Consumer Information and Public Disclosures

GTCC is committed to providing students, their families, and the campus community full disclosure of all consumer information as required by state and federal laws and regulations. The laws are intended to satisfy students' right to know and afford the opportunity for students to make fully informed choices regarding the institution they elect to attend.

Please take a moment to review the information below. To obtain a printed copy of any of the information and policies listed on this page or if you have further questions, please contact Lisa Koretoff, director of Financial Aid, located in Medlin Campus Center 3315 on the Jamestown campus or by email at lakoretoff@gtcc.edu.

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By accessing this web site, you specifically agree to abide by these rules and any modifications thereto. Click the tabs below for details.

This web site is an online information exchange service for use by Guilford Technical Community College (hereafter known as “GTCC”), its employees and the general public. You shall not post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way use or exploit any Information for commercial purposes or otherwise use the Information in a manner that is inconsistent with these rules and regulations.

In connection with the use of this web site, you shall abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws, including those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, obscenity, indecency, and copyright or trademark infringement (“Applicable Law”) and all policies and procedures of GTCC. The Information available on this web site may include intellectual property that is protected under the copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States and/or other countries (“Intellectual Property Laws”). Such Intellectual Property Laws generally prohibit the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of all text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, music, sound samplings and other protected materials. The violation of applicable Intellectual Property Laws may give rise to civil and/or criminal penalties.

You are cautioned that any online communications may not be confidential and that you do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in any online communications. GTCC employees and agents may, in the course of performing their regular duties, access electronic communications and information for security, technical or operational purposes. You should be aware that federal postal regulations do not protect electronic mail and that GTCC may disclose any communications to the extent permitted or required by law.

You shall not post, transmit or make available in any way through this web site any software or other materials which contain a computer virus, trojan horse, time bomb, worm or other rogue programming (“Rogue Programming”). GTCC has no obligation to detect the presence of any Rogue Programming. Any downloading of software or other materials or any other use of the Information on this web site is at your risk, and you are advised to take adequate precautions to minimize any loss to your system caused by Rogue Programming, including use of anti-virus programs and proper backup of files.

You are responsible for the content of any Information you put on or post to this web site. GTCC has no obligation to, and does not in the normal course, monitor or control any Information that is or becomes available on this web site. GTCC reserves the right to review any Information that is or becomes available on this web site. GTCC reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any Information that is, in GTCC’s sole discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these terms, GTCC policies or procedures or Applicable Law. However, GTCC has no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights by GTCC.

THIS WEB SITE  IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GTCC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION IS COMPLETE OR ACCURATE, THAT  THIS WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION IS FREE OF ROGUE PROGRAMMING.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL GTCC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE , INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE , INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NONDELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.



BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE, YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY AGAINST GTCC ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE. YOU ALSO AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, GTCC FROM AND AGAINST, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS, ANY GTCC POLICY,  AND/OR APPLICABLE LAW.

These rules may be modified by GTCC from time to time and such modifications will be binding on you when posted to this website.

The GTCC web site contains information regarding GTCC and its education and training services. All pricing information referred to in this site is in U.S. dollars.

GTCC reserves the right to modify the information contained in this site at any time without notice. While GTCC makes all reasonable efforts to insure that all material on this site is correct, accuracy cannot be guaranteed and GTCC does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of any information contained in this site.

This site and all information and materials contained herein, is provided to you “as is” without warranty of any kind. This site may contain hypertext links to other World Wide Web sites which are completely independent of this site. GTCC makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such hypertext link, and any hypertext link to another person or entity shall not in any manner be construed as endorsement by GTCC of such person’s or entity’s World Wide Web site, products or services. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.

 Your confidential use of this site cannot be guaranteed by GTCC. GTCC shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of this site or any information you transmitted to this site.

You can visit GTCC’s web site to access education/training service information or use our online tools (online courses, etc.) without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. The only information we collect and store during normal web site usage is the web site that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of customer visits. During normal web site usage, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number or social security.

There are instances where GTCC requests personally identifiable information to provide the web site visitor a service or correspondence (mailed class schedules and brochures). This information, such as name, mailing address, email address, type of request and possibly additional information, is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data by GTCC and is used to fulfill your request. GTCC makes every effort to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy). The information you provide is used by GTCC to improve the services we provide you. It is never provided to any other company for that company’s independent use.

Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes so that we may track site and user activity. The use of cookies is an industry standard and you will find them at most major web sites. By showing how and when visitors use the site, cookies help GTCC to better track which those areas of our site which are popular and those which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the site will not function properly if you do so.

The information in this site is protected by copyright. You may only use the information, text or graphics contained in this site for your personal use and may not reproduce, adapt, or publish it, in whole or in part, for any purpose without the express written consent of GTCC. The GTCC logo may not be used, downloaded, copied or distributed in any way.

By using this site, you signify your assent to the GTCC Online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. We reserve the right to change GTCC’s Online Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice or consent.

Guilford Technical Community College (the “College”) may establish official College social media networking sites to facilitate information sharing and collaboration. Social media communications tools may be used for official College business such as marketing to potential students; communicating with prospective and current students, alumni, and employees; educating the public about the College and its mission, programs and events; and for emergency communications. The Director of Marketing and Public Information shall coordinate with the Chief Information Officer to establish and maintain appropriate College procedures governing use of social media by College employees, independent contractors, and students (collectively, “College Community Members”) and shall ensure that these procedures are readily accessible by such College Community Members.

  1. Establishment of Social Media Accounts on Behalf of the College
    The Marketing Department will establish and maintain the College’s official social media sites. Any College Community Member who wishes to create a social media account on behalf of the College or use any established GTCC-owned social media account, must be approved and trained. To obtain approval and training, contact the Director of Marketing or the Public Information Officer. Establishment of social media sites must follow these steps:
    1. College employees may request a social media account by filling out the Social MediaApplication and Social Media Checklist documents. Submit all paperwork to the Director of Marketing and the Public Information Officer for review.
    2. College Community Members who are approved to use a College social media account will be required to successfully complete Social Media Training through the Office of Marketing and Public Information before full authorization is granted.
    3. All new registered accounts will undergo a 60-day trial period in which the Office of Marketing and Public Information will monitor the account to ensure that the account is active, content is current and posted regularly and adheres to the College’s Social Media Best Practices (located on the College’s Marketing and Public Information web page), as well as the Social Media Policy and Procedures. The Office of Marketing and Public Information may periodically monitor the account following the trial period to ensure compliance with this policy.
    4. The Office of Marketing and Public Information reserves the right to delete, unpublish, or deactivate an officially-recognized GTCC social networking site if: the site has been inactive for more than 180 days (including the 60-day trial period); or if the account’s administrator does not adhere to the social media guidelines, policies and procedures.
    5. Any employee who creates a social media account on behalf of the College without prior approval from the Office of Marketing and Public Information will be required to terminate the account immediately. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.
    6. If an administrator of a college social media account ceases employment with the College, it is that employee’s responsibility to notify the Director of Marketing or Public Information Officer of this change so he or she can be the event that an administrator has been terminated from their position, it is the responsibility of the Director of Human Resources to notify the Director of Marketing, Public Information Officer and Webmaster.
    7. When student organizations use college‐sponsored social media for communication, the employee administrator of said account will be responsible for monitoring the account on a daily basis to compliance with this policy.
    8. College Community Members are personally and solely responsible for any legal liability arising from or relating to their use of social networking services and sites in violation of this policy. Each College Community Member agrees to release the College from liability and also to indemnify the College for any and all claims brought against the College arising from or related to such College Community Member’s violation of this policy.
    9. Any officially-recognized GTCC social media account is subject to collection and preservation policies of the state.
    10. Any offers or contests conducted through social media must comply with all applicable laws and be preapproved by both the Director of Marketing and the appropriate vice president.
  2. Personal Social Media Sites
    1. Information publicly published on social networking sites by College Community Members shall comply with all existing college policies (See Management Manual policy IV-3.1.1 Student Code of Conduct). Any discussion of confidential college issues is prohibited.
    2. Social media activities shall not interfere with a College Community Member’s work commitments. Community College Members should access personal social networking sites and services on non‐working time with their own personal computing equipment and should do so in a responsible and professional manner.
    3. Because use of the College’s official logos or graphics can create the impression that the College officially sanctions the communication, College Community Members may not use the College’s official logos or graphics without the prior written consent of the Director of Marketing and Public Information.
    4. College Community Members should not claim or imply that they are speaking on behalf of the College unless they have received express authority from the College’s senior administration to be a spokesperson for the College.
    5. Information posted on personal social media sites that identifies an affiliation with the College should include a disclaimer like “the views expressed are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of GTCC."
  3. Social Media in the Classroom
    1. If using social media as an educational tool in the classroom, faculty must clearly identify how the medium will be used and what will be required.
    2. Students and/or parents must have the option to opt out and an alternative must be provided for students who may not be comfortable creating a social media account. It is the responsibility of the faculty to provide a consent form that includes an opt-out option for students.
    3. If a student is under 18, parental consent will need to be obtained for a student to create a social media account.
    4. Social media accounts used as an educational tool must be authorized in advance by a division chair prior to applying for an officially-recognized GTCC social media account through the Office of Marketing and Public Information.

Adopted 02/16/2012
Revised 03/13/2017

Guilford Technical Community College is committed to inclusion for all members of our community and making our programs, services and activities usable, whatever your abilities or needs.

As a public institution of higher education, GTCC receives federal assistance and is legally bound to prohibit discrimination in the recruiting, admissions and education of persons with disabilities.

GTCC strives to provide an accessible environment that promotes learning and personal growth. For questions about GTCC’s commitment to inclusion or for questions about obstacles you may have encountered, please contact us by completing the form on the Accessibility Statement page.

Users of the Guilford Technical Community College network are prohibited from using Peer-To-Peer (P2P) programs. In addition, sharing of copyright material through this or any other technology is strictly prohibited, including network file sharing, web applications, or any other means.

Summary of penalties for violation of federal copyright laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially their FAQ's at www.copyright.gov/help/faq.

From the GTCC Management Manual and College Wide Rules and Procedures:

Use of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Networking Software

Users of the Guilford Technical Community College network are strictly prohibited from using P2P programs.  Examples of P2P software include, KaZaA, Gnutella, BitTorrent, Audioglaxay, Morpheus and eDonkey, among others.  In addition, sharing of copyright material through this or any other technology is strictly prohibited, including network file sharing, web applications, or any other means.  GTCC reserves the right to monitor all devices attached to the college network.  In the event an employee, student or other authorized user of the college network violates this rule, the following shall occur:

  1. An initial offense will result in a formal email communication being sent to the user and their supervisor, notifying them of the infringement and giving the steps to remedy the situation.  If the P2P file sharing application is located on a college computer, ITS staff will uninstall the application.  If the P2P file sharing occurs on a privately-owned computer, the owner shall immediately uninstall the application at personal expense.  Failure to do so shall result in revocation of all college network and computer use privileges.
  1. A repeat offense shall result in disciplinary action in accordance with Management Manual policies IV-3.1.1 Student Code of Conduct and V-2.1.2 Performance Improvement and Disciplinary Action Including Termination.   In addition, regardless of college actions, the individual bears the liability of copyright infringement and may face civil or criminal actions.
  1. This rule applies to, but is not limited to, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets, file/ftp/tftp/proxy servers, or any other network-attached equipment.
  1. This rule shall be administered in conjunction with the following related Management Manual college policies:    

II-1.1 Information Security and Confidentiality

II-2.1.2 Internet Acceptable Use

II-2.1.6 Intellectual Property

II-2.1.7 Copyright 

Adopted 06/07/2010
Revised 02/20/2017

Please review the GTCC Catalog for transfer credit information. Also, see the list of course equivalencies for transfer course comparisons.

Enrollment in a study abroad program approved for credit by Guilford Technical Community College (home institution) may be considered enrollment at Guilford Tech for the purpose of applying for assistance under Title IV.

Students at Guilford Technical Community College are not required to provide documentation of immunizations for admissions to the college, however, documentation is required in specific programs.

  • All students enrolled in curriculum Allied Health programs and Workforce Continuing Education health care courses in which clinical procedures are performed must provide documentation of required immunizations and tuberculosis screenings.
  • All F-1 students must complete the Medical Examination form documenting immunization history prior to enrolling.

GTCC is committed to making sure students are civically minded and strives to ensure students are afforded every opportunity to become involved in local, regional, statewide and national elections through voter registration.

North Carolina State Board of Elections voter information

Guilford County Board of Elections information

Other voting resources

Guilford Technical Community College, as a participant in federal loan programs, is required to have a code of conduct relating to student financial aid matters that is applicable to the College’s agents and employees. The code of conduct requirements are set forth in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) signed into law on Aug. 14, 2008. In addition, the law includes requirements related to publication of the code and annual disclosures. Read the GTCC Code of Conduct Policy Statement.