East Central Technical College

East Central Technical College

East Central Technical College, also referred to as ECTC, was established in 1968 under the name of Ben Hill-Irwin Area Vocational Institute. In 1987, the name of the school was changed to Ben Hill-Irwin Technical Institute. It was again renamed East Central Technical Institute in 1996, and received its present name in the year 2000. The main campus of ECTC is in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Classes are also offered in the Coffee Campus in Douglas, and several other places in Pearson, and Rochelle.

East Central Technical College offers a number of associate's degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs. Courses are available in the fields of business and marketing, computer information technology, commercial truck driving, health services, education, skilled trade, and telecommunications technology.

The students of ECTC are involved in various on-campus clubs and organizations such as the Student Government Association, and SkillsUSA. Besides, the college offers extensive financial aid not only through Federal Pell grants but also through Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Georgia Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Grant, and the Hope Grant.

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East Central Technical College
667 Perry House Rd
Fitzgerald , GA 31750
General Phone: (229) 468-2000

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East Central Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine144licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, home health aide
Office and Administration98data entry, administrative assistant
Mechanics and Repair92communications install and repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Transportation77truck and bus driver
Medical Support and Technology40medical assistant, pharmacy tech, phlebotomy
Construction Trades36electrician, property management
Security and Law Enforcement32criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering27computer programming, computer applications programming, data processing tech, web design, computer networking, computer security
Production Trades21welding
Education and Teaching18early childhood education
Beauty and Cosmetology17cosmetology, manicurist
Business and Management4operations management, accounting technology, sales and marketing
Medical Administration1medical receptionist
Liberal Arts0cartography

Number of programs and degrees for East Central Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year39526
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years1146
Associate's degree13
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years979

East Central Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, East Central Technical College had a total enrollment of 1,356 students (1,090 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 40%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 14%
20-21 12%
22-24 11%
25-29 14%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 13%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


East Central Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 50 %

East Central Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Fitzgerald, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

East Central Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,560
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,856
Books and supplies $ 2,096

Financial Aid:
East Central Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 918300)

East Central Technical College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year19$43,29629$42,438
All faculty totalcalendar year19$43,29629$42,438

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year1*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

East Central Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Operations Management and Supervision
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Medical Reception/Receptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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