After nearly a year of careful planning, Coosa Valley Technical College and Northwestern Technical College will merge and officially become Georgia Northwestern Technical College on Wednesday.

On September 4, 2008, the Technical College System of Georgia made the decision to merge 13 of Georgia’s technical colleges in an effort to combat budget cuts from the state of approximately 10 percent.

The GNTC campus will be comprised of NTC’s Walker County campus in Rock Spring, and CVTC’s campuses located in Floyd, Gordon and Polk counties.