Forsyth Tech Fast Facts

Mission Statement
  • Forsyth Technical Community College provides students with flexible educational pathways to a competitive workforce for the community and global economy.
Curriculum Programs
  • 69 Associate in Applied Science Degrees
  • 4 College Transfer Degrees; Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Engineering, and Science
  • 36 Diplomas
  • 82 Certificates
  • 29 Programs available entirely online
(July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016)
  • Number of Credit Students Served: 12,238
  • Number of Graduates: 1,494
  • 1,069 Associate Degrees, 211 Diplomas and 349 Certificates totaling 1,629 credentials
  • Black, Non-Hispanic: 26%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Other/Unknown/Multiple: 8%
  • White, Non-Hispanic: 57%
  • Average age: 29
  • Female: 60%, Male: 40%
  • Employed, at least part time: 57%
  • From Forsyth County: 66%, From Stokes County: 7%, Other: 27%
  • Students enrolled full time: 34%
  • Students enrolled part time: 66%
  • Students receiving financial aid: 42%
  • Number of Economic & Workforce Development Students Served: Duplicated: 49,621 Unduplicated: 19,030
Annual Budget (July 2015 – June 2016)
  • Total Budget: $109,210,893
  • Full-time employees: 568
  • Part-time employees: 964
Economic & Workforce Development
  • Business and Industry Training
  • Computer Technology
  • Customized and Corporate Training
  • Distance Learning Opportunities – Online Classes
  • Educational Career Center/JobLink
  • Health, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Service Operations
  • International Center
  • Industrial Technology
  • Literacy Education and ESL
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Professional Development
  • Small Business Center – Entrepreneurial Training & Counseling Services
  • Vocational and Technical Programs
Campus and Center
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  • Main Campus – 2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
  • West Campus – 1300 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Forsyth Tech @ Innovation Quarter – 525 Vine Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center – 1165 Dodgetown Road, Walnut Cove, NC
  • International Center of Forsyth Tech – 4253 North Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Northwest Forsyth Center – 3111 Big Oaks Drive, King, NC
  • Small Business Center – 525 Vine Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Grady P. Swisher Center – 1108 Swisher Center Rd., Kernersville, NC
  • Transportation Technology Center – 4253 North Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Mazie S. Woodruff Center – 4905 Lansing Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
Learning Resources
  • Library Collection of more than 45,000 books, 100,000 e-books, 87 periodical subscriptions, and more than 24,000 online periodical resources.
  • Learning Center features tutoring services, academic testing make-up, and computer labs.
Endowed Programs
  • Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant Program provides support to certified nursing assistant students. The program was
    endowed by the generosity of Mr. V. B. Lougee.
  • James A. Rousseau II Minority Male Mentoring Program provides academic, social and motivational support to minority male
    students. The program also provides practical knowledge of budgeting, investing, savings and other life skills.
  • Montgomery Tucker Fund awards grants from the fund to faculty to further their education/professional development. Inspired
    by the dedication of Forsyth Tech’s faculty members, this fund was endowed by Mrs. Mary Tucker.
  • Shugart Women’s Center at Forsyth Tech promotes the educational, personal, and professional development of women
    attending Forsyth Tech by providing advocacy, referrals, information, and resources to assist in achieving positive outcomes.
  • Thomas H. Davis iTEC Center provides computer training for employees at local companies and teachers in Forsyth and Stokes
    Counties as well as surrounding counties. It also provides computer training for students and parents.
  • William Henry Moser Family Paralegal Program has a dedicated classroom renovated to use state-of-the-art computers and
    technology needed in this profession. The program was endowed by the generosity of William and Hilda Moser.
Named Programs
  • Blynn Holocaust Collection
  • Richard Childress Race Car Technology Program
  • Joyce E. Glass Associate Degree Nursing Program
  • Robert F. Joyce School of Justice
  • Len B. Preslar, Jr. School of Allied Health
  • Paul M. Wiles School of Nursing
  • BB&T Biotechnology
  • Wells Fargo Nanotechnology Program
Outstanding Facts
  • Largest Health Technology program at a NC community college and designated a mentor program by NCCCS as result of
    99.6% combined licensure and certification rate for all 16 health programs.
  • Home to National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce, key part of the NC Community College System’s BioNetwork
    workforce training and education resource.
  • Only degreed community college Nanotechnology Program in the southeast.
  • Richard Childress Race Car Technology Program first and only AAS in Race Car Technology program in NC; appointed a Center
    of Excellence for motor sports by former Governor Beverly Perdue.
  • Automotive Systems Technology program one of only 35 nationwide that partners with Toyota’s T-Ten Training Center,
    and one of first 20 in U.S. to be named a Fiat Chrysler Mopar CAP LOCAL training center.
  • One of first four colleges in U.S. to pilot National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)-Endorsed Skills Certification System created by Manufacturing Institute; as a result, students have been awarded more than 700 third- party certifications.
  • Early College of Forsyth named by Newsweek in top 1% of U.S. high schools and listed as one of top 10 Early Colleges in NC by
    New Schools Project
  • Architecture & Interior Design students took 1st place in NC’s Green Building Council competition five years in a row.
  • Broadcast & Production students won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Skills USA national competition.
  • Only college in NC designated as an Electrical Lineman Accredited Training & Education facility by the NCCER.
  • First NC community college Cybersecurity Program named Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education
    by National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and one of only six community colleges
    in U.S. named a NSA cybersecurity regional training center
  • Digital Effects & Animation (DEA) Program first U.S. community college named Toon Boom Centre of Excellence
  • Transportation Technology student won first place in American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s
    (TMC) National Student Technician Competition.
  • Team of nanotechnology students came in first in national National Science Foundation competition
  • First community college in NC to use open educational resources to reduce text book costs for students
  • Multidisciplinary Science Skills Lab first of its kind in higher education

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