2016-2017 Catalog 
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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GTCC Facts


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 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)


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)

Diesel and Heavy Equipment 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)


North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON)

Physical Therapy Assistant:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)


The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

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)


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


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.



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.

GTCC Quick Facts (2013-2014)

  • 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
  • 17,409 students in curriculum programs
  • 23,683 students in continuing education programs
  • Average age of curriculum student: 28
  • 57% of curriculum students are female
  • 43% of curriculum students are male
  • 57% of curriculum students are minority students
  • 318 full-time faculty members
  • 402 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.