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Mission Statement Forsyth Technical Community College provides students with flexible educational pathways to a competitive workforce for the community and global economy.
200+ Curriculum Programs
  • 66 Associate in Applied Science Degrees
  • 3 College Transfer Degrees; Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Science
  • 37 Diplomas
  • 72 Certificates
  • 27 Programs available entirely online
(Fall 2013 – Summer 2014)
Number of Credit Students Served: 12,968
Number of Graduates: 1,331 (1008 Associate Degrees, 185 Diplomas and 278 Certificates totaling 1,471 credentials)Demographics

  • Black, Non-Hispanic…30.5%
  • Hispanic…7.2%
  • Other/Unknown/Multiple…6.1%
  • White, Non-Hispanic…56.2%
  • Average age: 28
  • Female: 60%, Male: 40%
  • Employed, at least part-time: 53.5%
  • From Forsyth County: 67%, From Stokes County: 8%, Other: 25%
  • Students enrolled full-time: 45%
  • Students enrolled part-time: 55%
  • Students receiving financial aid: 55%

Number of Economic & Workforce Development Students Served:

  • Duplicated: 68,159
  • Unduplicated: 24,342
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 Locations
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  • Main Campus – 2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC (14 Buildings): 598,463 sq. feet
  • West Campus – 1300 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem, NC: 78,490 sq. feet
  • Forsyth Tech @ Innovation Quarter – 525 Vine Street, Winston-Salem, NC: 23,932 sq. feet
  • Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center – 1165 Dodgetown Road, Walnut Cove, NC: 9,248 sq. feet
  • International Center of Forsyth Tech – 4253 North Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC*
  • Northwest Forsyth Center – 3111 Big Oaks Drive, King, NC: 58,311 sq. feet
  • Small Business Center – 525 Vine Street, Winston-Salem, NC: 23,932 sq. feet
  • Grady P. Swisher Center – 1108 Swisher Center Rd., Kernersville, NC: 40,436 sq. feet
  • Transportation Technology Center – 4253 North Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC: 128,000 sq. feet
  • Mazie S. Woodruff Center – 4905 Lansing Drive, Winston-Salem, NC: 40,436 sq. feet
  • Total Space: 1,003,448 sq. feet
Learning Resources
  • Library Collection of 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 for access to Rosetta Stone software.
  • Cooperative (Co-op) Educationprogram 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 (partially via the internet and partially on campus.)
Annual Budget
(July 2013-June 2014)
  • Total Budget: $114,730,862
  • Full-time employees: 562
  • Part-time employees: 956
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
Endowed Programs
  • Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant Program provides support to certified nursing assistant students. The program was endowed by the generosity of V. B. Lougee.
  • James A. Rousseau II Minority Male Mentoring Program provides academic, social and motivational support to minority male students. The program also seeks to provide practical knowledge of budgeting, investing, savings and other life management 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, Mrs. Mary Tucker endowed the Montgomery Tucker Faculty Development Fund.
  • 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 postive 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.
Outstanding Facts
  • 52% enrollment growth between fall 2006 and fall 2011
  • Largest Health Technology program of any community college in North Carolina and designated as a mentor program by the NCCCS because of a 99.6% combined licensure and certification rate for all 16 health programs
  • Forsyth Tech is home to The National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce, a 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 is the first and only AAS in Race Car Technology program in North Carolina and was appointed a Center of Excellence for motor sports by former Governor Beverly Perdue
  • Automotive Systems Technology program one of only 40 nationwide that partners with Toyota’s T-Ten Training Center
  • Forsyth Tech was one of the first four colleges in the U.S. to pilot the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)Endorsed Skills Certification System created by the Manufacturing Institute; as a result, students have been awarded more than 700 third party certifications
  • Early College of Forsyth named one of the top ten Early Colleges in the state by the New Schools Project
  • Architecture & Interior Design students won 1st and 2nd place in NC’s Green Building Council competition
  • Broadcast & Production students won 1st and 2nd place in the national Skills USA competition
  • Only college in North Carolina designated as an Electrical Lineman Accredited Training & Education facility by the NCCER
Updated September, 2014
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except during the summer)
2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103-5197
Linea en Español: 336.734.7742
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 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.

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