Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, offers technical and industrial programs in disciplines like electrical and computer engineering, industrial systems technology, machine tool technology, and welding and joining technology. The Wiregrass Economic Development Department also partners with businesses to provide employee training. It is also home to the Center for Industry Excellence, which offers extensive workforce training in advanced automation, health and safety, mechanical, and leadership development.

Industrial Systems Technology (IST)

The Wiregrass Industrial Systems Technology program is designed for students who want to prepare for a career within the industrial maintenance field. The program provides background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including: electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical pumps and piping, and computers. Graduates are qualified for employment as an industrial maintenance technician, or mechanic. The IST diploma program qualifies for the HOPE Career Grant whereby students can receive additional help with tuition, fees, and any necessary equipment.

Diesel Mechanic Technician

The Wiregrass Diesel Truck Maintenance program provides the knowledge a technician needs to administer maintenance on semi-trucks, trailers and other diesel equipment. Diesel equipment technicians are needed to repair heavy trucks and engines using various tools, specialized equipment, and computerized diagnostics. Graduates of this program are trained in diesel shop safety, preventive maintenance procedures, truck brake systems and drive trains, and tools, and equipment. This program qualifies for the HOPE Career Grant whereby students can receive additional help with tuition, fees, and any necessary equipment.

Welding

The Wiregrass Welding and Joining Technology program is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. The program emphasizes welding theory and practical application necessary for the successful employment. The student must be at least 16 years of age and possess a high school diploma or high school diploma or high school equivalency transcript. The welding and joining diploma program qualifies for the HOPE career Grant whereby students can receive additional help with tuition, fees, and any necessary equipment.