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Student Organizations

Student Life

For information about any student organizations or activities, please contact Lindy Cisco, Student Activities Coordinator. or 912-284-2991.

Student organizations and activities are an integral part of student life at Coastal Pines Technical College and are strongly supported by the faculty and staff. We firmly believe that the student’s academic life is greatly enhanced through involvement in activities that develop and promote professionalism and interaction with other students. Networking opportunities are available for the students that help with their career paths.  Students are strongly encouraged to participate in one or more of several student professional organizations sanctioned by the college. 

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to participate in on-campus organizations. The listed organizations are active during each term. Interested students should talk to their instructors for more information about these organizations.


The Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association is comprised of students who have been elected from the various campus/sites and faculty/staff advisors from across CPTC campuses. SGA arranges events for the students to promote networking, career preparation, community involvement and enjoyment of school life.

The stated purposes of this organization are:

  • to develop leadership skills.
  • to provide a communication link between the school administration and student body.
  • to provide input to problem identification and solving.
  • to provide a means of identification of concerns of the student body.
  • to promote and support the programs, activities, and mission of CPTC.
  • to assist in the accomplishment of special projects for the school.
  • to promote the unity and welfare of this school through democratic practices and procedures.


Elections are held each semester as needed when delegate positions come available. Students can self-nominate and e-mail ballots are sent to the student body.


National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society is an honor organization that recognizes students who excel both academically and professionally.

The purpose of NTHS is to:

  • Promote leadership, honesty, career development and skilled workmanship;
  • Award student achievement;
  • Encourage and assist student education and career goal setting;
  • Promote stronger linkage between local technical colleges, business and industry; and
  • Promote the image of technical education.

In order to become a member of NTHS, a student must:

  • Be recommended by an instructor in his/her program;
  • Have taken 12 credit hours per semester for two consecutive terms in one program;
  • Have and maintain a 3.50 overall average, excluding courses in developmental studies;
  • Not make lower than a final grade of B in any course; and
  • Have good character, exhibit leadership skills and plan to pursue a career in his/her program of study.

Benefits of membership in NTHS are:

  • Certificate of membership;
  • Membership card and pin;
  • Seal indicating membership on diploma; and
  • Panel indicating membership to wear on graduation gown.


Invitations for membership applications are sent out in the fall and spring semesters.



SkillsUSA is a professional organization that recognizes outstanding students in secondary and post-secondary education. SkillsUSA members participate in chapter meetings, competitions, leadership conferences, and activities. SkillsUSA emphasizes leadership, dignity of work, good workmanship, citizenship, and respect for others.  Members conduct community service projects. They can also interact with local businesspeople in their field of study. Through the SkillsUSA Championships program, members can earn recognition, industry tools and prizes, and college scholarships by competing in local, state, and national competitions.

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Georgia Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the national organization for all students in post-secondary schools and colleges enrolled in computer and business programs. The purpose of the organization is to provide opportunities for students to develop vocational competencies for business and office occupations. PBL members organize and sponsor various activities that promote leadership, professionalism, and civic responsibility. Members may also compete in regional, state, and national competitions.

The specific goals of PBL are to:

  • Develop competent, aggressive business leadership;
  • Strengthen the confidence in students;
  • Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise;
  • Encourage membership in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business and community;
  • Promote sound financial management;
  • Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty;
  • Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals; and
  • Facilitate the transition from school to work.

Visit the Georgia PBL website at  Visit the national website at


CPTC Horticulture Club

The Horticulture Club on the Waycross Campus offers opportunities for students to gain practical, hands-on experience, to network with leaders in the green industry, and to foster leadership experience and cooperation among its members. The HORT Club participates in projects each semester intended to foster appreciation for our environment.  Membership is open to any interested full-time or part-time student.



The Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) focuses on excellence in technical education. Outstanding students attending the Technical College System of Georgia are recognized for academic excellence and personal achievement. College GOAL winners are selected at the local level by civic and business organizations. All college GOAL winners continue the competition at the school consortium level. The top two finalists from each consortium are selected and sent to compete at the state level. From this extraordinary group of students, a panel of judges selects one student, the state GOAL winner, to serve as the statewide Student of the Year and ambassador of technical education in Georgia.

GOAL competition begins early in the year. Technical college instructors across Georgia identify their most promising students and nominate them for GOAL based on academic achievement and personal leadership. It is not enough to simply be a quick learner or to have a good personality; nominees must combine these qualities with a demonstrated and active interest in their community. Students must recognize technical education’s critical impact on Georgia’s overall economic health, must have a strong work ethic, a dedicated sense of loyalty, and a healthy enthusiasm for promoting technical education. GOAL winners represent the “best of the best” students in the Technical College System of Georgia and the future of Georgia’s workforce.

The main objectives of the GOAL program are:

  • To spotlight the role of technical education in our modern economy.
  • To reward students who excel in learning a gainful skill.
  • To stimulate greater pride of workmanship.
  • To generate greater public respect and appreciation for the American worker;
  • To emphasize the dignity of work in today's society.


Lambda Nu

The Delta Chi Rho chapter of Lambda Nu is a national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. 

Its objectives are to:
- Foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels 
- Promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences 
- Recognize exemplary scholarship 



Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.


Waycross Camden Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 100 Keith Dixon Way 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Kingsland, GA 31548 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.522.4510 912.367.1700
  Camden Golden Isles
Alma Cosmetology Program 3700 Glynco Pkwy
101 West 17th St 8001 The Lakes Blvd Brunswick, Georgia 31525
Alma, Georgia 31510 Kingsland, Georgia 31548 912.262.4999
912.632.0951 912.510.3364  
  Hazlehurst 1777 West Cherry St
  677 Douglas Hwy Jesup, Georgia 31545
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 912.427.5800


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