West Georgia Technical College

West Georgia Technical College

West Georgia Technical College, also known as WGTC, was founded in 1966. It was then known as the Troup County Area Vocational Technical School, and was given its present name in the year 1987. The main campus of WGTC is located on 88 acres of land in LaGrange, Georgia. The college also operates branch campuses in West Point in Troup County, Luthersville, Manchester, and Greenville, in Meriwether County, and Franklin in Heard County.

West Georgia Technical College offers the Associate of Applied Science degree in various fields of study. A number of technical certificates and diploma programs are also offered. The academic divisions of WGTC include:

  • Business & Computer Information Technologies Division
  • Clark-Holder Clinic School of Health Sciences
  • General Education Division
  • Industrial Technologies Division
  • Personal & Public Service Technologies Division

West Georgia Technical College supports several professional student organizations. Students are involved in clubs and organizations such as the Phi Beta Lambda, Student Nurses of LaGrange, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Student Government Association, New Connections - Single Parent Group, Radiologic Student Organization, and National Technical Honor Society.

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Contacting West Georgia Technical College

West Georgia Technical College
One College Circle
LaGrange , GA 30240
General Phone: (706) 845-4323

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation192truck and bus driver
Nursing and Emergency Medicine106licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair92electrical installation and repair, computer repair, HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Office and Administration75data entry, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Business and Management74operations management, accounting technology, call center operation, sales and marketing
Security and Law Enforcement74criminal justice and safety, fire-fighting
Production Trades72machine shop assistant, welding
Medical Support and Technology59medical coding, medical assistant, radiographer, phlebotomy
Media45animation and special effects, printing equipment operation
Engineering Technician31manufacturing tech, drafting, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Medical Administration27medical transcription, medical receptionist
Construction Trades26lineworker
Beauty and Cosmetology26cosmetology, barber, aesthetician and skin care
Education and Teaching22early childhood education
Computer Science and Engineering17information technology, computer networking
Cooking and Culinary Arts11chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture10landscaping
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3athletic trainer
Family and Social Work2child care provider, social work courses

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year73433
Associate's degree8313
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years424
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10515

West Georgia Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, West Georgia Technical College had a total enrollment of 1,755 students (1,401 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 38%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 14%
20-21 13%
22-24 11%
25-29 13%
30-34 11%
35-39 11%
40-49 14%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

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


West Georgia Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 32 %

West Georgia Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of LaGrange, 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.

West 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 $ 1,283

Financial Aid:
West Georgia Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 561400)

West Georgia Technical College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2226

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year22$50,67826$57,245
All faculty totalcalendar year22$50,67826$57,245

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

West Georgia Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology

Construction Trades

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

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

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work, Other

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

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
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

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

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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