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Savannah Technical College, located in Savannah, Georgia, was founded in 1929 through the sponsorship of the city council. At the time institution was known as the Opportunity School, which quickly outgrew its facilities and requiring expansion. Over the next few decades the school added programs and moved to large facilities allowing a larger number of students to participate in the school's offerings. In 1959 the school combined with other recently established schools to form the Savannah Area Vocational-Technical School, which served the counties of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Long and Liberty. The school again went through a long period of expansion, adding new facilities and campuses. By 1997 the school became part of State Board of Technical and Adult Education and in 2000 changed its name to Savannah Technical College. The school currently operates five campuses and offers a quality technical education that evolves with the needs of the local economy. Programs are added based on need and updated as necessary to remain current and relevant.
Savannah Technical College provides a large number of programs that may result in a diploma, certificate or degree. Technical and career focused programs offer students an education that assists in the development of the skills and abilities necessary to perform the tasks and duties native to their field of study. These programs allow students to enter the workforce upon completion and vary in length based on the type of program entered. Academic programs allow for the completion of the first two years of a four year education at low cost and transfer to a four year college or university to obtain a bachelor's degree upon completion. Other resources are also available, such as specific courses for interest, continuing education classes and online courses for those students in need of flexible schedules.
Programs offered include:
Savannah Technical College guaranteed the education provided to its students. If an employer finds that a student is deficient in a given area, he or she may contact the school allowing for the student to return and retrain for that particular deficiency for no additional cost. The guarantee has a two year window starting at graduation.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Savannah Technical College must complete the application and pay the application fee, submit all relevant documents, including transcripts and test scores, as well as take a placement exam to determine what level of general education courses the student must enroll in. Students applying for in state tuition must supply proof of residency.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants. Students in need of financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine need, eligibility and awards. Scholarships may also be available, often requiring a separate application and awarded for reasons as outlined by the goal of the scholarships.
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
Legal Professions and Studies
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. 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||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||90%||$5,935|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 23%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Savannah Technical College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1984)
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Savannah Technical College.
- Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, GA (47 miles away)
- Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia, GA (74 miles away)
- Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Sandersville, GA (121 miles away)
- First Coast Technical College in Saint Augustine, FL (146 miles away)
- Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta, GA (154 miles away)