Forsyth Tech Fast Facts
- 200+ Curriculum Programs
- 64 Associate in Applied Science Degrees
- 4 College Transfer Degrees; Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Engineering, and Science
- 35 Diplomas
- 83 Certificates
- 24 Programs available entirely online
|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
- 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
- Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant Program
- James A. Rousseau II Minority Male Mentoring Program
- Montgomery Tucker Fund
- Shugart Women’s Center at Forsyth Tech
- Thomas H. Davis iTEC Center
- William Henry Moser Family Paralegal Program
- Library Collection: more than 46,000 books, 25,000 e-books, 176 periodical subscriptions, and more than 18,000 online periodical resources.
- Learning Center: features tutoring services, academic testing make-up, and computer labs.
- Mechtild Montgomery Language Lab: contains 20 computers with access to Rosetta Stone software.
- Cooperative (Co-op) Education program: allows Forsyth Tech students to integrate classroom study with supervised, work-related learning in an actual work environment.
- Distance Learning Courses: deliver instructional content by interactive televideo, Web conference, online or hybrid
- Number of Credit Students Served: 13,036
- Number of Graduates: 1,458
- 947 Associate Degrees, 193 Diplomas and 318 Certificates totaling 1,458 credentials
|Student Achievement Goals
- North Carolina Community Colleges (NCCCS) track student progress across colleges in the state annually. For the full report on the 2013-2014 year, view here: PDF
- Forsyth Tech students are above the NCCCS average in GED Pass Rate
- Forsyth Tech students are above the NCCCS average in Transfer Performance
- Forsyth Tech students have exceeded the NCCCS goal in Licensure Pass Rate
- Black, Non-Hispanic: 29%
- Hispanic: 8%
- Other/Unknown/Multiple: 7%
- White, Non-Hispanic: 56%
- Average age: 29
- Female: 60%, Male: 40%
- Employed, at least part time: 55%
- From Forsyth County: 67%, From Stokes County: 7%, Other: 26%
- Students enrolled full time: 42%
- Students enrolled part time: 58%
- Students receiving financial aid: 55%
- Number of Economic & Workforce Development Students Served: Duplicated: 49,590 Unduplicated: 19,974
|Annual Budget (July 2013-June 2014)
- Total Budget: $114,730,862
- Full-time employees: 562
- Part-time employees: 956
|Economic Impact Study
- The Economic Impact study was conducted in the 2013-2014 fiscal year and assesses the impact of Forsyth Tech as a whole on the regional economy and the benefits the school generated. To view the full study, see attached: PDF
- Total impact on the Forsyth Tech Service Area economy: $447.0 million
- This added regional income of $447 million created by Forsyth Tech is equal to approximately 1.8% of the total gross regional product of the Forsyth Tech Service Area, and is equivalent to creating 6,499 new jobs
- In return for the money students invest to earn their degrees, they will receive a present value of $479 million in increased earnings over their working lives
- The net present value of the added tax revenue stemming from the students’ higher lifetime incomes and the increased output of businesses amounts to $235.1 million in benefits to taxpayers
- 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.
- 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 schoolsand 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 four years in a row.
- Broadcast & Production students won 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).
- 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.
Download the PDF version: PDF