2021-2022 Student Handbook and Catalog

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President’s Message

Thank you for choosing Greenville Technical College as the direct link to relevant job skills or a pathway to a four-year degree. Whatever your goal, we are here to help you succeed. From the moment you consider a GTC education until the day you graduate, our mission is to work with you every step of the way so that you can transform your life through education.

The resources you need are waiting, whether that’s help mastering the material for your major or someone to talk to about your life, studies, and career. A wide range of programs and services, many available both online and in-person, will help you move forward. Our new Dreisbach/Anderson Student Success Center is a hub for many of these services, a facility made possible by a graduate who gained confidence and a solid foundation at GTC and donated to the college so that others can find the same assistance.

The strength of our college community is the many different backgrounds, viewpoints, and abilities that we bring to the table. Our student body is diverse and includes recent high school graduates, students learning the skills for a second career, those who are first in their families to attend college, others whose parents studied here, students with long-range educational goals, and people gaining job skills in a matter of months. Greenville Technical College is proud to be a five-time winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award, thanks to the welcoming environment we provide for study and work.

We’re happy to have you on our campuses and look forward to supporting you from start to finish. Then we’ll take great pride in seeing you graduate, well prepared to enter your career or to build on what you’ve learned here with further study.

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 (SACSCOC) to award associate 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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status in its programs or activities. 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
  • the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and as amended the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)

For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, students should use the following contacts:

  • for Title IX inquiries, contact the Title IX coordinator, Dr. Travis P. Gleaton, Associate Dean of Students at (864) 236-6523, TitleIX@gvltec.edu or Student Center, Bldg. 105, Rm. 216, Barton Campus
  • for Title II/Section 504 inquiries, contact Elaine Scott-Mattison, Student Disability Services Director at (864) 250-8408, DisabilityServices@gvltec.edu or Student Center, Bldg. 105, Rm. 113, Barton Campus
  • for other inquiries, contact the Vice President for Human Resources/equal employment officer, Susan M. Jones, at (864) 250-8191

Effective Date

This catalog becomes effective Fall Semester 2021. 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.