Columbus Technical College
- The teacher population of 119 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Columbus Technical College||(GA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||119 staff||94 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,594 students||2,588 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||30:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,220 students||1,115 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,374 students||1,473 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$28,600||$29,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- What was known as the Columbus Area Vocational-Technical School began classes on December 1, 1961, with 7 instructors and 39 students in a total of 8 technical or trade courses. The school was operated as a unit of the Muscogee County School District. In July of 1966, the Columbus Area Vocational-Technical School and the Muscogee Area Vocational-Technical School were combined under the name of Columbus Area Vocational-Technical School (Columbus Tech). A $500,000 expansion to the facility on 45th Street was completed in July 1967 making it possible to offer four new courses. Columbus Tech became affiliated with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1970 and was accredited December 12, 1972. Program offerings have continue to expand and now include 12 Associate Degree programs, 28 Diploma programs and 56 Technical Certificate of Credit programs. Associate Degree programs are offered in Accounting, Administrative Office Technology, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Care and Education, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, Environmental Horticulture, Management and Supervisory Development, Paramedic Technology, Radiologic Technology, Secretarial Science, and Surgical Technology. Columbus Technical College has the responsibility of producing a more highly trained workforce. We do so by maintaining constant contact with leaders of business and industry to ensure that the training we provide will make the workforce in Columbus and the surrounding region competitive in a global market. The College is committed to its mission of workforce development and meeting the needs of our business and industry. Library - Media Services is located adjacent to Patrick Hall on the second floor. Materials in addition to books include periodicals, computers with Internet access, microform readers and printers, newspapers, computer software, and videotapes. Services include student orientation to the library, computerized circulation, computer searches online and via CD ROM, transmitting and receiving documents via fax, and interlibrary loan. Columbus Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Applied Technology degrees. Initial accreditation was granted in 1990, with reaffirmation of accreditation granted in 1995.
- The nearest community college to Columbus Technical College is Georgia Military College-Columbus Campus (5.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- n/a students | 5.80 Mi7300 Blackmon Road
Columbus,  GA  31909
- 1,805 students | 6.10 Mi2602 College Drive
Phenix City,  AL  36869
- 1,806 students | 34.40 MiOne College Circle
Lagrange,  GA  30240
- 1,658 students | 50.70 Mi900 South GA Tech Parkway
Americus,  GA  31709
- 303 students | 51.80 Mi501College St
Cuthbert,  GA  39840
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