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Accreditation, Mission and Vision


West Georgia Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of West Georgia Technical College. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the College’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to West Georgia Technical College and not to the Commission's office. Please direct all questions to: West Georgia Technical College, 176 Murphy Campus Drive, Waco, Georgia 30182, Phone 770.537.6000, Fax 770.537.7995.

Program Accrediting Agencies:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Accounting
  • Business Administrative Technology
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Management

American Dental Association

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

  • Medical Assisting, under recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
  • Surgical Technology, under Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST)

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

Georgia Board of Licensed Practical Nurses

Georgia Board of Nursing

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Regulating Agencies:

Georgia Board of Cosmetology

Georgia Board of Licensed Practical Nurses

Georgia Board of Licensed Registered Nursing

Georgia Department of Community Health

Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council

Georgia State Board of Barbering 

Our Mission

The mission of West Georgia Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to lead economic and workforce development by offering learning opportunities through quality services and educational programs using traditional and distance learning delivery methods. These opportunities focus on the development of academic and technical competence; critical thinking skills; social, personal, and intellectual values; work ethic traits; and an understanding of society. West Georgia Technical College services – including associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs, adult education, continuing education, and customized corporate training – meet the workforce needs of citizens, communities, businesses, and industries of the West Georgia service area.

Our Vision

West Georgia Technical College is built upon the participation of individual citizens, the collaboration of business and industry, community partners, education groups, and the best possible use of human and financial resources. The College is responsive to the unique needs of each community in our West Georgia service area.

West Georgia Technical College offers a comprehensive range of quality credit and non-credit programs that enhance the West Georgia regional workforce. The College provides state-of-the-art technology and educational resources that enable students to become skillful professionals in their chosen careers.