The American Welding Society has had an active charter at Columbus Technical College since 1971.  Activities in this organization are coordinated by the Welding and Joining Technology Department. The purpose of this organization is to provide reliable updated information on the technology of welding as well as to promote community involvement, instill character, and to develop a well-rounded individual. Membership in the American Welding Society is open to students in the Welding and Joining Technology program.

International Students Association This organization is opened to all registered students who identify themselves as multicultural and are classified as academic, professional, cultural, international, and/or religious. They will commit to the vision of the organization by establishing clear, relevant goals and expectations for all members; establishing clear lines of communication between group members, Columbus Technical College and the community; as well as create a level of trust and develop positive interdependence among group members.

Lambda Epsilon Chi is the national honor society founded by the American Association for Paralegal Education. Columbus Technical College became an official chapter of this society in late 2013, making LEX the College’s newest student organization. Students must meet high academic criteria and are recognized through a formal ceremony that includes a certificate of induction and a special pin.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation/ LSAMP- Southwest Georgia Alliance.

Columbus Technical College is a member of the Southwest Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) consortium, also known as the LSAMP-Southwest Georgia Alliance. The vision of the program is to aid in the diversification of the nation’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM-related degrees earned by underrepresented minority (URM) students. The initiative focuses on student development, retention and academic matriculation.

National Technical Honor Society:  The purpose of this organization is to promote service, leadership, honesty, and career development; to encourage and assist student education and career goal setting; to promote a stronger linkage between local technical institutions and business and industry; and to promote the image of technical education in America.  Membership is open to all students who meet the following criteria: overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher (no exceptions), successful completion of the equivalent of two semesters with at least 18 semester hours, and recommendation by an instructor.

The purpose of Phi Beta Lambda is to provide opportunities for postsecondary students to develop business-related career competencies.  Phi Beta Lambda is an integral part of the instructional program and promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility.  One goal of Phi Beta Lambda is to strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work as well as assisting them in the establishment of occupational goals.  Phi Beta Lambda is open to students in the business studies of Management, Accounting, and Business Education.

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving more than 300,000 high school students, college students, and professional members. One purpose of SkillsUSA is to develop leadership abilities through participation in educational, vocational, civic, recreational, and social activities.  SkillsUSA members develop into well-rounded people with technical, academic, and employability skills important to getting a job and having a successful career.  SkillsUSA membership is open to students in all program areas.

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a unit of the Statewide Student Leadership Council.  SLC is the body of officers and representatives that oversee the student activity funds of each technical school and decide how the funds will be used and distributed for the student body. The SLC arranges activities for the students to promote networking, career preparation, and enjoyment of school life.

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is an organization providing military veterans with resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and future employment. All active duty, retired, reserve and dependents of Soldiers are eligible to join this organization .

For additional information, please contact the Office of Recruitment & Student Activities at 706.649.1893.