i.e., in a job, school, other)
Job Placement – In Field
Gwinnett Technical College has historically provided educational access to a diverse population of students in its service delivery area (SDA). Generally, most of the College’s AY17 students (80%) took part-time course loads (e.g., less than 12 credit hours). While most Gwinnett Tech students are female (60%), between 21 and 25 (29%) and under 21 (27%), the classrooms are filled with students from a range of ethnicities and age groups, factors that enhance the learning environment.
Throughout the years, the average student GPA has remained consistent, even while serving increasing numbers of academically and economically disadvantaged students. These trends suggest that Gwinnett Tech continues to excel in its mission to advance the knowledge of individuals to enrich lives and develop opportunities.
Source: Crystal Report – Average GPA
Gwinnett Tech makes every effort to identify all eligible sources of financial aid for its students. “Academically disadvantaged students” are defined as those enrolled in a learning support or Adult Basic Education course. Needs-based financial aid recipient (Pell or TANF) are defined as “academically disadvantaged.” The percentages below are a reflection of the College’s success in this area, especially considering the increasing number of academically and economically disadvantaged students.
Distance Education (i.e., online) students are also a priority at Gwinnett Tech. Most often, students take online courses because of professional and personal obligations. The majority (79%) of our distance education students are part-time (i.e., registered for less than 12 credit hours), between the ages of 21 – 25 (24%) and over 40 (24.3%), and a significant number are female (72%).
Gwinnett Tech has consistently experienced enrollment growth (with the exception of 2011 – 2012). Over the past four years, the enrollment stabilized with approximately 10,000 students. Overall, the College grows 2.8% each year and has experienced an overall 84.4% growth in its over 30 years of existence.
The Georgia initiative, Dual Enrollment ( formerly MOWR), is designed to help students in the state to earn college credits before graduating from high school. Since 2015, Gwinnett Tech’s dual enrollment numbers have increase 142%, creating more opportunities for the young community to make a seamless transition to college. The College continues to expects the number to grow exponentially in the next couple of years and is poised to support students who have found Gwinnett Tech to be an academically viable option.
Earlier, the data were shown indicating an increase in academically and educationally disadvantaged students. Although the disadvantaged groups typically require additional support, Gwinnett Tech invests a significant amount of resources to facilitate students’ success. The table below shows Gwinnett Tech’s retention rates remain fairly consistent, a clear indication of the College’s commitment to helping students realize their educational, professional and personal goals.
*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.
*Retention is defined by the number of students that return.
Gwinnett Tech continues to experience an overall increase in the awarding of degrees. As illustrated in the second table, there is a consistent increase in the awarding of associate degrees, while maintaining a consistent representation of certificates and diplomas.
Source: KMS#DC109 "
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.Placement Rates AY17
Employers of Recent Gwinnett Tech Graduates
Over the years, Gwinnett Tech graduates have benefited from their education by finding rewarding jobs. Here is a sample of companies with whom Gwinnett Tech graduates have found employment:Recent Employers
Certification and Licensure
Students graduating from Gwinnett Tech also perform extremely well on certification and licensure examinations. Gwinnett Tech’s world-class faculty and instructors are intentional in their efforts to prepare students to succeed in realizing their post-Gwinnett Tech goals.
Program Certification & Licensure Pass Rates
FY2013 – AY2015
|Program||Level||Certification/Licensure||2013||2014||2015||State/National Pass Rate|
|Cosmetology||Diploma||G. S. B. C. Cosmetology Board Examination||100%||100%||91%||96%|
|Emergency Medical Technician||TCC||N. R. E. M. T. Emergency Medical Technician Exam||81%||92%||91%||86%|
|Medial Assisting||Diploma||A.A.M.A. Certified Medical Assisting (CMA) Certification||97%||85%||*||68%|
|Paramedicine||AAS & Diploma||N. R. E. M. T. Paramedic Certification Exam & Paramedic National Registry (NPR) Exam||100%||--||100%||72%|
|Registered Nursing||ADN||National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)||87%||89%||96%||82%|
|Radiologic Technology||AAS||A. R. R. T. National Certification Examination for Radiographers||100%||100%||*||90%**|
|Respiratory Technology||AAS||Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination (TMC)||--||--||100%||75%|
|Surgical Technology||AAS||N.B.S.T.S.A. Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam||100%||100%||100%||70%|
|Veterinary Technology||AAS||A.A.V.S.B. Veterinary Technician National Exams (VTNE)||94%||100%||100%||76%|
|*2015 test scores were not released prior to publish date|
|**5-Year National average pass rate.|
Source: Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness "