AREF Jason Tanner with Chattahoochee Tech

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Economic Development at Chattahoochee Technical College, Jason Tanner, is in studio for today’s episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Joined by co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick, Tanner discusses the several different options available at Chattahoochee Tech, new programs, his role in the college and so much more on today’s Around Atlanta segment of Radio.

Starting his career in higher education as an English professor, Tanner knew he was teaching a required course for most incoming students. While several students were passionate about the class, it was only a stepping stone to more desired classes for students embarking on other majors. This was one of the factors that helped Tanner discover his passion for teaching at a two-year college. Tanner began working at a community college in the area and had the opportunity to teach a myriad of different types of students. Not only were there regular college students following a traditional path, but the classroom also contained high school students looking to get a jumpstart on higher education and older adults seeking to return to school.

After teaching English for several years, Tanner eventually eased into a more administrative role. Before landing his current role, Tanner was the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Chattahoochee Tech. Now, Tanner is in charge of overseeing and supervising all academic instruction at the college.

Chattahoochee Tech is the largest of Georgia’s 22 technical colleges. Chattahoochee Tech educates almost 10,000 students a semester and services six different Georgia counties. The college is also composed of 15 to 20% dual-enrollment students. While several traditional four-year colleges in the state of Georgia are a part of the University System of Georgia, a separate system oversees most of the two-year technical colleges in the state. The Technical College System of Georgia encompasses these schools.

In addition to traditional diplomas that require two years of instruction, Chattahoochee Tech also offers several certificates. These programs are specialized and can be completed in as little as eight weeks. One example is a certificate of truck driving. The associate degrees offer a wide range of courses from accounting to welding, in addition to all the normal core classes like English and math.

“We prepare students for what we call middle-skill careers and jobs,” said Tanner. “Those are the things that don’t require a full four-year degree like engineering, but do require more than just a high school diploma or the equivalency.”

To learn more about Chattahoochee Technical College, be sure to listen to the full interview above. You can also visit www.chattahoocheetech.edu.

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