South Georgia Technical College, SGTC, was established on land that was an Air Force Training Base during World War I and World War II. Founded in 1948, it was originally known as South Georgia Trade and Vocational School. In 1963, it came to be known as South Georgia Technical and Vocational School. The name was changed in 1988, and it was christened South Georgia Technical College on November 2, 2000. The main campus of SGTC is situated in Americus, Georgia. A satellite campus is located in Cordele, Georgia.
SGTC offers a number of diplomas, technical certificates, and associate's degree programs. Students can choose from courses in the fields of criminal justice, aviation, culinary arts, practical nursing, welding, early childhood care and education, and marketing management. The college also provides opportunities for online education.
The varsity sports teams of SGTC are nicknamed the Jets and the Lady Jets. The intercollegiate basketball teams compete in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association, and are also members of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The college also sponsors intramural sports like basketball, softball, flag football, and volleyball.
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