Dr. Craig McDaniel, president of GNTC, named Karon Futch as the full time Early Childhood Education instructor for the Polk County Campus.
Futch brings over three years of teaching experience and a wealth of academic excellence to the program. She holds a bachelor of early childhood education from the University of West Georgia, a master of science in education from Walden University, and is currently pursuing a doctor of education from Liberty University.
The program currently has over 400 students between the GNTC Polk, Gordon, and Walker County Campuses.
Students may select from traditional campus, online, or hybrid classes to complete their educational goals. Early Childhood Education students may pursue the Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC), diploma in Early Childhood Education, or continue through the associate degree level. All courses offered meet or exceed existing and new state requirements for early childhood caregivers.
With numerous financial aid opportunities available, such as the “Bright from the Start Scholarship,” a quality education has never been more accessible.
In addition, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has reached an articulation agreement with Reinhardt University’s Early Childhood Education program. This agreement allows GNTC associate level graduates to transfer into the Reinhardt bachelor degree program.
GNTC has 24 former students enrolled at Reinhardt and three former students that have graduated from the bachelor degree program.
“I feel that Georgia Northwestern Technical College did an excellent job preparing me for the continuation of my education in early childhood,” stated Johnna Lindsey, 2009 GNTC graduate.
Lindsey is 23 years old and plans to graduate with a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education in 2012. She would like to teach either kindergarten or special education.
Karon Futch and GNTC would like to invite all that are interested in the program to an open house on August 4, 2010. The open house will be held on the Polk County Campus from 5:30-7:00 pm to kick off the fall quarter enrollment.