2024-2025 Catalog

Programs of Study- Public Service Technologies

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is sensitive to the need for qualified persons in the various fields of human services. The Public Service Technologies Division offers degree, diploma, and certificate programs geared to prepare students for such opportunities. These programs combine classroom instruction, laboratory practice, and practicum experience to ensure that students obtain the most current skills required by their chosen profession. Students interested in Public Service Technologies programs should see specific program information in this catalog for admission requirements and visit or call the Admissions Office to discuss these requirements and program entry dates. The college reserves the right to cancel courses due to inadequate enrollment. The following is a list of degree, diploma, and certificate programs that GNTC offers in this division. All programs are not offered on all college campuses. The letters following the program names identify the campuses or location where the programs are taught: (C-Catoosa County Campus; F-Floyd County Campus; G-Gordon County Campus; P-Polk County Campus; W-Walker County Campus; and WM-Whitfield Murray Campus).

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Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs

Criminal Justice Technology (CJT3) - G, W, WM

Culinary Arts (CA43) - F

Early Childhood Care and Education (EC13) - C, F, G, P, W, WM

Social Work Assistant (SW23) - W

Diploma Programs

Cosmetology (CO12) - F, G, P, W (Not accepting new students into this program)

Criminal Justice Technology (CJT2) - G, W, WM

Culinary Arts (CA44) - F

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECC2) - C, F, G, P, W, WM

Social Work Assistant (SW12) - W

Technical Certificate of Credit Programs

Addictions Specialist (AS41) - W

Advanced Law Enforcement (AL31) - G

Basic POST Certification (BPC1) - G

Catering Specialist (CS61) - F

Child Development Specialist (CD61) - C, F, G, P, W, WM

Cosmetology for Licensure (CGL1) - F, G, P, W

Crime Scene Investigation (CB71) - W, WM

Criminal Justice Specialist (CJ21) - G, W, WM

Domestic and Family Violence Specialist (DVP1) - W

Early Childhood Care and Education Basics (EC31) - C, F, G, P, W, WM

Early Childhood Program Administration (ECP1) - C, F, G, P, W, WM

Eligibility Determination Specialist (ED11) - W

Food Production Worker I (FPW1) - F

Hair Designer (HD21) - F, G, P, W

Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist (IC31) - C, F, G, W

Intermediate Law Enforcement (IL11) - G

Introduction to Criminal Justice (IT51) - G, W, WM

Nail Technician (NT11) - P

Prep Cook (PC51) - F

School Age and Youth Care (SA21) - C, F, G, P, W, WM

Salon and Spa Support Specialist (ST11) - F, G, P, W

Program lengths vary based on program type and number of hours taken each semester.

Associate degrees are 1½ to 2 years in length, diploma programs are 1 to 1 ½ years in length, and certificate lengths vary from 1 to 4 semesters. Individual program descriptions identify specifics. Most courses are offered day and evening. Students completing courses only in evening will normally take longer to complete a program.