Catalog and Student Handbook

The statements set forth in this Catalog/Student Handbook are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this College.

While the provisions of this Catalog/Student Handbook will ordinarily be applied as stated, Southern Regional Technical College reserves the right to change any provision listed in this Catalog/Student Handbook, including but not limited to entrance requirements and admissions procedures, courses and programs of study, academic requirements for graduation, fees and charges, financial aid, rules and regulations, and the College calendar, without actual notice to individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes and to minimize the inconvenience such changes might create for students. Information on changes will be available in the Admissions Office. The most current version of the Catalog/Student Handbook and all College data may be found on the College website (www.southernregional.edu).

It is especially important that students know that it is their responsibility to keep informed of all changes including academic requirements for graduation.


Mission Statement

Southern Regional Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a public two-year college that provides access to learner-centered high-quality services; academic and occupational credit courses; associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate of credit programs; continuing education opportunities; business and industry training; and adult education programs. Through traditional and distance delivery methods at multiple instructional sites, the College supports workforce development serving primarily the citizens of Colquitt, Grady, Mitchell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth counties.


Vision

Southern Regional Technical College will meet the evolving needs of tomorrow’s workforce by providing engaging and cost-effective educational opportunities, preparing learners for success, and promoting seamless, lifelong learning. Southern Regional Technical College will provide state-of-the-art, well-maintained, and safe facilities to further support an optimal student-learning environment.


Values

At Southern Regional Technical College, we value honesty, integrity, and excellence. We are committed to the success of our students by providing high-quality programs, services, and facilities along with professional and caring faculty and staff. We hold ourselves accountable to our students, employees, and community by honoring our commitments and striving to provide the highest quality education.

College Goals

  • Deliver accessible quality credit courses and programs that serve the intellectual and career needs of the individual and the business and industry of our seven-county service area.
  • Provide comprehensive programs, services, activities and recruitment initiatives to promote student success.
  • Promote high school initiatives and opportunities throughout the service delivery area and provide college wide student retention and graduation strategies.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and retain qualified faculty and staff.
  • Maintain financial stability and a fiscal environment, which promotes growth through responsible planning and management of resources.
  • Advance technology and infrastructure to support teaching, learning, and administrative functions.
  • Promote Economic Development in our service delivery region by providing quality training that meets the needs of business and industry and continuing education programs that enhance the lives of individuals.
  • Ensure a culture of accountability and continuous improvement through a research-based system of assessment, planning, and budgeting to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Strengthen public perception and develop mutually beneficial community partnerships from business and industry, public-sector sources, private foundations, and individuals.

History of Southern Regional Technical College

Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) began operation on July 1, 2015. SRTC was formed through the consolidation of Southwest Georgia Technical College (est. April 1, 1947), Thomasville, GA and Moultrie Technical College (est. September 8, 1964), Moultrie, GA. Consolidation approvals were authorized by its governing board, the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia, and by the Board of Trustees of its regional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The SACSCOC Board of Trustees authorized the College to continue as an accredited institution with Level I status, granting associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit.

The College serves seven counties in Georgia: Colquitt, Grady, Mitchell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth counties. The main campus for Southern Regional Technical College is SRTC-Thomasville located at 15689 U.S. Highway 19 North, Thomasville, GA 31792, in Thomas County. Other SRTC college-owned sites include the following: SRTC-Cairo (Grady), SRTC-Camilla (Mitchell), SRTC-Moultrie-Industrial Drive (Colquitt), SRTC-Moultrie-Veterans Parkway (Colquitt), SRTCSylvester (Worth), and SRTC-Tifton (Tift). Southern Regional Technical College campus and instructional sites are located within a 35-mile radius with Moultrie (Colquitt) as the central geographic point. The entire service area is located within a maximum distance of a 95-mile diameter, which is from the southwest corner of Grady County to the northeast corner of Turner County. The seven-county service delivery area includes 3,170.38 square miles and a population of over 209,000. SRTC has 709,524 square feet of combined facilities located throughout its seven-county service delivery area.

SRTC offers approved courses and programs, as requested, at approved College sites, business and industry sites, and high school sites located in the seven-county service delivery area. SRTC also offers distance education opportunities through online and hybrid instruction. In addition, the College offers continuing education opportunities, business and industry training, and Adult Education programs to citizens predominantly living within the seven-county service delivery area. Southern Regional Technical College offers over 150 credit programs in areas of Business, Health Sciences, Industrial Technology, and Professional Services. Several programs hold industry-specific accreditations, certifications, licensure, and approvals from various state and national agencies.

SRTC operates in an environment that displays a range of demographic characteristics with variations in population, personal income, educational attainment, and economic development. Serving rural economies, Southern Regional Technical College works with local business and industries and authorities to offer occupational programs to meet the educational and employment needs of the community. Southern Regional Technical College offers high quality education and training to contribute to economic and workforce development in its seven-county service delivery area.


Class Schedule

Most classes are scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. according to the contact hours prescribed by the program guide. Clinical hours reflect shifts at clinical sites. Classes do not necessarily have to meet in the classroom or laboratory area that is usually assigned to the program. Instructors may schedule field trips or live work projects that will be of educational benefit to the students’ welfare. It is expected that all students will participate in such projects as assigned by the instructor.


Administrative Organization

Southern Regional Technical College is under the policy and administrative control of the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia. This Board was established with the responsibility for the governance and management of all the state-supported technical colleges. The Board executes its responsibilities in two primary ways: A. by adopting policies to provide general guidelines for governing the system, and B. by electing a Commissioner and, under his/her supervision, presidents of the colleges, who are given the responsibility and the authority for the administration of the system in accord with the adopted policies.

State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia

State Board Members
Officers: Members at Large:
Commissioner Gretchen Corbin Mr. Ben Bryant
Mr. Joe W. Yarbrough, Chairman Mr. Doug Carter
Ms. Ann Kaiser, Vice Chair Mr. Randall Fox
Ms. Anne Kaiser
First Congressional District: Ms. Mary Flanders Mr. Robert “Buzz” Law
Second Congressional District: Mr. Richard Porter Ms. Sylvia E. Russell
Third Congressional District: Mr. Frank S. Newman Ms. Shirley Smith
Fourth Congressional District: Mr. Baoky N. Vu Mr. W. Jackson Winter, Jr.
Fifth Congressional District: Mr. James F. Gingrey
Sixth Congressional District: Dr. Lynn Cornett
Seventh Congressional District: Mr. Michael L. Sullivan
Eighth Congressional District: Mr. Ben I. Copeland, Sr.
Ninth Congressional District: Ms. Dinah C. Wayne
Tenth Congressional District: Mr. Trey Sheppard
Eleventh Congressional District: Mr. Jay Cunningham
Twelfth Congressional District: Mr. Tommy David
Thirteenth Congressional District: Mr. Tim Williams
Fourteenth Congressional District: Mr. Joe W. Yarbrough

Local Board of Directors

Southern Regional Technical College is supported and advised by a Board of Directors composed of thirteen members, who were nominated for their positions by area industry and educational officials. Each member was selected and approved by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia.

The Board’s purpose is to: advise on program direction; serve as a check and balance for the development and implementation of College goals, objectives, policies and procedures; and advocate within the community issues of importance to the technical college system, and Georgia’s workforce development efforts.

SRTC Board of Directors

Colquitt County:
Mrs. Katrina McIntosh
Mr. Lewis Herndon
Vacant

Grady County:
Mrs. Mesha Wind

Mitchell County:
Dr. Bonita Richter
Vacant

Tift County:
Mrs. Ellen Eaton, Board Chairman
Mrs. Lynn Lovett

Thomas County:
Mr. Jim Carter
Dr. Sabrina Boykins-Everett, Vice Chair
Mr. Don Sims

Turner County:
Mr. Eric Hughes

Worth County:
Mrs. Kim Gilman

Frequently Called Numbers

General Information:

  • Cairo 229-378-2901
  • Camilla 229-522-3640
  • Moultrie 229-891-7000
  • Thomasville 229-225-4096
  • Tifton 229-391-2600

Bookstore/Campus Store:

  • Moultrie 229-217-4151
  • Thomasville 229-225-5204
  • Tifton 229-391-2605

Business Office:

  • Moultrie 229-217-4127
  • Thomasville 229-225-5204

Admissions:

  • Registrar 229-217-4135
  • Moultrie 229-217-4133
  • Thomasville 229-225-5060
  • Tifton 229-391-3713

Financial Aid:

  • Moultrie 229-217-4131
  • Thomasville 229-225-5036
  • Tifton 229-386-3164

Economic Development:

  • Moultrie 229-217-4257
  • Thomasville 229-227-3579
  • Tifton 229-391-2635

School of:

  • Arts & Sciences 229-391-2646
  • Business 229-225-5030
  • Health Sciences 229-225-2410
  • Industrial Technology 229-225-5030
  • Professional Services 229-217-4134

Adult Education:

  • Ashburn – 229-567-8781
  • Bainbridge – 229-248-2517
  • Blakely – 229-724-2445
  • Cairo – 229-378-2909
  • Camilla – 229-522-3641
  • Donalsonville – 229-524-8719
  • Iron City – 229-758-5592 ext 5025
  • Moultrie (Veterans Parkway) – 229-217-4181
  • Sylvester-229-777-2177
  • Thomasville - 229-225-5292
  • Tifton-229-391-2615

Library & Media Services:

  • Cairo 229-378-2910
  • Moultrie 229-891-7020
  • Thomasville 229-225-3958
  • Tifton 229-391-2623

Cosmetology Services:

  • Moultrie 229-891-7014
  • Thomasville 229-226-9647
  • Tifton 229-391-2607

SRTC Foundation:

  • Thomasville 229-227-2415

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.

Southern Regional Technical College. (2017). 2017-2018 College Catalog and Student Handbook

15689 US Highway 19 North • Thomasville, Georgia