Enrollment at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) continues to rise as the college enters winter quarter. Reports show the college enrolled 6,367 for winter 2011. This is an increase of 434 students (7.3%) over winter 2010 enrollment of 5,933.

“Our rate of growth is beginning to level off and hopefully it indicates a better job market,” commented Dr. Craig McDaniel, president of GNTC. “As we begin providing programs for the citizens of Whitfield and Murray Counties and later when we open our Catoosa County Campus, I anticipate our enrollment exceeding 8,000 students.”

Georgia Northwestern Technical College has approximately 2,356 students enrolled at the Floyd County Campus, 955 at the Gordon County Campus, 318 at the Polk County Campus, and 2,738 at the Walker County Campus.

GNTC has 3,246 students enrolled full time and 3,121 enrolled part time at the college.

The number of GNTC students enrolled in online classes continues to soar as well. With approximately 300 instructor-facilitated online classes being offered, GNTC has 2,045 students enrolled in at least one online class this quarter.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer the programs and courses that the students need,” stated Dr. Mindy McCannon, vice president of Academic Affairs. “I encourage anyone who would like to further their education or get re-trained to come visit us. We are here to help.”

Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia. Campuses are located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, and Walker counties with future plans for a campus in Catoosa and Whitfield counties. Approximately 23,000 people currently benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs.