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SRTC and Mercer University Sign Articulation Agreement for Nursing Program

Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) and Mercer University recently finalized an agreement that will allow nursing students to seamlessly transfer between the two schools. The agreement, which has been in process since late last year, serves to strengthen the academic bond between the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the state’s private universities. “Southern Regional Technical College is pleased to continue and expand our partnership and collaboration with...



SRTC Phi Beta Lambda Students Compete and Place at State Competition

Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) students recently competed and placed in the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Georgia State Competition in Atlanta. SRTC was represented by 30 students from each of the College’s three chapters: PBL-Moultrie, PBL-Thomasville, and PBL-Tifton. The participating students brought home a total of 31 competitive awards and numerous chapter honors. Awards were presented as follows: PBL Moultrie Chapter: 1st place – Battle of the Chapters: Stephanie...



Technical Education Fills the Needs of a Working World

Contributed by Carrie Viohl I recently came across quotes from two great thinkers. The first was from ancient Greek Philosopher, Aristotle: “Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.” (The modern version of this is, “Find what you love to do, and then find a way to get paid for doing it.”) The second was from Dirty Jobs host, Mike Rowe: “We've waged war on work. We have collectively agreed, stupidly, that work is the enemy.” Of course, Mr....



SRTC and VSU Sign Articulation Agreement for Business Program

Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) and Valdosta State University recently finalized an agreement that will allow business students to seamlessly transfer between the two schools. The agreement, which has been in process since last fall, serves to strengthen the academic bond between the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the state’s University System (USG). As outlined by the agreement, students who choose to transfer from a technical college to a senior college to...



SRTC SkillsUSA Members Place at State Competition

The Georgia Postsecondary SkillsUSA Chapter held its annual SkillsUSA Championships in Atlanta Georgia March 22-25, 2017. Six members of the Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) SkillsUSA club placed first, second, or third in their respective categories. Bringing home gold medals were Vincent Ramos-Rojo for Architectural Drafting Technology and Justin Sutton for Technical Computer Applications. Silver medals were presented to Shane Golden for Firefighting, Carlos...



Need For Skilled Workers Puts SRTC Grads In High Demand

Stephen Mathis’ class at Southern Regional Technical College doesn’t spend a lot of time in desks, listening to him lecture in front of a white board. Instead, walking into his classroom is like walking into a busy construction site. One student is on a ladder running conduit overhead. Another student is carefully threading wires into an electrical panel. Still another is checking the connections on the light switches that he has just wired. The students and Mr. Mathis share good-natured...



Former College President Makes Substantial Donation to SRTC Foundation

Pictured (Left to Right): Dr. Craig Wentworth, SRTC President; Dr. Freida Hill-Harrell, Former Southwest Georgia Technical College President; Mr. Bill Harrell; Mr. Tommy Hill, SRTC Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman; and Mrs. Amy Maison, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Marketing. The Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Foundation recently received a generous donation from Dr. Hill-Harrell and Mr. Harrell. On Friday, March 24, 2017, Dr. Freida Hill-Harrell...



Instructor Helps Students Make Short Work of Difficult Math Concepts

With her diminutive figure and youthful appearance, it would be easy to mistake Leigh Pannell for one of the Move-On When Ready high schoolers on the campus of Southern Regional Technical College in Moultrie. Sitting in one of her math lectures, however, one quickly realizes that she is a commanding presence in the classroom. Utilizing an updated version of an old-school overhead projector, students watch her solving complicated math problems on their computer screens as they fervently jot...



Technical Education Spurs Passion for Technical Instruction for Award-Winning SRTC Faculty Member

Tammy Bryant, of Thomasville, Georgia, has devoted her career to caring for others. She spent 11 years as a labor and delivery nurse in Atlanta before she began her teaching career with the practical nursing program at the former Southwest Georgia Technical College in 1994. In education, she found more opportunity to nurture the people around her. “I enjoy touching the lives of others. There is no better reward than bringing someone in who knows nothing about the nursing program,...



Many SRTC Programs Among U.S. News’ Top 100 Jobs

Each year, U.S. News and World Report releases an annual proprietary ranking of the ‘100 Best Jobs’ in the United States. The study uses a methodology to rank careers by pay rate, talent and skills match, stress level, advancement opportunity, work-life balance, and projected job growth / availability. Among the top 100 were 25 jobs requiring less than a 4 year degree, many of which are offered at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC). Paralegal Average salary: $52,390 Median...



SRTC Opens New Doors for City of Thomasville Employee

In the spring of 1995, Jimmy Smith graduated from high school in Thomasville, Georgia. In the fall of the same year, he climbed on the back of a garbage truck, working for the city of Thomasville. 22 years later, he’s still going strong with the Solid Waste Department. Now a senior foreman, he’s quick to point out that he’s proud of the work that he and his team do. “I could easily be doing something else, but I choose to do this. I like what I do, it has taken care of my family...



Customer Service a Two-Way Street for SRTC Cosmetology Students

Slender fingers gently massaging my face, a darkened room, and the sweet, light scent of cucumbers … with my eyes closed, I could easily imagine that I’m on vacation somewhere tropical, but I’m actually enjoying this treat much closer to home. I am having a spa facial with Jasmine: an adorable, freckle-faced, curly-haired 19-year-old cosmetology student at Southern Regional Technical College. Jasmine started in cosmetology in the 11th grade with Colquitt County High School’s Move...