Graduates earn 2,944 degrees, certificates from West Georgia Technical College


About 27.6 percent of the 2,944 degrees and certificates handed out by the West Georgia Technical College in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Waco conferred 665 certificates and 146 associate's degrees in Health Professions and Related Programs programs.

But the single most popular program was for a certificate in Welding Technology/Welder. Data shows the school gave out 325 certificates in Welding Technology/Welder, followed by 314 certificates in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide and 202 certificates in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

The college enrolled 6,743 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
314
314
Dental Assisting/Assistant
-
76
76
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
70
-
70
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist
-
57
57
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
46
46
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
34
5
39
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
-
36
36
Medical/Clinical Assistant
-
33
33
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
-
25
25
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
-
21
21
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
21
-
21
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
-
16
16
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
-
15
15
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
12
-
12
Surgical Technology/Technologist
-
11
11
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
9
-
9
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
-
7
7
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
-
3
3
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
-
-
-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
-
-
-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
-
-
-
Mammography Technician/Technology
-
-
-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
146
665
811
27.6
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
-
110
110
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
-
69
69
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
-
62
62
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
-
54
54
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
-
47
47
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
-
38
38
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
10
18
28
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician
-
20
20
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
10
418
428
14.5
Welding Technology/Welder
-
325
325
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
-
45
45
Precision Production total
-
370
370
12.6
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
33
69
102
Business Administration and Management, General
39
19
58
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
18
28
46
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
-
38
38
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
-
31
31
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
5
9
14
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
4
4
8
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
-
-
-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
99
198
297
10.1
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
-
202
202
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
-
37
37
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
-
14
14
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
7
4
11
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
-
6
6
Barbering/Barber
-
4
4
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
-
3
3
Personal and Culinary Services total
7
270
277
9.4
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
-
121
121
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
22
32
54
Network and System Administration/Administrator
19
5
24
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
7
-
7
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
-
1
1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
48
159
207
7
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
-
180
180
Transportation and Materials Moving total
-
180
180
6.1
Child Care Provider/Assistant
-
134
134
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
-
134
134
4.5
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
20
58
78
Criminal Justice/Police Science
-
40
40
Fire Services Administration
8
-
8
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
-
4
4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
28
102
130
4.4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
25
20
45
Education total
25
20
45
1.5
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
8
6
14
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
-
12
12
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
-
7
7
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
1
-
1
Solar Energy Technology/Technician
-
1
1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
9
26
35
1.2
Game and Interactive Media Design
-
20
20
Visual and Performing Arts total
-
20
20
0.7
Electrician
-
6
6
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General
-
-
-
Construction Trades total
-
6
6
0.2
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
-
4
4
English Language and Literature/Letters total
-
4
4
0.1
Physical Fitness Technician
-
-
-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
-
-
-
-

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