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.
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.
The WGTC Golden Knights participate in the GCAA division 3, offering athletics programs in baseball, women's softball, volleyball, and basketball.
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
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
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
- 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||96%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||96%||$5,087|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 21%.
Admissions, Academics, & 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
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2009)
- See a list of 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 1998)
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to West Georgia Technical College.
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Rome, GA (37 miles away)
- Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, GA (44 miles away)
- Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston, GA (55 miles away)
- Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, GA (60 miles away)
- Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, GA (84 miles away)