Guilford Technical Community College, located in Jamestown, North Carolina, founded in 1958 when it was known as Guilford Industrial Education Center, an institution designed to prepare individuals for careers in manufacturing. By 1965 the school was renamed Guilford Technical Institute as a result of being able to grant associate degrees. By 1983 the school was granted approval to add a college transfer program, becoming Guilford Technical Community College. The school originally opened its doors to an enrollment of 50 but has grown over the years to nearly 15,000 students a year. As a result, the school operates several campuses and is dedicated to providing quality services and education to its service area through program development and updated and new facilities perfect for the modern students.
Guilford Technical Community College offers nearly 100 programs of study that provide academic transfer or career training opportunities, with most programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in an associate degree or career training certificate. Academic transfer programs fulfill the first two years of a four year education, allowing the student to apply for transfer to a four year institution to pursue the completion of a bachelor's degree by submitting applications to his or her school of choice. Transfer opportunities to public North Carolina institutions are eased through agreements in place with the school facilitating transfer if certain academic requirements are met.
Career training programs provide education and training for a particular field, providing the skills and abilities necessary to perform as a professional in the workplace within that field. Students will participate in practical courses as well as more traditional classroom educations, the mixture of which is dependent upon the student's chosen field, and providing practical experience that is beneficial in the workplace. Upon completion the student's degree or certificate will demonstrate occupational competence and allow for the immediate pursuit of employment. Most programs offered reflect community needs, resulting in more job availability.
Programs offered include:
- Automotive Systems Technology
- Paralegal Technology
- General Education Program
- Business Administration
Guilford Technical Community College is an open enrollment institution allowing any student who meets the minimum standards for admission to enroll at after submitting a completed application for admission. Students will be asked to provide transcripts from previous schools and standardized test scores. Students may be required to take a placement exam and are encouraged to participate in orientation as well as meet with a counselor prior to registration. Course registration takes place before the start of each semester with tuition due shortly thereafter.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants. Students in need of financial assistance must submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting information from which will be used to determine the student's financial needs, aid program eligibility and monetary awards. Students must reapply for financial aid prior to the start of each academic year. Additionally, students may be asked to provide additional financial documentation to ensure the accuracy of the FAFSA prior to the disbursement of funds as per new federal aid regulations.
Clubs and Organizations
Guilford Technical Community College is home to a number of clubs and organizations, and as such encourages the participation of student in such clubs as well as the founding of new clubs if the current club listings do not meet specified goals or interests. Clubs may focus on education, social and cultural issues, extracurricular interests and activities as well as other interests. Students may participate in one or more clubs, allowing for the intermingling of interests and the development of social bonds outside of a classroom atmosphere. A club fair is held annually to promote clubs and encourage new membership.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,800. 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.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,900-$2,200
- Out-of-State: $6,900-$8,237
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $72-$86 per unit
- Out-of-State: $260-$320 per 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||79%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||74%||$4,253|
|Receiving Student Loans||31%||$4,583|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Guilford Technical Community College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Guilford Technical Community College compared to community colleges in North Carolina, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Guilford Technical Community College||Guilford County||North Carolina|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1968)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1967)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1960)
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 Guilford Technical Community 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Guilford Technical Community College.
- Davidson County Community College in Thomasville, NC (17 miles away)
- Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC (20 miles away)
- Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC (23 miles away)
- Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, NC (29 miles away)
- Alamance Community College in Graham, NC (32 miles away)