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Administrative staff from the Student Affairs division advises the Student Government Association and act as liaisons between administration and the many student organizations on campus: Business Club/Delta Epsilon Chi, Criminal Justice Technology Club, National Technical Honor Society, Skills USA/VICA, HEROES Group, The Scrub Club, and the National Adult Education Honor Society. They provide numerous activities for students throughout the year. College Picnics, Wellness Fairs, Blood Drives, and Job Fairs are sponsored by the Student Government Association. Participation in student activities is encouraged in keeping with Lanier Technical College's mission to develop leadership skills in students.
All new students are required to attend a new student orientation prior to registering for credit classes. This orientation will inform Lanier Technical College students of the policies and procedures of the college. Students will be able to access the online orientation by following the directions provided in their college acceptance letter or by
. The student will then need to bring their online orientation completion certificate with them during Registration to give to their advisor.
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Alpha Beta Club Derm
The purpose of the Alpha Beta Derma Club is to further educate future Esthetician students on state and national requirements for Estheticians. Additionally, the club will enhance the knowledge of students in order to prepare them for advancement in the workforce and for future education endeavors as well.
Goals of the Alpha Beta Club Derm:
To develop professional and leadership skills
To promote ethical and moral standards, and dignity towards others
To help provide opportunities for advancement in the skincare industry
To help educate students on skincare and address the concerns and needs of the community
To motivate students
Establish Alumni communication/networking
Club meetings will be held quarterly at the Lanier Technical Institute College campus.
Association of Information Technology Professionals
The Lanier Tech AITP chapter is open to all students who are enrolled in a program of study leading to entry in the field of information processing. In addition to holding regular meetings, the chapter sponsors computer seminars and other activities related to computer technology.
Business Club/Delta Epsilon Chi
Lanier Technical College’s Business Club and Delta Epsilon Chi organizations are affiliated with the Distributive Education Clubs of America collegiate division (Delta Epsilon Chi). This affiliation provides students with an opportunity to attend state and national conferences.
The purpose of these organizations is to plan projects and activities to promote leadership development, civic consciousness, vocational understanding, and social awareness. Annual projects include a variety of fund-raisers and promoting the free enterprise system.
Criminal Justice Technology Club
The Delta Sigma Pi chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association is dedicated to the furtherance of professional standards of criminal justice and the promotion of greater public understanding of the problems and objectives of those agencies devoted to the administration of criminal justice. This is accomplished by providing students with first hand knowledge of criminal justice agencies in the region, as well as establishing service opportunities to local social welfare agencies (victim services, child advocates, domestic violence shelters, etc.). Membership is open to any student dedicated to understanding more about our Criminal Justice system, as well as honorary memberships to local criminal justice executives.
Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership is a statewide program co-sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to select the outstanding technical student of the year. Student eligibility requirements are established by the (TCSG). Each spring Lanier Tech selects one student as its representative to compete in the statewide program.
The HEROES Group is open to all special populations students (divorced, separated, single parent, limited English proficiency, economically disadvantaged). A free lunch is provided by Student Government Association for those who sign up in advance of the meetings. Speakers discuss topics such as tax tips for single parents, wellness and nutrition, customer service, business etiquette, dress for success, interview skills, etc.
The Special Populations Coordinator coordinates the Heroes Group meetings and is also available to assist students with counseling and referral to community and college resources.
The Linux Users Group Student Club provides students with the opportunity to get hands on experience with the computer technology using GNU Linux Computing and Open Source Software. The group will also provide the students with the necessary knowledge to aid the local community. The members of the Linux Users Group Student Club will gain much needed experience and professional/interpersonal networking contacts, increasing their chances of success in the IT job market.
National Adult Education Honor Society
The mission of this organization is providing meaningful recognition to deserving adult education students, to improve student employment opportunities, and to develop student ambassadors for the local adult education program.
National Technical Honor Society
The National Vocational-Technical Honor Society is an honor organization for outstanding students enrolled in technical programs. The purpose of the organization is to encourage academic excellence, skill development, honesty, service, leadership, citizenship, and individual responsibility.
To qualify for membership in Lanier Tech's chapter of the National Vocational-Technical Honor Society, a student may be enrolled full-time or part-time and must be regularly admitted to and currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program, have completed at least 45 credit hours, have an overall GPA of at least 3.7, and be recommended by his/her advisor.
Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda is a national organization for adults in post secondary enrollment in Business Education. Members learn how to engage in industry and group enterprise; how to hold office and direct the affairs of a group; how to work with other representatives; and how to compete on local, state, and national levels.
PLANET Student Chapter
The Lanier Tech PLANET Student Chapter is part of the Professional Landscape Network (PLANET), an organization representing landscape designers, landscape companies, and landscape suppliers from across the country. The Lanier Tech PLANET Student Chapter is open to all Lanier Tech Environmental Horticulture students. Every year, Lanier Tech Horticulture students attend and compete in an event known as 'Student Career Days', a competition among over 60 schools featuring 25 landscape related events, e.g. landscape design, business management, woody and perennial ID, equipment operation, etc. Student Career Days also features a career fair for students to meet and interview with over 70 national employers. There are also opportunities for members to participate in field trips and national conferences.
The Lanier Tech PLANET student chapter gives back to the community by aiding non-profit organizations with their landscaping projects.
Radiologic Technology Club - Rho Alpha Delta
The radiologic technology club is open to any student accepted into the program. The intention of the club is to motivate students while providing social, professional and scholastic support. The club is also involved in raising funds in order to attend professional radiologic technology conferences and other events that will expand the student's knowledge of the field.
Formerly known as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA), Skills USA is a club for trade, industrial, technical, and health occupation students. Skills USA offers leadership, citizenship, and character development progress to complement skill training. Skills USA brings together people who share common interests and exchange ideas. Members may earn recognition through school, state, and national awards and contests.
The Scrub Club
The Surgical Technology Club is open to students in the Surgical Technology program. The club provides an avenue for members to meet to discuss issues related to their field and to interact with surgical professionals and guest speakers.
The Student Dental Hygienist Association
The Student Dental Hygienist Association (SADHA) is open to students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program. Members of SADHA meet to discuss the unique demands and experiences student dental hygienists encounter on the road to graduating and obtaining licensure. The goal of SADHA is to empower, support, and develop student members, by offering opportunities for personal and professional development, leadership, and recognition of achievements.
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Student Government Association membership is open to all students with a minimum 2.5 GPA from any program. Membership is based on good academic standing, leadership skills, and organizational ability. Persons desiring to participate in the Student Government should attend at least 2 meetings in order to become a member. The Student Government officers include a president, vice president, secretary, parliamentarian, and historian.
The Student Government Association is Lanier Technical College’s student council and is in charge of deciding how to spend the student activity fee that is paid by in-class students. This fee covers many expenses here at the college including the following:
GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership)
Lanier Alert (text message security)
Events (picnics, snow cone days, etc…)
E-Recruiting (Job Board)
Capping and Pinning Ceremonies
Club Field Trips
Flat Screen TV’s at all campuses
Advisory Committee Meetings
And many more!
SGA needs strong leaders who are willing to help make this student-led organization even better! Come build your leadership skills and boost your resume by attending meetings and becoming a member, an Ambassador, or an Officer of SGA. Meetings are publicized on TVs and SGA bulletin board at Oakwood & Winder. Lunch provided.
Contact the SGA Advisors for more information:
Jennifer Pulliam & Mallory Safley
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Resource Centers, Library & Media Center
Each department has reference books and materials pertaining to the programs in that department. These books and materials are available for use by the student at any time. Arrangements for use may be made through the department instructor.
Inside the library and media center are study tables, a leisure reading area, reference area, magazines, and circulating books arranged by the Library of Congress (LC) classification system. The GALILEO computers in the library have internet access and search capability for thousands of periodicals. The library and media center hold regular training workshops for students on the use of these computers and the CD-ROM. Individual instruction may be scheduled with the librarian or media center specialist. The Gainesville College Library, the Chestatee Regional Library, the Blackshear Place Branch Library, and the Forsyth County Library facilities are available for use by Lanier Tech students with valid ID cards.
Bulletin boards are provided for student information and/or announcements. Boards are located throughout each campus. The official boards in the Student Centers are for announcements from the Administration or the Student Government Association. The other boards allow students to advertise or to post any information which would be of benefit to the student body.
Classrooms & Laboratory Equipment
The equipment in the classrooms and laboratories was carefully selected to provide training that is as close to actual working conditions and procedures as possible. Training is conducted in the laboratories on machines and equipment. Academic classroom study is also a vital part of the instructional delivery system.
Several conference rooms are available on campus for local board meetings and conferences with program advisory board members as well as representatives from other educational institutions and business and industry.
Lanier Tech has no dormitories or other housing facilities.
The 210-seat lecture hall is located in Building 300 on the Oakwood Campus. It is used for a variety of activities–placement testing, student club meetings, faculty meetings, job fairs, and community meetings. For information on renting the lecture hall, please call 770.531.6329. An 80-seat lecture hall is located on the Forsyth Campus. It is used for a variety of activities - placement testing, student club meetings, faulty meetings, job fairs, and community meetings. For information on renting the lecture hall, please call 770.781.6943.
Facilities for Rent
A lecture hall is available on the Oakwood campus, Forsyth campus and Jackson campus. In addition, a conference center is available on the Forsyth campus. These facilities are used for a variety of activities such as placement testing, student club meeting, faculty meeting, career/job fairs, community meetings, conferences, proms, wedding, etc. For information on renting these spaces, please see the information below.
seats 210 people
seats 80 people
Forsyth Conference Center
seats 1400 people
seats 200 people
Student Centers & Picnic Areas
These facilities are for students' convenience. Since cleanliness is the user's responsibility, cooperation in keeping the tables and counters clean by placing trash in the appropriate receptacles is required. Please do not rearrange the furniture. Remember to be considerate of others when using these facilities. Hot lunches and cafeteria services are available for students on the Oakwood Campus at the Gainesville College Student Center. Students are welcome to use that facility at any time.
Lanier Tech's Technology Center located in Building 500 on the Oakwood Campus houses a variety of equipment and laboratories for the purpose of providing pre-hire and customized training for business and industry. The Center is also available for job fairs and various other community events. Call 770.531.6342 for information about renting or scheduling space in the Technology Center
Telephones in the offices and departments are for school business only. Public telephones are available for student use. No incoming phone calls for students will be accepted unless it is an emergency. Students should inform day care centers, family, etc. of the department in which they are enrolled and the specific phone number for that department. This will speed up emergency messages. Unauthorized use of school telephones may subject students to disciplinary actions.
On-Campus Services for Students
Repair of Personal Items
Personal items belonging to students may be repaired in the various labs. However, the repairs will be done only when they contribute to the learning situation. Therefore, no time or date of completion can be promised and no guarantee will be given on the repair work.
No item will be repaired without the consent of the instructor involved. The school and staff will not be held liable for items left for repair; however, security procedures will be in effect at all times to safeguard any items left for repair. There will be no charge for labor for any repair work done by the school. The only charges will be a lab fee for each item repaired and the cost for the parts and supplies used to repair the item. Cost of the parts and supplies will be the school's cost plus 10 percent. All charges for repair work completed must be paid at the Administrative Services Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday and the receipt presented to the appropriate instructor before the repair item will be released. Any item left over 30 days after notification of completion of repairs will become the property of the school.
Class Rings And Pins
Representatives from the manufacturers of the school ring will be available during the school year to accept orders for rings or pins. The school does not accept responsibility or liability in these purchases.
Campuses / Contact Us / Directions
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2990 Landrum Education Drive, Oakwood, Georgia 30566
Phone: 770-531-6300 | Fax: 770-531-6328
A Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia
An Equal Opportunity Institution.