College commission reaffirms Gwinnett Tech's accreditation

LAWRENCEVILLE - A regional accrediting agency has reaffirmed Gwinnett Technical College's accreditation, the college announced Friday.

Gwinnett Tech, which has been accredited since 1991, will not be required to have the credential reaffirmed until 2017, a news release said.

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools conducted an off-site evaluation of the college in March 2006, and a commission team visited the school in October for an on-site evaluation.

"It is a priority at Gwinnett Tech that we pursue and achieve top credentials like accreditation by the Commission on Colleges so that the college remains competitive and attains the highest level of educational excellence," Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Rigsby said in a statement.

The school is accredited by the SACS Commission to award the associate of science degree. Gwinnett Tech, one of the largest technical colleges in the state, offers more than 45 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs, as well as hundreds of seminars and workshops every quarter offering specialized training.