History, Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

History

Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) was officially established to conduct business by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia during its September 2012 meeting when the Board approved the consolidation of *Middle Georgia Technical College (est.1973), Warner Robins, GA and *Central Georgia Technical College (est. 1962), Macon, GA. The College Leadership then requested and received approval from its regional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees during its June 2013 meeting to continue as an accredited institution with Level I status, granting associate degrees. The consolidated College officially began doing business as Central Georgia Technical College July 1, 2013. A Mission statement for the consolidated College was approved by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia during its April 2013 meeting and was distributed throughout the College community.

The primary campus for CGTC is located at 80 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088. The College services eleven counties in Georgia as listed here: Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Dooly, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, and Twiggs. The College has campuses located in Milledgeville (Baldwin), Macon (Bibb), and Warner Robins (Houston). Instructional Centers are also located in Eatonton (Putnam), Roberta (Crawford), Gray (Jones), Forsyth (Monroe), and Hawkinsville (Pulaski). Although the College is assigned a specific service area by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) it offers distance education opportunities through on-line and hybrid instruction. In addition, the College offers Adult Education services to citizens within the eleven county service area listed above and in Macon County therefore servicing citizens with adult education activities in twelve counties at various locations throughout each.

The consolidated College operates 958,186 square feet of State owned or leased existing facility space with an expected additional 78,345 sq. ft. Health Services facility being added at its Warner Robins, Houston County campus.

CGTC offers 39 associate degrees, 50 diplomas, and 124 technical certificates of credit in areas of Aerospace, Trade and Industry, Business and Computer Technologies, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Professional Services and General Studies. The College also offers continuing education classes and economic development services. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and many programs hold industry-specific accreditations, licensure, and approvals from various state and national agencies. CGTC, in the tradition of the individual Colleges, will continue to contribute to economic and workforce development in its eleven county service area and throughout the State of Georgia.

Mission Statement

Central Georgia Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, provides traditional and distance learning educational programs and services. Through credit instruction, adult education, and customized business and industry workforce training, the College contributes to economic and workforce development within its eleven-county service area and throughout the State of Georgia.

Vision

Central Georgia Technical College’s vision is that the College will be an integral part of a dynamic, unified system of  technical education, adult education, and customized business and industry training, using current technology with access to education and training for citizens in its eleven-county service area and the State of Georgia. As a member of this system, the College will be a part of a seamless educational continuum which students can efficiently transition from secondary education to technical college and beyond.

The College envisions an educational system that develops a competitive workforce and quality communities, thus contributing to the greater central Georgia’s economic success in the global marketplace. The recognition that this system will command throughout the state will make it the preferred educational option for that majority of adults those career choices require qualifications beyond a high school diploma, for those companies that require customized training and retraining services, and for those seeking a lifetime of educational experiences.

Philosophy

Consistent with its Mission, as presented by its faculty and staff, Central Georgia Technical College affirms the following philosophy that it is the College’s responsibility:

  • To provide quality academic and technical instruction leading to career preparation at the associate degree level and below through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.
  • To provide appropriate adult educational opportunities to promote literacy among the general
    public and workforce personnel.
  • To design and staff programs that will meet the needs of business and industry by training, retraining, and upgrading skills and work habits that promote maximum productivity.
  • To establish a foundation for lifelong learning that will enhance the potential of the individuals in the greater Central Georgia region to become more productive, responsible, and upwardly mobile members of society.
  • To promote public awareness of the value of academic and technical education.
  • To collaborate with other post-secondary and secondary institutions to provide a seamless educational system.