South Georgia Tech’s General Education Advisory Committee Meets

April 2, 2018
A group of eight people stand, bunched against a wall.
From left to right: General Education advisory committee members Katrice Taylor, Chester Taylor, Raven Payne, Kim Miller, Dr. Andrea Oates, Dr. Michelle Seay, Jaye Cripe and Cynthia Carter.

The South Georgia Technical College General Education and Learning Support advisory committee met recently in the Energy and Transportation Center on the SGTC Americus campus to discuss several aspects of the general education classes offered at SGTC.

The purpose of the advisory committee is to assist South Georgia Technical College faculty and staff in continuous quality improvement of the General Education and Learning Support programs. SGTC general education instructors provided the committee, composed of fellow instructors from both campuses, 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 technology, employment/internship opportunities available for students, and salary levels students may anticipate upon graduation.

Members present at the advisory meeting were Chester Taylor, Math Instructor; Dr. Michele Seay, Psychology Instructor; Raven Payne, English Instructor; Kim Miller, Math Instructor; Katrice Taylor, English Instructor; Jaye Cripe, Early Childhood Care and Education Instructor; Cynthia Carter, Director of Career Services; and Dr. Andrea Oates, Academic Dean.

The advisory committee is a crucial link that provides an avenue for South Georgia Technical College 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.

Spring Take-Off, an event where prospective SGTC students and their parents can preview SGTC programs, will be held on the Americus campus on Thursday, April 12 from 10am-2pm, and in Cordele on Tuesday, April 17 from 10am-2pm. The event will be held in the gym of the Americus campus and the Cordele Community Clubhouse in Cordele. The $25 application fee will be waived at those events, giveaways will be available and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.

South Georgia Tech will be holding registration for summer semester on Thursday, April 26 and Tuesday, May 29. The semester will begin on Wednesday, May 30. Prospective students are encouraged to apply early, however, to ensure program placement. Fall semester will begin on Monday, August 20 with registration dates on Tuesday, July 21 and Thursday, August 16. To learn how to apply, call 229.931.2760 in Americus or 229.271.4051 in Cordele.

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.

South Georgia Tech currently offers over 200 different associate degree, diploma, and short term technical certificate of credit classes. Enroll today and get ahead in your chosen career. For more information about South Georgia Technical College and its programs of study, visit the website at: