GWINNETT – NORTH FULTON – For the fifth semester in a row, Gwinnett Technical College has recorded the highest enrollment numbers in the College’s 34-year history. This fall, more than 9,100 students across Gwinnett and North Fulton began their studies in high-demand career fields.
Fall semester 2018 recorded a 9% increase in enrollment over a year ago. Dr. D. Glen Cannon, president of Gwinnett Tech, attributes this surge in enrollment to a few key factors:
- Focusing on academic programs designed to feed high demand careers such as engineering, cybersecurity, computer programming, business management and accounting, criminal justice, welding and healthcare.
- Increased awareness about programs and support services for Veterans and their families. The College’s Office of Veterans Affairs ranks third in the nation on the 2018 Best Colleges for Vets list by Military Times.
- Expanding HOPE Career Grant offerings from 30 certificates and diplomas to 51. Programs of study include automotive and construction, computer sciences, early childhood care and education, health sciences, heavy diesel, logistics management and welding and joining technology. The HOPE Career Grants pays for 100% of tuition costs.
- A 32% increase in the number of North Fulton and Gwinnett County high school students enrolled in the Dual Enrollment This fall, 1,604 high school students from public, private and home schools across the community are enrolled at Gwinnett Tech, while in high school, taking classes on their home high school campus, at Gwinnett Tech or online.
Dr. Cannon says, “Our faculty and staff are dedicated to offering a career-focused education for real-world jobs. We work with our industry partners to deliver educational programs that meet the needs of the job market.”
The College now offers more than 140 different associate degree, diploma and certificate programs
expanding programs to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s job market.
Gwinnett Tech offers the community an opportunity to explore the campus through weekly tours and information sessions. Information sessions are hosted on the Lawrenceville campus Mondays at 11 a.m. and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Campus tours are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons following the 2:30 p.m. information sessions. Visitors are also welcome to attend information sessions on the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and by appointment. Those interested in tours and information sessions may call Gwinnett Tech’s Recruitment Center at 678-226-6751 to register.