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May 16, 2007
Gwinnett Tech’s Spring Enrollment Up 11 Percent
Increase reflects in-demand programs, flexible class options, enrollment ease
Gwinnett Technical College's spring quarter enrollment increased 11. 2 percent over the same period last year, an increase college leaders credit to in-demand program offerings, highly flexible class options and improvements made to ease enrollment procedures.
Gwinnett Tech led metro Atlanta area technical colleges in enrollment growth this spring quarter, according to the Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE). The Lawrenceville-based college was the second largest of area technical colleges in terms of total enrollment with 4,196 students enrolled for the current quarter.
Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Rigsby credits the growth in enrollment to strong interest in many of the college's newer programs, such as early childhood education, coupled with increasing interest in healthcare programs, computer science, commercial construction management and automotive service, programs which correlate to the area's most in-demand job sectors.
"The word is out that Gwinnett Tech stays current with the needs and trends in the business community," said Rigsby. "Our program directors and business liaisons work tirelessly to offer a curriculum of the most current, most in-demand programs of study. Students understand that an education and training from Gwinnett Tech will prepare them for a promising career.
"We've also continued our high priority on flexible class offerings - with classes in the evenings, on the weekends and a huge number online. Finally, we've changed our internal procedures to make it easier to enroll and register for classes."
To ensure a successful college experience for more students, Gwinnett Tech has expanded registration times, simplified enrollment procedures and tailored class schedules that meet the needs of working students.
For more information about enrollment at Gwinnett Tech or about any of its more than 45 educational offerings, contact 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.