Campaign Director for the Columbus Technical College Foundation, Buddy Merrill (center) poses with winners of the 2012 Aranas Scholarship. Left to right are: Barry Grissett, Brittaney Carter, Merrill, Felisha Brown, and Michael Sandak.

Scholarship Named for Late Radiologist Helps Four Students

A scholarship honoring a late radiologist is helping secure the success of current students studying radiologic technology. The Aranas Scholarship is named after Columbus radiologist, Dr. Fred Aranas. Dr. Aranas died in a car accident in the late 1980's but the scholarship ensures his memory has … [read more..]

Machine tool technology student Marie Johnson works on a lathe with program director, Matthew Little.

Machining Student Overcomes Odds to Excel

Fifty-year-old Marie Johnson is a machine tool technology student at Columbus Technical College. While that may not seem amazing in and of itself, this dream seemed unattainable for the Valley, Alabama native. Marie came from a large family of five children; all of whom dropped out of high school. … [read more..]

(l to r) Sgt. Shawn Riley, Maj. Felix Davila, and Inv. Allen Humphrey with the Muscogee Sheriff's Special Ops team were deployed to New York after the 9-11 terrorist attack. Now-Sheriff John Darr (not pictured) was the fourth man on the team.

9-11 Anniversary Holds Special Meaning for Criminal Justice Director

September 11, 2012  The anniversary of the deadly 9-11 terrorist attack will always be a somber "where were you when?.." topic of conversation. But for thousands of first responders and volunteers, the eleventh of September is much more; it's a time for old friends to come together and pause, … [read more..]


Columbus Tech Signs Agreement with Fort Hays

August 30, 2012:     Columbus Technical College students who've completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree - especially in technical areas like welding, HVAC, automotive, and the like - may now transfer their entire program into the Bachelor of Technical Leadership at Fort Hays … [read more..]

Columbus Regional nurses help "deliver" a baby with shoulder dystocia.

Columbus Tech Helps Train Columbus Regional Medical Personnel

August 14, 2012        Columbus Technical College is working with healthcare partner Columbus Regional in an effort to help alleviate a potentially life-threatening childbirth complication known as shoulder dystocia. This dangerous situation takes place when the anterior shoulder of an infant … [read more..]

It was a packed house at the first Back 2 School BASH at Columbus Technical College. An estimated 400 people attended the event.

First Back 2 School BASH a Huge Success!

August 16, 2012   The Robert L. Wright, Jr. Health Sciences Center at Columbus Technical College was the place to be on August 9th. The first Back 2 School BASH hosted by the college drew a huge crowd of potential students, friends, families, and kids of all ages. An estimated 400 people attended … [read more..]

Grainer Scholars July 2012

Grainger Scholarship Helps Welding, HVAC Students Move Forward

July 26, 2012: Four students in Columbus Technical College's School of Professional & Technical Services are greatly benefiting from the generosity of  a major industrial supply company. The Grainger Foundation provides a total $7500 in scholarship funds each year for qualified students enrolled … [read more..]

Posing with the stag at its original home.

Welding Students put Neighborhood Landmark Back Together Again

A neighborhood landmark in North Columbus is back on its feet thanks to students and faculty in the Columbus Technical College welding program. The stag that stood at the entrance of The Preserve neighborhood was badly damaged in October of 2009. Resident Catherine Bickerstaff said the bronze statue … [read more..]

California Paralegal Articulation

CTC Inks Paralegal Agreement with California Univ. of Pennsylvania

July 23, 2012:    Students graduating with a degree from Columbus Technical College’s paralegal studies program now have an easier road to take in their postsecondary educational career. The college has signed a transfer agreement with California University of Pennsylvania (CAL U) this week that … [read more..]

Having fun at the signing

CTC Hosts Students From Beijing School

July 19, 2012:  Students from the A+ Learning Center in Beijing included Columbus Technical College on their whirlwind tour of the Eastern U.S. The College signed an agreement making transfer options easier for these children if and when they decide to come to college in the United States. We were … [read more..]