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What is the history of West Central Technical College?

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West Central Technical College became a player in a 2008 merger decision that brought together 14 technical colleges in Georgia into what then became West Georgia Technical College. As of 2015, West Georgia Technical College provides on-site instruction to area students as well as online courses for an international audience.

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The on-site campus instruction encompasses Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, Meriwether and Troup counties, as of 2015, and is the third-largest technical college in the State of Georgia.

Athletics at the college began after the merger and started with the winter semester of 2008. The athletics department originally consisted of only men’s basketball and women’s volleyball, and it later added women's basketball and baseball. The baseball team had a number five ranking in the National Club Baseball Association in 2011, and the Golden Knights entered the Division 1 of the NJCAA in 2012. West Georgia Tech baseball began offering scholarships in the spring of 2012.

As of 2015, West Georgia Technical College offers associate degrees in Business Administrative Technology, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, CIS-Computer Programming CIS-Computer, Early Childhood Care and Education, and Electronics Technology. It also has diploma programs in Air Conditioning Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology and Fire Science Technology.

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