Forsyth Tech Fast Facts 2018-2019

Mission Statement
  • Forsyth Technical Community College provides students with guided educational pathways into a competitive workforce for the community and global economy.
Curriculum Programs
  • 71 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, 2017 – June 30, 2018)
  • Number of Credit Students Served: 11,306
  • Number of Graduates: 1,500 (1,139 Associate Degrees, 169 Diplomas and 353 Certificates totaling 1,661 credentials)
  • Black, Non-Hispanic: 24%
  • Hispanic: 11%
  • Other/Unknown/Multiple: 9%
  • White, Non-Hispanic: 56%
  • Average age: 26
  • Female: 60%, Male: 40%
  • Employed, at least part time: 58%
  • From Forsyth County: 67%, From Stokes County: 9%, Other: 25%
  • Students enrolled full time: 34%
  • Students enrolled part time: 66%
  • Students receiving financial aid: 48%
  • Number of Economic & Workforce Development Students Served: Duplicated: 43,202, Unduplicated: 17,135
Annual Budget (July 2017 – June 2018)
  • 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/NC Works Career Center
  • 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 – 4255 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 – 4255 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; 202,000 e-books; 87 periodicals with over 23,000 full text online journals; 37,000 streaming videos; and 2,330 online audio books.
  • 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 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.
  • Robert L. Strickland Endowed Director coordinates the development and operation of all career development programs provided by the college. This position was endowed by the generosity of Robert L. and Elizabeth M. Strickland.
  • 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
  • BB&T Biotechnology
  • Blynn Holocaust Collection
  • Joyce E. Glass Associate Degree Nursing Program
  • Len B. Preslar, Jr. School of Allied Health
  • Paul M. Wiles School of Nursing
  • Richard Childress Race Car Technology Program
  • Robert F. Joyce School of Justice
  • Wells Fargo Nanotechnology Program
Outstanding Facts
  • Golden LEAF Foundation awarded Stokes County center $1.5 million grant for the new Skilled Trades building.
  • For seven consecutive years, Broadcasting and Production Technology students have earned 1st place in multiple broadcasting/audio/video categories at the NC Skills USA competition and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the Skills USA National competition.
  • Automotive Systems students achieved a pass rate of 100 percent 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 percent.
  • SECU Foundation awarded $18,000 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, a team of Nanotechnology students placed in the top 10 in the National Science Foundation competition.
  • College received 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.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Department of Education awards $499,856 grant to provide childcare subsidies for students at Forsyth Tech
  • College distributed 100 refurbished laptops through its Neighborhood Empowerment Through Technology (NETT )program.
  • In 2017, Forsyth Tech became the first community college in NC to participate in a collaborative project with UNC-C and NC A&T for the Carolina Cyber Defense Scholarship supported by the CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) program.
  • In 2017, Forsyth Tech was awarded NSF funding for its first GenCyber Camp, and in 2018 received funding for two GenCyber Camps.
  • The Forsyth Tech Foundation celebrated the conclusion of its “Pathways to Possibilities” capital campaign in 2018 after raising more than $20Million to support the work of the college.
  • Recent graduates of the Architecture and Interior Design Programs, Daniel Turick and Rachael Due, teamed up to design a therapeutic tree house for Amos Cottage.
  • Interior Design students placed first, second, and third in 2017 and second and third in 2018 in the East Carolina National Kitchen and Bath Design Competition.
  • Both the Computer Engineering Technology (CET-one of two in the state) and Electrical Engineering Technology (EET-one of three in the state) Programs are ABET accredited.
  • In 2018 M. Todd Shoaf and Herb Burns traveled to Lviv, Ukraine to present at a lecture series and meet with the School of Architecture to sign an agreement for sharing design and architecture student resources for education. Later in the year, a Ukrainian delegation visited Forsyth Tech.
  • Architecture graduate and adjunct faculty member, Alan Shelton, opens MIXXER, Winston-Salem’s first maker space open to the community and students.
  • Interior Design program collaborated with Habitat ReStore for a designer day in September 2018 and are planning future collaborations in Spring 2019.
  • The inaugural FOCUS on Forsyth event was held on campus in May 2019 for more than 700 local high school seniors to visit Forsyth Tech and learn more about programs and opportunities.
  • In 2019, Forsyth Tech joined Achieving the Dream (ATD), a network of more than 220 colleges in 43 states dedicated to improving student success. As a Network institution, Forsyth Tech will innovate to implement, align, and scale cutting edge reforms, work with ATD coaches to build institutional capacity and connect with peers to foster learning and share information.
  • The groundbreaking of the Mazie S. Woodruff Aviation Technology Building was held at Smith Reynolds Airport in July 2019.
  • In 2019, Learn and Earn Apprenticeship Program (LEAP @ Forsyth Tech) began, partnering with five local companies.
  • With a grant from the Department of Education, Forsyth Tech opened the Security Operations Center in the Davis iTec Center in 2019, which provides students an experiential learning opportunity in the security operations center (SOC) environment.
  • Forsyth Tech was designated a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) designation in 2014 and was re-designated in 2019.
  • Inauguration of Dr. Janet N. Spriggs as the seventh president of Forsyth Technical Community College was held in the University of North Carolina Stevens Center on September 19, 2019.
  • In 2019, the first Faculty Rank Recognition program was started at Forsyth Tech recognizing 105 faculty members for their academic achievement.
  • In November 2019, Forsyth Tech announced the Hope and Opportunity Scholarship. In coordination with the Winston-Salem Alliance and the City of Winston-Salem, the College will provide scholarships to eligible Forsyth County high school students to attend Forsyth Tech free of charge funded primarily through a four-year, $870,000 grant by BB&T Corporation.
  • Forsyth Tech held the ribbon cutting for the Trades Shops Building at the Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center in November 2019.

Forsyth Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Forsyth Technical Community College. The Commission can be contacted to file a third-party comment during the time of the College’s decennial review or to file a complaint if there is evidence appearing to support the College’s non-compliance with a requirement or standard. All other inquiries about the College should be addressed directly to the College.