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April 08, 2009
Enrollment Up 15 Percent at Gwinnett Tech
Spring Increase is Ninth Quarter of Double-Digit Growth
Enrollment continues to soar at Gwinnett Technical College, with spring quarter enrollment up just over 15 percent as compared to last year. More than 5,400 students started classes on March 30, marking a 15.38 percent increase and the ninth straight quarter of double-digit growth for Gwinnett Tech.
“While we’ve been growing at this rapid pace for over two years now, there’s no question that the challenging job market makes having the right education and skills all the more important – and that can drive enrollment,” explains Sharon Bartels, Gwinnett Tech president.
“Technical colleges have so much to offer students of all ages right now – the latest training for in-demand career sectors, flexible scheduling and affordable tuition. It’s an educational approach that can make a tremendous life difference, and in short order, too,” adds Bartels.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 45 associate degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less.
The most popular programs among students this spring are those that have traditionally strong job growth or stability. Healthcare, IT, education and criminal justice are the programs with the largest increases, while business management, marketing management and computer programming remain popular choices.
Specific enrollment increases by program include:
Health Sciences56% increase
Criminal Justice38% increase
Early Childhood Education36% increase
CIS Networking21% increase
For more information about any Gwinnett Tech program offering, call 770-962-7580 or visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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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.