Equity/Special Population Services


The program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College serves single parents, displaced homemakers and students that are enrolled in non- traditional programs. The program offers customized workshops and seminars such as career testing and exploration, academic preparation, and review, stress management, parenting skills, self-esteem improvement and job readiness training.
The Equity/Special Populations office provides tangible support services such as a lending library that allows students to borrow text books on a semester basis and MARTA transportation. While the program specifically focuses on the needs of single parents and nontraditional students, all workshops and seminars are open to all students.
A single parent is defined as one who is legally unmarried or legally separated from a spouse, who has full or partial custody of at least one minor child and who is in need of employment or career training.
A displaced homemaker is a parent who has been performing unpaid labor in the home, who has difficulty in securing employment and who has been dependent upon the income of another but can no longer depend on that income.

A non-traditional student would be any male or female that is enrolled in a program of study where the opposite gender accounts for more than 70%, such as a male student enrolled in Health and Human Services or a female in Automotive Technology. Georgia Piedmont Tech offers a wide variety of career training and opportunities including many nontraditional programs. Click below for more information on nontraditional career training options.

Non-Traditional Students

Lending Library 2014

For additional information, please contact Roz Bogle 404-297-9522 extension 1280 or bogler@gptc.edu.