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Student Life

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: National Technical Honor Society, Skills USA/VICA, The Scrub Club, and others. 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.

Student Orientation
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 clicking here. 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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Student Organizations [+]
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Accounting Club
The accounting club provides Lanier Technical College students the opportunity to network with their peers and others in the accounting field, including potential employers. The goal of our club is to promote enjoyment in accounting through social gatherings, such as the Georgia Society of CPA's student night event, guest speakers, and LTC's Tax Workshop, which is presented to all students. Members of the accounting club hope to gain a better understanding of the accounting field and promote service to our community.
For more information, contact Wendy Schuster at

Club HIP
The Club HIP (Health Information Professional) is open to students enrolled in the Health Information Management Technology (HIMT) and Healthcare Management Technology (HEMT) programs. The purpose of Club HIP is to provide a social setting for HIMT and HEMT students to better understand the Health Information Management profession, to provide career support, and discuss the unique demands on the path to graduating and obtaining credentials.
Club HIP provides a setting to expand educational, career, and social boundaries through networking opportunities with peers, potential employers and through community service. The club is also involved in raising funds in order to attend professional HIM meetings, conferences and other events that will expand the student's knowledge of the field and help develop networking skills. Finally, Club HIP strives to improve the management and leadership skills of its members.
For more information, contact Alan Soskel at

Interiors Club
The mission of the Interiors Club is to empower students to achieve in the Interior Design industry. Open to all students, the overall goals of the club are to foster career development, collaborate on team projects, and inspire passion for Interior Design. These will be accomplished by building on the foundation of education, hands on experience, workforce development, and leadership. Some of the events that the Interiors Club has or is currently sponsoring include networking at the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Holiday Decorator Showhouse, decorating the Hall Campus Christmas trees, contributing to the Forsyth Campus Medical Assisting Holiday Toy Drive, and volunteering at the Clark Howard Habitat for Humanity home project.
For more information, contact Sara Beam at

National Technical Honor Society
Lanier Technical College National Vocational Technical Honor Society is an 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 students must:

  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time in a degree or diploma program
  • Completed at least 30 credit hours
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.5 and
  • Obtain recommendation from their advisor.

Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a national organization that prepares students for careers in business and business-related fields. PBL 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. If you are interested in developing leadership, communication, and team skills, or simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at the local, state, or national levels; PBL is the organization for you. Meet student and business leaders from across the country—join PBL today!

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 Scrub Club came into being primarily for the purpose of building camaraderie among healthcare students, raising funds for the purpose of a scholarship to support and assist healthcare students seeking healthcare professions and building better citizens through meeting community needs. Contact for more information.

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:

Graduation Ceremony
GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership)
Lanier Alert (text message security)
Security Officers
Student IDs
Events (picnics, snow cone days, etc…)
E-Recruiting (Job Board)
Capping and Pinning Ceremonies
Club Field Trips
Orientation Supplies
Wellness Fairs
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 Hall & Barrow. Lunch provided.

Contact the SGA Advisors for more information:
Megan Whitworth 770-533-7026
Allison Haynes 770-533-7003

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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
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.

Conference Rooms
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.

Lecture Hall
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 770-533-6920. 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 678-341-6626.

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.

Oakwood seats 210 people 770-533-6920
Forsyth seats 80 people 678-341-6626
Forsyth Conference Center seats 1400 people 678-341-6619
Jackson seats 200 people 770-535-6270

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. Students are welcome to use that facility at any time.

Technology Center
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 770-533-6992 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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Effective Dec. 3, 2018, Lanier Technical College's address will be: 2535 Lanier Tech Drive, Gainesville, GA 30507
Phone: 770-533-7000 | Fax: 770-531-6328
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