Lanier Technical College

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Lanier Technical College
Lanier Technical College Logo.svg
Former names
Gainesville-Hall County Area Vocational Trade School, Lanier Area Vocational-Technical School
Type Community Technical College
Established December 1964 (1964-December)
President Ray Perren[1]
Students 26,400[1]
Location Oakwood, Georgia, USA
Campus Multiple campuses
Colors Green and Black         
Website http://www.laniertech.edu/
Lanier Technical College administrative building in Oakwood

Lanier Technical College (LTC or "Lanier Tech") is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and provides education services for a seven-county service area in north Georgia. The school's service area includes Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, and Lumpkin counties.[2] Lanier Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award technical certificates of credit, diplomas, and associate degrees. Many of the school's individual technical programs are also accredited by their respective accreditation organizations.[3]

History[edit]

The school was originally chartered by the Georgia State Board of Education in December 1964, as the Gainesville-Hall County Area Vocational Trade School. Its name was changed ten months later to Lanier Area Vocational-Technical School. The first classes at LTC were held in Fall, 1966, with classes initially held in various local schools, churches, and civic buildings. The school moved into the first building at its current location in January, 1967.[4]

The school has 4 campuses in addition to its first campus in Oakwood. The Forsyth Campus, in Cumming, was opened in 1998. Campuses were opened in Winder in 2002, in Commerce in 2003, and in Dawsonville in 2005.

LTC also offers GED and ESL classes at various locations through its seven-county service area.[4]

LTC is currently building a new $100 million campus along I-985, set to open in January of 2019. [5] [6] Once the new campus is operational, The University of North Georgia will take over the current Oakwood campus. [7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b President's message at the LTC website. Last accessed 2012-03-22.
  2. ^ About us section of the LTC website. Last accessed 2012-03-22.
  3. ^ Accreditation section of LTC website. Last accessed 2012-03-22.
  4. ^ a b History Archived 2015-04-10 at the Wayback Machine. section of the LTC online student catalog. Last accessed 2012-03-22.
  5. ^ https://www.laniertech.edu/dyk2.aspx?id=10664
  6. ^ https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/new-lanier-tech-campus-edges-closer-january-2019-opening/
  7. ^ https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/new-lanier-tech-campus-edges-closer-january-2019-opening/

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