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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers offered at Wiregrass on Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Fitzgerald, GA – The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP) Course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. BLS for Healthcare Providers teaches skills using the American Heart Associations’ proven...



Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers offered at Wiregrass

Douglas, GA – The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP) Course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. BLS for Healthcare Providers teaches skills using the American Heart Associations’ proven...



Doggett and Thomas Named Wiregrass Employees of the year

Shelia Thomas, Director of Financial Aid, was awarded the ninth Lewis I. Brinson, Sr. Leadership Award for the supervisor of the year. Trevecca Doggett, Adult Education Services Administrative Assistant, was awarded the ninth James A. Bridges Vanguard Award for the staff member of the year. Fitzgerald, GA – Wiregrass Tech recently recognized two employees for their dedication, hard work, and leadership skills by the faculty and staff of the college. Wiregrass employees...



President’s and Dean’s List Announced for Spring Semester at Wiregrass

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Interim President DeAnnia Clements is pleased to announce the Spring Semester President’s List and Dean’s List. The President’s List includes outstanding students who were enrolled full-time for 12 credit hours or more and achieved a grade point average of 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale during Spring Semester 2021. The following students are on the President’s List for Spring Semester 2021 and are listed by county: (Atkinson)...



Evening Programs Returning to Wiregrass for Fall Semester - Free Application Week June 14-18

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass is offering expanded evening programs for Fall Semester, and classes start August 19. The college is hosting Free Application Week on all campuses June 14-18, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday. All campuses are closed on Friday, but applicants may still apply online and save money that day. Any new student who applies in person during the week of June 14 will have their application fee waived. Wiregrass has expanded some programs for Fall by...



Wiregrass Renovated Manufacturing Technology Training Center Grand Opening

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and the Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting of the newly expanded and renovated Manufacturing Technology Training Center at the Wiregrass campus. Douglas, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and the Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority hosted a grand opening of the newly expanded and renovated Manufacturing Technology...



Wiregrass Lays Foundation for Atlanta Videographer and Editor

VHS 2011 and Wiregrass Graduate followed his dreams and working in Atlanta as an In-House Videographer and Editor while running his own business in video and photography. Valdosta, GA – Devonte Goodwine had his eyes set on a career in movies and television when he graduated from Valdosta High School in 2011. After graduation, he enrolled at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College for summer semester to get started on his core classes before transferring to a four-year university. Before...



Wiregrass Tech’s Rick Perkins Winner Named Top State Finalist

Wiregrass Adult Education Instructor and 2021 Rick Perkins Winner for the college, Cherlyn Sands-Anderson, has been named as a State Finalist in the 2021 TCSG Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Award. Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass’ 2021 Rick Perkins winner, Cherlyn Sands–Anderson, Adult Education Instructor was named one of the top nine finalists in the Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year in a virtual Facebook live by Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg...



107 Programs Qualify for the HOPE Career Grant at Wiregrass

The new Full Stack Developer program at Wiregrass qualifies for additional grant monies through the HOPE Career Grant to help pay for books, tuition, and fees. Wiregrass is a host college for the state for this program and offered to anyone through the Technical College System of Georgia. The program is online, graduates can find employment as a Full Stack Developer, website designer, or graphic designer. Valdosta, GA – Considering a change in careers? There are many job vacancies...



Naming of the Loyd Lavender Classroom at Wiregrass Tech

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College recently named the Computer Information Science Classroom the Loyd Lavender Classroom. Pictured l-r Wiregrass Executive Director of Fundraising Crissy Staley, George Lavender (brother), Loyd Lavender, Wiregrass Computer Information System Technology Programming Instructor Andy Powell, and Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson. Valdosta, GA - Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation South has named a Computer Science education classroom lab...



Wiregrass Tech Top in Awards Count SkillsUSA State Championship

Wiregrass Gold State SkillsUSA winners who are advancing to virtual SkillsUSA National Championships and Leadership this June. They are starting with back row, left to right: Parker Metcalf (Mechatronics)- Valdosta Campus, Benjamin Sandusky (Mechatronics)- Valdosta Campus, and Brandon Chandler (Cosmetology)- Valdosta Campus. Front row, left to right: Jacques Freeman (Telecommunications and Security)- Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Azer Larson (Barbering)- Valdosta Campus, Andy Francis...



Shelby Trimble Named Wiregrass Tech Student of the Year

Wiregrass is proud to announce Shelby Trimble, Radiologic Technology student, as the college’s 2021 GOAL Winner. Valdosta, GA – After two rounds of interviews, Shelby Trimble, Radiologic Technology student, was named Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s 2021 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner. Shelby knew as a senior in high school that she wanted to pursue a career in radiology. While in high school, she watched her mom receive excellent care by healthcare...