Forsyth Technical Community College

Also known as Forsyth Tech

2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston-Salem, NC

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Forsyth Technical Community College, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was founded in 1960 and is one of the largest colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, which governs and funds community colleges located throughout the state. The school maintains an annual enrollment of nearly 10,000 students annually. The school serves the counties of Stokes and Forsyth, and maintains campuses in Winston-Salem, Kernersville, King, Walnut Cove and Westfield, with eight locations overall.  The school offers high quality, low cost education for residents in low income areas.


Forsyth Technical Community College offers educational opportunities in the form of career training and transfer programs, offered either through campus or as distance learning options. Career training programs provide education and skill development in one of many high demand fields or industries with the purposes of long term employment after graduation. These programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a degree or certificate upon completion. Academic transfer programs allow students to pursue a four year education at low cost by completing a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a bachelor's degree program at the community college. Once the program is completed students will apply for transfer to a four year institution to complete their education and earn their bachelor's degree.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

As an open enrollment institution, individuals interested in enrolling at Forsythe Technical Community College must submit a completed application, pay all associated fees, be at least eighteen years of age or have completed high school or equivalent, and provide transcripts and test scores if available. Some students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Students are also encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss enrollment options, as well as participate in orientation to familiarize them with the campus they will be enrolled at.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Aid is awarded based on need which is determined by the school through the use of information provided by the student in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once the extent of need is determined the school will see which programs the student qualifies for and construct an aid packet that allows the student affordable access to education. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year and forms should be submitted early to ensure funds are disbursed in a timely manner.

Clubs and Organizations

Forsyth Technical Community College is home to a large number of clubs and organizations that allow for new experiences, personal enrichment, and personal growth. Participation ids voluntary but encouraged, as students are able to explore new ideas and meet interesting individuals with whom to socialize with. Clubs an organization allow for college experiences outside of the classroom, and offer valuable experience in the form of teamwork, leadership and self expression, among others. A complete list of clubs and organizations may be obtained online or on campus. Not all clubs are available at all campuses.

Clubs and Organization at FTCC include:

  • Chessknowlogy Club
  • The Geology Club
  • The International Club
  • The Motor Sports Club
  • Philosophical Society

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,900-$2,300
    • Out-of-State: $6,500-$7,777
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $74-$89 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $270-$320 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid67%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships65%$3,958
Receiving Student Loans16%$5,207

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Forsyth Technical Community College may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2003)
  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2003)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1973)
  • Radiation Therapist Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1990)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

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