Columbus Technical College, located in Columbus, Georgia, was founded in and 1961 and was originally known as Columbus Area Vocational-Technical School and was a part of the Muscogee County School District. The school was merged with Muscogee Area Vocational-Technical School in 1965, resulting in an expansion of the latter's campus as the new home of the combined institutions. The school experienced growth and expansion over the following years, and in 2000 was renamed Columbus Technical College due to changing legislation that allowed associate degree institutions to be called colleges. The school is one of thirty four in Georgia that are part of the Technical College System of Georgia.
Columbus Technical College provides education and training in a number of high demand fields for the purposes of long term employment for students after graduation. The education provided lays a foundation for individuals to build upon through experience and on the job skill development and training. Programs are in high demand fields and often instructed by industry professionals. Education is often divided by classroom and practical settings, with practical settings allowing for supervised skill development in an environment that emulates real world locations. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Columbus Technical College admits any individual that is at least eighteen years old or has a high school diploma or equivalent. Students should supply test scores and transcripts if available, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to the start of the first semester. Meeting with a counselor to discuss enrollment options prior to registration is also encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is awarded based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,000. 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||92%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||92%||$5,522|
|Receiving Student Loans||5%||$3,774|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Columbus Technical College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2005)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1973)
- 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 2004)
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- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2002)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1953)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Columbus Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Columbus Technical College.
- Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, AL (6 miles away)
- Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, AL (55 miles away)
- Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, AL (63 miles away)
- Darton College in Albany, GA (78 miles away)
- Trenholm State Technical College in Montgomery, AL (80 miles away)