Forsyth Technical Community College

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Forsyth Technical Community College
Forsyth Tech-1.jpg
Technology Building, main campus
Former names
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Industrial Education Center (1960-1964)
  • Forsyth Technical Institute (1964-1985)
  • Forsyth Technical College (1985-1987)[1]
Type Public community college
Established 1960 (1960)
Budget $114,730,862[2]
President Gary M. Green[3]
Undergraduates 12,968 credit students[2]
Other students
24,342 economic & workforce development students[2]
Location Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
36°04′07″N 80°16′18″W / 36.0687°N 80.2717°W / 36.0687; -80.2717Coordinates: 36°04′07″N 80°16′18″W / 36.0687°N 80.2717°W / 36.0687; -80.2717
Campus multiple campuses
Colors Blue and White         
Affiliations North Carolina Community College System
Website forsythtech.edu

Forsyth Technical Community College is a two-year public community college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The college is one of the largest in the North Carolina Community College System, with an enrollment of over 12,000 credit students and over 24,000 Corporate and Continuing Education students.[2]

The college has twelve locations in Forsyth and Stokes counties[4] and offers many distance learning classes and specialty programs[5] 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.[6]

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.[citation needed]

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.[7] President Obama visited the school to give a speech on October 6, 2010.[8]

Early College Of Forsyth is a high school program on the Forsyth Tech campus in which students take community college classes, and earn an associates degree by graduation of high school. The high school's calendar is the same as Forsyth Tech, and the principal of the school is Fran Cook.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forsyth Tech History". Forsyth Technical Community College. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Fast Facts". Forsyth Tech. Forsyth Technical Community College. September 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Faculty & Staff Directory". Forsyth Tech. Forsyth Technical Community College. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Locations". Forsyth Tech. Forsyth Technical Community College. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  5. ^ "Course Offerings". Forsyth Technical Community College. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  6. ^ "Fast Facts". Forsyth Technical Community College. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  7. ^ Obama, Barack (25 January 2011). Wikisource link to Barack Obama's Third State of the Union Address. Wikisource. 
  8. ^ "President Barack Obama Visits Forsyth Tech". Forsyth Tech. Forsyth Technical Community College. 

External links[edit]

http://www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us/ecf