Beyond Dual Enrollment: Unconventional High School Student Graduates from CGTC

Macon, Ga. – Few parents and their teenage children are aware of the educational path available to high school students that can have them earn a high school diploma by only attending college in what would be their junior and senior years. In May, Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) prepares to see it first graduate of this program, just as the distinctive route is starting to take shape.
Georgia Senate Bill 2 (SB2), known as the High School Postsecondary Graduation Option (HSPGO), Read More

May 8, 2018


First Cohort of Associate Degree Nursing Students Set to Graduate

Warner Robins, Ga. – Student nurses at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) put their final hours of clinicals behind them last week, and now look ahead to graduation as the College’s first Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree cohort.

“We all learned a lot through this, and we maintain high hopes that each of these students will continue on to be the great nurses we know they are,” said program chair, Jessica Willcox, whom the College hired in 2014 along with a small group of instructors to see the Registered Nursing (RN) program hit the ground. Read More

May 3, 2018


Dual Enrollment Instructor at CGTC Earns Dual Recognition

Warner Robins, Ga. – Criminal Justice instructor, Dr. Cheronie Blunt, recently garnered a pair of awards being named Houston County’s 2018 General Educator of the Year by the Council for Exceptional Children, for her instruction in Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Dual Enrollment program at the Houston County Career Academy (HCCA), and HCCA’s 2018 Teacher of the Year.
Regarded by HCCA principal Sabrina Phelps, to be a believer in the importance of instructing her students on career planning and value of understanding all people, Read More

April 27, 2018


Special Populations Office at CGTC Helps College Earn Top-10 Recognition

Warner Robins, Ga. – A distance education college ranking resource website recently determined Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) to be Top-10 in the nation for its service to non-traditional career students and other special populations at large.
OnlineColleges.com found the sustained resources and early interventions of the Special Populations Office of the College to be crucial in determining its ranking. The ranking included reported data for distance education learners.
“CGTC makes our list for the features it offers to Special Populations — Read More

April 27, 2018


Northside High School Senior Earns Recognition for Artwork in Statewide Manufacturer’s Appreciation Design Contest

Warner Robins, Ga. – A Northside High School student earned honorable mention recognition in the 2018 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student art design contest. Governor Nathan Deal and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recognized Eagles senior, Michael Busselle, during the MAW Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 12, 2018 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.
Alongside other Georgia primary and secondary school winners and, Busselle and his peers learned about the impact of manufacturing on the state’s economy, Read More

April 19, 2018


Student Barber Competes at SkillsUSA Competition as CGTC’s First Representative

Macon, Ga. – In less than a month, Lyncetta Coleman will be one of many Barbering program students to walk across the stage at graduation, but in March, she was the first program student to test her abilities at the SkillsUSA Georgia barbering competition for Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC).
As one of only two females in her cohort, she said she was thrilled to carry the clippers for both gender and program to compete in the student skills organization’s first barbering events. Read More

April 13, 2018


Fort Valley State Alumni and Former CGTC Board Member Goes All In for Talk to Students

Warner Robins, Ga. – Dr. Vernard Hodges, a local veterinarian and entrepreneur, spoke at a session of the Raising Expectations of Achievement (REACH) program on the Warner Robins campus this week.
Sharing from his book titled, “Bet on Yourself: From Zero to Millions,” the former CGTC board of directors member, gave tips to those in attendance on how to improve their individual financial and life situations through self-assuredness. He spoke on overcoming his life’s challenges and the mentors in his life. Read More

April 5, 2018


CGTC Foundation Awards Inaugural Scholarship for Previously Incarcerated Citizens

Warner Robins, Ga. – Sometimes life requires a reset, and with that in mind, the Office of Re-entry Services, through the Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Foundation, established and awarded earlier this month, its inaugural scholarship for a previously incarcerated citizen continuing their education.
The Re-entry Scholarship for Educational Transition (RESET) awards an actively enrolled student in good academic standing who have been previously incarcerated in a Georgia public or private corrections facility and has applied within two years of release. Read More

April 5, 2018


Men Pursue Non-Traditional Health Occupations Through Programs at CGTC

Warner Robins, Ga. – A pair of male students nearing graduation in health sciences programs at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are preparing to enter the local healthcare industry equipped with extensive hours of clinical practice and theoretical instruction, but it is their training in workplaces dominated by women that has them learning the most.
In May, Andrew Rader and David Hall will both become graduates of an Associate Degree in Nursing and Radiologic Technology program, Read More

April 3, 2018


Second CGTC-Supported Cohort Graduates From Information Technology Program in Afghanistan

Warner Robins, Ga. – Technical assistance provided by Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) to an Information Technology (IT) associate degree program at Kabul Polytechnic University (KPU) in Kabul, Afghanistan led to a second cohort’s successful graduation.
CGTC provides assistance to computer technology faculty and staff at KPU through a grant for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP).
A feature in a newsletter on USWDP global involvement, Read More

April 2, 2018