Student Catalog 2018-2019

General Information

The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between students and this institution. While the provisions of this catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated, West Georgia Technical College reserves the right to change any provision listed in this catalog, including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation, without actual notice to individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes. Information on changes will be available in the Office of Student Affairs and on the college website. It is especially important that students know that it is their responsibility to remain informed of all changes, including academic requirements for graduation.

West Georgia Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of West Georgia Technical College. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the College’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to West Georgia Technical College and not to the Commission's office. Please direct all questions to: West Georgia Technical College, 176 Murphy Campus Drive, Waco, Georgia 30182, Phone 770.537.6000, Fax 770.537.7995.

Program Accrediting Agencies:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Accounting
  • Business Administrative Technology
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Management

American Dental Association (ADA)

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

  • Medical Assisting, under recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
  • Surgical Technology, under Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST)

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

Georgia Board of Licensed Practical Nurses

Georgia Board of Nursing

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

  • Welding

Regulating Agencies:

Georgia State Board of Barbering

Georgia State Board of Cosmetology

Georgia Department of Community Health

Georgia Department of Driver Services

Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council

West Georgia Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent Technical Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, spouse of military member or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all technical college-administered programs, programs financed by the federal government including any Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) Title I financed programs, educational programs and activities, including admissions, scholarships and loans, student life, and athletics. It also encompasses the recruitment and employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

The Technical College System and Technical Colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal opportunity. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Equity (Title IX) coordinator, Vice President for Student Affairs, 678.664.0532

401 Adamson Square, Carrollton, GA 30117

ADA (Section 504) coordinator, Vice President for Administrative Services, 678.664.0533

401 Adamson Square, Carrollton, GA 30117

Accessibility Services and Special Populations Coordinator, 770.824.5241 or

176 Murphy Campus Blvd., Waco, GA 30182