Central Georgia Technical College

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Not to be confused with Middle Georgia Technical College.
Central Georgia Technical College
Central Georgia Technical College
Established 1962 (1962)[1]
Type Community Technical College
President Ivan H. Allen, Ed.D. [2]
Academic staff 109 Full-time, 375 Part-time[3]
Students 6,314[3]
Location Macon, Georgia, USA
Campus Multiple campuses
Former names Macon Area Vocational-Technical School, Macon Technical Institute
Colors Burgundy and Grey         
Sports Men's basketball, Women's basketball
Nickname Cougars
Affiliations NJCAA Division I, GCAA Conference
Website www.centralgatech.edu
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Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and provides education for a seven-county service area in central Georgia. The school's service area includes Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, and Twiggs counties.[4] CGTC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit.[1]

History[edit]

CGTC was originally established in 1962 under the name "Macon Area Vocational-Technical School," though the school did not officially start holding classes until 1966.[1] The school's initial service area was focused solely on the local Macon community, but expanded in 1990 when the school, then named Macon Technical Institute, assumed control of the Baldwin County Adult Center in Milledgeville. The Georgia General Assembly approved funding for a full campus to be constructed in Milledgeville in 1993, and construction of the facility was completed in Fall 1997. The school's current service area was formally expanded to its current size on July 6, 2000, as part of the Education Reform Act in Georgia. This act also renamed the school to its current form. After passage of this act, the school built learning centers in the remaining five counties of its seven-county service area.

Locations and Programs[edit]

CGTC's primary campuses are located in Macon and Milledgeville, where associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates are available in a variety of programs. There are also Learning Centers in Eatonton, Forsyth, Gray, Jeffersonville, and Roberta. The learning centers offer technical certificates, continuing education courses, and learning support courses.[5]

Athletics[edit]

CGTC began its athletics program in 2010 with the launching of men's and women's basketball teams. CGTC's teams are nicknamed the Cougars, and participate in Division I of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association conference.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d History section of CGTC website
  2. ^ President's message section of CGTC website. Last accessed June 18, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Official Georgia Student Finance Commission profile of CGTC
  4. ^ About Us section of CGTC website
  5. ^ Campuses and Centers section of the CGTC website