South Georgia Technical College
About Our College
Originally, SGTC served as the Air Force training facility during World War I and World War II, otherwise known as Souther Field. In fact, Charles A. Lindbergh purchased his first plane (a Jenny) from Souther Field. Lindbergh would later gain international recognition as the first person to fly from New York to Paris nonstop in "The Spirit of St. Louis" in 1927. In 1948, the school was named South Georgia Trade and Vocational School. The phrase "trade school" was later removed in 1963. After the change, the school was labeled the South Georgia Technical and Vocational School. The school name changed once more as a result of 1988 a legislative act, though its current name did not become official until Governor Roy Barnes enacted the Educational Reform Bill on November 2, 2000.