2020-2021 Student Handbook and Catalog

Students studying together.

President’s Message

Even with thousands of students and five campuses across the county, Greenville Technical College offers a small college atmosphere where people come together to overcome challenges. Never has this been more apparent than during the pandemic, as classes moved online and staff and students teamed up to approach a new way of teaching and learning, adapting and excelling as a strong, supportive community.

As that situation demonstrated, members of our faculty and staff want to see students reach their goals and will do everything in their power to help. We offer tutoring, academic coaching, counseling, disability support, veterans centers and much more – all aimed at seeing that you reach the finish line.

We’re known for leadership in the two-year college realm, and we’ve recently added a number of programs, degrees, and services that add to that reputation. We’re the first technical college in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree in advanced manufacturing technology, the first to provide a Collegiate Recovery Program serving students in active recovery from substance abuse and the only two-year college in the state to be recognized for diversity four times over – with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award received in 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

We look forward to supporting you during your college experience. Then we’ll take great pride in watching you take off well prepared for whatever you choose next – whether that’s to go directly into your career or to build on what you’ve learned here with additional education.

Keith Miller, Ph.D.
Greenville Technical College

Accreditation Statement

Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Greenville Technical College.

Policy on Nondiscrimination

Greenville Technical College provides equal opportunity and affirmative action in education and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status. The college complies with the provisions of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Higher Education Amendments of 1986; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the South Carolina Human Affairs Law of 1972; and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as well as the ADA Amendments of 2008 (ADAAA). For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, students should contact Elaine Scott-Mattison, Student Disability Services Director, who also coordinates Title II of the ADA/ADAA, Section 504. She may be reached at (864) 250-8199 v/TTY or via email at Elaine.Scott-Mattison@gvltec.edu. For additional information about Title IX policies, students contact the Dean of Students Office at (864) 250-8102.

Effective Date

This catalog becomes effective Fall Semester 2020. It is for information only and does not constitute a contract. The college reserves the right to change, modify or alter, without notice, all fees, charges, tuition, expenses and costs of any kind; or any statement, written or verbal, in accordance with unforeseen conditions. The rules, regulations and policies in this catalog are based on present conditions and are subject to change without notice. Further, the college can add or delete without notice any course offerings or information contained in the catalog. Additional specific academic information may be obtained from an academic advisor and/or counselor. This Student Handbook and Catalog were last revised on April 17, 2020. Please visit https://www.gvltec.edu/catalog/ for any updates and/or addendums.

Disclosure Information

Information concerning the campus safety and security policy, crime statistics and the sex offenders’ registry is available online at https://www.gvltec.edu/cleryreport/. If you prefer to meet with someone in person for more information, visit the GTC Police office on one of our campuses or call (864) 250-8001.