Georgia Northwestern Technical College, located in Rome, Georgia, was created in 2008 through the merger of two pre-existing technical schools, Coosa Valley Technical College and Northwestern Technical College. The previous schools have a long tradition of providing technical and career training to students in their service area, and the merger of the schools was to consolidate campuses and programs across the state and form a stronger more cost effective Technical College System of Georgia,. Georgia Northwestern Technical College operates three campuses located in Rome, Calhoun and Rockmart. The school maintains close ties with its surrounding community and businesses in order to develop working relationships and better understand the needs of the community.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College has a variety of programs that may result in a certificate or associate degree. Programs such as these provide students the means to develop the skills and abilities necessary to become professionals in the workplace. Offerings are representative of community needs and typically high demand fields, and the school is constantly reviewing community needs and updating and adding programs as necessary to maintain that relationship. To further the goal of workforce development the school provides resources that ensure that graduating students are competent, capable, able to serve their community and meet the demands for professional employment in growing, high demand fields. Programs take between one and two years to complete and allow students to seek employment immediately unless their chosen profession requires licensure or certification prior to employment.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institutions, any student wishing to enroll at Georgia Northwestern Technical College will be admitted upon submission of the application for admission and the associated fee. Students must also provide relevant transcripts and standardized test scores. Additionally, students may be required to take an assessment exam prior to registration if they have not previously taken the ACT or SAT, the scores from which may be used to substitute for the assessment exam. Students are encouraged to participate in student orientation to prepare them for student life and activity on campus as well as to meet with a counselor to determine curriculum and program enrollment.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants. Students in need of aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information resulting from which will be used to determine a student's financial need, family assistance, aid program eligibility and monetary awards. Students may be chosen at random to provide additional financial information by the school in order to verify the accuracy of their FAFSA as part of new federal regulations governing financial aid programs. Students must reapply for aid prior to each academic year as financial circumstances may change yearly.
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 Georgia Northwestern 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,...)
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
Public Administration and Social 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 $3,800. 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||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||96%||$5,733|
|Receiving Student Loans||21%||$3,280|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Georgia Northwestern Technical College may provide services to students like:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Georgia Northwestern Technical College - Polk County Campus
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2005)
Campus: Georgia Northwestern Technical College
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1999)
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
- West Georgia Technical College in Waco, GA (37 miles away)
- Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, GA (56 miles away)
- Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston, GA (62 miles away)
- Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, GA (75 miles away)
- Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, GA (84 miles away)