South Georgia Technical College employees return to campus

Published 4:16 pm Thursday, May 14, 2020

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AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will begin opening the campus to employees beginning Monday, May 18, as faculty and staff transition from working remotely to returning to their offices on campus in Americus and Cordele. However, the campus will remain closed to the public and to students.

“As South Georgia Technical College employees prepare to return to work, it is critical that we continue to place the highest priority on health and safety,” stated SGTC President Dr. John Watford. “Employees who are, in the opinion of their supervisor, successfully completing their work at home via telework can continue to do so.” Dr. Watford went on to say that employees who are in one of the high-risk categories will need to remain at home until Friday, June 12 or until the Shelter in Place order has expired. Dr. Watford stated that all other employees will begin returning to campus utilizing flexible work hours (staggered shifts) and that all employees should follow the social distancing guidelines and CDC recommended practices for safely maintaining their personal work space.

As employees return to the college campuses, individuals who need to apply or register for summer semester at SGTC can reach out by phone or email. The admissions office in Americus will be taking calls from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Friday. That number is 229-931-2394 in Americus and 229-271-4040 in Cordele. The Cordele office will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The SGTC business office will also be accepting calls for questions and to take online payments from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Friday. That number is 229-931-2132.

The Academic Affairs main office will be coordinating calls for returning students who would like to register for summer semester classes. That phone number for questions about academic affairs information and instructor contact numbers is 229-931-2004.

Students with questions about financial aid can contact the Americus and Crisp County Center offices from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The numbers in Americus are: 229-931-2755 or 229-931-2693 and in Cordele, contact 229-271-4043.

SGTC is currently accepting new students and registering current students for the eight-week summer semester, which starts on Wednesday, May 27. Students can apply online by visiting the SGTC website at SGTC is currently waiving the application fee and testing requirements for summer semester. The college also provides the use of textbooks at no cost to students.