The state of Georgia is fortunate in having an extensive educational system and this is augmented by Griffin Technical College, an institution that prepares students for the world of work. The college has been operating since 1963 and most courses are completed after two years. The accredited college has a campus that has been expanded to contain modern amenities. In addition to classrooms, there is a Lecture Hall, Conference Room, laboratories and a library.

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College has released the names of honor students for the fall 2019 academic term.


The college offers courses for Associate Degrees, Certificates and Diplomas across different departments. The Griffin Technical College curriculum is extremely varied. The Business and Computer Technology department includes Accounting, Printing and Graphics Technology and Computer Programming Specialist. The Medical and Public Services department teaches Criminal Justice Technology, Practical Nursing and Orthopedic Technology.

Other practical programs are available from the Technical Studies department, including Automotive Fundamentals, Culinary Arts, Environmental Horticulture and Machine Tool Technology. The Certificate Programs at Griffin Technical College consist of five courses. They are Business Information Technology, Medical and Public Services, Miscellaneous Certificates, Technical Studies and Commercial Truck Driving.

For candidates applying for programs that require test scores, ASSET, COMPASS, ACT and SAT are acceptable methods. Some students will be eligible for financial aid and the college gives advice on this. Griffin Technology College participates in the HOPE scheme for scholarships and grants for Georgia residents.

There are also part time programs for people in work who want to improve their skills or acquire a new one. The Adult Education courses are mainly delivered at the college campus but some are taught in other counties. There are no fees for these courses and text books are provided, free of charge. Classes are held in the evening and through the day and include courses for literacy, numeracy, science, arts and social studies. Candidates are asked to sit a placement test. This is done in order that staff can properly address the candidates’ needs.

The business sector of the community also uses the college, sending employees on courses as part of the Renewal Education and Customized Workforce Development Program. Griffin Technical College is also involved in the Georgia Fatherhood Program, which helps unemployed parents to find jobs or for people in work to find jobs with a better income, enabling them to meet their child support responsibilities. The college provides appropriate courses to improve skills. This scheme operates in the counties of Butts, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Pike, Jasper, Lamar and Spalding.