Butts County Development Authority
P.O. Box 379
25 Second Street, Suite 4, Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: (770) 775-4851
Bob White, CEcD - Executive Director

Butts County is the perfect solution to your business’ logistical needs.

Wednesday, 19/06/2024

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Colleges and Universities

The Butts County, Georgia workforce has convenient access to a variety of workforce training and academic programs. Certificate and diploma programs, associate's degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral programs are offered in such disciplines as healthcare, electronics, interactive design and game development, engineering, architecture, economics and many others.

Southern Crescent Technical College

Southern Crescent Technical College offers nearly 200 programs of study at five campuses in the region. The Butts County Center in Jackson, Georgia offers college classes in:

  • Nurse aide
  • Patient care assistant
  • Commercial truck driving
  • Diesel equipment technology

Southern Crescent Technical College develops programs designed to meet the changing needs of the regional economy with the flexibility and creativity necessary to sustain the workforce of the future. Courses of study on nearby campuses include:

Allied Health

  • nursing
  • dental assisting
  • pharmacy technology

Film and Television

  • film technology
  • grip/rigging technician
  • hair and make-up technician

Public Safety

  • criminal justice technology
  • fire science technology
  • forensic science technology

Business Technology

  • accounting
  • business management
  • consumer economics

Professional Services

  • culinary arts
  • early childhood care/education
  • cosmetology

Technical and Industrial

  • air conditioning technology
  • automotive technology
  • electronics technology

Computer Information Systems

  • computer programming
  • network specialist
  • web application development

Butts County residents also have access to campuses of top colleges and universities in metropolitan Atlanta and Macon, Georgia.

Gordon State College

Gordon State College, only 20 minutes south of Butts County, offers 10 four-year degrees – early childhood education, mathematics, biology, history, English, nursing, health information management, human services, middle grades education, and management and administration - and three associate’s degrees. The residential campus enrolls approximately 4,000 students.

The University of Georgia Griffin Campus

A University of Georgia degree is closer than you think.

The University of Georgia Griffin Campus, originally established as the Georgia Experiment Station in 1888, has played an integral role in the development of modern agriculture. While the campus is mostly known for its groundbreaking advancements in agricultural and environmental sciences, UGA-Griffin began offering degree-completion programs in 2005. Students at UGA-Griffin enjoy low student-to-faculty ratios, and many students can take advantage of on-campus work and directed research opportunities so that they can gain real-world work experience while earning their University of Georgia degree.

UGA-Griffin also hosts the Office of Continuing Education, which provides innovative lifelong learning opportunities through its programs. In addition, Continuing Ed offers youth and community outreach programs, as well as conference space for other meetings and special events.