2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Our Vision

Community Focus

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is built upon a close relationship with the community and a commitment to be responsive to community needs. GNTC meets the unique needs of each community in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties while helping citizens, companies, and communities benefit from working together. GNTC helps communities by providing skilled technical program graduates, training services for local companies, and adult education services to develop literate families and workers. GNTC will reach out to all nine counties in the service area while working to enhance the larger community. GNTC’s purpose will continue to be community development through workforce development.

Quality Technical Programs and Services

GNTC will offer a comprehensive range of quality, high-demand associate degree nursing, associate of applied science degree, technical diploma, and technical certificate of credit programs to prepare students for careers. The college will be recognized as the premiere training center in Northwest Georgia for industrial technologies, healthcare technologies, business technologies, and public service technologies.

Student-Oriented Learning

Instruction and all other activities at GNTC are student-centered. GNTC faculty will provide instruction that enables students to become proficient professionals in their chosen fields of study. Faculty will be highly qualified and will be real-world professionals who will help students to bridge the gap between classroom instruction and real-world applications.

Seamless and Accessible Education

A collaborative relationship among high schools, GNTC, and other colleges will provide students with opportunities to make seamless educational transitions. GNTC will place emphasis on dual enrollment of high school students in technical programs and on distance education to make instruction more accessible.

Business Partnerships

An active relationship between businesses and GNTC will continue to grow. Credit programs will be developed and offered to meet business and industry needs, and noncredit customized training, human resource development services, and technology transfer services will be specifically designed to meet the needs of individual companies and consortia of companies with similar needs.