2017-2018 Semester Catalog

General Program and Course Information

Academic programs are grouped into instructional divisions—Business Technologies, General Education and Learning Support, Health Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Nursing and Allied Health Technologies, and Public Service Technologies. Within instructional divisions, programs are identified as associate degree nursing, associate of applied science degree, diploma, or technical certificates of credit (TCC). Each program is a major area of concentration consisting of general core courses and/or occupationally related courses.

Program completion time will vary based on program choices and previous training. In addition, while all courses offered each semester are expected to be taught, a course that fails to have a sufficient number of enrollees may be dropped. When available, program courses may be completed at any GNTC campus (Catoosa, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, Whitfield Murray), as well as online through GNTC or through GVTC (Georgia Virtual Technical Connection).

Courses are offered in various formats: lecture, lecture/lab, clinical/internship-based, web-enhanced, hybrid, and on-line. Some, but not all, courses are offered in the evening hours. Students should be prepared to take courses in all formats during their program of study.

Some courses have identified prerequisites or co-requisites. These are located in the course descriptions section of this catalog. Students must score a “C” or better in prerequisite courses in order to advance to the next course level.

An increasing number of GNTC general core and occupational classes are available for online completion through GVTC. Online learning removes barriers of time and location that can prevent students from pursuing educational opportunities. To assist GNTC’s online students in their success, GNTC recommends that all students taking an online option perform the SmarterMeasure assessment and view the available online DEMO on GNTC’s home page and select the link “Blackboard.”

Degree Opportunities

In support of students who wish to pursue associate degrees, GNTC offers the associate of science in nursing (ASN), and associate of applied science (AAS) degrees. GNTC also has articulation agreements with other colleges for selected bachelor degrees.

Under an agreement with the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia, the following GNTC courses will transfer to a BOR college: ARTS 1101, BIOL 1111(with lab), BIOL 1112(with lab), CHEM 1151(with lab), CHEM 1152(with lab), ECON 1101, ECON 1198, ECON 1199, ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, ENGL 2130, HIST 1111, HIST 1112, HIST 2111, HIST 2112, HUMN 1101, MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1113, MATH 1127, MATH 1131, PHYS 1111(with lab), PHYS 1112(with lab), POLS 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, SPCH 1101.

Students wishing to have other courses transferred to a BOR college, or are planning to transfer to a non-BOR college, must contact the receiving college to determine if the courses will be accepted for transfer.