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South Georgia Technical College
South Georgia Technical College Logo.png
TypePublic community college
Established1948
PresidentJohn Watford
Academic staff
90
Students3,100 (Fall 2021)[1]
Undergraduates[1]
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban (small town);
1,000 acres (4 km²)
ColorsRed and White   
NicknameThe Jets
AffiliationsGJCAA (Region XVII)
MascotJet Plane
Websitewww.southgatech.edu

South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is a Public community college in Americus, Georgia. It has a satellite campus in Cordele, Georgia. SGTC serves many neighboring counties including Macon, Sumter, Webster, and Crisp County.

History

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South Georgia Technical College is located in the heart of Americus, Georgia. Originally SGTC was Air force training facility during World War I and World War II. The facility was known at the time as Souther Air Field (Souther Field). In fact Charles A. Lindbergh bought his first plane; (a Jenny) from Souther Field. Lindbergh was the first to fly from New York to Paris nonstop in "The Spirit of St. Louis" in 1927. Initially in 1948 the school was named South Georgia Trade and Vocational School, until the phrase "trade school" dropped in 1963. After the change the school was identified as South Georgia Technical and Vocational School. Furthermore, the school name changed once more as a result of 1988 a legislative act. Although the name did not become official until Governor Roy Barnes enacted the Educational Reform Bill on November 2, 2000. As of today SGTC offers many associate degree programs ranging from aviation to auto repair. New growth and development has accrued since Sparky Reeves [2] was appointed school President in 2004. Sparky Reeves is only the sixth person to hold the position.[3]

Location

South Georgia Technical College is located on the outskirts of Americus, in Sumter County, Georgia just southwest of interstate 75. The small town is a part of Sumter County Historic District, because of its history in railroad and technological advances during the mid-1800s. Thanks to local attorney Samuel H. Hawkins[4] Americus was known as the Metropolis of Southwest Georgia because of its major cotton distribution. The college is 32 miles from the larger city of Albany, Georgia and approximately 2.5 hours away from the state's capital Atlanta.

References

  1. ^ a b "Brief Profile of SGTC Profile" (Press release). SGTC. Retrieved 2008-09-25.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "South Georgia Technical College". Sep 12, 2006. Archived from the original on September 12, 2006. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "Home". SGTC. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  4. ^ "Samuel H. Hawkins Diary, January - July 1877: Historical Note". dlg.galileo.usg.edu. Retrieved May 11, 2020.

Coordinates: 32°07′03″N 84°11′18″W / 32.11753°N 84.18845°W / 32.11753; -84.18845