Southern Crescent Technical College
- Griffin Technical College is a public, accredited two-year postsecondary college that provides accessible, quality educational programs and services. Griffin Tech provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for initial employment; offers continuing education and training to acquire advanced levels of competency; offers a general education curriculum that encourages intellectual, personal, and social values; sponsors co-curricular activities to assist in the development of leadership traits; and facilitates public adult education programs to improve general population and workforce literacy levels.
- The teacher population of 162 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Southern Crescent Technical College||(GA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||162 staff||94 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,898 students||2,588 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||30:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,925 students||1,115 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,973 students||1,473 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% 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
- Griffin Technical College traces its roots to September of 1963 when students began attending classes in temporary quarters of the Griffin-Spalding County Area Vocational Technical School, under the supervision of the Georgia Department of Education. The first 48,000 square foot building was completed in 1966. The school was expanded in 1978 with the addition of 18,748 square feet of classroom space. In August of 1990, Griffin Tech dedicated a new facility, a 26,000 square foot office, classroom and lecture hall addition. In the spring of 1995, the new Academic Building provided 15,297 square feet of additional classroom and office space. In September 1995, seven acres were acquired from the City of Griffin, and in February 1997, an additional 7.49 acres vacated by the Georgia State Patrol Station was acquired providing an additional 7,223 square feet of classroom and office space. Griffin Tech's general education core courses are designed to allow students to develop and demonstrate their reading, writing, oral communication, and fundamental mathematical skills. Griffin Tech constantly updates the contents of its technical courses and acquires modern equipment for use in the classrooms and labs. Students are taught by instructors who strive to stay current in their field. The Academic Affairs Division offers 27 degree programs, 35 diploma programs, and 78 technical certificates of credit programs. New programs are implemented as needed and as resources become available. Our goal is to stay abreast of these needs and to offer students a wide range of occupational programs. Surveys and needs analyses are conducted periodically to validate programs in demand by our service area businesses and industries and our students. Griffin Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to award the associate degree.
- The nearest community college to Southern Crescent Technical College is Gordon State College (16.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 4,047 students | 16.60 Mi419 College Dr
Barnesville,  GA  30204
- 7,022 students | 23.60 Mi2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow,  GA  30260
- n/a students | 27.30 Mi320 W. Broad St. Suite 200
Fairburn,  GA  30213
- 21,371 students | 30.00 Mi3251 Panthersville Rd
Decatur,  GA  30034
- 162 students | 32.10 Mi5141 Snapfinger Woods Dr
Decatur,  GA  30035
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