SGTC Spring Take-Off Preview Event huge success

Published 8:13 am Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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  Over 350 individuals participated in South Georgia Technical College’s Spring Take-Off and Program Preview event in the James S. Peters Gymnasium (The Hangar) on the Americus campus and were treated to demonstrations about the over 200 associate degree, diploma, and short-term technical certificates of credit programs available.

    “This was a tremendous event,” said South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford.  “I would like to thank everyone for their support of this event.  We had a great response from area high schools and the local community.  I was very impressed with the creativity of our faculty and staff.  They did an awesome job of preparing the campus and their program booths for this event.  This was a great opportunity for someone who has been thinking about changing careers or learning new skills to find out if South Georgia Tech can help them achieve their goals.”

   Students from Terrell Academy, Sumter County High School, Schley County High School Furlow Charter School, Macon County High School, Taylor County High School, Dooly County High School as well as Stewart County and Randolph-Clay High Schools attended the event.

     The purpose of the Spring Take-Off was to highlight each of South Georgia Technical College’s program areas, and inform prospective students of educational, financial aid opportunities, career placement, clubs and organizations, and other services SGTC offers.   All South Georgia Technical College faculty and staff were on hand to help with the event and answer questions.

Instructors from each program area created a booth with information about their programs and were on hand to talk one-on-one with prospective students and their families about SGTC’s programs of study.  Tours of the campus were also given upon request. SGTC displayed its Motorsports race car, Caterpillar equipment, John Deere tractors, STEM Trailer, and Law Enforcement Academy vehicles in front of the gymnasium.

     Hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies, ice cream, and sodas were served by the SGTC Culinary Arts instructors and students.  There were opportunities to win door prizes and register for SGTC Foundation scholarships as well.

      A committee consisting of individuals from each of the major departments at South Georgia Technical College helped planned the event.

    S GTC is currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall semester.  Summer classes begin May 23 and will conclude July 31.  Individuals can apply on line at and click on Apply Now.  Financial aid is available.  Registration days for summer semester are set for April 23 and May 21.  Fall semester registration is scheduled for July 23 and August 13.  Fall classes begin August 15.

   Individuals interested in enrolling at South Georgia Tech for Summer Semester are urged to sign up soon.  SGTC is waving the $25 application fee for Summer and Fall semesters from April 12 – 19 using the code APRIL24.  For more information or to apply, call 229.931.2760 in Americus or 229.271.4051 in Cordele.