Forsyth Tech Fast Facts

Mission Statement
  • Forsyth Technical Community College provides students with guided educational pathways into a competitive workforce for the community and global economy.
Curriculum Programs
  • 75 Associate in Applied Science Degrees
  • 5 College Transfer Degrees:
    • Associate in Arts, Fine Arts in Theater-Acting, Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Engineering, and Science
    • 31 Diplomas
    • 79 Certificates
    • 24 Programs available entirely online
(July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017)
  • Number of Credit Students Served: 11,477
  • Number of Graduates: 1,395 (1,046 Associate Degrees, 149 Diplomas and 355 Certificates totaling 1,550 credentials)
  • 1,069 Associate Degrees, 211 Diplomas and 349 Certificates totaling 1,629 credentials
  • Black, Non-Hispanic: 25%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • Other/Unknown/Multiple: 7%
  • White, Non-Hispanic: 58%
  • Average age: 27
  • Female: 60%, Male: 40%
  • Employed, at least part time: 57%
  • From Forsyth County: 66%, From Stokes County: 8%, Other: 26%
  • Students enrolled full time: 30%
  • Students enrolled part time: 70%
  • Students receiving financial aid: 48%
  • Number of Economic & Workforce Development Students Served: Duplicated: 49,584, Unduplicated: 20,254
Annual Budget (July 2016 – June 2017)
  • Total Budget: $98,901,322
  • Full-time employees: 536
  • Part-time employees: 630
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.
Supported 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
  • Golden LEAF Foundation awarded Stokes County center $1.5 million grant for the new Skilled Trades building.
  • Broadcast and Production Technology students earned 1st place award at North Carolina Skills USA Competition, and 2nd and 3rd place awards at national competition.
  • Automotive Systems students achieved a pass rate of 100% on the national Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Toyota T-TEN certification test. The national average for first-time T-TEN students taking this exam is 30%.
  • Bank of America awarded $10,000 grant to Forsyth Tech’s Workforce Development Program.
  • College partnered with the Forsyth Tech Foundation to launch the Mazie Woodruff Scholarship Fund, created to help eliminate barriers and increase literacy for students.
  • For the second year in a row, team of Nanotechnology students placed in the top 10 in the National Science Foundation competition.
  • Architecture and Interior Design students formed partnership with their peers in the Republic of Belarus to host first International Live Conference.
  • College receives the Million Hour Safety Award from the North Carolina Department of Labor for the second year in a row.
  • Forsyth Tech joins forces with five other colleges/universities in Winston-Salem to form Entrepreneurial Grant Initiative/partnership. The college pledged $300,000 in private funds donated through the Forsyth Tech Foundation.
  • A Great Check Up: Dental Hygiene faculty and graduates have 100% pass rate on the National Board Exam for the 11th year in a row.
  • College named one of the Top 50 Dental Hygienist Schools in the country by
  • Medical Assisting Program faculty and graduates earned a certification exam pass rate of 100% on 2016 exam. In addition, MAP graduates measure at the 93rdpercentile nationally (the national benchmark was 65%).
  • College implemented the Forsyth Tech Works! Program, giving employees eight paid hours of time off to give back in their communities.
  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment student won 1st place in North Carolina Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) NC Student Technician Competition.

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