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Nikole Toptas, Cory Thompson, Cynthia Jackson, Neil Stevens, Dominick Rainey
Cory Thompson/Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is proud to offer two new and exciting career paths that will offer students the opportunity to work in the growing fields of Television, Film and Music. In the fall of 2013, GPTC began offering a Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) and a degree in Design Media Production Technology (DMPT). In the fall of 2014, a degree in Recording Arts Technology (RART) was added to the curriculum.
Design and Media Production Technology prepares students for employment in a variety of media production industries. This program of study emphasizes hands-on production in specialized areas. Graduates of the program receive a Design and Media Production degree with specializations in graphic design and prepress, computer animation, web interface design, or motion graphics.
The Recording Arts Technology degree program prepares students for a career in the audio engineering field including working with live sound, such as for concerts and church services or recording, studio engineering, field recording, production of beats, audio for gaming, sound for film and television and sound for interactive applications such as animation, multimedia and web audio.
Cynthia Jackson/Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of the oldest and most respected of Georgia’s 33 technical colleges. Recognized for their student-centered atmosphere, Georgia Piedmont Technical College prepares individuals with the education, training, and skills to enter the workplace ready to make a difference in hiring companies and in the ever-changing global economy.
Residents of DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton, and Morgan counties have the opportunity to attend classes at one of two campuses and five centers conveniently located throughout the service area. GPTC provides real-world skills for rewarding careers. In fiscal year 2010, the College served 24,590 students and conferred 1,118 awards to graduates earning associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Graduates have a 99% job placement rate with 69% graduate placement in jobs in or related to their program of study or in further education.
Neil Stevens/KeyWorth Bank
KeyWorth Bank is a $400 million dollar community bank headquartered in John’s Creek, GA with locations in East Cobb, Dunwoody, Alpharetta and Duluth. KeyWorth Bank’s main focus is small to medium sized businesses and professionals including physicians and dentists.