GTCC – Serving The Community Since 1958

Guilford Technical Community College is a comprehensive, public two-year college. The College focuses on training and retraining Guilford County's workforce, and preparing students for further education.

Guilford Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. GTCC also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of GTCC may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (

GTCC offers more than 80 programs of study leading to associate degrees, certificates or diplomas,  hundreds of professional development and personal enrichment courses, adult education classes, and  workforce training for business and industry.

GTCC's open door admissions policy means that no adult is denied admission to the College. The College will help every applicant choose the appropriate courses or program of study.

Guilford Technical Community College was established in 1958 as the Guilford Industrial Education Center. It opened to train residents for jobs created by rapid manufacturing growth during the early 1950s.

The Center occupied the site of the former Guilford County Tuberculosis Sanatorium (1924-1955). Today, the sole remaining structure from the Sanatorium is the gazebo on the front lawn of GTCC’s main campus in Jamestown.

Currently the fourth largest of the N.C. Community College System's 58 institutions, GTCC serves approximately 27,500 students annually. Six campuses include the main campus at Jamestown and additional campuses in Greensboro, High Point, and Colfax. In addition, the Aviation Campus in Greensboro includes three specialized aviation centers, while the Union Square Campus, Inc., a partnership campus with UNC Greensboro, North Carolina A&T University and Cone Health, supports specialized nursing program classes. The College also operates a small business center in Greensboro and High Point.

While the majority of GTCC's credit students are from Guilford County, the College also enrolls students from surrounding counties, several states and more than 81 foreign countries.

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