College Overview

Since Flint River Technical College and Griffin Technical College merged in 2010 to become Southern Crescent Technical College, the College has continued the commitment of serving the workforce and educational needs of the college’s service area and expanding the facilities on its campuses and centers. The College has had two leaders serving as President. Dr. Randall L. Peters served as the President for Southern Crescent Technical College from 2010-2016, and Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas has served as President since December of 2016.

The expansion of facilities and programs has continued to be a priority for the leadership of the College. On June 16, 2011, the Flint River Campus opened the 32,000 Industrial Training Facility - Building E. This facility has nine classrooms, five training laboratories, nine faculty offices, and one administrative office area with an adjacent meeting site and houses various technical programs.

Groundbreaking for the 85,000 square foot Medical Technology Building on the Griffin Campus was held July 28, 2011. This three-story building houses the medical programs and has 12 classrooms, two biology labs, and a chemistry lab to support the allied health programs.

Fall of 2011 marked a noted change in the operations of Southern Crescent Technical College as the college transitioned from the quarter to the semester system.

Construction of the 35,700 square foot, $7.5 million Henry County Center Building A was completed in 2014. Located in McDonough, Georgia, this building sits adjacent to Henry County High School on 25 acres of land generously donated by the Henry County Board of Education.

At the September 27, 2016, meeting of the Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation, Trustee Tom Gardner, Chair of the Dundee Community Association, announced that a donation of $1 million would be made by the Dundee Community Association to the Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation. As a result of this gift, the State Technical College Board of Directors approved renaming Building 200 on the Griffin Campus as the Dundee Education Technology Center. The Education and Training Complex at Ellis Crossing, located adjacent to the Griffin Campus, was opened in January of 2018. This 65,000 square foot property was purchased and redesigned with funds raised from the 2008 Spalding County SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax). This space will be an extension of the Griffin Campus and has been retrofitted to house the Film Technology program.

The second building located at the Henry County Center was opened in 2019. Building B is an 82,500 square foot multi-level, state-of-the-art training facility that houses various medical programs, including the Associate of Science in Nursing program, an impressive Automotive Technology and Auto Collision Lab, as well as multiple computer and industrial training programs designed to meet the immediate workforce needs of the area.

As the future unfolds under the leadership of President Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Southern Crescent Technical College will continue to offer the latest certificate, diploma, and associate degrees designed to prepare students to enter the work force immediately upon graduation. The formation of Southern Crescent Technical College as a flagship technical college in the state provides students with expanded educational programs, greater access to college resources and technology, and enhanced opportunities for career success. In addition, business and industry now benefit from a larger pool of qualified, skilled graduates and expanded access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.