Chattahoochee Tech sees increase in graduation rate
by Staff Report
Aug 02, 2011 | 2033 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chattahoochee Technical College saw an increase in the number of graduates and degrees conferred in the 2010-2011 school year. Jumping nearly 37 percent more than the year before, Georgia's largest technical college saw almost 500 additional graduates.

"The increase confirms that students are finding a value to their education from Chattahoochee Technical College," said CTC President Dr. Sanford Chandler. "Students are completing programs in highly competitive and productive fields with the skills, knowledge and credentials necessary to succeed in today's workplace."

Over the four terms that made up the 2010-2011 school year, 1,807 students graduated -- up 483 from the 1,324 the year before. Among them, 2,967 diplomas, certificates and degrees were conferred, 908 more than the 2009-2010 school year -- a 44 percent increase.

The college recently saw its largest graduation ceremony in June when approximately 1,200 students petitioned to graduate.

Popular programs of study for recent graduates continue to remain accounting, marketing management and business administrative technology for those receiving an Associate of Applied Science. For those receiving a diploma, most studied cosmetology, medical assisting and practical nursing. The top three programs for those receiving a technical certificate of credit include early childhood care and education basics, healthcare assistant, and accounting certificates.

For more information on CTC, visit www.chattahoocheetech. edu or call 770-528-4545.

Chattahoochee Technical College offers certificate, diploma and degree level programs in more than 75 areas of study. Programs include personal and public services, business, computer sciences and engineering technology, technical and health.

For more information on this and programs at Chattahoochee Technical College, visit or call 770-528-4545.