North Georgia Technical College is available to assist all students with removing and/or overcoming academic, career, and economic barriers. The Special Population Program ensures equal access to recruitment, enrollment, job placement activities, and the full range of technical education programs and activities.
The program provides support services to special population students in an effort to alleviate barriers that interfere with the successful completion of courses and employment.
Services are available for students based on eligibility, and their self-identification in one or more of the following special population identifications: (It is the student’s responsibility to establish eligibility by completing the Special Populations Survey.)
Special Populations Coordinator
Assistance with classroom accommodations
(Only for students who provide documentation and are registered with disability services)
Student resource guides and referral information
One-on-one support guidance
Academic coaching and advisement
Life skills workshops (HEROES student organization with chapters on all three campuses)
Internal campus support
Community resource referrals for childcare, transportation, food assistance, and more
Career guidance and job search preparation (Visit Career Services)
HEROES (Having Equity, Resources and Opportunity Equals Success) student organization assists students in their growth and development by providing opportunities that foster leadership skills through participation in educational, civic and social activities. There are chapters on each NGTC campus where monthly meetings are held.
This student organization seeks to prepare special population students for the workforce with meetings on topics like mock interviews, dressing for success, and managing finances. Guests often include representatives from Financial Aid, the Student Success Center, Student Success Coaches, Childcare and Parents Services (CAPS), Rape Response, WorkSource Georgia WIOA and other student resources.