South Georgia Technical College

South Georgia Technical College

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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South Georgia Technical College
900 South GA Tech Parkway
Americus , GA 31709
General Phone: (229) 931-2394

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South Georgia Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair179electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, computer repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance, ...
Production Trades155machine shop assistant, welding
Construction Trades85carpentry, electrician, lineworker, plumbing
Transportation82truck and bus driver
Business and Management76operations management, electronic commerce, accounting technology, small business management, sales and marketing
Office and Administration64data entry, word processing, administrative assistant
Security and Law Enforcement61criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine54licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Education and Teaching42early childhood education
Computer Science and Engineering32computer programming, data processing tech, computer networking
Medical Administration31medical office assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts30chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant
Medical Support and Technology30medical coding, medical assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology24cosmetology, manicurist
Landscaping and Horticulture19applied horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery, turf management
Engineering Technician4drafting, CAD and design

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year62737
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19215
Associate's degree6413
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years859

South Georgia Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, South Georgia Technical College had a total enrollment of 1,853 students (1,692 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 38%
Black 60%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 21%
20-21 18%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

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


South Georgia Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 41 %

South Georgia Technical College Room and Board (2007)

South Georgia Technical College offers campus housing for 200 of its 1,692 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

South Georgia Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,611
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,907
Room and board $ 3,600
Books and supplies $ 860
Other expenses $ 780

Financial Aid:
South Georgia Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 561700)

South Georgia Technical College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2934

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year29$54,05334$50,386
All faculty totalcalendar year29$54,05334$50,386

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

South Georgia Technical College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


South Georgia Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

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

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Operations Management and Supervision
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

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

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
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

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
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
Word Processing

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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checked Offers distance learning
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checked Remedial classes for students
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