Gwinnett Technical College

Gwinnett Technical College

Gwinnett Technical College, or GTC, was originally established as the Gwinnett Area Technical School in 1984. After two name changes, the institute was finally christened Gwinnett Technical College on July 6, 2000.

GTC offers more than 40 associate's degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs in various areas of study. Among these are courses in arts & sciences, automotive technology, business & finance, computer science, health sciences, public safety & service, veterinary technology, and visual arts, fashion & design. Continuing education and adult education programs are also available to the students of this college.

Gwinnett Technical College sponsors a large number of student clubs and organizations. Some of the clubs include Delta Epsilon Chi, Phi Beta Lambda, Voices of the World, the National Technical Honor Society, the Sport and Recreation Management Club, Skills USA-VICA, and the Student Leadership Council.

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Contacting Gwinnett

Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville , GA 30043-5702
General Phone: (770) 962-7580

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Gwinnett Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair499computer repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Business and Management464business management, operations management, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, small business management, banking, human resources, sales and marketing, retail, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine371EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Computer Science and Engineering235computer programming, computer applications programming, data processing tech, web design, computer networking, computer security
Medical Support and Technology198dental assistant, dental lab tech, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, health diagnostic professions
Construction Trades98carpentry, building inspector
Production Trades88machine shop assistant, welding, cabinetmaking
Engineering Technician83drafting, CAD and design
Medical Administration76medical transcription, medical office assistant, medical receptionist
Hospitality69hospitality management, tourism and travel, restaurant and food services management
Real Estate and Construction Management63construction management
Office and Administration39administrative assistant, general office occupations
Cooking and Culinary Arts36chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant
Photography and Commercial Art24commercial photography
Science and Laboratory Technician24biology tech
Landscaping and Horticulture24applied horticulture, greenhouse operations, landscaping, plant nursery, floristry
Design23interior design
Education and Teaching18early childhood education
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and safety, fire-fighting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management
Beauty and Cosmetology11cosmetology
Liberal Arts4technical and business writing
Media3animation and special effects
Family and Social Work1child care provider

Number of programs and degrees for Gwinnett in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1,90753
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19521
Associate's degree32929
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years547

Gwinnett Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gwinnett had a total enrollment of 4,789 students (4,036 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 28%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 15%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 15%
30-34 11%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Gwinnett Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %
Part-Time 37 %

Gwinnett Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lawrenceville, 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.

Gwinnett Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,605
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,901
Books and supplies $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Gwinnett participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2288400)

Gwinnett 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 year41$72,13846$65,690
All faculty totalcalendar year41$72,13846$65,690

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

Gwinnett Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

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/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Greenhouse Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Liberal Arts
Technical and Business Writing

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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