West Georgia Technical College (WGTC)

176 Murphy Campus Blvd., Waco, GA

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History

The West Georgia Technical College was formed in 2008 through the merger of West Georgia Technical College and West Central Technical College as part of the Technical System of Georgia's consolidation of technical schools. The merger created the second largest technical college in Georgia which serves seven counties: Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, Meriwether and Troup.

Academics

WGTC offers over 110 diploma, certificate and associates degree programs. The school is dedicated to offering a quality education and providing trained and qualified individuals to meet the needs of the business industry. WGTC serves the West Georgia community and assists in educating and improving the quality of life of its residents.

Programs offered Include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

To apply to WGTC interested students should complete the application along with a $25.00 application fee, submit transcripts and test scores (SAT, ACT COMPASS and ASSET), students who have not taken these tests should take a COMPASS or ASSET test for placement. Student will be notified of acceptance status upon review. Degree and diploma health science programs have a more selective process for enrollment. Financial aid is available to interested students through the financial aid office.

Athletics

The WGTC Golden Knights participate in the GCAA division 3, offering athletics programs in baseball, women's softball, volleyball, and basketball.

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.

(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

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 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

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $1,900-$2,300
    • Out-of-State: $3,800-$4,608
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $85-$100 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $170-$200 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$5,087

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, West Georgia Technical College may provide student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

The following 4-year colleges and universities are popular destinations for many students of West Georgia Technical College to transfer out to. You can click on the school profiles below to get additional admissions information:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: West Central Technical College - Douglasville Campus

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1996)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1998)

Campus: West Georgia Technical College

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Contact Information

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