Forsyth Technical Community College

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Forsyth Technical
Community College
Forsyth Tech-1.jpg
Technology Building, main campus
Established 1960
Type Public
Budget $72,592,790[1]
President Dr. Gary M. Green
Students Curriculum: 12,873[1]
Continuing Ed: 31,770[1]
Location Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Campus multiple campuses
Former names Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Industrial Education Center (1960-1964), Forsyth Technical Institute (1964-1985), Forsyth Technical College (1985-1987)[2]
Colors Blue and White         
Affiliations North Carolina Community College System
Website http://www.forsythtech.edu/

Forsyth Technical Community College is a two-year public community college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, serving Forsyth and Stokes counties. The college is one of the largest in the North Carolina Community College System, with an enrollment of over 11,000 credit students and 31,000 Corporate and Continuing Education students.[1]

The college has eight locations[3] and offers many distance learning classes and specialty programs[4] in addition to 67 Associates in Applied Science degrees, 20 college transfer (Associates in Arts and Associates in Science) degrees, 35 diplomas, and 67 certificates.[1]

Under the leadership of Dr. Bob H. Greene (May 25, 1936-July 14, 2011), the university grew at an unprecedented rate, adding two new facilities and gaining further prestige in the Winston-Salem community.

Forsyth Tech was briefly mentioned in President Barack Obama's 2011 State of the Union address as an example of education reform in low-income and low-opportunity areas. President Obama visited the school to give a speech on October 6, 2010.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Fast Facts". Forsyth Technical Community College. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Forsyth Tech History". Forsyth Technical Community College. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Forsyth Tech Locations". Forsyth Technical Community College. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  4. ^ "Course Offerings". Forsyth Technical Community College. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  5. ^ http://www.forsythtech.edu/president-obama

Coordinates: 36°04′07″N 80°16′18″W / 36.0687°N 80.2717°W / 36.0687; -80.2717