Operations Updates

Department Operational Updates

Updated July 23, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

FALL SEMESTER RETURN TO CAMPUS PLAN (Click to read full plan)

It is the goal of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College to bring our students back to our campuses to begin the Fall Semester 2020 fully engaged in the classroom, lab, and clinical environments. As plans for Fall Semester are made, the decisions will be guided by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Governor’s office, the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The health, safety, and wellbeing of our student, faculty, staff, and communities will continue to be our utmost priority.

Updated June 18, 2020, 8 a.m.

RETURNING TO FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES FOR FALL

“Wiregrass faculty, staff, and students have done an amazing job providing on-line classes and services for summer semester and will begin face-to-face classes on August 18,” shared Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson. The college will follow CDC guidelines to ensure the safety and health of students.

Free Application Week is through June 19th. Apply today to waive your application fee!

The requirement of a placement exam has been suspended and Wiregrass will evaluate program readiness in a number of different ways to ensure student success.

No official high school transcript is required for admission. The students will need to submit official documents to the college after acceptance into their program.

Wiregrass has over 70 programs that qualify for the HOPE Career Grant include welding, Practical Nursing, Phlebotomy, Industrial Systems, Precision Manufacturing and Mechatronics. Students enrolled in these programs could qualify for additional monies to help pay for college.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is currently open during normal business hours through virtual methods and by appointment. Information about the HOPE Career Grant, or Free Application Week, can be found online at www.wiregrass.edu; click on the apply button and follow the directions. If questions, please email admissions@wiregrass.edu.

Updated May 28, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.

All campuses of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College will begin a “soft reopening” to the public on Monday, June 1. The reopening is by appointment only with the following departments: Admissions, Financial Aid, Testing, WIOA, Military and Veteran Services, Registrar and the Advising and Retention Center (ARC). The public is asked to make appointments prior to coming to the campus, and call the number provided in a confirmation email you will receive prior to your appointment. The college seeks to provide the highest safety measures for our guests as well as employees. Guests will be greeted at the door by an employee and escorted to an office pre-sanitized for the appointment. All guests are asked to wear a mask before entering the building. One person per appointment, no visitors will be allowed with the guests. All offices will be properly sanitized before and after each appointment.

Signage will be on the front of the campus exterior doors with the safety guidelines explained such as: wearing masks, adhering to the 6’ social distancing, rescheduling if you are sick or have a fever, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and using a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Updated May 1, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College will begin Summer Semester on May 18, 2020 in an online/distance education format with limited labs. Lab classes are being submitted for approval under guidance from the Technical College System of Georgia and the Governor’s Executive Orders. Lab classes will follow the guidelines in place under the Executive Orders and for the safety and wellbeing of students and faculty. Students registered for approved on campus labs will be notified of lab times and instructions for attending. Wiregrass is committed to providing a safe environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Updated Thursday, March 27, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Per the Governor’s Executive Order, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College will be physically closed to all customers, and to face-to-face credit, non-credit, and adult education instruction.

Beginning March 18, 2020, we will be open ELECTRONICALLY through the rest of Spring Semester. Effective March 23rd, academic and adult education classes will resume via distance education methods only.

Please see the specific area below for any changes or additional options in services.

Academic Advising

Email: arc@wiregrass.edu

ARC advisors are available to meet with students.

Appointments are preferred and can be made in myNavigate or email arc@wiregrass.edu. On-campus, Virtual (WebEX), and phone appointments are available.

Walk-ins (on campus) are welcome. Beginning August 10, drop-ins for virtual and phone appointments will be available.

Admissions

Email: admissions@wiregrass.edu

Designated staff are available to talk with you by calling 229-333-2105, Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm. You may email admissions@wiregrass.edu for questions regarding the Admissions process, requirements, and new Covid-19 guidelines. Designated staff are monitoring emails and will reply as quickly as possible.

Open by appointment only – please email admissions@wiregrass.edu.

Adult Education

Email: kelly.peacock@wiregrass.edu

GED Classes are now able to accept new students for ONLINE GED classes. Those interested in signing up for classes should contact the following:

Atkinson, Ben Hill, Coffee, Irwin & Wilcox Counties
Trevecca Doggett
229-468-2272
trevecca.doggett@wiregrass.edu

Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Lanier, & Lowndes Counties
Kim Fulk
229-333-2123
kim.fulk@wiregrass.edu

All new student orientations have been postponed. All GED & ESL classes have moved online. Current students should email their instructor if they need access to the online platforms.

Bookstore

Email: bookstore@wiregrass.edu

The Bookstores are open for business.for Fall Semester. Bring your Student ID.

To protect each other, all students and visitors are required to wear face coverings (masks) when it is not possible to maintain social distancing of at least six feet. Social distancing is often not possible in the bookstores. Remember your mask and please follow signs and instructions regarding entrances and exits.

You may choose to have books shipped and pay tuition online. See the FAQs for more information.

Fall 2020 Booklist

Textbook Order Form

Career Services

Email: career services@wiregrass.edu

Human Resources and Career Services staff take seriously the health and safety of our students and employees. All offices will be open to the public beginning July 27, 2020. However, due to continued social distancing measures, guests will be served at walk-up windows. All guests that must come into the office space will be expected to maintain 6 ft distance or more, as well as don face coverings. If you do not have a covering, one can be provided for you upon request.

For your convenience, you may schedule an appointment for virtual meetings or via phone. Please contact our offices by phone at (229) 333-5356 or via email humanresources@wiregrass.edu.

Distance Education (Online/Blackboard)

Email: online@wiregrass.edu

Participate in Live Chat via Blackboard website: http://wiregrass.blackboard.com by completing the Blackboard Help module. Users do NOT have to login to Blackboard to access the Blackboard Help module. If a person is not available via Live Chat, the question/request will become a help desk ticket and a response will be sent within 24 hours.

Schedule your appointment to meet virtually, by phone, or in-person in myNavigate. Contact Distance Education personnel for further assistance.

Economic Development

Email: economicdevelopment@wiregrass.edu
Customized leadership training available. Visit https://www.wiregrass.edu/leadership-development for more information.

Financial Aid

Email: financialaid@wiregrass.edu

Designated staff are available to talk with you by calling 229-333-2107, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. You may email financialaid@wiregrass.edu. Designated staff are monitoring e-mails.

Open for appointments and drop-ins. Schedule your appointment in myNavigate or email financialaid@wiregrass.edu.

Human Resources

Email: humanresources@wiregrass.edu

Foundation Info

Email: crissy.staley@wiregrass.edu, or mona.paulk@wiregrass.edu
For students interested in learning more about scholarship opportunities or borrowing a book or device from the Foundation, please contact Mona Paulk or Crissy Staley.

Library

Email: library@wiregrass.edu

Library hours 8 am- 5 pm for all libraries, with Drop-in and Appointment based on availability.

Limited capacity for each library campus.

Students must wear a mask; one will be provided if they do not have a mask.

Call your campus library to make an appointment:
Valdosta – 229-259-5177
Coffee Campus – 229-468-2226
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus – 229-468-2012

Registrar

Email: registrar@wiregrass.edu
Open by appointment only. Please contact registrar@wiregrass.edu.

Student Life

Email: studentactivities@wiregrass.edu

Parking Decals: Students will still need to have and properly display a parking decal. The application can be completed online. Campus Police will let students know when the application has been received and processed and the decal will be delivered to the lab instructor for the student. Parking Permit Application

Student ID: Students must still wear their Wiregrass Student ID while on campus. If you are a new student or returning student and do not have an ID, email admissions@wiregrass.edu the photo you would like on your ID and a copy of your state issued identification (Driver’s License or other ID) for verification. Admissions will have your ID printed and delivered to your lab instructor.

Testing

Email: testing@wiregrass.edu

The Testing Center will continue to see students by appointment only until further notice.

Please contact testing@wiregrass.edu or christine.cook@wiregrass.edu.

Tutoring Lab

Email: tutoring@wiregrass.edu For more information, call 229-333-3200 ext 2463

Login to tutor.com through Blackboard for assistance, or each out to your instructor. Computers are available for use in the library by appointment.