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BLET program prepares Samuel Dunlap for a new career in law enforcement

BLET program prepares Samuel Dunlap for a new career in law enforcement

The Basic Law Enforcement Training program at Gaston College equips students with essential skills for beginning a career as an officer at the state, county, and municipal level. Some of the program’s students, however, choose to enter law enforcement after having established other careers. One such student is Samuel Lee Dunlap, Jr. Dunlap, who enrolled […]

Industrial Technology programs’ classes and labs will switch locations for better logistics and organization

When students in the Computer-Integrated Machining and Electrical Systems Technology programs at Gaston College return to the Dallas campus in 2021, their classes will meet in different locations than they do currently. Machines and equipment used in the Computer-Integrated Machining program will move from the Pharr Trade and Industrial Building to the Center for Advanced […]

Karen Duncan develops Gaston College course that receives Quality Matters Certification

The Professional Development course at Gaston College has received certification from Quality Matters, the global organization that leads quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. The course teaches realistic career-building skills and motivates students toward improving both personal and professional performance. The QM Certification Mark is the internationally recognized symbol of […]

Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network created through Gaston College & CVCC partnership

Through a partnership with Catawba Valley Community College’s Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) and Gaston College’s Textile Technology Center (TTC) comes the birth of the Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network (MTIN). The partnership of these two centers is a vision of Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, president of Catawba Valley Community College and Dr. John Hauser, president of […]

Scholarships are available for Gaston College Continuing Education students

Gaston College Continuing Education students are encouraged to apply for GEER and SECU scholarships that help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare, and other components of the cost of attendance. The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief, or GEER, Scholarship awards are determined locally and are based on student need, local […]

Gaston College English Instructor helps students effectively transition to online classes in response to the coronavirus pandemic 

Gaston College had to react quickly when North Carolina instituted restrictions and guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020. Keeping students and faculty as safe as possible from the threat of the pandemic required transitioning from classroom teaching to online classes. All faculty and staff alike rose to the occasion, and those […]