SGTC Fire Science Technology advisory committee meets

November 6, 2017
The Fire Science Technology advisory committee stand side by side for a picture.
Pictured from left to right are SGTC Fire Science Technology advisory committee members Capt. Stephen Morris, Chief Darrell Holbrook, Chief Roger Bivins, Vanessa Wall, David Trussell, Chief Augusta Telfair and Chief John Ekaitis.

The South Georgia Technical College Fire Science Technology advisory committee met recently in the Fire Science classroom on the SGTC Americus campus.

The purpose of the advisory committee is to assist South Georgia Tech faculty and staff in continuous quality improvement of the Fire Science Technology programs. SGTC Fire Science Technology instructor Capt. Stephen Morris provided the committee with updates and information about program changes, enrollment, community activities, and student news.

The advisory committee members provide information to SGTC faculty and staff about suggested improvements in curriculum, new training opportunities that are available in the field of fire science, new technology, employment/internship opportunities available for students, and salary levels students may anticipate upon graduation.

Members present at the advisory meeting were Chief Roger Bivins or Americus Fire and Emergency Services, Chief John Ekaitis of Sumter County Fire Department; Chief Darrell Holbrook of Webster County Fire & EMS, Chief Augusta Telfair of Cordele Fire Department and David Trussell of Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training. Also present at the advisory meeting was Vanessa Wall, Academic Dean at SGTC.

The advisory committee is a crucial link that provides an avenue for South Georgia Tech instructors to learn about changing conditions or technology in the workplace that can then be passed along to students that will enable them to be fully prepared upon graduation.

South Georgia Technical College is currently registering students for spring semester on both the Americus and Crisp County Center campuses, which begins on Wednsday, Jan. 10th, 2018. There will be a registration session on Thursday, Nov. 9th and another on Monday, Jan. 8th, 2018.

South Georgia Technical College has a one-stop admissions process that allows students to apply, enroll, and register in the same day. Students also need to apply for financial aid as soon as possible if they have not already done so.

To apply for admission to South Georgia Technical College in Americus call 229.931.2252 or 229.931.2760 or 1.800.928.0283 and in Cordele, call 229.271.4051. Students must complete an application for admission with a non-refundable $25 application fee.

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