Student Handbook 2016-2017

Services for Special Populations

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is committed to providing technical education to students with special needs through the Special Populations assistance program. The two primary purposes of the program are:

  • To improve the educational development of special population students.
  • To improve the understanding and support of the campus environment.

Special population students are those students who are from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children, individuals preparing for nontraditional fields, single parents, including single pregnant women, displaced homemakers, individuals with limited English proficiency or are physically or mentally disabled as defined under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and as defined by Carl Perkins Vocational Applied Technology, who are national origin minority students with limited English skills and non-traditional students.

The Special Populations Program provides special services to include assessment, job-readiness activities, life management workshops, skills training, and money/time management. This program seeks to empower students through activities that eliminate barriers which prevent them from obtaining educational and employment success. Program services are free. For more information, contact the Special Populations Program at 706- 295-6932.