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Gwinnett Technical College, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, was founded in 1984 as the Gwinnett Area Technical School. Since its founding the school has been dedicated to providing an education in high demand fields that result in employment upon graduation. The school changed its name to Gwinnett Technical Institute to better align itself with the state's technical institute system. During the next decade the school would add several degree programs and receive accreditation, finally meeting the standards required to be identified as a college in 2000 and changing its name to the current. The school had invested in its own development, utilizing funds to introduce new facilities and renovate previously existing ones in order to create new programs of study that meet the needs of the modern student.
As a technical institute, GTI offers programs of study that allow students to develop the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a professional. The programs offered offer an extensive course of study that provide theoretical, classroom and practical courses, preparing individuals with the experience through simulated real world environments. Programs are offered in a variety of fields, allowing individuals to choose the one that best reflects his or her goals and interests. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or diploma that demonstrates competency and allows for entry level employment upon completion.
The school also offers continuing education courses for established professionals seeking to update their knowledge base or renew certification or licensure. Courses are taken individually and can offer flexible scheduling. The school also provides adult education courses that prepare individuals for the GED, allowing one to complete his or her high school education and earn an equivalency diploma.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Gwinnett Technical Institute is a public, two year, open enrollment institution. Any individual wishing to enroll may do so through the completion and submission of the application for admission and payment of tuition. Students should also supply standardized test scores (if available) and previous educational transcripts. Students may be required to take a placement exam. Students are also encouraged to participate in orientation and to meet with a counselor to help choose programs and develop a curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it either online or through the mail. The information provided on the FAFSA will be used by the school to develop an aid package based on the student's needs and aid program eligibility. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year. Due to recent changes in financial aid regulations, students may be chosen at random to provide additional financial information to be compared to the FAFSA in order to ensure its accuracy.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,100-$2,600
- Out-of-State: $4,300-$5,126
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $89-$110 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $180-$210 per credit 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||86%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||81%||$5,252|
|Receiving Student Loans||43%||$5,025|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Gwinnett Technical College may offer student services like:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1985)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2011)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Georgia
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1986)
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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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