The Technical College System of Georgia has seen a 7 percent increase in enrollment and most analysts agree it is due to the bad economy.  At least 10,000 more Georgians are enrolled in the state’s technical colleges. Georgia Northwestern Technical College was one of many schools that set new enrollment records.

GNTC, which was formed by a merger between Northwestern Technical College and Coosa Valley Technical College on July 1, has had an enrollment increase of just more than 20 percent.

GNTC offers approximately 200 degrees, diplomas and certificates and currently has campuses in Floyd, Gordon, Polk and Walker counties. This is twice the number of programs students had available at CVTC or NTC.

GNTC has a current enrollment of 4,113 students, which was an increase of 691 students, or 20.2 percent over the combined summer quarter 2008 enrollment for CVTC and NTC.