The National Technical Honor Society is an honor organization that recognizes students who excel both academically and professionally.
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, excluing courses in developmental studies
- Not make lower than a final grade of B in any course
- Have good character, exhibit leadership skills and plan to pursue a career in his/her program of study
Invitations for membership application are sent out in the Fall and Spring semesters.
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
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.
There are a number of organizations on-campus that are active during each term. To find out more about any of the organizations listed, contact the Student Activities Coordinator, Libby Cole, or chat with your instructor.
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.
Elections are held each semester as needed when delegate positions come available. Students can self-nominate and email ballots are sent to the student body.
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.
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 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