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What will you find at Gwinnett Tech? It could be life’s next step, a career you’re passionate about, skills that make you more valuable, supportive faculty and staff, and the resources to help make your dreams of success a reality.

We offer more than 150 programs – degree, diploma and certificate options – that you can finish in two years or less. You can enroll in programs in the fastest growing fields, plus emerging industries and technologies. These are all areas where employers need a highly skilled workforce and our graduates are in demand.

Our students:
• Engage in top quality, hands-on education and career training

• Enjoy a full college experience with lots of campus life options

• Take advantage of flexible scheduling

• Count on high job placement rates

• Benefit from a high-quality, affordable education

Visit on campus – in Lawrenceville and now in Alpharetta. You’ll find top quality educational facilities, students engaged in hands-on learning and a breadth of on-campus activities. Visit online at www.GwinnettTech.edu.

New Campus Now Open in North Fulton

Gwinnett Tech is celebrating the new year with a new campus! Classes begin this month at the new Alpharetta-North Fulton campus on Old Milton Parkway.

Already one of Georgia’s largest technical colleges, Gwinnett Tech’s new campus could serve almost 10,000 students when fully developed. This first building, housing classrooms, labs and administrative offices, is one of three planned.

The new campus houses many of the college’s most popular programs, including accounting, medical billing, hospitality management and entrepreneurship. Computer Information Systems classes will also be offered at the campus, including courses in JAVA, C++, HTML5, Cybersecurity and CISCO systems.

Gwinnett Tech has been serving the North Fulton area since 2010 and also offers dual enrollment for area high school students, adult education classes and continuing education options.

There’s still time to register for the Spring Semester mini-mester at both the Lawrenceville and North Fulton campuses.

Application deadline: Feb. 10. Classes begin: Feb. 24. Call 770-962-7580 or visit GwinnettTech.edu/apply.

Want a Career in the Film Industry? Take Georgia Film Academy Classes at Gwinnett Tech

Georgians who want to get on the fast track to a career in professional filmmaking can now enroll in the Georgia Film Academy at Gwinnett Tech.

The Georgia Film Academy (GFA), a unique-in-the-nation, statewide effort to train Georgians for lucrative jobs in the film industry, will begin offering classes in January, in partnership with the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

"We’ve been working for the past year to ensure that our students in Gwinnett and North Fulton have the opportunity to participate in this growing industry, which offers so much potential for exciting careers. We’re very appreciative to be the first technical college to work with the Georgia Film Academy on this new certificate program," said Dr. D. Glen Cannon, Gwinnett Tech president.

The GFA’s pilot certificate program is comprised of two courses specifically designed to provide students with on-set film production skills:

• The first course combines classroom instruction and hands-on experience with industry standard equipment.

• The second course is a semester on-set, where students learn and hone their craft while working on the crew of a professional production.

Initially, these GFA courses will be offered on the campuses of Gwinnett Technical College, Clayton State University and Columbus State University. There are plans to expand the courses to additional campuses, as well as Pinewood Studios, in Fayetteville, in the near future.
Seats in these classes are expected to fill quickly! Learn more at www.georgiafilmacademy.org,
or www.gwinnettech.edu. 

Get Involved with Gwinnett Technical College!

Volunteer
• Mentor a student
• Tutor a student in GED or ESL programs
• Share your skills and work experience by presenting to a class
• Serve as a judge for a student competition
• Serve on one of more than 50 Program Advisory Boards
• Open up your business to job shadowing, tours, internships or apprenticeships
• Volunteer on campus for Gwinnett Great Days of Service

Employ
• Hire a graduate for your business
• Register job postings with our Career Center
• Participate in our campus job fairs

Donate or Sponsor
• Donate equipment or supplies
• Start a scholarship or sponsor a student success program
• Sponsor a campus event
• Support faculty and staff in professional development
• Endow a faculty position

Visit
• Host an event or meeting in The Busbee Center
• Bring your co-workers or community organization to campus for a tour
• Take your daily walk or run around campus – it’s exactly 1.4 miles

Educate
• Commission a customized training program for your employees
• Take a Continuing Education class
• Become an adjunct instructor

Second Chance at Education Has Heidi Fielden Soaring

When Heidi Fielden first stepped onto the Gwinnett Tech campus, she was not thinking about career options or degrees. The Snellville resident’s priority was to earn her GED® credential. Now, with that goal reached, this young woman and mother to son Kai is reaching for new goals at the college and wearing a new title – Gwinnett Tech EAGLE.

"There are 1.2 million adults in Georgia who don’t have their high school diploma or GED," Fielden said. "Until last summer, I was a part of that statistic."

EAGLE (Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education) acknowledges the outstanding accomplishments of Georgians who enroll in the Technical College System of Georgia’s 28 Adult Education programs.

Fielden earned her GED® credential earlier this year while simultaneously earning a business certificate through the Accelerating Opportunity Program, which allows students to pursue both their GED® credential and a career credential. Now pursuing an associate degree, Fielden wants to become a dental hygienist.

Gwinnett Tech Means Business
From Retraining Tax Credits to Customized Training Programs

Guided by the college’s mission to "teach every individual and serve every business," Gwinnett Tech has a team of economic development and training specialists completely focused on the needs of business and industry – from workforce development to valuable tax credits. GTC is the source for:

Tax credits for businesses who educate workers: Georgia employers can now take advantage of new tax credits when they support employees’ successful completion of a General Educational Development (GED®) test, earning tax credits of up to $100,000 per year for supporting employees in their achievement of a GED®.

The Georgia Retraining Tax Credit: The program enables Georgia businesses to upgrade the skills of their employees, keep pace in a competitive marketplace, and master new technologies, equipment and software advancements in their industry. Businesses can receive a tax credit of 50 percent of their direct training expenses, with up to a $500 credit per full-time employee, per training program. The annual maximum of the credit amounts to $1,250 per employee.

Customized business training: Gwinnett Tech offers comprehensive, customized training programs designed to meet the specific needs of your business or industry. Designed and offered exclusively for your employees, this training can be held at Gwinnett Tech or at your own facility.

Continuing education courses and business-smart seminars:
We offer courses in virtually every business sector – from IT to manufacturing to healthcare — all designed to increase workplace skills and boost your bottom line.

Georgia Quick Start: 
Rated as the number one workforce development program in the country, Quick Start provides training to qualified new, expanding and existing businesses – at no cost to the employer.

Looking for you next business partner?
Call Gwinnett Tech today at 678-226-6305.