Who We Are:
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, located in South Georgia, is committed to preparing students for successful careers in an ever changing workforce. Established in 1963, Wiregrass is one of the leading technical colleges in the state. Recognized for achievements in workforce development, we provide individuals with the education, training, and skills to positively influence a stagnant economy.
Dr. Tina Anderson, President
Where We Are:
Residents of Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, and Wilcox counties have the opportunity to attend classes at one of four campuses and twelve centers conveniently located throughout the service area. Campus locations are in Ben Hill County, Cook County, Coffee County, and Lowndes County. Adult Education teaching sites are located in 11 convenient locations throughout the service area.
Benefits of Technical Education:
The best kept secret in Georgia is the HOPE Program. HOPE, Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally, provides financial assistance for students to enter and to complete associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs as follows: the HOPE Scholarship assists students in associate degree programs ("B" average required) and the HOPE Grant assists students in diploma and certificate programs and the HOPE Career Grant assist students with additional funding for programs identified by the Governor of Georgia as high demand fields.
Our programs are guaranteed. Curriculum standards have been developed with direct involvement of business and industry. These standards serve as the industry-validated specifications for each occupational program. "If one of our graduates educated under a standard program or his/her employer finds that the graduate is deficient in one or more competencies as defined in the standards, the technical college will retrain the employee at no instructional cost to the employee or the employer." This guarantee is in effect for a period of two years after graduation.
Students also have the opportunity to accelerate the power of their resume with membership in campus clubs and organizations. With opportunities ranging from the Phi Beta Lambda to the National Vocational Honor Society, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College students can easily fulfill their need to serve and be recognized. When a prospective employer sees Student Government Association on a resume, they know the applicant is a team player with experience in getting things done.
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. Our programs use cutting-edge technology and offer easy access to lifelong learning for all Georgians. We offer a seamless education process in which students can transfer credits efficiently as they advance from secondary schools to technical colleges, and to the colleges and universities within the University System of Georgia.