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President's Message


Welcome to North Georgia Technical College! We are excited about the prospect of serving you as a student, employer, or member of the community. At North Georgia Tech, we pride ourselves in offering the right programs and training to provide you with the right skills to achieve your career goals.

Our highly trained faculty and staff are focused on the success of our students. Using state of the art equipment, employing cutting edge techniques, and leveraging partnerships with our local industries, we ensure that our enrollment, graduate rates, and job placement rates remain strong.

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Our courses are offered in a wide variety of venues ranging from traditional classroom to those that make use of advancing technology. Many instructors also employ internet delivery for web-assisted, online, and hybrid classes. The Distance Learning Classroom lab broadcasts audio and video from one campus to another, allowing students to cut down on commute times for program classes that are offered only a few times a year. Across the miles, the instructor is able to communicate with students in real-time via high-speed fiber optic connections.

Technical colleges have a very unique niche in their mission of training and educating people to enter the workforce quickly. We stay very clear and focused on that mission. We believe in access, opportunity, and affordability. It is my own personal belief that higher education should be available, accessible, and affordable to whomever needs to pursue it.

I am enthusiastic about being immersed in the community as we actively seek to find ways to support the ever-changing economic needs of North Georgia. As part of the heritage of the area for over 100 years, our college is an integral part of the communities we serve. We are grateful for the tremendous civic support we’ve received through the years. As we move into the future, it will remain our priority to encourage this relationship to flourish.

So, on behalf of all of us here at the college, thank you for choosing us. We look forward to working with you as we push this college and community to new heights and directions in the coming years.

Dr. Gail Thaxton
President