Forsyth Technical Community College, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is a two-year institution that aims to help students in Forsyth and Stokes counties achieve their long- and short-term career and academic goals. With more than 42,000 students who choose to participate in student living, Forsyth Technical Community College is one of the largest institutions in the state. Founded in 1960, FTCC experienced fast and robust growth. Today, the school has eight locations in its service area, near which students may find comfortable student housing that meets their lifestyle needs. Like many community college students, most of the young scholars at Forsyth Tech live in off campus housing, which allows them easy access to the college and to the exciting city of Winston-Salem. The school is located about one mile south of the downtown district, which holds many of the attractions that have earned the city the nickname, “City of Arts.”
Though the institution has entered its mature years after more than five decades existence, it continues to grow at a healthy rate. Student living at FTCC has been enhanced by the addition of the Forsyth County Schools Career Center High School, and a new Career Center on the campus of the Kennedy Learning Center, which opened in the winter of 2011. The college’s growth has drawn national attention, and President Barack Obama even visited do deliver a speech in 2010.
Those in Forsyth Technical Community College student housing may enroll in any of the school’s 190 programs in a wide range of professional and academic disciplines. These offerings include a multitude of Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as 20 college transfer degrees, 35 diplomas and 67 certificates.
Aside from offering a convenient lifestyle, off campus housing at FTCC places students in a comfortable neighborhood that benefits from its proximity to the downtown district, but its remove from the city noise.