Student Organizations

Participation in student organizations plays an important role in the North Georgia Technical College 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.

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 aftergraduation. PBL was originally chartered at North Georgia Technical College in 1983 and was re-chartered in 1993.

North Georgia Technical College’s PBL club has an active, highly-competitive membership with state and national winners.

 

PLANET

Student Career Days is an annual three-day competitive event among students enrolled in horticulture programs from colleges and universities across the country and internationally. The event is sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network. North Georgia Technical College has sent student competitors to this event since 2010.

 

Rotaract

Rotaract is a non-profit, international organization centered on community service, professional development, and leadership development. Rotaract is the college version of the professional organization, Rotary, and is sponsored by a local Rotary Club. North Georgia Technical College Rotaract is sponsored by the Habersham Sunrise Rotary Club and supported by the Habersham Rotary Club. Working in cooperation with their sponsoring Rotary Club, North Georgia Technical College Rotaract members develop rewarding contacts with professionals in their area and become part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.

 

SkillsUSA

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.

 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

SME is a student organization that seeks to provide engineering students with exposure to manufacturers, processes and practices. This exposure will enhance the relationship and understanding of knowledge attained in the classroom and lab experiences applicable to the engineer in the workplace.

Students have the opportunity to interact with engineers and review manufacturing processes and expand their exposure to work place challenges requiring problem solving and application of engineering principles.

 

Student Leadership Council (SLC)

The North Georgia Technical College Student Leadership Council represents the student body and consists of students recommended by the faculty from each diploma and/or degree program. Each year the Student Leadership Council members elect to sponsor various events. Any student interested in holding office should contact his/her program advisor or department head.