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Claire and Alan Peterson received the Volunteer of the Year award. Pictured from left are Technical College System of Georgia State board member Jay Cunningham, Chattahoochee Technical College president Ron Newcomb, award winners Claire and Alan Peterson, Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Board of Trustees chairman Jason Anavitarte and Chattahoochee Technical College Board of Directors chairman Mark Haney.

Staff reports

Chattahoochee Technical College kicked off the 2019 fall semester with 10,357 students enrolled for classes. The Marietta-based technical school is the largest in the state.

The college’s fall enrollment included students from 75 Georgia counties, according to Missy Cusack, executive director of admissions and records. Cusack said the average age of its students is now 24 years old, which reflects a younger student every year since 2011.

“Even Georgia’s youngest citizens are understanding the value of a technical education,” she said.

The college’s Marietta campus at 980 South Cobb Drive, is one of six locations and at the start of the fall 2019 semester enrolled about 4,000 students, according to the school.

The Marietta campus’s enrollment is followed by the North Metro campus in Bartow County with nearly 3,000 students and the Paulding campus with just under 1,000 students.

There are also more than 700 students registered for classes at the Canton Campus, and more than 600 registered for classes at the Woodstock campus. Another 593 students have enrolled at the Mountain View Campus in Cobb County, and 570 students are enrolled at the Appalachian campus in Pickens County.

The college reported that online registration has also grown with “many students taking at least one online course.”

Online programs available at Chattahoochee Tech include accounting, business management, business technology, criminal justice technology, logistics and supply chain management and marketing management.

“Chattahoochee Tech provides a high quality, easily accessible college education at a fraction of the cost of other area colleges and universities,” Cusack said.

“The college awards certificates, diplomas and associate degrees in more than 50 programs of study through traditional classroom courses as well as online training. We also provide the community with learning opportunities, including customized workforce training, adult literacy and continuing education programs.”

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