(Marietta, Ga. – Aug. 22, 2016)
Classes are back in session and Chattahoochee Technical College is seeing an uptick in its enrollment numbers with more than 10,500 students registered for the 16-week fall semester. On the first day of the term, the college also saw a record-high 1,027 participants in its Move on When Ready program, which permits high school students to enroll in college classes for credit at no cost.
“Forecasting enrollment is always a difficult task, but by promoting academic success we strive to position the college as an educational leader in the community. We are certainly pleased with our enrollment trend for the 2016-17 academic year,” CTC President Dr. Ron Newcomb said.
The Marietta Campus remains the top physical campus for student enrollment with 4,329 students. The North Metro Campus is next in line with 2,921 students and is followed by the Paulding Campus with 961 students, the Canton Campus with 887 students, and the Mountain View Campus with 750 students. Additionally, 548 students are registered for classes at the Woodstock Campus and another 450 have signed up for classes at the Appalachian Campus.
About 4,200 are taking at least one class online and 1,330 were exclusively enrolled in online classes. Programs available online include Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice Technology, Fire Science, Logistics and Marketing Management.
Popular programs for students at Chattahoochee Technical College this semester remain Health Sciences for those preparing for healthcare related careers and the Technical Specialist Program for students wanting to take general education courses.
“We are continuing to see interest in technical education, and our enrollment is the direct result of providing the essentials for students to excel in their career goals. Our qualified instructors, flexible courses and affordability continues to be a draw for students balancing work, family, and higher education,” Newcomb said.