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)


Student Responsibilities

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


If you have any questions or wish to request services, please contact:

Jessica Simmerson, M.Ed.

Special Populations Coordinator

West Georgia Technical College

176 Murphy Campus Blvd, Waco, GA 30182

Office phone: 770-537-6024