DULUTH -- Gwinnett Technical College will host the Fall 2012 PROBE College Fair at the Gwinnett Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19, giving high school students and parents the chance to explore a wide range of college options.
The fair is free and open to high school students and their families. Sponsored by the Georgia Education Articulation Committee, PROBE is an annual organized college fair tour. The nine-week fall tour consists of 58 college fairs held at various schools and venues across the state.
"We look forward to welcoming students and their families," said Robin Remich, director of student recruitment at Gwinnett Tech. "Attending the PROBE College Fair is a great way to learn about a wide range of college choices at one time and personally visit with admissions representatives, ask questions and find a college that best matches your educational goals and needs."
As the host of the event, Gwinnett Tech will have a full team of admissions and financial aid specialists on hand to meet with students and parents, schedule campus tours and visits and provide information about the college's programs of study.
The Gwinnett Center is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth.
College gets annual merit award
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett Technical College has received the annual Merit Award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving a 100-percent graduate pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist examination for the most recent examination cycle.
The Merit Award goes to programs with a pass rate of 90 percent or higher for examinations taken between Aug. 1, 2011 and July 31, 2012.
"We are so proud of our students and graduates, as well as the instructors who contributed to their success, and prouder still to have so many Gwinnett Tech CSTs at work in our area hospitals and facilities providing exception care to their patients," said T.C. Parker, Surgical Technology program director.
Gwinnett Tech's surgical technology students consistently score above the national average on the CST examination, with the college's pass rate among first-time exam takers consistently at 90-percent or higher.
Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room. The CST is widely recognized in the healthcare community as the foremost credential for surgical technologists in the nation. The CST is required for employment within most local, state and national healthcare organizations.
Gwinnett Tech has long offered a diploma in surgical technology, which takes about a year to complete. The college was recently approved to offer an associate's degree in surgical technology, a two-year program.