Special Populations

West Georgia Technical College offers support services designed to remove academic, career and economic barriers. Our services are designed to foster success and contribute to the self-sufficiency of students who are members of the special populations group. Services are available for students, based on eligibility, and their self-identification in one or more of the following special population identifications:

  • Students with documented Disabilities (see Accessibility Services for more information)
  • Students with limited English proficiency (students who have a language other than English as their primary language)
  • Single Parents (may be divorced, widowed, legally separated, never married, or a person who is single and pregnant)
  • Displaced Worker (out-of-work due to layoffs, relocation of company, or downsizing)
  • Homeless (any individual who is living in a home that is not their own)
  • Foster Care participant (youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system)
  • Armed Forces/Active Duty Dependent (child of a parent who is a member of the armed forces and on active duty)
  • Students preparing for a Non-Traditional career field (examples: male nurses or female automotive technology students)
  • Students from an Economically Disadvantaged family or a low-income youth or adult (i.e. receives SNAP or is eligible for Federal Pell Grant)

To learn more, please read our Special Populations Introduction Letter.

 

Services Provided:

  • Lending Library
    • Textbooks
    • Laptops
    • Calculators
  • Referral to community agencies including:
    • Housing
    • Food Pantries
    • Clothing
    • Wellness
  • Toiletry Pantry
  • Life-Skills coaching

 

Student Responsibilities

To establish eligibility, a prospective or current student must request services by completing the Special Populations Survey during new student orientation.

 

Useful Documents

Special Populations Brochure

Special Populations Introduction Letter

 

For more information, contact:

Donna Boyd-Gomez, Special Populations Coordinator

O: 770.838.2526 \ C: 706.616.3082

Donna.Boyd@westgatech.edu