Guilford Technical Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282-0309
Tel: (336)334-4822; Admissions: (336)334-4822; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 158-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 9,380. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Full-time: 4,469 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 4,911 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 32% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Greater Greensboro Consortium. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for health-related, aviation maintenance programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1212 full-time, $35.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6380 full-time, $197 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $15 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Major annual events: Clubs' Fair, Cultural Fling. College housing not available. M. W. Bell Library plus 2 others with 74,958 books, 32,483 microform titles, 381 serials, 7,286 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Jamestown neighbors High Point and Greensboro. Primary businesses in Guilford County are textiles, furniture, and numerous other manufacturing concerns. Commercial transportation, one railroad, seven airlines, and recreational facilities are convenient in High Point and Greensboro.

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