President's Welcome

Dr. Jabari Simama

I would like to extend to you a sincere welcome to Georgia Piedmont Technical College.  We are one of this state's premier technical colleges, serving DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton and Morgan counties. Since being established in 1961, we have endeavored to meet the educational and economic needs of the community we serve. Today we promote a student-centered environment for lifelong learning.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of 22 colleges that make up the Technical College System of Georgia.  We have become a pathway for more than 25,000 students annually.  Whether that pathway leads to gaining employment in a rewarding career, or a pathway to continue your education, GPTC is the bridge to our student's goals.  We offer Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC), Degrees or Diplomas in more than 125 programs of study. Georgia Piedmont Technical College has the state's largest Adult Education Program.

At GPTC, we are student-centered and believe that our graduates will not only make significant contributions to their chosen professions, but also to their communities and society as a whole. We believe that technical and higher education are the means by which our students access the American Dream in our global economy.

GPTC is more than just a means to an education.  One branch of the college's far-reaching tree works with businesses to fuel the economic engine of our community through the "Quick Start" program that customizes our academic programs to meet the needs of new and expanding businesses.  Another branch helps individuals become "Work Ready," a certification process that qualifies a person to walk out of GPTC and into the workforce.

Thank you for exploring Georgia Piedmont Technical College, and we invite you to see how we help you follow your dreams.

Dr. Jabari Simama
Georgia Piedmont Technical College

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