Academic Programs

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is committed to changing lives through providing our students with hands-on educational experiences designed to prepare them to successfully enter, or to enhance the skills needed to advance in their chosen career.  Our dedicated staff and faculty have a strong record of preparing graduates, using the latest in educational technology and laboratories, to enter directly into the workforce.  We also have partnerships with many four-year colleges and universities that will allow transfer of associate degree level courses if you choose to continue your formal education.


Expanded Statement of Institutional Purpose: To provide quality technical and academic instruction leading to associate of applied science degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit.

WGTC Rationale for General Education: General education requirements for degree seeking students must provide the basic and advanced skills that may be required for success in the professional world. A well-rounded general education at the collegiate level in the twenty-first century prepares graduates with an ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, a capacity to understand behavioral science, and an understanding of appropriate mathematical concepts. In addition, the general education requirements for all programs will support success in the workplace and in the society, so as to facilitate the achievement of lifelong learning.

General Education Competencies:

Competency 1: Students will be able to use the English language effectively.
Competency 2: Students will be able to use critical thinking to analyze readings and solve problems.
Competency 3: Students will be able to comprehend and use mathematical concepts and methods to solve problems effectively.
Competency 4: Students will be able to understand basic human interactions and behaviors and/or other areas in the sciences.
Competency 5: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in humanities or literature.

SACSCOC Approved Programs with CIP Codes:
Click to see the Wiregrass SACSCOC approved programs. PLEASE NOTE: All programs may not be offered every semester.

Dr. Shawn Utley

Department of Academic Affairs

Dr. Shawn Utley
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (229) 219-1294
Fax: (229) 333-2129
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA  31602

Office Hours:
Coffee Campus: Mondays
 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Valdosta Campus: T/W/Th
 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus: Fridays
 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Brandy Wilkes
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (229) 468-2228
Fax: (912) 389-4308
706 West Baker Highway
Douglas, GA 31533