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The Central Georgia Technical College was established in 1962 as the Macon Area Vocational-Technical School. Originally there was only the Macon campus, but in 1990 acquired with the Baldwin County Adult Center in Milledgeville which in turn became its second campus. Since then CGTC has opened 5 more learning centers in the remaining 5 of the 7 counties it serves. The school is dedicated to providing the best education and training possible, reviewing its program offerings regularly in order to ensure they meet the needs of students and the community, and updating and adding programs as required.
CGTC's primary campuses in Macon and Milledgeville offer associate's degrees, diplomas and technical certificates. The remaining five learning centers in Eatonton, Forsyth, Gray, Jeffersonville, and Roberta offer only technical certificates and continuing education courses. Academic programs allow for transfer to four year institutions and fulfill the first two years of a four year education. Technical programs typically take between one and two years to complete, and provide students with a classroom education and practical training in order to develop the skills necessary to immediately enter the workforce. Graduates of these programs are qualified to perform the tasks and duties necessary for positions at the entry level.
Programs offered include:
Central Georgia Technical College also offers assistance through its Academic Success Center. The center provides training in test anxiety relief, computer skills, and study methods. This training is provided through group sessions, one on one tutoring, or through practice at home. Student are encouraged to choose the method which best suits them.
Admissions and Financial Aid
All students must submit an application and pay a non-refundable $15.00 application fee, present documentation that they are lawfully in the US and have a high school diploma or GED. If SAT, ACT or CPE scores are unavailable, students will be required to take a placement test.
Financial aid offices at the Macon and Milledgeville campuses will assist students who require financial aid in finding the resources to further their education. Federal and state funding is available in the form of loans and grants.
The pride of CGTC is the men's and women's basketball teams, known as the Central Georgia Cougars. The Central Georgia Cougars play in the NJCAA Division I and the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association. Such programs allow students to compete in a healthy, competitive environment, developing skills and abilities useful in one's academic and professional life, such as teamwork, discipline, and good health.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $1,500. 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.
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||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$6,475|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 22%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1968)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2012)