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    Guilford Technical Community College
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Information



Admission to Limited Enrollment Programs

Applying

Limited enrollment programs have additional steps for students to take before they are considered for admission. Students must apply within the time period prescribed annually by the Admissions Office. Upon notification of acceptance into the program, applicants must indicate their intention to enroll by contacting the Admissions office in writing. Applications are valid for one academic year only. If not selected, applicants must update their application for the next admission opportunity. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to or continued enrollment in a certain program. More information about limited enrollment programs is available at http://www.gtcc.edu/limitedenrollment

Limited Enrollment Programs

  • Nursing - Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, LPN to RN Bridge Program
  • Dental - Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Science
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Surgical Technology
  • Cosmetology

Selection Process

Admissions Officers will review applications from applicants who have satisfied the minimum selection criteria. Limited enrollment programs vary in the process of ranking applicants. Applicants will be selected for program admission or ranked as alternates based on one or more of the following components (program specific):

  • Placement test scores
  • College coursework
  • High school coursework
  • Attendance at Orientation
  • Related job experience
  • Answers to supplemental questions
  • Résumé
  • Prior application to the program
  • Employment experience

Course Requirements

The course requirements for GTCC programs are subject to change each academic year. For GTCC certificate/degree requirements, a student must follow the program requirements either for the year the student is officially admitted to the program or the year the student is completing the program.

Student Progress

Students in limited enrollment programs are expected to complete the curriculum within the designated time-frame for the program.

Students who are unable to maintain satisfactory progress may, through a process of review, be removed from a program. This is especially true in regard to clinical education in which patient safety is involved.

Students in limited enrollment health programs must maintain a final grade no lower than a C in each course with a prefix of BIO, CHM, DEN, EMS, MED, NAS, NUR, PHM, PHY, PTA, RAD, and SUR. Health students making a D or F in any health or health related course will be suspended from the program at the end of the course in which the grade occurs. In addition, health program students who are not eligible to continue at clinical sites may be suspended. Health students on suspension have the right to appeal.

Advanced Standing

Students with previous training may be admitted to programs with advanced standing. This may be possible where students have partially completed similar programs at other institutions or where related one-year certificates have been completed. Students seeking advanced placement into limited enrollment programs should apply like other students. In the event they are offered admission, the student will undergo a transcript evaluation to determine his or her advanced placement.

Special Programs

eDegree Program

(336) 334-4822, ext. 50615
http://www.gtcc.edu/edegrees
Email: edegree@gtcc.edu

GTCC offers many degrees, diplomas, and certificates entirely online, though some instructors require proctored exams. Degree-seeking students must successfully complete ACA 112 Intro to Distance Learning , before they are considered eDegree students who have registration privileges for online classes. Students considering eDegree programs should carefully review the information on the eDegree website and complete the supplemental online application.

Greater Greensboro Consortium

Registrar’s Office
Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center, Second Floor
(336) 334-4822
http://www.gtcc.edu/consortium

GTCC is a member of the Greater Greensboro Consortium, which includes Bennett College, Elon College, Greensboro College, Guilford College, High Point University, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The purpose of the consortium is to expand options available to students when a particular course is not offered on a student’s home campus or is not offered on a schedule that fits the student’s academic program. Students can take courses at the other institutions at GTCC tuition rates during fall and spring semesters only; the program is not available during the summer term.

To be approved to take courses under the Greater Greensboro Consortium program, a student must be currently enrolled, must be a degree-seeking student and must be enrolled in at least six semester hours at the home institution (GTCC). At least one half of the student’s load should be completed at the home campus. Consortium students may not register for courses at the host institution inappropriate to their degree or class status. GTCC students are limited to freshman and sophomore level courses. Consortium students may not normally take a course at a host institution if the course is available at the home campus, though exceptions may be made under extenuating circumstances.

Registration and Attendance

Registering for Classes

Registration for classes is a process conducted by the student via WebAdvisor at https://webadvisor.gtcc.edu (log-in required) or, in some cases, by an authorized staff or faculty member.

Students are assigned registration times based on the number of credit hours they have completed and whether they are enrolled in certain limited enrollment programs. This registration time is available in WebAdvisor under My Online Registration Time. New students are able to register after their designated date and time. Students who have completed orientation may register for or add a class during the designated schedule adjustment period.

Students whose names do not appear on the instructor’s roster are not officially registered and will not receive credit or grades.

Caution: Registering for classes after instruction has begun may be detrimental to student learning. Any student who adds a course after the start of class and before the census date will be held responsible for all course information previously covered. Students are not guaranteed make up privileges.

Waitlists

A waitlist is a record of students interested in adding a class that does not have available seats. If a class is full, students may have the option of joining a waitlist for that class. If a seat in a waitlisted class becomes available, students are notified by GTCC email in the order in which they signed up for the waitlist. A student has 24 hours from the time of notification to register for the course. The 24-hour period starts when the email notification is sent, not when it is read by the student. If the available seat is not filled, it will be offered to the next student on the waitlist. If a student misses the enrollment deadline for a waitlisted class, the student may rejoin the wait list.

Students should remove themselves from waitlists for classes they no longer wish to add to their schedule. The wait list feature will be turned off on a designated date, and after that point, the wait list will not be used to determine course enrollment priority. Students are responsible for monitoring class availability after the wait list feature is made inactive.

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance in class is essential to receiving maximum benefit from the educational experiences. A curriculum student is expected to attend and be on time for all classes and lab/shop/clinic sessions. In order to remain enrolled in a course a student must be in attendance on or before the census date. For all other classes, a student must be physically present in the class on or before census.

Military leave of absence(s) will not be counted as an absence when the instructor has received prior official notification. Responsibility for initiating such notice rests with the student. Military personnel must be able to enter the course prior to the census date. Leave the interferes with the course entry before the census date will require that the individual drop the course.

Curriculum and continuing education students are allowed two days of excused absences each academic year for religious observances as required by law. Curriculum students must notify instructors in writing of expected religious absences within the first three weeks of class.

Some programs may have outside regulatory bodies that require a minimum of course attendance hours (i.e., BLET, Cosmetology, Aviation). Each instructor will include attendance requirements and criteria for tardiness on the course syllabus.

Students are responsible for course content when absent and for coming prepared to the class following the absence. Students should refer to the course syllabus for the class policy on make-up work.

During the Schedule Adjustment Period, students may drop or add open classes using WebAdvisor. After the Schedule Adjustment Period and on or before the course census date, students may drop a course using the drop/add form which can be obtained at Enrollment Services. After the course census date, students may withdraw from a course by completing the Withdrawal form which can be obtained from Enrollment Services.

If you receive financial aid or veteran’s benefits and miss two weeks of classes, the instructor will inform the Financial Aid Office or the Coordinator of Military Assistance programs. This notification is not the same as an official withdrawal. You must follow the withdrawal procedures to avoid getting an F.

Withdrawal Procedures

During the schedule adjustment period, students can drop classes using WebAdvisor. After the schedule adjustment period, students must follow the withdrawal process.

Students who withdraw from a class after the schedule adjustment period and on or before the census date will not receive a grade and will be eligible for a refund of 75% of the cost of the class if, after the withdrawal, they are registered for fewer than 16 credit hours for the tern. Students who withdraw from a class on or after the census date and before or on the withdrawal date will receive a grade of W and will not be eligible for a refund. The census date and withdrawal date for each class is found on the course syllabus. Students who do not complete a class and do not withdraw will receive a grade of F for the class. Students are responsible for initiating the withdrawal process.

To withdraw from a face-to-face or hybrid class, students must complete the following steps:

  • Obtain a student course withdrawal form from Enrollment Services and complete the form
  • Obtain the instructor’s signature on the form
  • Return the form and present a photo ID to Enrollment Services on any campus

If the course instructor is not available to sign the Student Course Withdrawal form, the department chair or assigned faculty coach or Student Success Specialist is authorized to sign the form.

Students receiving veterans’ benefits must obtain the signature of the Coordinator of Veterans and Military Assistance Programs.

To withdraw from an online course, students must email the instructor the following information

  • Student’s full name
  • Student ID number
  • Course code and section number
  • Reason for withdrawing from the course

Tuition and Fees Refunds

Registration obligates a student to pay tuition and any fees for the class. Non-attendance is not a basis for refund of tuition.

In compliance with State Board policy, GTCC will refund 100% of tuition and fees if the student officially drops the class before the first day of classes of the semester. GTCC will refund 75% of tuition only if the student officially withdraws from class on or after the first day of classes of the semester and prior to or on the class’s census date. Fees such as the campus access/security/parking fee, lab/shop/clinic fee, physical education fee, student activity fee, technology fee, student accident insurance fee, and malpractice insurance fee are not refundable after classes start.

No refunds will be issued to students who withdraw from a course after the census date.

PLEASE NOTE: During the schedule adjustment period, if students drop and add a class with the same number of credit hours, both the drop and the add must be completed in the same registration session in order to receive full credit for the dropped class.

For additional info regarding the refund policy, please visit http://www.gtcc.edu/refundpolicy.

The college refund policy is established by the NC General Assembly and is subject to change without notice. Please allow six to eight weeks after the census date for a refund.

Special Refund Conditions for Title IV Federal Student Aid Recipients

Federal law sets special refund policies for students who receive Title IV federal aid. Students meet these conditions if they:

  • Have been awarded Title IV federal aid (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and/or Stafford loan or PLUS loan)
  • Have stopped attending, withdrawn from, or have been expelled from all classes before 60% of the class was over or otherwise failed to complete the program

Students who meet these conditions must return federal Title IV funds in proportion to the amount of the semester not completed. For example, a student who withdraws at the 40% point of the semester must return 60% of federal Title IV funds awarded. If a balance is due to GTCC as a result of the refund, the student is responsible for payment.

Please view the entire Return of Title IV Funds policy at http://www.gtcc.edu/media/133555/returnoftitleivfundsprocedure.pdf

Special Refund Conditions for State Grant Recipients

State law sets special refund policies for students who receive state grant funds. Students meet these conditions if they:

  • Have been awarded a North Carolina Community College Grant and/or the North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship
  • Have stopped attending, withdrawn from, or have been expelled from all classes before 35% of the class was over or otherwise failed to complete the program

Students who meet these conditions must return state grant funds in proportion to the amount of the semester not completed. For example, a student who withdraws at the 20% point of the semester must return 80% of state grant funds. If a balance is due to GTCC as a result of the refund, the student is responsible for payment.

Billing and Collection

Tuition

The North Carolina General Assembly sets tuition rates, which are subject to change without notice, for in-state and out-of-state students. Fees are established by the North Carolina General Assembly, the State Board of Community Colleges, and/or the GTCC Board of Trustees. Fees are also subject to change.

Types of Fees

  • Campus access/security/parking fee: This fee provides for safety and security of all college properties and provides subsidies to encourage the use of public transportation. It is assessed each term to students registered for a minimum of one credit.
  • Lab/shop/clinic fee: This fee provides for needs required in specific courses or programs.
  • Physical education fee: This fee is assessed to students enrolled in classes held at a designated facility.
  • Student activity fee: This fee covers activities and student publications. It is assessed in fall and spring terms to students registered for a minimum of one credit.
  • Technology fee: This fee provides for technological needs of students. It is assessed to students registered for a minimum of one credit and to continuing education students.
  • Student accident insurance fee: This insurance covers students in the event of an accident while on campus for classes and while taking part in official college sponsored activities.
  • Malpractice insurance fee: This insurance is required by certain programs, including Certified Nursing Assistant, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Science, Emergency Medical Technician, Human Services, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiography, Surgical Technology, Healthcare Management Co-op, Medical Office Administration Co-op, Office Administration Co-op, and Pharmacy Technology.

Student Account Statements

Account information is available on WebAdvisor under Financial Profile.

Past Due Account

Business Office holds are placed on student accounts with past due balances. Students are not allowed to register if they owe money to the college. GTCC can withhold transcripts, degrees, diplomas, and certificates until students have paid their college bills.

Collections

Delinquent accounts 90 days past due may be turned over to an outside collection agency for collection of the debt. The consequences for a student’s account being turned over to collections are as follows:

  • Student will be responsible for repayment of the outstanding debt plus collection costs, court costs, and attorney’s fees related to the collection of all delinquent debts owed to the College.
  • The North Carolina Department of Revenue may withhold the student’s tax refund and remit it to the College as payment toward their outstanding debt.
  • The student’s account may be reported to one or more nationally-recognized credit-reporting bureaus.
  • Arrangements for repayment must be made with the outside collection agency, not the College.

Courses

Credit for Coursework

The regular academic year is divided into 16-week semesters in fall and spring and a 10-week summer session. Class duration varies by course and program. Information about term length for specific class sections is available on WebAdvisor during the registration period for the upcoming term.

For each period of lecture, a student is expected to spend at least two hours on outside preparation and homework.

In the interest of student success, the maximum number of credit hours of course work for which a student can enroll in one term is 21. If a student desires to take more than 21 credit hours of course work in one semester, the student must get signed approval from the department chair for the program in which the student is enrolled. In the absence of the department chair, the division chair may approve the request.

Course Numbering System

Courses in the North Carolina Community College System’s Combined Course Library use a common numbering system. The first three letters form a prefix that indicates the subject of the course and the following three numbers indicate the specific course within that topic. Course numbers beginning with zero (0) indicate developmental level courses. Developmental courses teach skills necessary for success in college courses and do not provide college-level credit.

Transfer Credits

Transferring from GTCC

Students are responsible for determining the requirements of the institution and program to which they plan to transfer.

GTCC strongly encourages students to complete their program at GTCC before transferring to another institution. Students who transfer before earning an associate’s degree will need to meet the UNC system’s minimum admission requirements established for all high school graduates. Students who did not meet these requirements in high school and do not earn an associate’s degree must meet the following requirements before they are eligible to transfer:

  • Two general education social/behavioral science college transfer courses
  • Two general education English college transfer courses (ENG 111  & ENG 112 )
  • Two general education lab science college transfer courses
  • Two general education mathematics college transfer courses

General education college transfer courses are indicated in the charts in Associate in Arts, College Transfer - General Studies  and in the Course Descriptions . Descriptions for appropriate courses include the phrase: This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in….

Students who wish to transfer should contact the Admissions office of the institution they would like to attend as soon as possible. Communication with the university enables students to select the most appropriate courses for their program of study and transition smoothly to the university. Students are encouraged to inquire about foreign language requirements needed for their bachelor’s degree program.

University admission application deadlines vary. Students must meet the application deadline for the university to which they plan to transfer. Admission criteria vary, and admission is competitive to majors and professional schools. Only courses in which the student has earned a C or higher will transfer.

Transferring to GTCC

GTCC accepts credits earned in academic programs from colleges and universities accredited by one of the following regional Associations of Colleges and Schools - Middle States, North Central, New England, Northwest, Southern, or Western.

As part of the application process, students should submit official transcripts from all colleges attended. Enrollment Services will determine the appropriate course equivalency for transfer credits. Credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis. If there is a question about the equivalence of a course being considered for transfer, Enrollment Services may require that the student supply additional documents such as a college catalog, course syllabus, or textbook list in order to determine whether credit should be awarded.

Students must have earned a grade of C or higher to receive transfer credit. Some transfer courses may require departmental approval before being accepted toward a program. If the department chair requires an exam to validate transfer credit, an exam grade of at least a C is required. Transfer GPA is not calculated or brought into the GTCC record, but is counted in the financial aid GPA calculation.

Transfer credit from international colleges is awarded on a case-by-case basis. A certified copy of an English translation of the transcript with credit hour and degree equivalents is required.

Students should send official transcripts to:

Guilford Technical Community College
Records Department
P.O. Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282

To receive a degree from GTCC, the student must earn at GTCC one-fourth of the required hours in the degree program and one-third of the major course work applicable to graduation. Some programs may have time limits for transfer of certain courses.

Guilford Technical Community College Proficiency Exams

For certain courses, students who believe they have the knowledge and skills to demonstrate successful completion of student learning outcomes may demonstrate proficiency. Students should consult with an admissions officer or department chair to determine readiness for a proficiency demonstration.

To receive course credit by proficiency, the student must submit a brief written request for demonstration of proficiency to the appropriate department chair and include evidence of preparedness such as high achievement in secondary school, military service, or work experience. The student registers for the course and pays required tuition and fees. The department chair or Assessment Center then administers the proficiency examination. The evaluation of the demonstration will serve as the grade for the course.

Credit for proficiency may not be granted for a course being audited at the time of the proficiency demonstration. Proficiency demonstrations may be taken only one time in each subject area. A student may earn a maximum of 50% of credit toward graduation by proficiency.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

GTCC is an official test site for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). The Assessment Center on the Jamestown campus administers all CLEP exams. Students enrolled at GTCC may receive credit for certain college courses by submitting official scores from the CLEP. Only scores of 50 or above will be approved for credit, and in some cases additional tests are required. Students may receive multiple course credits for foreign language exams, as determined by their exam score. More information about CLEP and the list of accepted subject matter examinations can be found at www.gtcc.edu/clep

Advanced Placement Tests

To receive college credit for Advanced Placement tests, students must request that an official copy of their AP test scores be sent to the GTCC Admissions Office. Only scores of three or higher will be approved for credit. AP tests in some subject areas may not be accepted for consideration if they are not applicable to the student’s program.

Professional Certifications

The student should contact the department chair of the program to which the advanced standing credit may be applied upon enrolling at GTCC. The department chair will determine the GTCC course equivalencies and corresponding certifications required for credit. Students must submit their original professional certification or credential to the appropriate department chair. The department chair will complete the necessary paperwork and return the original document to the student.

Grades

Final grades are available on WebAdvisor. They are not mailed.

Grade Point Scale and Grade Point Average (GPA)

A Superior 90-100 four points per credit hour
B Above Average 80-89 three points per credit hour
C Average 70-79 two points per credit hour
D Below Average 60-69 one point per credit hour
F Failure below 60 zero points per credit hour

The following are not included in GPA calculations

S Satisfactory
U Unsatisfactory
AU Audit
I Incomplete
W Withdrew
X Placeholder for AVI classes not completed to FAA standards
P Pass - used for developmental math shells (DMS) and developmental reading/English courses (DRE)
R Repeat - used for developmental math shells (DMS) and developmental reading/English courses (DRE)

Grades are assigned based on work completed at the end of scheduled class time. Additional work after the end date of the class is not justified unless an Incomplete was assigned.

GTCC computes GPA using the four-point system and by adding the quality points earned for each course and dividing by the total number of credit hours for those courses.

Every student will have a program GPA, which is based only on courses in the student’s program of study. Every student also will have a cumulative GPA, which includes all courses taken for credit at GTCC. To earn a degree, diploma, or certificate, students must have successfully completed all program requirements with a program GPA of 2.0 or higher and a grade of A, B, C, D, or S in each course in their program of study.

For information regarding grade appeals, please visit http://www.gtcc.edu.

S & U Grades

An S indicates a student successfully achieved the outcomes expected for the course and completed the minimum requirements. An S corresponds to a grade between 70-100 in a course. A U means the student did not master the outcomes and/or complete the minimum requirements for the course. A U corresponds to a grade below 70. S and U grades are given in cooperative education and other designated courses.

AU Grade

An AU means a student audited the course and will receive no grade and no credit. To audit a course, students must indicate that they want to audit when they register or before the end of the schedule adjustment period for the term, or they must get the instructor’s approval to change to an audit grade before the 5/8 point of class. Students are required to pay standard tuition rates for audited classes, which are not eligible for financial aid.

I Grade

An I indicates a student is passing a course but has not completed all required course work. Instructors decide whether to assign an I. Students must complete course work required to remove the I grade before the 5/8 point of the subsequent term. If the incomplete is not removed, the student will receive an F for the course.

W Grade

A W indicates a student withdrew from a course.

X Grade

Aviation Systems Technology uses the X grade as a placeholder for AVI classes that aren’t completed to FAA Standards. A grade of X for AVI 110  is not a passing grade and does not satisfy state prerequisites.

P & R Grades

A P indicates a student successfully achieved the outcomes expected for the course and completed the minimum requirements. An R means the student did not master the outcomes and/or complete the minimum requirements for the course. P and R grades are given in the developmental math shells (DMS) and developmental reading/English courses (DRE).

Grade Prefixes

T Transfer Credit
P Proficiency Exam
N Course Forgiven

T Prefix

Credit transferred into GTCC will show grades with a T prefix. Only grades of C or better or S earn credit toward graduation. Transfer credits are not used when calculating GPA, except for the financial aid GPA calculation.

P Prefix

Courses completed by proficiency exam will show grades with a P prefix. Only grades of C or better or S earn credit toward graduation. Proficiency credits are not used when calculating GPA, except for the financial aid GPA calculation.

N Prefix

If a course is forgiven, the grade will have an N prefix. The course grade and credit hours are not used in GPA calculations, except for the financial aid GPA calculation.

NS indicates that a student was a no-show and did not meet the attendance requirements by the course census date.

Forgiveness of Grades for Previously Earned Credits

Enrolled students will be provided with the opportunity to request that credits earned five (5) years or more before the current date not be considered in determining the courses completed toward a degree, diploma, or certificate, and thus also not be considered in determining grade point average.

Procedure:

  1. Students not currently enrolled at GTCC are required to complete a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours at GTCC with a “C” average or better before making application.

    Applicants may submit the Forgiveness of Grades Request Form to request that credits earned at GTCC, which are at least five (5) years old, not be considered in determining degree, diploma, certification or grade point average requirements.

    Students should be advised that if approval for forgiveness of grades is received, the attempted credits and grades will still be used to determine if the student is making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes.
     
  2. The Forgiveness of Grades Request Form should be completed and sent to the Registrar, located on the Jamestown campus, who will make the decision whether or not the grades will be forgiven. The Forgiveness of Grades Request Form is available online at the Students General Forms webpage, http://www.gtcc.edu/media/57708/forgivenessgrades.pdf.

    If the request is approved and the student has received financial aid and/or is a Veteran, the Registrar will notify the Financial Aid Office and the Veteran’s Coordinator.
     
  3. If the request is approved, the change of grades will be reflected on the student transcript. The new transcript will show all courses affected by the forgiveness of credit and quality points using an appropriate identifier (e.g., an “N” prefix before the grade). Only credit hours and quality points will be purged from the student’s transcript; course numbers, course titles and grades, will remain on the record, (e.g., the grade point average of the student will not be affected by those courses with forgiven credit hours and quality points.)
    1. A request for forgiveness of grades can be made only one time while attending GTCC.
    2. All grades that count towards a student’s GPA may be forgiven. These include grades A, B, C, D, F, WF, U and I.
  4. If the request is denied, the student may reapply for consideration no sooner than six months from the date of the denial, provided the student has completed the minimum of twelve (12) semester hours at GTCC with a “C” average or better

Student Academic Standing

President’s List

The President’s List includes all program students who complete at least 12 credit hours in the fall or spring semester or 9 credit hours for summer term and earn a 4.0 grade point average.

Dean’s List

The Dean’s List includes all program students who complete at least 12 credit hours in the fall or spring semester or 9 credit hours for summer term and earn a grade point average of less than 4.0 but no lower than 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Honors List

The Honors List includes all program students who complete at least two courses in the fall or spring semester for a minimum of six credit hours, but no more than 11 credit hours, or 6 credit hours and no more than 8 for summer term, and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average with no grade lower than a B.

Honor Roll Eligibility

A student who earns an incomplete (I) is not eligible for honor rolls. Grades of S, U, X, or AU will not be considered for honor rolls, and those courses will not be considered in the minimum hours for honor rolls. Developmental education courses do not apply to academic honors calculations.

Honor Roll Notification

Students are notified if they are named to an honor roll.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Alpha Pi Alpha is the GTCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. To be eligible for Alpha Pi Alpha, students must have earned 12 college-level credit hours at GTCC toward an associate’s degree, successfully completed ENG 111  with a C or higher, and earned a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Members must also maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. Students who are eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa are contacted in the fall and spring semesters. Phi Theta Kappa charges a fee for membership. Additional information about Phi Theta Kappa is available through Student Life. Membership in Alpha Pi Alpha is designated on the student’s transcript and Phi Theta Kappa sends each member a certificate and membership number.

Standard of Academic Progress

To assist students with accomplishing academic goals, the college supports the process of reviewing academic progress. Good academic standing is defined as achieving a semester grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

The standard of academic progress exists to assist each student accomplish academic goals by:

  • Alerting the student and the college of academic difficulties or deficiencies
  • Providing an opportunity for the college to be of assistance to the student in setting and achieving academic goals
  • Assisting the student in utilizing the facilities and personnel of the college
  • Creating an atmosphere in which the student may be successful in the pursuit of an education

Academic Status: Warning, Supervision, Probation, and Suspension

Academic success at GTCC is important. To remain in good standing and graduate, a student must have a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Therefore, at the end of each term, the college reviews the cumulative program grade point average (GPA) achieved by each student enrolled in six or more credits. Developmental education courses are not included in the attempted credit hours. If a student’s cumulative program GPA is below 2.0, the student receives a notification of academic status. A student’s cumulative program GPA can be located by logging into the student’s WebAdvisor account and clicking on program evaluation under the Academic Profile category. The following statuses may be assigned:

Note: Students enrolled in a Limited Enrollment Health program should refer to additional information at the end of this section.

Warning

Students will be placed on warning when their cumulative program GPA falls below 2.0.

Consequences

  • Students will be required to meet with a Student Success Specialist prior to registering for classes each semester until they are in good standing to review and update their academic plans.
  • Students may also be required to meet with an academic coach.
  • A warning hold will be placed on the students’ account which will prevent registration activity.
  • Students may be required to attend appropriate Student Success Seminars.
  • Students may be placed on an Academic Improvement Plan

Supervision

Students will be placed on supervision when their cumulative program GPA is below 2.0 and they were on warning from the previous semester in attendance.

Consequences

  • Students will be required to meet with a Student Success Specialist prior to registering for classes each semester until they are in good standing to review and update their academic plans.
  • Students may also be required to meet with an academic coach
  • A supervision hold will be placed on the students’ account, which will prevent registration activity.
  • Students will be required to meet a minimum of twice a semester with a Student Success Specialist
  • Students will be required to schedule a meeting with the Department Chair of their program in addition to meeting with the Student Success Specialist.
  • Students may be required to attend one or more appropriate Student Success Seminars
  • Students will be placed on Academic Improvement Plan

Probation

Students will be placed on probation when their cumulative program GPA is below 2.0 and they were on supervision the previous semester in attendance. During this phase, students are subject to suspension at the end of the term they are on probation if the cumulative program GPA remains below 2.0.

Consequences

  • Students will be required to meet with a Student Success Specialist prior to registering for classes each semester until they are in good standing to review and update their academic plans
  • Students may also be required to meet with an academic coach
  • A probation hold will be placed on the students’ accounts, which will prevent registration activity
  • Students will be required to meet a minimum of twice a month with a Student Success Specialist
  • Students will be required to schedule a meeting with the Division Chair of their program in addition to meeting with the Student Success Specialist.
  • Students may be required to attend appropriate Student Success Seminars.
  • Students will be placed on Academic Improvement Plan.

Suspension

Students are suspended for one-term if they do not have a cumulative program GPA of a 2.0 or higher at the end of the term for which they were on probation.

  • The Associate Vice President of Instruction will send a suspension email to the students’ GTCC Titan email address and a physical suspension letter to the address on file with the college.
  • Students who have pre-registered for the term in which they will be suspended will be administratively withdrawn from those courses.
  • Upon return to the college, students are considered to be on academic probation and will be required to meet with a Student Success Specialist prior to registration.

Academic Suspension Appeals Process

Suspended students have the right to appeal. Students may appeal an academic suspension to the Associate Vice President of Instruction prior to the last day of schedule adjustment for the semester in which the suspension takes effect. During the appeal process, students may not register or attend classes. In addition, the registration hold will remain in effect.

Procedure

  • Students must complete the Academic Suspension Form and submit it to the Associate Vice President of Instruction
  • The Associate Vice President of Instruction will review pertinent records such as the students’ transcripts, consultation with faculty, counselors, students involved and others who can aid in the review process and make a decision within five business days after receiving the appeal.
  • The Associate Vice President of Instruction will render one of the following two decisions:
    1. Lift suspension with or without provisions. All provisions will be monitored by the Student Success Center.
      • Students who appeal is lifted may register for any courses that have not begun.
      • Students must meet with an academic coach prior to registration
      • Students will be limited to six credits
    2. Let the suspension stand.
  • The Associate Vice President of Instruction will notify suspended students the results of the appeal in writing within five business days.
  • Once the decision has been communicated to the student, the Associate Vice President of Instruction will notify the Department, the Associate Vice President of Student Support Services, the Registrar, the Director of the Student Success Center, Financial Aid, Bursar, and the Veterans Office.
  • Students who are not satisfied with the decision of the Associate Vice President of Instruction may appeal to the Vice President of Instruction.

Information for Limited Enrollment Health programs

Limited enrollment health students on academic suspension have the right to appeal.

  • The respective Program Director or Program Coordinator in the limited enrollment health programs will notify the appropriate Division Chair of student who are academically suspended each semester.
  • The appropriate Division Chair will send a letter of suspension
  • Once students have received a letter of suspension from the Health Program, they may appeal by following the Student Grievance Policy for an academic grade-related appeal.

Records

The college keeps all student files in a secured, fire-proof environment in Enrollment Services. All documents are scanned into imaging software for retention purposes.

Changes to Student Information

Students are responsible for notifying Enrollment Services of a change in name, address, or other directory information. Requests and grades can be delayed if this information is not accurate, and a registration hold may be placed on a student’s account.

Records of Progress

Grades are available for students at the end of each term. Records of progress are available on WebAdvisor (log-in required) at https://webadvisor.gtcc.edu

Transcripts

Official GTCC transcripts may be requested online, by mail, or in person. Transcripts cannot be issued if the student has outstanding financial obligations to the college. More information about obtaining official transcripts is available at www.gtcc.edu/transcripts

Students may generate a free, unofficial copy of their transcript via WebAdvisor at http://www.gtcc.edu/enrollment-services/records/transcripts.aspx

Release of Information

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is federal legislation regarding the privacy of student records. It governs the disclosure of education records maintained by institutions (including GTCC) and access to those records.

What rights does FERPA give students?

  • Inspect & review their education records
  • Have some control over disclosure of information from their education records
  • Seek to amend incorrect education records

What is an education record?

All records that directly relate to a student and are maintained by the college are considered education records. These records can take numerous forms (paper records, media files, etc.) - they do not only refer to records stored in Student Records or in Colleague.

Students who wish to allow the release of their student information to other individuals may complete the Consent to Release Student Information form at: http://www.gtcc.edu/media/29128/consentreleasestudentinfo.pdf

What type of information may be shared?

Without the student’s written consent, only directory information may be released. At GTCC, the following are considered directory information and may be released without prior written consent from the student:

  • Student’s name
  • Student’s address
  • Student’s telephone number
  • Field of study
  • Most recent previous institution attended
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of athletes
  • Dates of attendance at the College
  • College degree completion dates and degrees earned
  • Awards earned

While FERPA includes date and place of birth, the College reserves the right to omit this from directory information to protect students from possible discrimination. Disclosure of information other than directory information requires prior written consent of the student. The consent must specify records that may be disclosed, state purpose of disclosure, and identify party or class of parties to whom disclosure may be made. Although directory information is not considered an invasion of privacy and there are exceptions that do not require prior consent from the student, inquiries should be referred to Enrollment services.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.” For more details concerning FERPA, please visit the website of the US Department of Education at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Directory Information

Directory information is information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.

GTCC, in compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment, defines directory information as name, address, telephone number, field of study, most recent previous school attended, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of athletes, dates of attendance, degrees, and awards. While FERPA includes date and place of birth, the College reserves the right to omit this from directory information to protect students from possible discrimination.

Disclosure of information other than directory information requires prior written consent of the student. The consent must specify records that may be disclosed, state purpose of disclosure, and identify party or class of parties to whom disclosure may be made.

Although directory information is not considered an invasion of privacy and there are exceptions that do not require prior consent from the student, inquiries should be referred to Enrollment Services.

Disclosure Exceptions

The 11 exceptions under which prior consent of the student is not required to disclose information are:

  1. To school officials (persons within the agency or institution determined to have legitimate educational interest)
  2. To schools in which a student seeks or intends to enroll
  3. To Federal, State, and local authorities involving an audit or evaluation of compliance with education programs
  4. To State and local authorities pursuant to a State law adopted before November 1974 requiring the disclosure
  5. To organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of educational institutions
  6. To accrediting organizations
  7. To comply with a judicial order or subpoena. The college must make a reasonable effort to notify student in advance of compliance. Not all subpoenas are lawfully issued.
  8. Health or safety emergency
  9. Directory information
  10. To the student
  11. Results of disciplinary hearing to an alleged victim of a crime of violence

Graduation

Admissions officers and other college staff are available to help, but students have final responsibility for satisfying their program requirements.

Course Substitution

Students should complete all courses required for their program. To substitute a course for a program requirement, students must get the approval of their advisor and the appropriate department and division chairs, who will file the Course Substitution Form with Enrollment Services.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, a student must have completed all program requirements, have a final program grade point average of at least a 2.0 and not owe the college any tuition, fees, or fines. The student must have earned at least one-fourth of the required program credit hours at GTCC and have taken at least one-third of the major course work required for graduation at GTCC. The student’s last semester of course work must have been completed at GTCC.

Graduation Ceremony

A graduation ceremony is held every year for degree and diploma candidates. The college encourages all students who will graduate in the academic year to attend the graduation ceremony, even if course work is not completed by spring term. Students who elect not to attend may pick up their degree or diploma from Enrollment Services on the Jamestown campus during regular office hours beginning the day after the graduation ceremony.

Graduation Application

Students must apply for graduation to receive their degree or diploma, regardless of whether they attend the graduation ceremony. To receive a degree or diploma at the ceremony, students must apply before the graduation application deadline. Before applying, students should meet with their faculty advisor to ensure they have completed all requirements for graduation.

Graduation applications are available in Enrollment Services on the Jamestown campus, in the Student Success offices on the High Point or Greensboro campuses, or on the GTCC website. Students should complete the application forms, pay the graduation fee, and return the completed forms and receipt to the Enrollment Services counter in the Luther R. Medlin Campus Center or to an advisor on the Greensboro or High Point campuses. The Registrar’s staff will compile the documents and certify that students are eligible to graduate after final grades have been posted. More information about graduation is available at http://www.gtcc.edu/graduation

Student Resources

Student Success Center

Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center, Second Floor, ext. 50578
High Point: H1 #133, ext. 55016
Greensboro: Continuing Education Center #132, ext. 53126
Aviation and Cameron Campuses: Student Success Center
http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/student-success-centercareer-services.aspx
Email: studentsuccesscenter@gtcc.edu

Student Success Centers are located on the Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, Aviation, and Cameron campuses. Student Success Professionals are available to help students who are undecided, Associate in General Education, and pre-limited enrollment students create an academic plan. We also assist students with college transfer assistance, program changes, career advising, new student orientation, international student concerns/issues, placement test review, academic warning/probation and suspension.

Academic Support Services

GTCC provides professional and peer tutoring in a variety of subjects at no cost to students. In addition, the college offers for-credit classes to help students build study skills.

Learning Assistance Centers

(336) 334-4822 + extension
Jamestown: ext. 50318, Email: lacjamestown@gtcc.edu
High Point: ext. 55048, Email: lachighping@gtcc.edu
Greensboro: ext. 53058, Email: lacgreensboro@gtcc.edu
http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/orientation/academic-preparedness.aspx

Learning Assistance Centers offer support services for students enrolled in both developmental education and curriculum classes. Tutors offer assistance with coursework and help students to become independent and successful learners. Additionally, the LAC staff works with students to develop strong study skills, assist in better understanding of course content, enhance self-confidence, and promote a positive attitude toward learning. Tutoring through the LAC is free of charge.

Professional tutors are available to help on a walk-in basis in the areas of developmental English and math. Peer tutors are available by appointment for both developmental and curriculum classes. Peer tutors are currently enrolled students who have shown proficiency in the course in which they are tutoring, and have been recommended by their instructors to be a tutor.

The LACs provide supplemental instructional resources (web-based technology, audio-visual support and worksheets) in addition to instructor assistance, peer tutoring, and a quiet place to study.

Math Tutoring Lab

(336) 334-4822, ext. 50101
http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/orientation/academic-preparedness.aspx#academic services

The math tutoring lab is staffed with students who have completed upper-level math courses. In the math lab, students can work in study groups, get one-on-one tutoring, or use a computer for math homework or research.

Student Success Courses

Student success courses have application for students in all programs. These courses cover skills and strategies designed to improve study behaviors. Some of the topics might include note taking, test taking, memory techniques, time management, reading strategies are a few examples. Emphasis is placed on achieving educational objectives. They are designed to strengthen students’ chances of success in an academic and work setting. These courses count toward graduation and may provide transferrable elective credit. Student Success courses are offered under the ACA prefix.

Writing Center

(336) 334-4822, ext. 50584
http://www.gtcc.edu/writingcenter

Writing Center consultants are available to assist students, faculty, and staff with any writing task - getting ideas, organizing information, finding information, attributing research, resumes, cover letters, grammar, and more. Students should bring their assignment, draft, notes, and other necessary materials to their tutoring session.

Assessment Center

(336) 334-4822 + extension
Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #217, ext. 50262
High Point: H1 #133, ext. 55023
Greensboro: Continuing Education Center #132, ext. 53059
http://www.gtcc.edu/assessment
Email: testingcenter@gtcc.edu

GTCC’s assessment services include placement testing, faculty arranged make-up testing, GTCC web-enhanced/online course testing, and testing services for students with disabilities. At the Jamestown location we also offer credit based testing (CLEP), limited enrollment testing (TEAS), WorkKeys testing, and Praxis practice.

Athletics

http://www.gtcc.edu/athletics

GTCC’s intercollegiate athletic programs include women’s volleyball, men’s baseball, and men’s and women’s basketball. The Titans’ athletic teams compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Bookstore

(336) 334-4822 + extension
Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center, First Floor, ext. 50050
High Point: H1, ext. 55061
Greensboro Bookstore/Cashiers Office: Continuing Education Center, First Floor, ext. 53011
Aviation Center: AV1 #153, ext. 59021
http://www.gtcc.edu/bookstore

Students can buy books, supplies, technology items, and snacks at GTCC bookstores on the Jamestown, High Point, and Greensboro campuses, and the Aviation Center. Students can also order books online. The GTCC Bookstores are owned and operated by GTCC and all proceeds directly support GTCC student scholarships and activities.

Career Services

Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center, Second Floor, ext. 50578
High Point: H1 #133, ext. 55023
Greensboro: Continuing Education Center #132, ext. 53059
Aviation and Cameron Campuses: Student Success Center
http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/student-success-centercareer-services/career-planning/career-resources.aspx

Career Services are available in the Student Success Center on each campus. Students can find assistance with finding a full-time or part-time job, writing a résumé, preparing for interviews, brushing up on job seeking skills, assessing their career interests, and using a library of career resources. Career Services sponsors a job fair each year that is open to students and to the community.

Children’s Center

Jamestown Campus
336) 334-4822, ext. 50245
http://www.gtcc.edu/childcare

The Children’s Center provides full-day child care for children who are six weeks to 5 years of age. The Center is a 5-star rated center and offers a developmentally appropriate program with a wonderful and caring staff. The Center gives priority admission to children of GTCC students, faculty and staff. Space is limited and children are accepted on a first-come first-served basis. The Center does not provide drop-in care. Vouchers from the Department of Social Service, Partnership for Children, and NACCRRA are accepted, as well as payments from outside vendors. Financial Aid does not pay directly to the Children’s Center, but child care is an eligible expense to consider.

Cline Observatory

Jamestown Campus
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50023
http://www.gtcc.edu/observatory

Cline Observatory is equipped with a professional quality 16-inch reflecting telescope housed under a 6-meter rotating dome that allows visitors to view the moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. Anyone can visit the observatory on any clear Friday night. Throughout the year, the observatory presents special lectures and events, including TriStar, an annual festival of astronomy held in March, and the annual Fall Astronomy Day Lecture. All observatory programs are free.

Computer Labs

Computers are available for student use at libraries and Learning Assistance Centers at all of the College’s locations. On the Jamestown Campus, the Applied Technologies Computer Lab provides technical assistance and general referrals for students using software for course requirements. The AT Computer Lab also offers helpful workshops and information, available in person or online, for students who need to know how to use the technological tools GTCC offers to support the student experience at the College (i.e., Moodle, WebAdvisor, Titan Live (e-mail), etc.).

Cosmetology Services

Jamestown Campus
Service Careers, Second Floor
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50110
http:www.gtcc.edu/cosmetology

The Cosmetology department trains students to work in the cosmetology field. Cosmetology students offer services such as haircuts, shampoo and sets, facials, hair color, highlights, permanent waves, chemical hair relaxing, and manicures/pedicures at economical prices. Services are offered in day and evening salon clinics.

Counseling Services

Jamestown Campus Counseling and disAbility Access Services Center
Davis Hall #107
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50038
Greensboro, High Point, Aviation, and Cameron Campus
Located in the Student Success Center on each campus
http://http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/orientation/student-services.aspx
Email: askthecounselor@gtcc.edu

The Counseling Center and disAbility Access Services Office serves students on all GTCC Campus locations. Counseling services include personal counseling, screening and assessment, crisis intervention, support groups, outreach and referral, and workshops on topics relevant to student success.

Counselors are committed to helping students reach their potential through education and personal growth. The Counseling and disAbility Access Services Office places a high priority on privacy and confidentiality. Services are available free of charge to current students.

Appointments are preferred; however, walk-ins are always welcome.

Culinary Dining

Jamestown Campus
Koury Hospitality Careers Center
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50452
http://culinary.gtcc.edu
Email: culinarydining@gtcc.edu

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students prepare and serve meals to the public, GTCC faculty and staff, and GTCC students at low cost. During the fall and spring semesters, lunch is served twice a week at noon and dinner is offered twice a week at 7:00 pm. During three weeks of the summer session, lunch is served twice a week and dinner is served once a week. Reservations are required.

Dental Clinics

Jamestown Campus
Dental Science Building
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50251
http://www.gtcc.edu/dentalHygiene

The Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs operate a clinic as a learning lab for students. The Dental Hygiene clinic provides treatment during fall, spring, and summer semesters and includes cleaning, X-rays, fluoride treatment and preventative services. The Dental Assisting clinic provides limited dental restorative treatment, x-rays and preventative services during the spring semester. Rates for services offered by the clinics are nominal.

disAbility Access Services

Jamestown: Davis Hall #107, (336) 334-4822 ext. 50157
High Point: H1, (336) 334-4822 ext. 55059
Greensboro: Continuing Education Center #128, (336) 334-4822 ext. 53021
Aviation and Cameron Campuses: Located in the Student Success Center
TTY phone number: (336) 841-2158
http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/disability-access-services.aspx
Email: das@gtcc.edu

disAbility Access Services helps students who have disabilities. To receive services, students must provide documentation of their disability and request accommodations in a timely manner. Services include, but are not limited to the following: sign language interpreters, note takers, scribes, voice output, alternative format textbooks, testing accommodations, and adaptive equipment.

e2Campus Alert System

http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/e2campus-sign-up.aspx

e2Campus is a voluntary service that notifies students by text or email of inclement weather or any situation that may close down a building or campus.

Financial Aid Programs

Financial Aid Office
Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center, Second Floor - Enrollment Services
(336) 334-4822 Option 3
High Point Campus: H1, Room 133, Located in the Student Success Center
Greensboro Campus: Continuing Education Center #125, (336) 334-4822 ext. 53111
Aviation and Cameron: Located in the Student Success Center
http://www.gtcc.edu/financial-aid/gtcc-financial-aid-programs/emergency-loan.aspx
Email: finaid@gtcc.edu

Student financial aid is based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, ability or academic major. GTCC awards financial aid without regard to race, religion, color, national origin or sex. To receive financial aid, you must demonstrate need and maintain good academic standing.

Federal regulations allow that only the first thirty (30) hours of attempted developmental coursework is used to determine your eligibility for financial aid. Once you have attempted thirty (30) developmental credit hours, only non-developmental college credit courses can be used to determine your eligibility for aid.

Types of Aid Available

Federal Pell Grant: A federal government grant based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA and awarded to college undergraduates who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. Students are eligible to receive Federal Pell Grants for a maximum of the equivalent of 12 full time semesters over a lifetime. This includes courses taken at all institutions attended - past, present, and future.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): A federal grant available for students with exceptional financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG) & North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS): Programs for students who are legal residents of North Carolina, are enrolled at least half-time, and have Federal Pell Grant eligibility that does not exceed a certain amount set each year, or do not financially qualify for the Federal Pell Grant, but do demonstrate a substantial need as defined by the State each year. State grants are not available in the summer.

Scholarships: Financial awards from federal, state, local, and GTCC sources based on financial need, academic performance, and/or time of application. Some scholarships are open to all students while others are open to students in certain program areas. For a list of scholarships, visit http://www.gtcc.edu/scholarships

Federal Student Loans: Loans provided by the federal government based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Federal loans include Stafford loans, which are subsidized and unsubsidized, and PLUS Loans, which are for parents. To be eligible for a student loan, students must be enrolled and attending at least 1/2 time (six credit hours) and maintain satisfactory academic progress. For additional federal student loan information, visit http://www.gtcc.edu/applyFederalLoans

Emergency Student Loans: Loans up to $250 to help students with qualifying emergency situations. For more information about emergency student loans, visit http://www.gtcc.edu/financial-aid/gtcc-financial-aidprograms/emergency-loan.aspx

Federal Work Study: A program funded by the federal government that allows students to work part-time for GTCC. If students are eligible for Federal Work Study, as determined by the FAFSA, they may electronically apply for a part-time Federal Work Study position at GTCC. For more information, please visit http://www.gtcc.edu/financial-aid/how-to-apply/apply-for-federal-work-study

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Students who Receive Federal Aid

To receive financial aid, students must meet GTCC’s guidelines for satisfactory academic progress.

In addition, if students receive financial aid through the Financial Aid office, they must maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average, complete at least 67 percent of all credit hours attempted, and complete their program of study within 1 ½ times the normal credit hours required to complete the program.

The Financial Aid office will check students’ grades and progress at the end of each semester to be sure they meet the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress. If students do not meet these standards, they will not be eligible for financial assistance programs, or they may be placed on a one-semester warning period during which they must meet the minimum standards or lose their eligibility for financial aid. Once students have earned a degree at GTCC, they may not be eligible for further financial aid. Please view the entire satisfactory academic progress policy at http://www.gtcc.edu/media/73984/sappolicy.pdf

Food Service

Titan Café: Jamestown Campus
Medlin Campus Center, Ground Floor

Titan Café is a 200-seat cafeteria that serves breakfast and lunch during the fall and spring semesters.

All GTCC campuses have vending machines that sell beverages and snacks.

GTCC Police

(336) 334-4822 ext. 52529
Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #101
High Point: H1 #121
Greensboro: Continuing Education Center #148
Aviation: Aviation II #109
http://www.gtcc.edu/campus-police

GTCC police are sworn North Carolina law enforcement officers who enforce North Carolina criminal and traffic laws in addition to college rules and regulations. The GTCC police department oversees emergency and safety procedures, traffic and parking, and lost and found. They also provide student parking permits.

International Student Office

Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #201
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50076
http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/international-student.aspx

The International Student Office offers a variety of services and activities for international students, including admissions, assistance with immigration requirements, advising, community referrals, and enrollment verification letters, among other services. Appointments are preferred, though walk-ins are welcome.

Libraries

(336) 334-4822 + extension
Jamestown: Learning Resource Center, ext. 50290
High Point: H4 #216, ext. 55052
Greensboro: Adult Education Center #224, ext. 53063
http://www.gtcc.edu/library
Email: eref@gtcc.edu

GTCC libraries offer students over 80,000 print and audiovisual items, in addition to professional librarian service 24/7 through a chat box on the library website. The libraries also provide digital access to premium content journals, books, streaming videos, audio books, eBooks and more. Most library services may be accessed at no cost to students, off-campus, through the library website.

The libraries have open computer labs with full access to library resources, Microsoft Office, the Internet, and other software related to course work. The Jamestown campus also has laptop computers available for use within the library. Printing is available at a nominal cost with a print card purchased at the bookstore. All campus libraries offer wireless access and space for quiet study.

Using a student ID card, students can borrow materials from GTCC libraries and most college libraries in the Triad area. Inquire at one of the GTCC libraries for more details.

Librarians and library staff are available to assist students with research, assignments, studying, or recreational reading. Students may reach them by phone, email, and chat box, or in person. In addition, free computer literacy courses on such challenges as how to set up research papers are available at each campus library.

Online Classes/Classrooms

http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/student-life.aspx
Moodle (online classrooms): online.gtcc.edu

GTCC supports both instructors and students in their use of electronic means of instruction through Moodle, GTCC’s learning management system. Students may use Moodle in traditional face-to-face, webbed, or online courses.

  • Instructors in face-to-face courses use Moodle to post resources and deploy assignments.
  • Webbed courses blend classroom and online instruction. Students in a webbed course are expected to complete homework assignments in addition to completing online activities.
  • Online courses allow students to complete course work without coming to campus in most situations. GTCC assumes that students who sign up for one or more online courses have access to their own healthy computer with a strong internet connection.

Students interested in completing their program completely online should read the eDegree Program section and visit the eDegree website: http://www.gtcc.edu/edegrees

eLearning Introduction

eLearning Introduction is a Moodle site that provides instruction on GTCC’s online systems. Instructors may require students to complete eLearning Introduction and upload a certificate of completion. Students should keep a copy of their certificate of completion for future semesters.

Technical Assistance

Please note that only your instructor can provide you course-specific assistance such as quiz resets or assignment submission issues. For general help with online systems, visit http://www.gtcc.edu/elearning/247-help-line.aspx.

Student Life

Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #132
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50517
http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/student-life.aspx

The Student Life Office provides educational and social programming for students outside the classroom. The Student Life Office encourages students to engage in college life by becoming involved in campus activities, volunteer experiences, leadership opportunities, and membership in clubs on the various campuses. Student clubs provide co-curricular activities that support the learning environment and promote leadership development.

The Student Life Office distributes the Student Handbook, of charge to students. Student Life also houses Clubs and Organizations, the Food Pantry/Garden, and the Student Government Association.

Clubs and Organizations

http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/student-life/clubs.aspx

GTCC sponsors program-related and general-interest clubs for students. Clubs sponsor speakers, plays, talent shows, fund-raising activities, leadership opportunities and other ways for students to get involved in the campus community. A complete list of clubs and organizations is available on the GTCC website.

Food Pantry/Garden

(336) 334-4822 + ext. 50517
Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #010, ext. 50480
High Point: H3 #110, ext. 55060
Greensboro: Campus Center #103, ext. 53070
Aviation and Cameron: Located in the Student Success Center
http://www.gtcc.edu/food-pantry

The Food Pantry is available to students, staff or faculty in need on all of our campuses. There is also a Food Pantry Garden located on the Jamestown campus where fresh fruit and vegetables are available to those utilizing the Pantry.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #010
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50480
http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/student-life/student-government-association.aspx

The Student Government Association promotes represents the student body’s interests, needs and concerns, and keeps students informed about issues that affect them. It also has the responsibility to program events, such as comedians, novelty activities, and lecturers for the campus community to enjoy. The SGA is run by students and all curriculum students are considered members. Students are encouraged to participate in the SGA as officers or board members.

The president of the Student Government Association (SGA) of GTCC is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the college’s Board of Trustees. The presidents of both the college and of SGA appoint students to serve on institutional committees, and students are encouraged to serve on many of the standing committees of the college. Students may make recommendations for changes to the college administration through the SGA, their representative body.

Transportation

Information about public transportation to GTCC campuses is available from local transportation authorities:
High Point Transit System: http://www.highpointnc.gov/hi-tran
Greensboro Transit Authority: http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=2182

Greensboro Transit Authority

GTCC’s Greensboro Campus is served by Route 10 of GTA. The actual stop is Penry and Wendover. Buses make their first stop at 5:31 a.m. Between 6:24 a.m. and 6:54 p.m. buses run every 30 min at 24 and 54 past the hour.

GTCC Jamestown is serviced by GTA Route 11 . The first bus arrives at 5:40 am and the last bus departs at 7:15 pm. There is no Saturday or Sunday service on this route.

High Point Transit System (Hi TRAN)

The Jamestown Campus is also serviced by HI TRAN (High Point Transit) Route 25. The first stop at GTCC Jamestown Campus is at 7:45 a.m. and the last departure from GTCC Jamestown Campus via HI TRAN is 4:45 p.m. There is no Saturday or Sunday service on this route. GTCC’s High Point campus is serviced by Route 11 of HI TRAN. The first stop for GTCC is at 6:18 a.m. and ends at 6:18 p.m.

GTCC provides a limited number of bus passes to students.

Veterans/Military Services

Jamestown Campus Center: Medlin Campus Center, Second Floor
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50521
http://www.gtcc.edu/financial-aid/militaryveterans-assistance-office.aspx

The office of Veterans and Military Assistance Programs assists veterans and students serving in the military. The office handles Veteran Affairs educational paperwork and certification for educational benefits through the VA.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers educational assistance to eligible individuals in the following programs:

  • Post-9/11 GI-Bill/Chapter 33 - This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits. The benefit pays the school’s in-state tuition & fees, and pays the student a housing (BAH) and book allowance. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill® to dependents.
  • Montgomery GI Bill® - This benefit encompasses both the Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) Active Duty (Chapter 30) & the MGIB-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606). Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members contribute a $100 a month for 12 months and are entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation. Under Chapter 1606, reservists must be actively drilling and have a 6 year obligation in the Selected Reserve to be eligible.
  • Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP)/Chapter 1607 is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to Active Duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress.
  • Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) Chapter 35 - Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.
  • Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) - The VRAP program offers 12 months of education and training assistance to veterans who are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old and are unemployed at the time of application. Veterans must have received an other-than-dishonorable discharge and not be eligible for any other VA education benefit. VRAP pays the student, who must be enrolled full-time in a community college or technical school. VRAP students must be enrolled in a program which will lead to a high demand occupation as outlined by the Department of Labor.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service (Voc Rehab) Chapter 31 - This program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs through education and training. Veterans should meet with a Voc Rehab Counselor for a comprehensive evaluation to determine if they are entitled for services.
  • Tuition Assistance (TA) - Tuition Assistance may be provided to eligible Active Duty and Reserve members through their respective military units. Service members should consult with their units for availability and eligibility requirements.

To receive veterans’ benefits, students must complete an admissions file, follow their prescribed program plan in the catalog, and maintain satisfactory academic progress, attendance, and conduct.

If students receiving veterans’ benefits drop or withdraw from classes, they are required to report this change in hours to the GTCC Veterans/Military Assistance Programs Office. Students’ benefits will be reduced for the rest of the semester unless they have circumstances which are approved by the Veterans/Military Assistance Programs Coordinator. VA students who stop attending class or participating in on-line classes may incur debt with the VA if prompt notification is not given to the school’s VA Representative.

Independent courses must be approved by the Veterans/Military Assistance Programs Coordinator prior to enrollment. The Department of Veterans Affairs will not pay for courses that are audited.

Students receiving veterans’ benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs must maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA). Students whose GPA falls below the required 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation. If the GPA remains below 2.0 after the second semester of study, the student will be placed on Academic Suspension from Veterans’ Benefits until the required 2.0 GPA is achieved.

WebAdvisor/Titan Cruiser

WebAdvisor: https://webadvisor.gtcc.edu

Titan Cruiser

https://www.gtcc.edu/titancruiser

WebAdvisor is the web-based system through which students can register for classes, view grades, review their program evaluation, and make payments for courses. Titan Cruiser is an information portal for students that provides email, access to news, college announcements, college calendar, classes, and clubs.

Special Programs Including Business and Community Resources

Adult Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

(336) 334-4822 + extension
High Point: H3 #124, ext. 55066
Greensboro: Adult Education Center, ext. 53107
http://www.gtcc.edu/continuing-education-(con-ed)/adult-education-programs/adult-basic-education.aspx

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program is designed to help adults improve basic reading, writing, and math skills. ABE classes are held on the High Point and Greensboro campuses, as well as in many other locations throughout the community.

Adult High School (AHS)

(336) 334-4822 + extension
High Point: H3 #124, ext. 55008
Greensboro: Adult Education Center, ext. 53049
http://www.gtcc.edu/continuing-education-(con-ed)/adult-education-programs/adult-high-school.aspx

The Adult High School (AHS) Program is for adults who want to earn a high school diploma. Students must provide an official transcript from the last school attended, maintain strict attendance, and complete 24 credits to receive a diploma. AHS classes are held on the High Point and Greensboro campuses, as well as in many other locations throughout the community.

Compensatory Education (CED)

(336) 334-4822 + extension
High Point: H1 #129, ext. 55010
Greensboro: Adult Education Center, ext. 53084
http://www.gtcc.edu/compensatoryEducation

Compensatory Education (CED) is designed specifically for adults with intellectual disabilities. CED classes will help students to develop, improve, or master skills needed to function as independently as possible in the community and the workplace. Classes are held both on and off-campus. Compensatory Education students must be 17 years of age or older and must have a written diagnosis of an intellectual disability from a medical doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist. CED classes are held on the High Point and Greensboro campuses, as well as in many other locations throughout the community.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or (ESL)

(336) 334-4822 + extension
High Point: H4 #128, ext. 55001
Greensboro: Adult Education Center, ext. 53038
http://www.gtcc.edu/continuing-education-(con-ed)/adult-education-programs/esol-or-esl.aspx

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is for adults whose first language is not English. Students can improve their listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, and writing skills. GTCC offers free basic, beginning, intermediate, and advanced level courses, as well as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) preparation and citizenship classes. At the High Point campus, we also offer classes that help prepare students to take the General Educational Development (GED) test in Spanish.

General Education Development (GED)

(336) 334-4822 + extension
High Point: H3 #124, ext. 55043
Greensboro: Adult Education Center, ext. 53107
http://www.gtcc.edu/continuing-education-(con-ed)/adult-education-programs/general-education-development.aspx

The General Education Development (GED) Program is a self-paced, flexible program that prepares adults 18 years and older who want to earn a high school equivalency diploma. The GED diploma is the legal equivalent of a traditional high school diploma and serves the same purpose in meeting most college admissions and job requirements. GED classes are held on the High Point and Greensboro campuses, as well as in many other locations throughout the community. The GED test will change in 2014, and scores from the previous version of the test will expire at the end of 2013.

Business and Community Resources

Business and Industry Services

(336) 334-4822, ext. 57001
http://www.gtcc.edu/the-center-for-business-and-industry.aspx
http://www.gtcc.edu/the-center-for-business-and-industry/corporate-training
Email: corporatetraining@gtcc.edu

Business and Industry Services provides customized training for business and industry to meet specific needs. Programs range from a single course to a series of courses designed for a particular job area. Sample topics include computer skills, leadership and professional development, and technical and job-related training.

Occupational Training

GTCC offers a variety of non-credit programs to help adults develop job skills.

GTCC provides pre-licensing and post-licensing courses in real estate and insurance, and pre-licensing courses in nursing assistant 1 (CNA) and notary public. The college also offers continuing education credits for teacher re-certification and certifications for project management as well as many high-end information technology programs.

GTCC offers computer classes ranging from basic computer skills to advanced classes for professionals in the IT field. The Quick Jobs program offers job preparedness skills training in 90 days or less at affordable prices.

Personal Enrichment Classes

http://www.gtcc.edu/personal-enrichment.aspx

GTCC offers a wide range of affordable, non-credit courses for personal enrichment that held on campus as well as convenient off-campus locations. Most courses are offered evenings and weekends, and some courses are available online. Subject areas include arts and crafts, cooking, communications and human relations, dance, driving, health, fitness, home and garden, financial planning, foreign language, music, needlework, photography, quilting, sewing, and other special interest courses.

Small Business Center

1451 S. Elm Eugene Street, Suite 1201, Greensboro, NC 27406
(336) 334-4822, ext. 62001
Email: sbc@gtcc.edu
http://tinyurl.com/gtccsbc

The mission of the Small Business Center is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners and their employees. The Small Business Center provides classes, small business counseling, and referrals to community resources.

High School Programs

Career and College Promise Initiative

(336) 334-4822, ext. 50562
http://ccpi.gtcc.edu/

Career & College Promise offers North Carolina high school students a clear path to success in college or in a career. The program is free to all students who maintain a B average and meet other eligibility requirements.

Career and College Promise students can earn:

  • College credit completely transferrable to all UNC system institutions and many of NC’s independent colleges and universities
  • A credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career
  • A high school diploma and two years of college credit in four to five years through innovative cooperative high schools (limited availability)

Early/Middle Colleges at GTCC

Jamestown: http://mcgtcc-j.gcsnc.com/pages/Middle_College_at_GTCC-Jamesto
Greensboro: http://mcgtcc-gso.gcsnc.com/pages/Middle_College_at_GTCC-Greensb
High Point: http://mcgtcc-hp.gcsnc.com/pages/Middle_College_at_GTCC-High_Po

The GTCC Early/Middle Colleges are alternative high school completion programs in partnership with Guilford County Schools. The Early/Middle College is designed for students whose needs are not met in the traditional high school setting. Early/Middle College students must be referred and approved by Guilford County Schools prior to enrollment in the Early/Middle College at GTCC. Early/Middle College students are eligible to receive dual credit that will be applied toward a high school diploma and a college degree.

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Campus Safety & Clery Act

Guilford Technical Community College is concerned about the safety, welfare, and protection of all students, faculty, staff, visitors, and college property. The college is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for everyone. A college community, like any other community, experiences accidents, crimes, and injuries. No wall exists to protect the college from dangers that exist in the surrounding community. Unfortunately, absolute safety cannot be guaranteed to anyone. Therefore, students, staff, and visitors are also responsible for taking measures to protect themselves and their possessions.

The GTCC Police Department holds crime prevention programs to promote primary crime prevention and awareness to the college community. Anyone wanting more information about these crime prevention programs should contact GTCC Police at (336) 334-4822 ext. 52529.

In November 1990, the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (Title II, Public Law 101-542) was signed into law. This law requires colleges and universities to produce and make available certain policy statements and statistics about campus crime. In November 1999, this Act was renamed The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Crime Statistics Act or simply, The Clery Act.

By October 1 of each academic year GTCC publishes an annual security report that informs current students and employees of:

  • Safety and security policies, procedures, and practices
  • Reported crime statistics from previous three years

Members of the GTCC community are encouraged to use this report as a guide for safe practices on and off campus. It is available on the web at: https://www.gtcc.edu/media/190870/2012cleryasr.pdf.

The Clery Act report is found in its entirety at: http://www.gtcc.edu/about-gtcc/campus-police/emergency-and-safety/clery.aspx

Emergencies

If a student presents a threat to the health, safety or well-being of any member of the college community or any visitor, college employees should call a GTCC police officer at (336) 334-4822 ext. 52529 or a local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction by dialing 911 if a GTCC police officer is not available. A College employee can ask the student to cease their unlawful/dangerous action and should report this action to the Chief Disciplinary Officer (Jamestown) or Campus Dean (Greensboro/High Point).

Title IX

The Title IX Amendment states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” As a student, Title IX allows you to participate in any club organizations, athletics, or major in any field of study. If you have any questions about Title IX, please contact the Vice President of Student Support Services in room 320 of the Medlin Campus Center on the Jamestown Campus.

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

Guilford Technical Community College values the health and safety of every individual on campus and expects its employees and students to treat other persons with respect and dignity. Sexual harassment or violence will not be tolerated.

Employees engaging in sexual violence or harassment are subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. Students engaging in violence or harassment are in violation of the college’s Student Conduct Policy and this type of behavior will result in sanctions against the student ranging from interim suspension to expulsion. Disciplinary action by the college does not preclude the possibility of criminal charges.

All students, employees, and others on campus have a duty to report incidents of sexual violence or harassment to Campus Police or another college official as soon as possible after they are observed. The college will respond to complaints of sexual violence or harassment by taking immediate action to eliminate the sexual violence or harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address the effects.

  1. In compliance with Title IX regulations, the college has:
    1. Disseminated this and other notices of nondiscrimination indicating that the college does not discriminate on the basis of sex.
    2. Designated at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX.
    3. Adopted and published grievance procedures providing for prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints of sexual discrimination including sexual violence or harassment.
  2. The Vice President for Student Support Services, located in Medlin Campus center office 320, will serve as the college’s Title IX Coordinator for students. The Director of Human Resources, located in Medlin Campus Center office 370, will serve as the college’s Title IX Coordinator for employees. Any inquiries regarding Title IX will or may be referred to the appropriate Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights.
  3. Victims of sexual assault should do the following:
    1. Go to a safe place as soon as possible.
    2. Call 50911 from on campus. Call 911 from off campus. Either Campus Police or a local police agency will respond if the alleged assault occurred on one of the GTCC campuses.
    3. Stay on the phone with the dispatcher as long as you are needed. Call someone you trust, such as a friend or relative, to help and support you.
    4. The preservation of physical evidence may be critical for successful prosecution of the offender.
      1. Do not change clothes. If you do, put the clothing you were wearing in separate paper bags (not plastic) and take them to the hospital. This clothing may be used as evidence for prosecution. If you wear the clothes to the hospital, bring a change of clothes with you. Most physical evidence cannot be recovered after seventy-two hours.
      2. Do not clean your body or your clothes. Preserve all physical evidence. Do not wash, bathe, douche, comb your hair, or use the toilet if you can help it. Washing might be the first thing you want to do, but don’t. You literally might be washing away valuable evidence. Wait until after you have a medical examination.
      3. Do not alter or disturb the crime scene. Leave tables, fixtures, grass, etc., as they were after the assault so that investigators may view the area. Ideally, evidence should be collected within twenty-four hours of the assault.
      4. Campus Police will need your assistance to make a crime report. You may ask for a victim advocate to be present during the report-taking. GTCC has a trained group of counselors who will support you and can assist you in accessing medical and counseling services, and reporting the incident.
      5. You have the right to file a Title IX sex discrimination complaint with the college’s Title IX Coordinator in addition to filing a criminal complaint.
  4. Sexual offenders are subject to arrest, prosecution through the state courts, and incarceration. Student sexual offenders are subject to college disciplinary proceedings that may result in permanent expulsion from GTCC. (See Student Conduct Policy above)
  5. In any college disciplinary proceeding that may occur pertaining to an incident of alleged sexual discrimination including complaints of sexual violence or harassment, the college will provide:
    1. An adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation of the complaint.
    2. Changes in the victim’s schedule to try to avoid contact with the accused if necessary and possible.
    3. A designated and reasonable prompt time frame for conducting the investigation, being notified of the outcome, and appealing, if applicable.
    4. An equal opportunity for both parties to present witnesses and other evidence.
    5. If there is a pending criminal charge against the accused or against any witness, the accused or witness against whom such a charge is pending may be accompanied to the hearing by a licensed attorney, who may confer with the accused or witness during the hearing, but may not address the committee, any other parties, or any other witness.
    6. Any individual, including an attorney, who delays or disrupts the proceedings, may be excluded from further participation.
    7. In its Title IX investigation of a sexual violence or harassment claim, the college will use a “preponderance of the evidence standard” (it is more likely than not that sexual harassment or violence occurred).
    8. A notice to both parties of the outcome of the complaint.
    9. Assurance that the college will take steps to try to prevent recurrence of any sexual violence or harassment and that the college will not tolerate retaliation relating to such complaints.

Student Grievance Policy

For information regarding student grievances, please visit the GTCC website at http://www.gtcc.edu.

Student Code of Conduct

For information regarding student conduct, please visit the Student Handbook on the GTCC website at http://www.gtcc.edu/student-support-services/student-code-of-conduct.aspx

GTCC Facts

Accreditation

Guilford Technical Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Associate Degrees. GTCC is approved as a veterans training institution by the Veterans Administration. Accreditation documentation is available in the President’s Office.

In addition, these career-technical programs are accredited by the following agencies:

Automotive Systems Technology:

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET), Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)

Aviation Systems Technology:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Aviation Electronics Technology:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Aviation Management and Career Pilot:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology:

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), Inter-Industry Training for Automotive Collision Repair (ICAR)

Cosmetology:

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art

Criminal Justice Technology:

Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission

Culinary Technology:

American Culinary Federation Educational Institute Accrediting Commission

Dental Assisting:

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Dental Hygiene:

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Early Childhood Education:

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Emergency Medical Science:

Committee for Accreditation of EMS Programs (CoAEMSP) (pending)

Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology:

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

Medical Assisting:

Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) - A committee of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Nursing:

North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON)

Physical Therapy Assistant:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Radiography:

Joint Commission on Education Radiologic Technology (JCERT)

Surgical Technology:

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) - A committee of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Welding:

National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), American Welding Society SENSE Training and Testing

History

GTCC is an accredited two-year community college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It opened in 1958 with 50 students and two classes as the Guilford Industrial Education Center on the site of the Guilford County Tuberculosis Sanatorium, which operated from 1924 to 1955.

Guilford Industrial Education Center’s Board of Trustees was established on September 3, 1963.

In 1965, when the school became Guilford Technical Institute (GTI), four members were added to the Board of Trustees. That same year, GTI was given authority to grant associate degrees.

In 1981, the State Board of Community Colleges began administration of the Department of Community Colleges. That board approved GTI’s request to add a college transfer program in 1983, and GTI changed its name to Guilford Technical Community College.

The college was created as a training center designed to prepare people for jobs created by the rapid manufacturing growth of the early 1950s. Its purpose has remained basically unchanged: to give the people of Guilford County the training and education they need to compete in the job market.

GTCC offers certificates, one-year and two-year career-related programs, a two-year college transfer program, personal enrichment courses, a variety of adult education opportunities and training for business and industry.

Affirmative Action

Guilford Technical Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity college.

Mission

Guilford Technical Community College provides access to lifelong learning opportunities for personal growth, workforce productivity, and community service. It serves all segments of Guilford County’s diverse population, delivering quality educational programs and services through partnerships with business, community groups, and other educational institutions.

Values

  • We value our students.
  • We value learning.
  • We value challenging, innovative instruction and targeted services that meet the needs of individual students.
  • We value employees who are committed to providing services that ensure student success.
  • We value diversity.
  • We value honesty and integrity.
  • We value institutional effectiveness achieved through planning and teamwork.

Goals

Processes:

  • GTCC will provide excellent/innovative teaching, appropriate technology for learning, and targeted student services.
  • GTCC will pursue excellence in all it does, will make its facilities available to the public, and will support good citizenship by students and employees.
  • GTCC will support area economic development efforts by responding promptly with high-quality programs that meet the needs of both new and existing businesses and industries.
  • GTCC will empower, reward, and develop the skills and abilities of its employees.
  • GTCC will identify and measure desired outcomes both in the operation of the college and in the classroom.
  • GTCC will be alert to new approaches, technologies, and knowledge, and will apply them in the context of its mission and goals.

Results:

  • GTCC students will learn the skills and knowledge that will enable them to reach their educational goals.
  • GTCC will be respected and valued by residents of Guilford County. It will be regarded as a major contributor to the quality of life in the county.
  • GTCC will be a partner in attracting and retaining business and industry, contributing to the economic development of the county.
  • GTCC will attract and retain qualified and caring employees.
  • GTCC will be accountable to students, taxpayers, and the public.
  • GTCC will be a benchmark by which other community colleges measure their progress.

Positioning Statement

Guilford Tech has a broader, more profound and more productive impact on business, professional and personal lives in Guilford County than any other institution by raising the standard of living and helping people retool their lives.

Vision Statement

Creating Successful Futures

GTCC Quick Facts (2011-2012)

  • Third-largest community college in NC
  • School mascot: Titans
  • Campus locations can be found in Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, the Aviation Centers at the Piedmont Triad International Airport, and the Small Business Centers
  • 19,938 students in curriculum programs
  • 25,474 students in continuing education programs
  • Average age of curriculum student: 28
  • 57% of curriculum students are female
  • 43% of curriculum students are male
  • 59% of curriculum students are minority students
  • 367 full-time faculty members
  • 378 full-time staff members

GTCC Foundation

The GTCC Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that supports efforts to ensure educational excellence through fund raising, advocacy, and promoting awareness of GTCC’s positive impact on the community. The purpose of the Foundation is to raise financial resources beyond those provided by the state and county that enable the College to more fully carry out its mission. Gifts to the Foundation provide scholarships to students and support faculty and staff development, innovation, and key initiatives.

Catalog

This catalog is for information purposes and does not constitute a contract. This catalog expires and cannot be used for graduation after the end of the summer semester 2017. A student may receive a certificate, diploma, or degree from Guilford Technical Community College in accordance with the requirements stated in the catalog in effect at the time he/she enters GTCC or those catalogs of any subsequent years. The requirements must be completed within five years of the beginning of the catalog selected. A minimum of three semester hours must be completed during the year the selected catalog was in effect. All regulations and conditions other than those above are subject to change. These changes may supersede catalog regulations. Guilford Technical Community College reserves the right to make changes in this catalog as needs arise and to make final interpretations of the statements contained therein. Without notice, the College reserves the right to change tuition, fees, and related requirements and regulations as prescribed by the Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Community College System Office, or Legislative action by the North Carolina General Assembly.

Please Be Advised: The contents of this catalog represent the most current information available at the time of publication. However, during the period of time covered by this catalog, it is reasonable to expect changes to be made with respect to this information without prior notice. The course offerings and requirements GTCC are under continual examination and revision.