South Georgia Technical College to have on-site registration team in Marion County on Friday and Saturday, July 29th and 30th

July 14, 2016
South Georgia Technical College and Marion County Schools officials had a good turnout at the previous two registration sessions. Over 15 individuals have already signed up to take classes this fall as part of this combined effort. Shown above are SGTC and Marion County officials with some of the prospective students for fall semester.

BUENA VISTA, GA – South Georgia Technical College and Marion County School System employees, and community leaders have scheduled two new college registration sessions in Buena Vista this summer as part of an effort to provide greater access to college courses and workforce development options to the citizens of Marion County and surrounding counties. The SGTC registration team will be in Buena Vista again on Friday, July 29th, and Saturday, July 30th.

The group will set up on the Town Square on Friday, July 29th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the application fee of $25 will be waived for anyone who fills out an application to attend SGTC. The SGTC registration team will return to the community on Saturday, July 30th from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Marion County Performing Arts Center (Old Middle School location in Buena Vista), at 100 Burkhalter Avenue. The application fee will be waived on that day also.

Potential students can choose to register for the over 200 associate degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit classes that are offered on the Americus campus or sign up for the two classes that will be offered in Marion County this fall at the Burkhalter location. The two classes offered this fall in Marion County will be an Employability class to help individuals learn the skills needed to get and keep a job as well as skills that will help career advancement. The second class will be an introduction to computers which will provide individuals with the skills needed to be successful in today’s technological society.

The Marion County School System has agreed to provide classroom space in the old middle school building at 100 Burkhalter Avenue in Buena Vista for South Georgia Technical College to offer classes to the community. South Georgia Technical College has committed to provide the instructors and also send a registration team to the community to help individuals apply, enroll, and fill out financial aid forms to begin their journey for careers of a lifetime.

Fall semester classes at South Georgia Technical College will begin Monday, August 15th. Financial aid options are available including the HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship and PELL grant. Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grants (SIWDG) of up to an extra $1000 are available to HOPE grant eligible students in the programs of study including: Commercial Truck Driving, Diesel Equipment Technology, Early Childhood Care/Education, Electronics Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Networking Specialist, Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy Technician, Practical Nursing, and Welding and Joining Technology. SGTC also offers textbooks at no cost to students.

South Georgia Technical College and Marion County School officials will be working together to promote this new opportunity with individuals in the community. For more information about this project, contact Dr. George Porter at the Marion County Board of Education, 229-649-2234 or or Karen Werling at South Georgia Technical College at 229-931-2902 or For more information about South Georgia Technical College contact the admissions office at 229-931-2394 in Americus or 229-271-4040 in Cordele.

South Georgia Technical College was recently ranked sixth in the Best Two Year Colleges in Georgia report published by Best Colleges in Georgia. SGTC’s Practical Nursing program was also recently ranked among the top five in Georgia for 2016 by Accredited Schools Online.