2021 Commencement Ceremony & Graduation Information

Link to the video livestream:  SCTC Graduation Livestream

Ceremony guests may tune in to a live broadcast of the event by tuning to 99.5 FM on your car radio.

Ceremony will continue rain or shine. Students are encouraged to bring an umbrella, depending on the weather conditions.


May 11, 2021
10:00 AM and 2:00 PM (See table below for program specific time.)


Ellis Crossing Education & Training Complex
657 North Expressway
Griffin, GA 30223


We are happy to announce plans for Southern Crescent Technical College’s 2021 Commencement Exercises!

  • Students are asked to arrive at least one hour before the ceremony for check in and seating.
  • Graduates will be directed to park their cars at the Red Door building (behind Mister Car Wash) and walk to the check in station near the stage.
  • Students will be seated according to social distancing guidelines.
  • Masks will be required for all students and attendees.  Students may remove their masks while walking across the stage to receive their diploma cover for photographs.
  • Graduates should arrive wearing their cap and gown to ensure the check-in process moves quickly for lining up.
  • Graduates are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes as the ceremony will be held outdoors.

All guests will be required to view the ceremony from their vehicles.   Students will be limited to one vehicle of guests per graduate.  We recommend guests arrive early.  The parking lot will open for guests one hour prior to the ceremony start times. The ceremony will be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube, for all guests and those at home, and broadcasted through car radios for guests.  One parking pass will be issued to each graduate for one carload of guests.  Your guests should print the pass and place it on the dashboard of their car or have it available on their phones for check-in.  Do not make additional copies of the parking pass.

Blackshear Photography will be available for photographs but the space will be limited and social distancing guidelines followed, including photographers wearing masks.

The areas will be sanitized between ceremonies.  The banquet chairs will be disinfected along with the podium, ramp railings, and microphones.

Note:  Due to COVID-19 and safety protocols at our venue, we may need to alter the ceremony plans as we get closer to our ceremony date.  We will keep all students updated as any changes occur.  If we are unable to hold our ceremony, students will be notified.

If you completed your program before May 10, 2020 you must complete the graduation workshop by clicking this link https://libguides.sctech.edu/graduation_workshop


Please contact the Registrar’s office with any questions or concerns.

Phone:  770-228-7362 (Griffin Campus)
or 706-646-6382 (Thomaston Campus)
Email:  registrar@sctech.edu


Program Timeslots

Time Programs
10:00 AM
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Computer Programming
  • Dental Assisting
  • EMS
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Health Care Management
  • LPN
  • Networking
  • Nursing
  • Nurse Aid
  • Paramedicine
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Plus, all other Business and Medical programs
2:00 PM
  • Adult Education
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automotive
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Technology
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Education
  • Film Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial Systems
  • Paralegal
  • Welding
  • Plus, all other Public Safety & Technical Studies programs