Academic and Student Support Services


Southern Crescent Technical College has bookstores located on its Griffin and Flint River campuses. The bookstore has an online store which carries textbooks for the current semester and general merchandise options. Please visit the online store at

Our Griffin and Flint River bookstores sell new and used books, study aids, school supplies, special program supplies, and school paraphernalia. Purchases may be made by check, cash, credit card, and Apple/Samsung/Google Pay.

All refunds, exchanges, or returns on textbooks only must be done within ten (10) days of purchases. The original receipt is required for all refunds or returns. All textbooks must be in the original, unopened condition as purchased. Unopened electronics can be returned or exchanged within ten (10) days of purchase. All returns/exchanges must be accompanied by a receipt. Technical support or assistance is provided by the manufacturer of the product. All other sales are final.

Used textbooks may be resold to the bookstore during the designated buy-back period if the bookstore has a need for the book.

Career Services

The Career Services Office provides students and alumni with the tools to be successful in their job search during their academic tenure and after graduation.  Our staff provides resources in career planning, resume writing, job search, and interviewing strategies that enable students/ alumni to be successful in the search for employment.  We integrate current technology with in-person interaction, enabling students and alumni to build the skills and relationships they need to successfully compete in the job market.

Through FOCUS 2, Career Services supports students in preparing for and making informed decisions about their academic and employment plans.  Using this online career and educational planning tool, students are able to self-assess their skills and relevant personal qualities to explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with their assessment results.

We connect job seekers with employers by hosting career fairs and facilitating on-campus recruitment events.  Each year, many local and national employers recruit on campus and hire our students.  Students and alumni are also able to connect with employers through TIGERLINK, SCTC’s online career services manager.  TIGERLINK provides job seekers with employment opportunities in industries that correlate with programs offered at Southern Crescent Technical College.

Child Care Center

Tender Tech Child Development Center, a program of Southern Crescent Technical College, is located on the Flint River Campus in Thomaston, Georgia. Tender Tech is a Georgia Quality Rated Center. Tender Tech provides a safe, nurturing, and interactive environment for children that fosters a desire to learn and promotes developing a foundation for a lifelong educational experience. Tender Tech uses Creative Curriculum, which is a hands-on, child-led curriculum. Our teachers write individual weekly lesson plans based on children's learning styles. Teachers provide parents with an assessment of their child's progress twice per year based on the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards.

Tender Tech Child Development Center offers services to Southern Crescent Technical College students, faculty, and to the general public on a space-available basis. Tender Tech also has a Georgia Lottery Pre-K that is available to all children who are 4 years of age on or before September 1 of the school year. Call (706) 646-6200 for information.

Tender Tech Child Development Center is fully licensed to operate by Bright from the Start Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

Computer Labs

A computer lab is available for student use in the libraries on the Flint River Campus and Griffin Campus, as well as the Henry County Center.

These computers and printers can be used for completion of assignments or for limited personal purposes. A variety of software is accessible including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and an assortment of educational software. Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis during regular library operating hours. Currently enrolled students have priority over others. Students must have a valid student ID to access the computers.

Numerous other computer labs are used for instructional purposes. Students may check with instructors for available computers during regularly scheduled class time or at the end of the school day. Students may use these computer labs, if a college employee is present.

Disability Services

Southern Crescent Technical College provides support services for students with disabilities. These services ensure program accessibility and reasonable accommodations to individuals defined as disabled under Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A disability is defined as any condition that substantially limits one or more of life’s major activities. “Major activities” include such functions as self-care, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, or working. The condition may be permanent or temporary.

In order to receive accommodations, it is the student’s responsibility to self-disclose this disability to the Special Services Coordinator. Written documentation is required by licensed personnel and must not be more than three years old from the date of request. Students must notify the Vice President for Student Affairs or the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at least thirty (30) days prior to entering the desired semester if reasonable accommodations are requested that require equipment, resources, material, or personnel. Requests for accommodations totaling over $500.00 may require a 60-90-day notice.

For more information on Disability Services, contact the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: (Serving students attending classes at the Griffin Campus, Butts County Center, Henry County Center, and the Jasper County Center) Special Services Coordinator, Teresa Brooks, Griffin Campus, Room 6B, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, Georgia, 30223; (770) 228-7258,

Title IX/Equity Coordinator: Assistant Director of Student Support Services: (Serving students attending classes at the Griffin Campus, Butts County Center, Henry County Center, and the Jasper County Center) Toni Doaty, Griffin Campus, Mobile Unit 6B, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, Georgia, 30223; (770) 228-7382,

Title IX/Equity and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: (Serving students attending classes at the Flint River Campus) Mary Jackson, Special Services Coordinator, Flint River Campus, Room A252, 1533 Highway 19 South, Thomaston, GA 30286, (706) 646-6224,

Any complaints filed against the Title IX/ Equity Coordinator or ADA/Section 504 Coordinator on any campus/center shall be handled by the Vice President for Student Affairs, Xenia Johns, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, Georgia, 30223, (770) 228-7371.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act provides comprehensive civil rights protection for “qualified individuals with disabilities.”

Qualified Individual

A qualified individual with a disability is one who meets the essential eligibility requirements for the program or activity offered by a public entity. The essential eligibility requirements will depend on the type of service or activity involved. The ability to meet specific skill and performance requirements may be “essential”.

Title II covers public entities, which include any state or local government and any of its departments or agencies.


Any individual who believes that he or she is a victim of ADA discrimination may file a complaint outlined in the grievance section of the Student Handbook addressed to:

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Special Services Coordinator, Teresa Brooks, Griffin Campus, Room 6B, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, Georgia, 30223; (770) 228-7258, (Serving students attending classes at the Griffin Campus, Butts County Center, Henry County Center, and the Jasper County Center) and Mary Jackson, Flint River Campus, Room A252, 1533 Highway 19 South, Thomaston, Georgia, 30286; (706) 646-6224, (Serving students attending classes at the Flint River Campus).

Any complaints filed against the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator on any campus/center shall be handled by the Vice President for Student Affairs, Xenia Johns, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, Georgia, 30223, (770) 228-7371.


The Library provides materials and services promoting the development of academic foundations, employability skills, and technical fundamentals for all training areas. There are two library locations: Griffin Campus and Flint River Campus. The library houses over 42,000 volumes in a growing collection related to the academic and personal needs of faculty and students. The collection also includes audiovisual materials, electronic databases, and subscriptions to over 200 periodicals and newspapers and over 430,000 electronic books. GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online), a collection of online databases and LIBGUIDES online research guides are available to students both on and off campus. The library’s catalog is fully automated for user convenience.

Library services available include reference service, library research instruction, and Internet access. Both locations provide student computers that are available for printing, word processing, GALILEO, or other Internet use during all hours the library is open. Interlibrary loans are available through OCLC WorldShare ILL. The library also holds reciprocal borrowing agreements with Clayton State University, Gordon College, and all other TCSG campus libraries. Librarians are available to provide information and reference services including both formal and informal instruction in the use of library resources. A photocopier is available for student use.

Orientation and instructional sessions are available each semester. These sessions are designed to acquaint students with library policies, procedures, services and information literacy skills. Student users must present a valid College ID in order to borrow books and use the computers. A limited number of computers are available for non-student access. Please contact the library for specific information and details about the hours of operation.

Special Populations Services

Special Populations Services are available to support and serve the following students: individuals with disabilities; individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults; individuals preparing for non-traditional fields; single parents, including single pregnant women; out-of-workforce individuals; English learners; homeless individuals; youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system; and youth with parents on active duty in the armed forces.

Economically disadvantaged families are individuals receiving some type of cash assistance such as PELL, WIOA, TANF, or Vocational Rehabilitation support.

A single parent is an individual who is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse and has a minor child or children for whom the parent has either custody or joint custody.

An out-of-workforce individual is an adult who is divorced, widowed, separated, or has involuntarily lost income and has diminished marketable skills.

A student in a non-traditional program is a student who has chosen to enter training in a field that is dominated by persons of the opposite gender, such as a male in nursing, or a female in automotive technology.

Special Populations Services offers a wide range of support services that may include books, program tools, mentoring, and community resource referrals. The program also offers workshops and seminars that deal with life management and employability skills issues. Learning Support services are available for Special Populations students.

For more information, contact the Assistant Director of Student Support Services, Toni Doaty (, Griffin Campus at (770) 228-7382; Mobile Unit 6B, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, GA 30223 or Special Services Coordinator, Mary Jackson (, Flint River Campus at (706) 646-6224; 1533 Highway 19 South, Thomaston, GA 30286.


The Southern Crescent Technical College’s Early Alert Program is coordinated by the Student Navigator. This program is designed to identify students who may be at-risk of academic difficulty or failure. Faculty make referrals to the Student Navigator via an electronic program called TEAMS. The program provides feedback from Faculty members and advisors to help students investigate and utilize student support services and implement a recommended plan of action developed especially for them that will help them succeed.

Tiger Assistance Program (TAP)

The Tiger Assistance Program (TAP) is a confidential counseling program designed to help students and family members with personal problems or mental health issues that may interfere with academic performance and family life. For more information, contact Espyr at 866-734-3890, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for 365 days a year.

TigerCARE Team and Concerning Behaviors

The TigerCARE (Campus Assessment Response Evaluation) Team is dedicated to a proactive, coordinated and planned approach to the identifying, preventing, assessing, managing, and reducing interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well-being of Southern Crescent Technical College students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone in the college community.

Individuals can submit referrals in the following ways:

  • Submit an online report: Concerning Behavior Form
  • Contact a TigerCARE Team Member
  • Contact Campus Safety and Security (listed at the top/side of this page or at
    • Anonymous referrals can be submitted by phone, email, or by submission of a Concerning Behavior Form.

For more information or to report a concerning behavior, contact the Director of Student Support Services at (770) 229-3409.

Tutoring and Mentoring Center

The Tutoring and Mentoring Centers are designed to provide assistance to students in achieving their academic goals. Tutors provide additional instruction in the areas of math, English, and reading. Peer mentors provide support to students in a variety of subjects and general work ethics and study skills. Services are free to all enrolled students. The Tutoring and Mentoring Centers also offer workshops, activities, and resources designed to promote academic excellence and a sense of academic community among students and faculty. Consult the Tutoring and Mentoring Center for more information on tutor and peer mentor availability, as well as more information on how you can become a volunteer peer mentor.

Contact Information:

  • EMAIL:
  • PHONE: Griffin: 770-229-3078; Flint River: 706-646-6397; Henry: 770-914-4418