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CGTC Awarded Scholarships from NCSL International

Central Georgia Technical College is again the recipient of the National Conference on Standards Laboratories International education award. NCSLI has donated $4,000 to the CGTC Metrology program to be awarded during 2009 to individual Metrology students. This award is given at the discretion of NCSLI after comparing all applicant schools’ efforts to provide quality graduates to industry. The check will be presented to Metrology Program Chair Tony Abel at the 2009 NCSL International in San Antonio, TX. NCSLI formed in 1961 to promote cooperative efforts for solving the common problems faced by measurement laboratories.

Metrology is the science of measurement. Metrology affects many aspects of our day-to-day lives. For example, gas pumps are calibrated by the state to ensure consumers get an accurate gallon of gas in their tank. Machines used to check blood pressure are calibrated by someone in the Metrology field. Any type of meter, from the scales at the grocery store to the scales that weigh semi-trailer trucks, must be calibrated. CGTC offers Associate Degrees and Diplomas in Metrology, Technical Certificates of Credit in Electrical and Physical Metrology, ISO-9000 Quality Systems and a Certified Calibration Technician Certificate. These programs are available on the Macon campus or online. Worldwide, CGTC is the only college that offers an online Metrology program.

Submitted by Rebecca Ledford
June 11, 2009


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