Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College, OTC, is a post secondary institution offering career oriented technical courses. It is located in Waycross, Georgia and was established in 1962. Originally known as the Waycross-Ware County Area Vocational-Technical School, it was given its present name in 1989. Situated on 67 acres, the institute offers programs at the certificate, diploma and associate degree levels in subjects including business, technology, and health services.

Students of Okefenokee Technical College may join student organizations like the Georgia Phi Beta Lambda or the National Technical Honor Society. The student government of the college oversees the activities of other clubs and organizations. Students participate in intramural sports events in basketball, volleyball, softball, and flag football. Financial aid is also available for deserving students in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and work study plans.

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Contacting Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College
1701 Carswell Ave
Waycross , GA 31503
General Phone: (912) 287-6584

Okefenokee Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair100electrical installation and repair, computer repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Nursing and Emergency Medicine90EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Construction Trades69electrician, lineworker, property management
Medical Support and Technology61medical assistant, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Business and Management56accounting technology, call center operation, sales and marketing
Transportation49truck and bus driver
Office and Administration31data entry, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Beauty and Cosmetology27cosmetology
Computer Science and Engineering25data processing tech, web design, computer networking
Medical Administration20medical transcription, clinical assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts17food prep and kitchen assistant
Production Trades13welding
Education and Teaching13early childhood education
Landscaping and Horticulture12applied horticulture, landscaping
Conservation and Resource Management10forest technology
Engineering Technician9surveying tech, drafting
Family and Social Work2adult development and aging
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and safety

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year41429
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9717
Associate's degree298
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years656

Okefenokee Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Okefenokee Technical College had a total enrollment of 1,550 students (1,150 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 23%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 16%
20-21 16%
22-24 12%
25-29 14%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

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


Okefenokee Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 46 %

Okefenokee Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Waycross, 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.

Okefenokee Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,539
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,835
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
Okefenokee Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 551100)

Okefenokee Technical College Faculty

Okefenokee Technical College has a tenure system for 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 year20$47,30629$48,050
All faculty totalcalendar year20$47,30629$48,050

*: 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 year3$37,0363$36,784
All faculty totalacademic year3$37,0363$36,784

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

Okefenokee Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Technology/Technician

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

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

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
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
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Okefenokee Technical College Highlights

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What Sets Okefenokee Technical College Apart:

Number of students
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 6%Okefenokee Technical College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
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Top 12%Okefenokee Technical College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 15%Okefenokee Technical College % of degrees in office and administration
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Okefenokee Technical College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 17%Okefenokee Technical College % of degrees in conservation and resource management
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
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Top 17%Okefenokee Technical College % of degrees in mechanics and repair

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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