Southwest Georgia Technical College

Southwest Georgia Technical College

Southwest Georgia Technical College, located in Thomasville, Georgia, is commonly abbreviated as SWGTC. The college was ranked first in graduate job placement in a report by the State of Georgia. The college, which offers associate's degree programs, diplomas, and certificate courses, has over 60 courses from which to create a study program. The College offers several continuing education courses, which include health and safety training, professional development, computer training, customized training, and personal enrichment.

SWGTC offers several financial aid options. The students can take advantage of a number of scholarships and awards to finance their studies at the college. The students also participate in organizations such as Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

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Southwest Georgia Technical College
15689 US Hwy 19 N
Thomasville , GA 31792
General Phone: (229) 225-4096

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine200EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Production Trades89machine shop assistant, welding
Medical Support and Technology86medical coding, pharmacy tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Business and Management66operations management, business administration, accounting technology, call center operation
Education and Teaching66instructional media design, early childhood education
Beauty and Cosmetology62cosmetology
Mechanics and Repair50electrical installation and repair, computer repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics, mechanic and repair
Computer Science and Engineering34data processing tech, web design, computer networking
Security and Law Enforcement33criminal justice and safety
Office and Administration29administrative assistant, general office occupations
Engineering Technician19drafting, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Construction Trades15electrician
Medical Administration5health unit coordinator, medical transcription
Family and Social Work5adult development and aging
Agricultural Science and Management3agricultural machine tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree10717
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years324
Award of less than 1 academic year51127
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11215

Southwest Georgia Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwest Georgia Technical College had a total enrollment of 1,408 students (1,028 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 40%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 18%
20-21 14%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 9%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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


Southwest Georgia Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 46 %
Part-Time 38 %

Southwest Georgia Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Thomasville, 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.

Southwest Georgia 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 $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Southwest Georgia Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 561500)

Southwest Georgia Technical College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2034

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$57,39134$54,450
All faculty totalcalendar year20$57,39134$54,450

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

Southwest Georgia Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Operations Management and Supervision

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

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational/Instructional Media Design

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

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging

Mechanics And Repair
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
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pharmacy Technician/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
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

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

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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What Sets Southwest Georgia Technical College Apart:

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% of degrees in production trades
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Top 8%Southwest Georgia Technical College % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
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Top 12%Southwest Georgia Technical College % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
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Top 14%Southwest Georgia Technical College Number of degree programs
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 16%Southwest Georgia Technical College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Southwest Georgia Technical College Salaries of full-time faculty

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
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 Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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