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Central Georgia Technical College
At Central Georgia Techinical College (CGTC) a variety of programs and services, with the help of Achieving the Dream coaches and data coaches, will be available to support student success, increase retention, and enhance student learning – from career counseling and financial aid services at the time of enrollment, to academic preparation to support within educational programs, to student life services. Whether closing the college preparation gap through enhanced academic preparation or helping students navigate and understand college culture and community, the main goal is to transform the college experience.
As an Achieving the Dream Institution, CGTC will:
- Identify research and implement proven, effective strategies in an effort to remove barriers to student persistence and overall goal attainment
- Assess and track students to determine the best academic path which fits their readiness and skill set
- Restructure systems, services and programs, and reduce and eliminate operational silos and policies that impede student success
CGTC has been dedicated to providing an educational "pipeline" enabling students to enter, progress, and re-enter the educational process to achieve their goals. CGTC serves students from diverse backgrounds consisting of more than a 60% minority population. The college provides opportunities for students to progress from technical certificates of credit, to diploma, to associate degree programs, and beyond into affiliated four-year programs. CGTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and serves the needs of Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs counties in Georgia. The college is a two-year public commuter college serving a diverse student body by offering traditional on-site and distance education academic programs and services, adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry services.
In the Fall of 2010, CGTC enrolled 7,900 students; 61% were full-time and 68% were females. More than half of students were black (63%) and 100% of all students are residents of the state of Georgia; 68% of students received Pell grants. Completed data for the fiscal year 2011 indicated that CGTC’s retention rate was 67.3% and the graduation rate was 44.5%.
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