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Term B Dates You Need To Know NOW!

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Dates “Term B” Students Need To Know Now!

Below are a few important upcoming dates you MUST KNOW for Term B at GNTC!

February 26                Last day to register for B term until drop/add opens

February 28                Payment Deadline

March 1                       Drop for non-payment

March 5                       First day of B term

March 5 – 7                 Drop/add


Don’t Be Confused. Summer Registration Is Coming Soon!

Make Your Future SPOOK-TACULAR Oct. 23-27!

Roper Corporation, Georgia Northwestern Launch Apprenticeship Program

“Shown in the front row, from left, are Rhonda Beasley, Roper Corporation Human Resources Manager; Scott Brown, Roper Corporation President; C. Pete McDonald, Georgia Northwestern Technical College President; Dr. Heidi Popham, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Executive Vice President. Shown in second row, from left, are Dr. Michael Fennell, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Dean of Academic Affairs; Scott Lee Reece, Roper Corporation Organizational Development Leader; Dr. Mindy McCannon, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Vice President of Academic Affairs; Alan Lyles, Roper Corporation Maintenance Team Leader for Assembly; Steve Patterson, Roper Corporation Manufacturing Engineering Manager for Fabrication Finishing and Facilities; Mike Signiski, Roper Corporation Manufacturing Engineering Manager for Assembly; Sarah Harrison, Georgia WorkSmart Regional Apprenticeship Coordinator; and Rodney Lewis, Roper Corporation Maintenance Business Leader.”

(Walker County, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College and the Roper Corporation, a division of General Electric, officially entered into an agreement Friday afternoon to launch a “Registered Apprenticeship” program.

Through coordination with Georgia WorkSmart, the state’s apprenticeship program, both GNTC and Roper will begin training apprentices in the Mechatronics program.

What is Apprenticeship in Georgia? The website defines it as, “…a work-based training method that combines formal instruction with on-site, occupation-related training. Apprentices typically work 30-40 hours per week and receive classroom training through part-time attendance at technical colleges, universities or approved training providers. Using the apprentice model can help businesses grow their own talent and build a motivated and qualified workforce. Employers use apprentice programs to recruit and train new employees and to upskill their current workforce.”

Stay tuned for the full story next week on this new partnership between one of the region’s largest employers and the region’s largest college.


Deadline To Apply For Fall Soon


DegreeWorks Helps Returning Students With Early Registration

Next week is Early Registration for returning students! (June 26-30) 

Do you know which classes you need?

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Use “DegreeWorks” to check which classes you need to complete your program. To access “DegreeWorks,” go through MyGNTC. Just click the link below!

If you have trouble, please contact Dan


a Walker, Director of Degree Works at or 706-295-6938 or speak with your advisor.



Next Week Is HUGE For Fall 2017 At GNTC!


Returning Students Register NEXT WEEK!

Early Registration for FALL 2017 begins NEXT WEEK!

(For returning students.)

What will you get focused on?


Kiana Mata of Armuchee Wins Second Place in Student Design Contest for Manufacturing Appreciation Week

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Armuchee’s Kiana Mata with her award-winning Manufacturing Appreciation Week statewide student design.
(Atlanta, GA) – Kiana Mata, of Armuchee, won second place in the 2017 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) statewide student design contest in the ninth through twelfth grade category.
Manufacturer’s Appreciation Week, established in order to promote awareness of manufacturing and its significance to the state of Georgia, is taking place this week Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.
Mata, a senior at Armuchee High School, received a $300 scholarship check presented by Gov. Nathan Deal at the MAW awards luncheon held on Thursday, April 27. Students from around the state submitted design entries featuring Georgia manufacturers and their products. 
The weeklong celebration was established by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the Georgia Department Economic Development. It focuses on the number and types of jobs manufacturing employs and how vital those jobs are to Georgia’s economy.
Every year, each TCSG college nominates manufacturing businesses to be honored for their contributions to Georgia’s prosperity and their local communities. 
Companies are nominated based on three categories; large business (more than 500 employees), medium business (151-500 employees), and small business (150 or fewer employees). Each nominee was measured on its economic impact on Georgia, workforce excellence, and demonstration of corporate responsibility.
This year, GNTC nominated Mohawk Industries for large manufacturer of the year; Racemark and Propex were both nominated by GNTC in the medium business category.
This was the 23rd year celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia. This year’s sponsors included The Georgia Association of Manufacturers, The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Power, and HA+W | Aprio. Other exhibitors at the luncheon included APICS – The Association for Operations Management, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia’s Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, the Georgia Department of Labor, the Georgia Employers Association, the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, Georgia Trend, Next Generation Manufacturing, and the Technology Association of Georgia Manufacturing Society.
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Kiana Mata (front row, center) poses for a picture during the 2017 Manufacturing Appreciation Week awards luncheon with (back row, from left to right) Pete McDonald, president of GNTC; Melecio Mata, father; Jennifer Mata, mother; and her grandmother Mary Spekczynski.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682.  GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.


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