We have roots! Founded in 1964, Lanier Technical College was established as a partnership between Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville City Schools, Hall County Schools, Hall County Commission, and City of Gainesville. The first classes of the newly minted college were held at Oakwood Baptist Church from 1966 until 1967 when the Oakwood Campus officially opened its doors to students. Fast forward fifty years and Lanier Technical College now serves seven counties, and over 3,000 students throughout North Georgia where we provide technical education, adult education, and workforce training.
We currently offer almost 50 programs to over 3,000 students. We are incredibly proud of our 100% job placement rate, as well as our 99.6% placement rate for students in their field of study. Lanier Technical College is working hard to serve the industries of North Georiga, but there's even more on the horizon!
We’re growing! In 2015, Governor Nathan Deal announced the first new campus in the history of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) would be at Lanier Tech. The 95-acre project, located on Georgia State Route 365, will include six state-of-the-art buildings where students can study everything from accounting to welding. Additionally, the new campus will be designed to serve over 5,000 students, rather than the 2,500 students at the Oakwood Campus. This investment in Hall County ensures further growth opportunities for the ever-increasing emphasis on technical education and Georgia’s workforce.