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Savannah Technical College Foundation

  • Savannah, GA
  • www.savannahtech.edu

Mission Statement

Founded in 1984, the Savannah Technical College Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to raise and disburse funds to support the College's efforts to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. The Foundation also supports student success through its many privately funded scholarships.

The state of Georgia provides less than 33% of the operational budget for the college; therefore, for Savannah Technical College to meet its mission of excellence, private investment is essential. The Foundation, its volunteer Board of Trustees and Community Council work as advocates and solicit funds from public, corporate and individual partnerships that are necessary to cultivate investment in the college.

Main Programs

  1. Accounting
  2. Air Conditioning
  3. Aircraft Technology
  4. Aviation Maintenance
  5. Automotive Collision Repair
  6. Automotive Technology
  7. Barbering
  8. Basic Law Enforcement - Peace Officer Academy
  9. Business Technology
  10. Business Management
  11. Commercial Truck Driving
  12. Construction Management
  13. Cosmetology
  14. Criminal Justice
  15. Culinary Arts
  16. Dental Assisting
  17. Dental Hygiene
  18. Drafting
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Georgia

Savannah Technical College Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to raise and disburse funds to support the College's efforts to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

ruling year

1985

Executive Director

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Ms. Gail Eubanks

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EIN

58-1609038

 Number

5788460377

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Accounting

Students obtaining an Accounting Diploma will be able to enter the work force as an accounting technician with some responsibilities for financial record keeping. More experience can lead to jobs like Accounts Receivable or Accounts Payable Clerk, Payroll Clerk or Bookkeeper. Students will be able to assist in completing the full accounting cycle, perform the payroll process, prepare both individual and small business taxes, apply professional ethics in the accounting process, and utilize technological resources in the accounting field.
Employment of accountants and auditors alone is expected to grow by 22 percent between through 2018.
Source: Technical College System of Georgia – Knowledge Management System

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Air Conditioning

Program graduates are trained in everything from heating and air conditioning to refrigeration, ventilation, and humidity control for all types of buildings—often referred to throughout industry as HVACR.
The program is also part of the sustainable technology movement at Savannah Technical College and is available for Learning Community opportunities with a number of courses and dedicated tutors.

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Aircraft Technology

Luxury craft cabinetmakers mainly work in manufacturing plants and service centers. Cabinetmakers install and repair various types of cabinets, counter-tops and furniture in new and owned aircraft. This particular set of skills may also be applied to build or maintain other luxury crafts such as yachts.
The aircraft upholstery and trim program will provide introductory level technician training for individuals seeking employment in outfitting and refurbishing large business jet aircraft. Local trends indicate rapid growth through 2015 for aircraft upholstery and trim and then moderate growth in for the foreseeable future.
Industry job growth is predicted to be above average during the next five years due to retirements and new contracts industry wide to replace older technologies. Demands for building new aircraft to replace older aircraft may promote some growth (about 9%) in the aerospace manufacturing sector during this time. Partly as a result of the high skill level average earnings are higher than in most other industries.
In 2005, there were close to 700 luxury craft cabinetmakers working in Georgia. Job growth in this field is predicted to be about 3% regionally and 12% nationally for the next five years. The most growth is predicted to be in aerospace product manufacturing and service.
Government contracts are currently being negotiated with aerospace suppliers which may potentially increase employment demand by several hundred to thousands of individuals over the next few years.
Local employers require these particular skills to grow their business and need qualified entry level employees in the areas of luxury craft cabinetmaking, upholstery/trim and structural technology to meet business demands.
Source: Technical College System of Georgia – Knowledge Management System

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Aviation Maintenance

Job growth in this field is moderate due to the changes and consolidations taking place in the commercial airline industry. However, private aerospace companies and smaller airport operations are seeing a growing need to hire more A&P mechanics.
Aviation maintenance training programs are longer than average due to the high number of training hours the FAA requires certificated training programs to cover. Aviation maintenance mechanics troubleshoot, repair, maintain, and inspect aircraft airframes and powerplants so they can be returned to service as quickly as possible. Aviation maintenance mechanics often work in a hanger type of environment in airports or military bases. However, some work in aircraft assembly plants within the manufacturing industry.
In 2010 there were more than 7,600 aircraft mechanics employed in Georgia and nearly 125,000 employed in the U.S. Job growth for this field is nationally predicted to be around 6% for the next five years. The most growth is predicted to be in scheduled air transportation, aerospace parts and product manufacturing, and support activities for air transportation.

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Automotive Collision Repair

From refinishing airplanes and yachts to updating paint and glass, students completing these programs are primed and ready to get into the workforce in a number of industrial areas. Job growth just within the automotive industry is predicted to be 19% through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, with salaries ranging from starting at $37,000 and reaching as high as $64,000.
Students have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area during their program–Refinishing or Major Collision Repair–or to complete all program courses receiving certification for both specializations.

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Automotive Technology

When your car’s engine makes a jarring sound and your heart skips a beat, your first thought is, “who can I trust to take care of my vehicle?” Graduates from the Automotive Technology department are equipped to troubleshoot such problems. They hold positions as service technicians, inspectors, and maintenance and repair mechanics. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, these positions earn an average pay of $37K annually with the earning potential of up to $60K per year, depending on the position within the industry. The projection for employment opportunities, for qualified jobseekers, is good.

Job growth for the industry, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), is expected to grow 17 percent during the next decade.
The program is also part of the sustainable technology movement at Savannah Technical College and is available for Learning Community opportunities with a number of courses and dedicated tutors.

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Barbering

With Savannah Tech’s master barber/stylist program, students approach the state licensing examinations backed by hands-on, industry-relevant experience and will make a seamless transition from training to the professional world. Students in barbering learn classic skills and new techniques and get hands-on experience, as well as business skills and management preparation.
Overall employment of barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Opportunities for entry-level workers should be favorable, while job candidates at high-end establishments will face keen competition.
Personal appearance workers will grow by 20 percent through 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment trends are expected to vary among the different occupational specialties. The number of barbers will increase by 12 percent, about as fast as average. This growth will primarily come from an increasing population, which will lead to greater demand for basic hair services. Additionally, the demand for hair coloring and other advanced hair treatments has increased in recent years, particularly among baby boomers and young people.
Source: Technical College System of Georgia – Knowledge Management System

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Basic Law Enforcement - Peace Officer Academy

The Basic Law Enforcement Certificate program provides students with the necessary skills, standards, and knowledge in order to become qualified, proficiency trained, ethical and competent peace officers in criminal justice careers. Successful completion of the program enables the student to become eligible to be certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards Training Council (P.O.S.T.) as a Georgia Peace Officer.
State Officers such as the Georgia State Patrol, deputy sheriffs, county police, municipal police, and campus police are a few examples of peace officers. Peace Officers maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state, or federal laws and ordinances. Peace Officers may perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area, direct traffic, issue traffic summonses, investigate accidents, apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022. Georgia is expected to see an eight percent (8%) increase in employment opportunities by 2022. Overall opportunities in local police departments will be favorable for individuals who meet the psychological, personal, and physical qualifications. In addition to openings from employment growth, many openings will be created by the need to replace workers who retire and those who leave local agencies for federal jobs and private-sector security jobs.
This program offers a first step in law enforcement. Select courses in the Basic Law Enforcement Certificate program transfer towards an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Many agencies pay all or part of the tuition for officers to work toward degrees in criminal justice, police science, administration of justice, or public administration and pay higher salaries to those who earn one of those degrees.
Source: Technical College System of Georgia – Knowledge Management System, P.O.S.T., U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Business Technology

The Business Technology programs is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of positions in today’s technology-driven work environment.
Project management, office and administrative support supervisors and managers plan or supervise support staff to ensure that they can work efficiently. After allocating work assignments and issuing deadlines, office and administrative support supervisors and managers oversee the work to ensure that it is proceeding on schedule and meeting established quality standards.

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Program 10

Business Management

The Business Management program is designed to prepare students for entry into management and supervisory occupations in a variety of businesses and industries. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills and abilities required for job acquisition, retention and advancement in management. Graduates of the program receive a Business Management degree with a specialization in General Management, Operations Management or Human Resource Management.

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Program 11

Commercial Truck Driving

With several of the country’s largest shipping and receiving ports in Savannah, there are career opportunities for commercial truck drivers. With a growing economy, more drivers will be needed to transport goods to keep up with consumer demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was 39,520 in 2014.

Truck driving is one of many jobs in the industry. With a predicted 21% increase in positions during the next decade, the U.S. Department of Labor also notes great wage earning potential. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says base salaries start at almost $25K per year. Those owning their own vehicles can easily earn more than $57K annually before the mileage and cargo factors.
The department offers a number of scheduling and location options:
Effingham Campus – The daytime class meets Monday through Thursday for 7.5 weeks and is offered twice per semester. The evening class meets Monday through Thursday for 15 weeks and is only offered once per semester.
Liberty Campus – The daytime class meets Monday through Thursday for 7.5 weeks and is offered twice per semester. The weekend class meets Saturday and Sunday for 15 weeks and is only offered once per semester.

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Program 12

Construction Management

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth is expected to climb 17% during the next decade due to the level of new and rejuvenated projects. The U.S. Department of Labor cites average earnings for construction managers as more than $83K annually – two-thirds of managers are self-employed and wages are solely dependent on the amount of business the individual is able to generate.
The College’s department has incorporated the latest technology with green-building techniques, residential weatherization, and home energy audits. Completing the associate degree can lead to your Georgia State Contractors License.
The program is also part of the sustainable technology movement and is available for Learning Community opportunities with a number of blocked courses and dedicated tutors.

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Program 13

Cosmetology

The Cosmetology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of cosmetology. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.

The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules, and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, skin, hair, and nail diseases and disorders, hair treatments and manipulations, hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, chemical reformation and application, skin and nail care, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, math, reading, writing, interpersonal relations development, computer skills, employability skills, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive a Cosmetology diploma and are employable as a cosmetology salesperson, cosmetologist, salon manager, or a salon owner.
Students learn to cut, trim and style scalp, facial, and body hair; apply cosmetic preparations; perform manicures and pedicures; massage the head and extremities; and prepare tor practice as licensed cosmetologists in specialized or full-service salons. Includes instruction in hair cutting and styling, manicuring, pedicuring, facial treatments, shampooing, chemical applications, esthetics, shop management, sanitation and safety, customer service, and professional and labor laws and regulations.
The cosmetology program at Savannah Tech has a 100 percent state board pass rate. It provides focused instruction on safety, sanitation, state laws and regulations and is approved by the State Board of Cosmetology. Graduates receive a cosmetology diploma and a shampoo tech certificate upon completion and have a number of potential career paths — stylist, platform artist, nail tech, makeup artist, session stylist, video stylist, skin care provider, colorist, educator and more.
Source: Technical College System of Georgia – Knowledge Management System

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Program 14

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Associate Degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for Criminal Justice professions. The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. The Criminal Justice field offers thousands of career opportunities in the three components of the criminal justice system: Law Enforcement, the Courts, and Corrections, as well as careers in private security.

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Culinary Arts

The program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for the culinary profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of culinary theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the culinary field as cooks, bakers, or caterers/culinary managers. The occupational trend is projected to increase by 18% through 2018.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pastry Chefs are in-demand and make excellent salaries. Payscale.com reports that the average salary for Pastry Bakers is just over $40,000 per year. In 2008, Specialty Chefs represented more than 8,900 jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts job opportunities will increase by nearly 15% in the coming decade adding 138,000 jobs by 2016. In addition, the BLS indicates highly skilled bakers should be especially in demand because of growing demand for specialty products.
The city of Savannah, Ga., the largest city and the county seat of Chatham County, is known as America’s first planned city and attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city’s architecture and historic structures. Today, Savannah’s downtown area is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States (designated in 1966). The locals and millions of visitors create a high demand for the food industry.
In Georgia, bakers earn a median annual salary of $23,190 as of May 2011, according to the BLS. Based on Department of Labor statistics the mean average salary in the Savannah area is $22,830 as of May 2011.
Source: Technical College System of Georgia – Knowledge Management System

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Dental Assisting

Dental assistants may prepare materials for impressions and restorations, and process dental x-rays as directed by a dentist. They also may remove sutures, apply topical anesthetics to gums or cavity-preventive agents to teeth, remove excess cement used in the filling process, and place dental dams to isolate teeth for treatment. Dental assistants must work closely with, and under the supervision of, dentists.
Dental assistants with laboratory duties make casts of the teeth and mouth from impressions, clean and polish removable appliances, and make temporary crowns. Those with office duties schedule and confirm appointments, receive patients, keep treatment records, send bills, receive payments, and order dental supplies and materials.
Dental assistants are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008–18 projection with an increase of 36 percent. Population growth, greater retention of natural teeth by middle-aged and older people, and an increased focus on preventative dental care for younger generations will fuel demand for dental services. As dentists’ workloads increase, they are expected to hire more assistants to perform routine tasks, so that they may devote their own time to more complex procedures.
Source: Technical College System of Georgia – Knowledge Management System

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Dental Hygiene

Full-time, part-time, evening, and weekend schedules are common. Dentists frequently hire hygienists to work only two or three days a week, so hygienists may hold jobs in more than one dental office. Dental hygienists worked approximately 35 hours a week. Dental hygienists held about 174,100 jobs in 2008. Because multiple job holding is common in this field, the number of jobs exceeds the number of hygienists.
In 2012, Dental Hygiene was listed as one of the top four careers. Dental hygienists rank among the fastest growing occupations. The demand for dental services will grow because of population growth, older people increasingly retaining more teeth, and a growing emphasis on preventative dental care. To help meet this demand, facilities that provide dental care, particularly dentists’ offices, will increasingly employ dental hygienists, often to perform services that have been performed by dentists in the past. Ongoing research indicating a link between oral health and general health also will increase the demand for preventative dental hygiene services.
Employment of dental hygienists is expected to grow 36 percent through 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This projected growth ranks dental hygienists among the fastest growing occupations, in response to increasing demand for dental care and more use of hygienists.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Program 18

Drafting

Anything that is three-dimensional – pens, desks, buildings, industrial equipment, anything you can touch – has to be designed by a drafter before it can be created. Whether it’s AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, or CATIA, the Drafting Technology Department works hard to stay on the cutting edge of all the designing software available in industry. The department allows students select a specialization within their program of study – either architecture or mechanical design. You can also start in high school with dual enrollment certification options.

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Savannah Technical College Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to raise and disburse funds to support the College's efforts to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

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Executive Director

Ms. Gail Eubanks

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BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Brian Foster

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