West Central Technical College

West Central Technical College

Westcentral Technical College, also referred to as WCTC, is located in Georgia, United States. It is a member of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education. Students of Westcentral Technical College are offered associate degrees, certificates, and technical diplomas in more than 70 occupational areas of study. Online courses are also offered to the college's outstation students. The college has campuses located in Douglas, Coweta, and Murphy.

Students of Westcentral Technical College participate in sports such as volleyball and basketball. The college's athletic teams are known as the Golden Knights.

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Contacting West Central Technical College

West Central Technical College
176 Murphy Campus Blvd.
Waco , GA 30182
General Phone: (770) 537-6000

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine231EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair182electrical installation and repair, computer repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Medical Support and Technology180dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, surgical tech, radiographer, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Beauty and Cosmetology136cosmetology, barber
Transportation124truck and bus driver
Production Trades110machine shop assistant, welding
Office and Administration108data entry, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Medical Administration98medical transcription, medical office assistant, medical receptionist, medical billing
Business and Management94accounting technology, small business management, sales and marketing
Computer Science and Engineering62computer programming, data processing tech, web design, computer networking
Security and Law Enforcement49criminal justice and safety
Cooking and Culinary Arts41chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant
Education and Teaching26early childhood education
Engineering Technician13CAD and design, architectural drafting
Construction Trades13electrician
Family and Social Work1child care provider

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree19515
Award of less than 1 academic year1,09830
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years476
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12813

West Central Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, West Central Technical College had a total enrollment of 3,530 students (2,606 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 69%
Black 27%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 18%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 14%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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


West Central Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 36 %

West Central Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Waco, 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 Central Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,551
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,847
Books and supplies $ 1,056

Financial Aid:
West Central Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1048700)

West Central Technical College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2955

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$46,60155$48,794
All faculty totalcalendar year29$46,60155$48,794

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

West Central Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
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
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

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

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

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

Medical Administration
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
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
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

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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West Central Technical College Highlights

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What Sets West Central Technical College Apart:

% of degrees in medical administration
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 7%West Central Technical College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Female % of student body
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Top 9%West Central Technical College Female % of student body
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 10%West Central Technical College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%West Central Technical College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%West Central Technical College % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%West Central Technical College % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%West Central Technical College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
Number of students
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%West Central Technical College Number of students

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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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