With all of your goals and aspirations in front of you, you’re probably excited and a bit overwhelmed. We’re here to tell you that getting started is easy. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know that will help you embark on your new adventure.

Next Steps for New Students

Get your student ID number

Your student ID is the number associated with your digital identity at Ƶ Technical College and is located on your official acceptance letter. The last three digits of your student id are also part of your student email address

Set up your Ƶ Single Sign-On account

Ƶ Technical College’s Single Sign On (SSO) integrates the login for all Banner, Blackboard, email, and intranet applications. This means that you will only need one set of credentials (username and password) to access all of your on-campus resources. Follow the link below to begin the process of setting up your Single Sign On credentials.

Learn how to use Blackboard

All courses taught at Ƶ Technical College use Blackboard as our digital Learning Management System (LMS) which is accessed through the Internet. Instructors of all courses, regardless of course type, post grades, the course syllabus, assignment calendar, and announcements in Blackboard. Some classes will utilize Blackboard more than others. All students must complete the Blackboard Orientation before meeting with an advisor and registering for classes.

Students interested in taking online courses can view technical requirements, support, and other tips for virtual learning on our Online Learning Resources page, and then complete the Blackboard Orientation.

Meet with your academic advisor

Whether you meet with your advisor in person, by phone, or using student email, all students are expected to meet with their advisor to set up an academic plan. After your initial plan is set up, you may be able to use the college’s Degree Works system to keep track of your progress as you work towards achieving your academic goals!

If you are not sure who your advisor is, you can use the link below to find their contact information.

Register for your classes

BANNER is our Student Information System and registration portal. Information about how to register is in the quick reference guide available below.

For dual enrollment students, please review this document to learn how to register for your classes.

Fill out applications for financial aid and scholarships

If you would like to apply for state or federal financial aid such as HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and Pell Grant, be sure to go to right away to fill out your application. The Ƶ Tech college code is 005600. 

For dual enrollment students or students who wish to apply for state aid only, please visit and complete your online funding application.

Additionally, the Ƶ Tech Foundation offers scholarships through a separate application process.

Get your student ID card

The Office of Student Activities is responsible for managing the ID Services area for Ƶ Technical College. All students are must have a current student identification card while enrolled at the College. This identification card serves as a method to prove that students are enrolled, is used as a library card, to sell used textbooks back to the bookstore, and grants students access to other campus services, such as the academic support center. Student identification cards are also used to identify students at clinical and internship sites associated with individual programs of study. Students may obtain ID cards at scheduled times each week in the office of student activities (room H-759) off of the student center on the Ƶ Campus, the Student Affairs Office on the Elbert County Campus, the Manager’s Office at the Greene County Campus, and the Director’s Office at the Walton County Campus. Students may also schedule an appointment to have their IDs made. Students receive their first photo identification card at no cost, but replacement cards are $5.

ID Services Hours

Mon – Thurs 8 AM – 5 PM
Fri – 9 AM – 4 PM

For questions regarding ID services, please contact the office of student activities at 706-355-5175.

Obtain a parking pass

Students pay a parking fee, which is included as part of the registration fee each term. Students must obtain parking permits at the Student Affairs Information desk/Admissions Office on the Ƶ Campus, the Student Affairs Office on the Elbert County Campus and Greene County Campus, the Director’s Office on the Walton County Campus, and the Ƶ Campus Library after 5pm. Students must display parking permits on their vehicles and must park in designated student parking areas. Parking may not be available directly adjacent to your classroom building at all times; therefore, students should allow ample time to park and walk across campus before the start of classes. Students may refer to the campus maps available on our website for student parking areas.

New Student Orientation

Ƶ Technical College’s New Student Orientation is delivered in person and through virtual sessions online. Registration will be available approximately six weeks in advance for live sessions. These sessions are not required, but we strongly encourage you to register and attend. Refreshments will be served at in-person events.

At Ƶ Technical College, we understand the vital support that family members provide to help our students succeed. Each session will provide information about Ƶ Technical College including:

  • Academic Ƶa
  • Costs/Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Student Privacy Rights
  • Campus Resources
  • Student Activities
  • And much more!

Fall Semester 2023 Orientation Sessions

  • July 27, 2023 11:00 am (Live-Virtual)
  • August 12, 2023 10:00 am-12:00 pm (In-Person) – Building F Auditorium
  • August 18, 2023 12:00 pm (Live-Virtual)

On-demand Virtual Orientation 

Follow the link below to begin Ƶ’s online virtual orientation anytime and complete the online quiz!


Ƶ offers over 190 options through associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit.

Yes, there are several hundred courses that are offered online in order to accommodate your schedule better with your personal life. These can include in-person, fully online, hybrid or web-enhanced options.

The main campus is located in Ƶ, with satellite campuses located in Greene County, Elbert County, and Walton County.

Yes, it is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Specific programs may be accredited by other national or regional organizations as stated in the .

Our mascot is the owl, which represents wisdom and independent thinking. The character mascot is named Athena, the Greek mythology goddess of wisdom and war and city protectress, who adopted the owl as her sacred or favorite bird.

Most classes have an average of 10 to 20 students per class, with 30 at the very most. Learning in smaller class sizes often helps students form strong networks on campus.

Popular programs include business management, healthcare assistant, cosmetology, nursing, early childhood care and education, accounting and welding.

Our mission is to provide educational programs and services through traditional and distance education methods to foster lifelong learning, facilitate workplace success, and promote economic development.

How Can We Help?

We would love to answer any questions you have about getting started at Ƶ Tech.