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Study at East Central Technical College

East Central Technical College, also referred to as ECTC, was established in 1968 under the name of Ben Hill-Irwin Area Vocational Institute. In 1987, the name of the school was changed to Ben Hill-Irwin Technical Institute. It was again renamed East Central Technical Institute in 1996, and received its present name in the year 2000. The main campus of ECTC is in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Classes are also offered in the Coffee Campus in Douglas, and several other places in Pearson, and Rochelle.

East Central Technical College offers a number of associate's degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs. Courses are available in the fields of business and marketing, computer information technology, commercial truck driving, health services, education, skilled trade, and telecommunications technology.

The students of ECTC are involved in various on-campus clubs and organizations such as the Student Government Association, and SkillsUSA. Besides, the college offers extensive financial aid not only through Federal Pell grants but also through Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Georgia Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Grant, and the Hope Grant.

Profile of East Central Technical College

The campus of East Central Technical College is in Fitzgerald, GA, which is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at East Central Technical College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. East Central Technical College is known for its programs in office and administration, security and law enforcement, and mechanics and repair.

East Central Technical College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes the school an attractive choice for many applicants.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, East Central Technical College had 1, 356 students enrolled (859 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of East Central Technical College is to deliver quality instruction and services to our students; to provide training and resources to support business and industry in our five-county service area; and to serve and enhance the quality of life in our communities. "

East Central Technical College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine99licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, EMT paramedic, home health aide
office and Administration90administrative assistant, data entry
Mechanics and Repair83communications install and repair, vehicle maintenance, industrial mechanics, HVAC, automobile mechanics, computer repair
Security and Law Enforcement53fire-fighting, criminal justice and safety
Medical Support and Technology39phlebotomy, medical assistant
Computer Science and Engineering26computer networking, data processing tech, computer programming, web design, computer security
Transportation22truck and bus driver
Beauty and Cosmetology20cosmetology, manicurist
Education and Teaching16early childhood Education
Construction Trades11electrician
Medical administration6medical receptionist
Business and Management3accounting technology
Family and Social Work3child care management
Production Trades2welding

Contact: East Central Technical College

East Central Technical College

667 Perry House Rd

Fitzgerald, GA 31750

General Phone: (229) 468-2000


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