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Surgical Technology: The Promo

Surgical Technology Instructor: “Get what you need to succeed as a healthcare specialist today. It’s what you’ll learn as a Surgical Technology student at GNTC. I’m Michael Barrett, Director of Surgical Technology. Get the hands-on experience that will get you the career you’ve been waiting for. As a Surg Tech student, you’ll get the training you need for the skill sets the pros want now. Your College. Your Town. Your Future. Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Active Shooter Drill in Northwest Georgia

What: Active Shooter Drill for
Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Where: Catoosa County Campus, Ringgold, Georgia

When: November 30, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Three people dressed in black walking down a narrow hallway with weapons drawn.
First responders search Building 300 on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus during their Active Shooter Drill in Calhoun, Georgia in 2017.”

(Ringgold, Georgia)
– Authorities from Northwest Georgia will take part in an Active Shooter Drill on the Catoosa County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Ringgold, Georgia on Friday, November 30. The live exercise will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Public access to the campus will be restricted during these hours.


City, county, and state authorities are scheduled to take part in the emergency preparedness event being hosted on the college site. Those participating in the training will be using weapons that fire blank rounds. These weapons will produce sounds that are just as loud and abrupt as weapons firing real ammunition. There will also be multiple emergency vehicles responding to the scene throughout the morning. Please be aware that this is all part of the scheduled training.


In October 2017, the college’s Gordon County Campus hosted an Active Shooter Drill. Authorities from the Gordon County area took part in the scenario held in Calhoun, Georgia. The college’s Floyd County Campus was the site of a similar event in 2014 in Rome, Georgia. In 2011, the Walker County Campus of GNTC also hosted a similar exercise in which authorities across the region responded to the drill.


For more information on the drill, you may contact the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Chief of Police Chad Cardin at 706-295-6552. You may also e-mail him at Campuses are located in Ringgold (Catoosa County Campus), Rome (Floyd County Campus), Calhoun (Gordon County Campus), Rockmart (Polk County Campus), Rock Spring (Walker County Campus), and Dalton (Whitfield Murray Campus).


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, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Fall 2018 Graduation Coming December 11

Georgia Northwestern Technical College hosts commencement exercises for graduating students each spring and fall.

All graduates participating in the ceremony will be recognized for their academic achievements and presented with their associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Blackboard Login Updated, Students Can Now Log-In

computer down art.jpeMaintenance is now complete involving access to the Blackboard Log-In process. ALL STUDENTS can now log-in, as needed. Thank you for your patience.

Also, be sure to clear your cache or use a different browser.

Please note: Instructors were aware of the outage and will accommodate students accordingly.


Thankful For The Bobcat Nation, A Culinary Teaser This Thanksgiving Eve

Screenshot (28)Happy Thanksgiving Eve, Bobcat Nation!
Today, we are thankful for a product of our Culinary Arts program at Georgia Northwestern, Sedric Floyd.
During this holiday break, his mother asked for a hamburger. If you know Sedric, you know he doesn’t usually do simple dishes.
If monitors had smell-o-vision, you’d be enjoying the aroma of a fresh and specially seasoned homemade Turkey Burger with hand-cut baked fries!

From Sedric, Culinary Arts, and all of Georgia Northwestern,


***Give Sedric a follow on Instagram at (@chef_thr33limbs).
Plus, read his inspirational story this week and truly appreciate the things you have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. 


Don’t Be A Turkey, Spring Admissions Deadline Is Coming!

Football Scheduled For Thursday Cancelled

Intramural Football Teams… all games set for the Floyd County Campus tomorrow have been cancelled. Games will resume after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Mid-Day Closing Friday For All Campuses

closed.jpgDuring normal hours of operation, the campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College will be closed for four hours this Friday (November 16).

The Catoosa County Campus, Floyd County Campus, Gordon County Campus, Polk County Campus, Walker County Campus, and the Whitfield Murray Campus will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Under Maintenance Alert!

ClosingSoon.jpgDuring the week of Thanksgiving, GNTC will be going through a one-day maintenance upgrade!

On Monday, November 19, Internet connectivity will be down for ALL GNTC campuses. There will be no connectivity to any Banner services. Banner dependent services, such as MyGNTC, will be impacted and not available that day.

VDI Workstations on the Catoosa County Campus, Walker County Campus, and Whitfield Murray Campus will be unavailable. Voice connectivity will likely be impacted on those three campuses, as well.

Again, this is a maintenance upgrade that is expected to last throughout the day on Monday, November 19.

Thank you for your patience and have a great rest of your week at GNTC!

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