Posted: Wednesday, January 13th 2010 at 4:15pm
NGTC records record enrollment for Winter Quarter
By Joe Kelly Staff
CLARKESVILLE- The trending rise in student population at North Georgia Technical College continues with another record enrollment for Winter Quarter.
Once again the growth rate is in the double digits with early results showing a 23% increase over 2009 Winter Quarter numbers. “This exceeded our expectations and our admissions and financial aid staff are to be commended for the extra effort they put in during December,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Mike King. A new policy for the application timeline required new students to complete their initial paperwork by the first of December.
“Classroom space is at a premium here on campus,” noted Vice President of Academic Affairs Vicki Nichols. “I am very pleased with the way our faculty and staff have met this challenge head-on with a variety of scheduling changes that allow more flexibility for all students.”
Block scheduling has been implemented for many courses, allowing students to streamline their campus presence to two days a week. In addition, several more afternoon and evening offerings have been added, especially for those “core” courses often considered for transferring to other institutions.
NGTC’s courses are offered in a wide variety of venues ranging from traditional classroom to those that make use of advancing technology. With nine distance learning class arrangements, up to 60 classes a week can be broadcast to multiple campuses. Many instructors also make use of internet technology for web-assisted, online, and hybrid classes. For web assisted and hybrid classes, a combination of classroom time and online resources provide expanded opportunities for learning.
“We’re staying ahead of the curve on facilities requirements,” said President Steve Dougherty. “Projects are already underway for creating more classrooms and augmenting our information technology to support future growth. I continue to remain adamant that our residents here in Northeast Georgia will have every opportunity to engage in higher learning.”
For more information on programs of study at NGTC, please contact 706-754-7700 or visit the website at www.northgatech.edu.
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