President's Message

Lanier Technical College, founded in 1964, is the “go-to” workforce development partner for Hall, Forsyth, Barrow, Jackson, Dawson, Lumpkin, and Banks Counties. In Academic Year 2019, we served over 12,000 students through our credit programs, continuing education and contract training programs, and our adult literacy programs.

Our mission can be summed up in two words: “workforce development.” We do workforce development through our instructional programs, through contract and continuing education training, and through adult education. All our programs are designed to meet the specific needs of business and industry throughout our seven county service area.

Lanier Technical College proudly offers 224 programs of study including 59 associate degree programs, 67 diploma programs, and 98 technical certificate of credit programs. Programs are available in Allied Health, Business, Computer Technology, Applied Technology, Advanced Technology and Engineering, Public Safety, and Professional Services.

Our Economic Development Services provide industry specific continuing education courses are offered in many areas including ammonia refrigeration, robotics, programmable logic controllers, rapid 3D prototyping, and many other industry specific areas. Lanier Tech houses Georgia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center which provides industry with training using state of the art equipment. Lanier Tech is also home to Georgia’s Ammonia Refrigeration Safety Training Program.

Lanier Technical College, working with area Certified Literate Community Programs (CLCP), offers adult education courses for individuals wishing to obtain their high school equivalency diploma.

Our courses are offered using a variety of instructional delivery models such as on-line, traditional classroom, and hybrid formats. Our faculty members are extremely dedicated and are among the most qualified in higher education. Not only are they equipped with excellent educational credentials, but they are practitioners with years of real-world experience in the field in which they teach.

We have outstanding college campuses including our new main campus in Gainesville. We hope to have you visit one of our five campuses in Gainesville, Cumming, Winder, Dawsonville, and Commerce; or one of over 20 adult learning centers in the very near future to learn more about how Lanier Technical College can help you meet your educational needs. We are proud to carry out our mission of workforce development throughout Georgia’s vibrant Lake Lanier Region.

Again, thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to serving you soon.

Dr. Ray Perren, President