Participation in student organizations and events plays an important role in the NGTC experience at all campuses because they offer individuals another opportunity within the educational process to broaden their environment.
Having Equity Resources and Opportunities Equal Success (HEROES)
The HEROES Club (Having Equity Resources and Opportunities Equal Success) is an organization for special population students. Special population students are persons who meet one of the following criteria: 27 years of age or older, a single parent, a single pregnant woman, a displaced homemaker, a dislocated worker, a language other than English is their primary language, has a disability, or enrolled in a program in which they are of a minority gender. The purpose of the HEROES Club is to develop leadership, teamwork, and assist students in reaching their educational goals through peer support and community resources.
Student Government Association
The North Georgia Technical College Student Government Association represents the student body and consists of students recommended by the faculty from each diploma and/or degree program. Each year the Student Government Association members elect to sponsor various events. Any student interested in holding office should contact his/her program advisor or department head.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
NTHS is a non-profit, honor organization established to recognize excellence in workforce education programs and majors. Candidates are students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, skill development, good character, leadership, honesty, and responsibility. Members must be faculty nominated, must be approved by the local college administration, and must meet local and national standards.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
PBL is a non-profit national educational association of student members preparing for careers in business. The association has three divisions: FBLA (grades 7-12), PBL (postsecondary), and a professional division for individuals who continue to support the goals after graduation. PBL was originally chartered at North Georgia Technical College in 1983 and was re-chartered in 1993. NGTC’s PBL club has an active, highly-competitive membership with state and national winners.
SkillsUSA is a national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations programs. SkillsUSA clubs are found in public high schools, technical colleges, junior colleges, and universities. SkillsUSA was chartered at North Georgia Technical College in the 1991-1992 academic year. Since its first year of existence, the club has won numerous awards at sub-region, region, state, and national competitions.
The Wildlife Society Student Chapter
This student organization is focused on environmental science and natural resource conservation. The club is comprised of students who have an interest in wildlife and fisheries conservation and is open to all NGTC students. Guest speakers from throughout the State come to discuss career opportunities and current events in wildlife and fisheries science. Club members also gain experience through volunteer activities with state and federal agencies working on wildlife conservation, fisheries conservation, and environmental science projects all over northeast Georgia.
Student Photographic Society
The North Georgia Technical College Student Photographic Society is an organization created to promote student interest and involvement in photography and to foster a deep appreciation for the technical art of Photography. The hope of the Student Photographic Society is to provide photographic career-building experiences and promote school spirit, pride, and unity thru photography.