Virtual tour of South Georgia Technical College’s Americus campus available

Published 12:37 am Friday, July 3, 2020

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AMERICUS – The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the ability of South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) to conduct tours of its Americus campus. Students who would like to take a sneak peek of what the college has to offer can visit this link on YouTube for an exciting virtual tour:

“South Georgia Technical College was selected as the top community college in Georgia for 2020 and even though the coronavirus has prompted us to adapt and expand how we provide our outstanding workforce development academic programs, we are still committed to our core mission of offering the best workforce development education for students and for the business and industries in our area,” said SGTC President Dr. John Watford.

SGTC features over 200 programs of study with associate degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit award opportunities. “Students can start and earn a technical certificate of credit in as little as eight weeks that will provide them with outstanding career opportunities, or they can start there and continue up to two-years and earn a diploma or an associate of applied science degree in many high demand career fields,” explained President Watford.

The virtual tour of the college gives students an overview of the campus including, on-campus housing, cafeteria, intercollegiate athletics and student activity events, in addition to spotlighting the buildings, labs and classrooms in many of the academic programs of study available.


This is an automobile repair laboratory at South Georgia Technical College.
Photo by Su Ann Bird

SGTC also offers students financial aid opportunities through the HOPE Scholarship, HOPE Grant, HOPE Career Grant, Federal PELL grant and assistance through the South Georgia Technical College Foundation.  South Georgia Tech also provides students with the use of textbooks at no cost.

The cost of an education at SGTC is very inexpensive and with the different financial aid opportunities available, many students are able to attend practically tuition free.

“We realize that many people are suffering right now due to the coronavirus pandemic. Others may have lost their jobs or are uncertain about the future,” said President Watford. “If you find yourself in any of these circumstances, I encourage to you come and take a look at what we have to offer and let us work with you to see how we can help.”

Individuals can apply for Fall Semester through the South Georgia Technical College website at There are no testing requirements for fall semester. Classes begin on Monday, August 17.


This is one of the on-campus dorm rooms at SGTC.
Photo by Su Ann Bird

Orientation and registration sessions will be held Sunday through Tuesday, July 20-22 on both the Americus and Crisp County campuses from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The process should take less than an hour or an hour and a half. Social distancing guidelines will be in place and individuals are asked to wear face coverings.

For more information, contact the SGTC admissions office at 229-931-2394 in Americus or 229-271-4040 in Cordele. Individuals who are concerned about coming on campus for registration and orientation may contact the admissions office for additional opportunities.

SGTC will be providing different learning opportunities for fall semester, including face-to-face classes, online courses and hybrid classes that will include lab based courses and online learning.