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Coastal Pines Hires New Surgical Technology Instructor and New Cohort Begins in January

Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) recently hired a new program director for the Surgical Technology Program. Penny DiLorenzo has joined the staff on the Waycross campus and will begin teaching a new cohort of Surgical Technology students in January. Penny is coming back to her CPTC roots to teach the program. She graduated from CPTC in 2017 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology and shortly after tested to become a nationally certified Surgical...



Coastal Pines Technical College Holds GBI Bomb Threat Training

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Police Department recently hosted the GBI’s Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages training on the Waycross campus. This training was open to area agencies who were interested in some continuing education for their agencies. Topics covered by the GBI were “how to respond to threats or attacks”, “how to evaluate threats”, “how to search for explosive threats”, and “how to evacuate”. Personnel from 16 area agencies came to the...



Coastal Pines Horticulture Program to Host Mum Sale

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Horticulture program will be hosting its annual Chrysanthemum Sale on Monday, September 19, 2022 at the campus greenhouse. The greenhouse will be open from 8:30 to noon for faculty, staff, students, and friends. The sale will include a variety of mums ranging from Cynthia Scarlett, Golden Cheryl, Spicy Cheryl, Chelsea White, and Regal Cheryl Purple. The price per mum is $7 plus tax and the Hort Club is accepting cash, check, or card. Pre-orders...



CPTC Foundation to Host Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation is set to host its annual John P. Pike Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. This tournament is hosted every year by the CPTC Foundation to help raise scholarship funds to benefit CPTC students. The CPTC Foundation Golf Tournament is Friday, October 14, 2022 at the Okefenokee Country Club in Blackshear, Ga. For more information on the tournament, to sponsor a team, or to donate, please visit...



PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY THE ACEN

Coastal Pines Technical College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for initial accreditation of its associate of science (ASN) nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 28th, in Room 4137 of the Scott Polytech Building located at 1777 W. Cherry Street, Jesup Campus, Jesup,...



Coastal Pines Technical College Announces Summer 2022 Honors

Each semester Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) recognizes students who have accomplished high academic achievement through the President’s List, Dean’s List and the Academic Achievement Award. The President's List recognizes full-time students who earned a semester GPA of 4.00 and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The Dean’s List recognizes CPTC students enrolled full time who have earned a semester GPA of 3.75 - 3.99 out of a possible 4.0 and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0...



CPTC Foundation Awards Summer Semester Scholarship Funds

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation announced they recently paid out a total of almost $48,000 in scholarship funds for the Summer 2022 Semester. These funds go to students that took classes during the summer semester and are comprised of general scholarship funds, various scholarships for particular programs or counties that CPTC serves, travel scholarships, and more. Every semester the scholarship application is open for a period of time before the semester begins....



Coastal Pines Police Chief Takes FBI National Command Training Course

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Campus Police Chief, Ethan Johnson, recently attended the third session of the FBI's National Command Course in Dumfries, Virginia. The National Command Course is the newest program in the FBI’s executive development repertoire and was crafted for agency heads with fewer than 50 sworn officers who have not attended the FBI National Academy. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 86% of law enforcement agencies in the nation have fewer...



Coastal Pines Board of Directors and Trustees Hold Joint Meeting

On Thursday, August 12, 2022, the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Local Board of Directors and CPTC Foundation Trustees held a joint board meeting. The meeting was held at the Westin on Jekyll Island, which is located in CPTC’s service delivery area. Also, in attendance was the college’s Executive Leadership Team, Mr. John Kennedy, Rick Perkins Award Winning instructor, and Steven Green, CPTC’s first National SkillsUSA winner. The group had the opportunity to hear from Mr....



Local Business Donates Medical Supplies to the CPTC Foundation

On Monday, August 8, 2022, Okefenokee EMS and Satilla Medical Supplies donated a large quantity of various medical supplies to Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) through the CPTC Foundation. Valued at around $5,000, this donation of IV supplies, catheters, immobilization, burn sheets, obstetrics, dressings, and other medical supplies to the CPTC Foundation will greatly benefit the Allied Health programs at the college. “We greatly appreciate the generosity and support from our...



Coastal Pines Hosts Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony

On Thursday, August 4, 2022, Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) hosted a pinning ceremony on its Jesup campus for the Practical Nursing program. Program completers from the Alma, Baxley, and Brunswick campuses participated. Students from these cohorts were given the opportunity to receive their awards by their program instructors, as well as performing the Florence Nightingale Pledge, and lighting of the candles. 20 students completed the Practical Nursing program this summer and...



Coastal Pines Police Officer Named GACP Officer of the Year

At the recent Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) meeting, one of Coastal Pines Technical College’s very best was given a high honor. Jonathan Oliver, officer at the Camden Campus, was named as the GACP District 5 Officer of the Year. Jonathan has been with Coastal Pines since August of 2021. He started his law enforcement career in 2014 at Valdosta State University and has since served at the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Ware County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kingsland...