(Marietta Ga. – Nov. 14, 2016)

Chattahoochee Technical College recently was identified by Community College Week as being one of the nation’s top certificate-producing institutions. Using data collected from the U.S. Department of Education, Community College Week’s Top 100 report ranked the state’s largest technical college as 49th in the nation in all disciplines represented among certificates taking one year or less to complete.

The college awarded 1,478 one-year technical certificates of credit in fiscal year 2016 in areas such as Healthcare Science, Business and Technical Studies as well as the Technical Specialist Program. Bolstered by articulation agreements with Georgia’s public and private colleges and universities, Chattahoochee Technical College’s Technical Specialist Program offers students the opportunity to study 36 hours of general education courses that transfer to four-year institutions, as well as several introductory occupational courses.

A Technical Certificate of Credit is designed to meet a specific educational need to prepare students, or to update their skills, for the workforce. Ranging from nine to 39 credit hours required for completion, some certificates may be embedded in the coursework for the degree or diploma. Technical certificates of credit may require any combination of general education, occupational courses, and/or approved elective courses.

Chattahoochee Technical College also ranked in two of the publication’s lists of associate degree rankings. The college ranked 48th in the Top 50 Associate Degree Producers in the areas of Communications Technology, Technicians and Support Services. In the Top 50 Associate Degree Producing Colleges in the area of Computer and Information Services & Support Services, Chattahoochee Technical College ranked 50th in the nation.