About Us

About Us

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3 Campuses

Clarkesville, Blairsville, and Currahee

Dormitory

Bryant Hall

Residence Hall on the Clarkesville campus

80+

Degrees, certificates and diploma programs to choose from

$100

per credit hour

1:16

student to faculty ratio

15+

student organizations to get involved in

Our Mission

North Georgia Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a residential, public, multi-campus institution of higher education serving the workforce development needs of Northeast Georgia. The college provides access to student-focused occupational programs at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels; Adult Education; and customized business and industry training through traditional and distance education methodologies and college-wide services.

Governance

North Georgia Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and is under the policy and administrative control of the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia. This Board was established to govern all state supported postsecondary technical colleges.

Our History

North Georgia Technical College’s Clarkesville campus originally was the home of the Georgia Ninth District School of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (The A&M), which was active from 1907 until 1933. From 1938 to 1943, the campus was home of “Habersham College” and the National Youth Administration, one of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s programs during the Great Depression.

Recognizing the need for occupational training for Georgians, the State Legislature created a vocational division in the State Board of Education, which approved a plan creating a system of state vocational schools in October 1943. The initial location for North Georgia Trade and Vocational School was chosen in 1943, and the school accepted its first student in February 1944.

As the demand for technical training grew, more courses were added. In 1962, the name of the school was changed to North Georgia Technical and Vocational School. On July 1, 1985, North Georgia Tech was placed under the governance of the new state board, which today is called the Technical College System of Georgia. In 1987, the name was changed to North Georgia Technical Institute.

The Clarkesville campus of North Georgia Technical College is located in a mountain setting off Georgia Highway 197 one and one-half miles north of Clarkesville, the county seat of Habersham County. It is situated on 339 acres with the campus covering approximately 40 acres. It is 30 miles northeast of Gainesville, 50 miles north of Athens, and 90 miles northeast of Atlanta off Interstates 85/985 and 365.

As part of former Governor Zell Miller’s pledge to bring a postsecondary institution within 40 miles of every Georgian, the 1995 legislative session appropriated 5.5 million dollars to build a state-of-the-art facility to be located on 25 acres along the Zell Miller Parkway just outside the town of Blairsville. Union County graciously donated the land on which the Blairsville campus is located. The 45,000+ square foot facility was built on a knoll with a dramatic view of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Classes began September 30, 1998, for the Blairsville campus of North Georgia Technical Institute.

July 1, 2000, House Bill 1187 was made into law and paved the way for Georgia’s technical institutes to become technical colleges. North Georgia Technical Institute became North Georgia Technical College on October 10, 2000.

The Currahee campus of NGTC was completed in southern Stephens County in 2005. This campus is a 45,000+ square foot state-of-the-art facility and located in the Haystone Brady Industrial Park.In Summer 2007 the College celebrated its 100th birthday. The new Transportation Center and Visual Technology Center opened Summer 2007 on the Clarkesville campus.

Improvements to campus facilities continued with the state-of-the-art Welding building which opened in September 2011, the major renovation to the Hoyt-Coe building completed in June 2012 and the renovation of the Parker-Nellis building in 2014. A new Health Sciences wing opened on the Currahee campus in 2014, and the construction of a similar expansion to the Blairsville campus was completed in 2016. The new Industrial Technology Center was constructed on the Clarkesville campus to house the HVAC and Precision Machining programs as well as the Economic Development offices and a community Event Center. The building was completed in 2019 and was erected where the former HVAC building and Horticulture greenhouses were located. New Agriculture greenhouses and laboratory buildings were constructed on the outskirts of Loop Road. The next construction project for the college is the renovation of the Cy Grant Gym on the Clarkesville campus which is scheduled to begin in 2022.

North Georgia Technical College’s Clarkesville campus originally was the home of the Georgia Ninth District School of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (The A&M), which was active from 1907 until 1933. From 1938 to 1943, the campus was home of “Habersham College” and the National Youth Administration, one of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s programs during the Great Depression.

Recognizing the need for occupational training for Georgians, the State Legislature created a vocational division in the State Board of Education, which approved a plan creating a system of state vocational schools in October 1943. The initial location for North Georgia Trade and Vocational School was chosen in 1943, and the school accepted its first student in February 1944.

As the demand for technical training grew, more courses were added. In 1962, the name of the school was changed to North Georgia Technical and Vocational School. On July 1, 1985, North Georgia Tech was placed under the governance of the new state board, which today is called the Technical College System of Georgia. In 1987, the name was changed to North Georgia Technical Institute.

The Clarkesville campus of North Georgia Technical College is located in a mountain setting off Georgia Highway 197 one and one-half miles north of Clarkesville, the county seat of Habersham County. It is situated on 339 acres with the campus covering approximately 40 acres. It is 30 miles northeast of Gainesville, 50 miles north of Athens, and 90 miles northeast of Atlanta off Interstates 85/985 and 365.

As part of former Governor Zell Miller’s pledge to bring a postsecondary institution within 40 miles of every Georgian, the 1995 legislative session appropriated 5.5 million dollars to build a state-of-the-art facility to be located on 25 acres along the Zell Miller Parkway just outside the town of Blairsville. Union County graciously donated the land on which the Blairsville campus is located. The 45,000+ square foot facility was built on a knoll with a dramatic view of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Classes began September 30, 1998, for the Blairsville campus of North Georgia Technical Institute.

July 1, 2000, House Bill 1187 was made into law and paved the way for Georgia’s technical institutes to become technical colleges. North Georgia Technical Institute became North Georgia Technical College on October 10, 2000.

The Currahee campus of NGTC was completed in southern Stephens County in 2005. This campus is a 45,000+ square foot state-of-the-art facility and located in the Haystone Brady Industrial Park.In Summer 2007 the College celebrated its 100th birthday. The new Transportation Center and Visual Technology Center opened Summer 2007 on the Clarkesville campus.

Improvements to campus facilities continued with the state-of-the-art Welding building which opened in September 2011, the major renovation to the Hoyt-Coe building completed in June 2012 and the renovation of the Parker-Nellis building in 2014. A new Health Sciences wing opened on the Currahee campus in 2014, and the construction of a similar expansion to the Blairsville campus was completed in 2016. The new Industrial Technology Center was constructed on the Clarkesville campus to house the HVAC and Precision Machining programs as well as the Economic Development offices and a community Event Center. The building was completed in 2019 and was erected where the former HVAC building and Horticulture greenhouses were located. New Agriculture greenhouses and laboratory buildings were constructed on the outskirts of Loop Road. The next construction project for the college is the renovation of the Cy Grant Gym on the Clarkesville campus which is scheduled to begin in 2022.

College Leadership

It’s my honor to welcome you to North Georgia Technical College. Choosing our college for your educational needs and career goals is indicative of your desire to enter the workforce fully ready with skills to accelerate your success.

Accreditation

North Georgia Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of North Georgia Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available at SACS COC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to North Georgia Technical College and not to the Commission’s office. Please direct all questions to: North Georgia Technical College, 1500 Highway 197 N., Clarkesville, GA 30523, 706-754-7700, Fax 706-754-7777.

Campus Police

The North Georgia Technical College Police Department headquarters is located on the Clarkesville Campus, on 1500 Highway 197 N next to the Clegg Building. A Police Substation is located on the North Georgia Technical College Blairsville and Currahee Campuses.

Getting To and Around Campus

North Georgia Technical College has three locations in the Northeast Georgia area – our Clarkesville campus, Currahee campus, and Blairsville campus. 

Maps & Directions

Clarkesville Campus

P.O. Box 65
1500 Hwy 197 N
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Blairsville Campus

121 Meeks Ave
Blairsville, GA 30512

Currahee Campus

9238 Highway 17 South
Toccoa, GA 30577

Visit Us

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NGTC welcomes visitors, especially prospective students, because the best way to understand the spirit of North Georgia Technical College and its commitment to providing quality student-focused occupational programs is to join us on campus and take a tour.  See first-hand how NGTC has produced alumni from throughout the Southeast who have excelled in their professions.

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