Student Support Services

Career Counseling

Career counseling is available to any potential or current student unsure of a program choice. Career inventories and/or assessments are available. Program options and requirements may be discussed during the counseling session.

Career Services

The Career Services Office provides assistance to students, graduates, and local employers with a variety of career-related services.

Call 912-285-5813 to speak to someone in the Career Services office.

Career Services Seminars

Career Services sponsors career-related seminars and other activities throughout the term. Information about up-coming seminars and activities is distributed to students and staff through CPTC e-mail accounts. Popular seminars include: Resume/Cover Letter Writing and Interviewing Skills.

Internet Career Search

Computers are available for current and former students to use in searching local, state, and national job markets.

Placement Services

Career Services has contact with area employers on a regular basis. Job postings are forwarded to program instructors as job openings occur. Information regarding employment opportunities is also distributed to students through CPTC e-mail accounts. Services are available to current students and recent graduates.

Special Populations/Non-Traditional Programs

Coastal Pines Technical College provides support services such as customized workshops, seminars and support groups for students who are in special population categories including:

  • Single parents (one who is legally unmarried or legally separated from a spouse, who has full or partial custody of at least one minor child and who is in need of employment or career training)
  • Displaced homemakers (a parent who has been performing unpaid labor in the home, who has difficulty in securing employment and who has been dependent upon the income of another but can no longer depend on that income)
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Non-traditional (students enrolled in programs non-traditional for their gender)
  • ESL students (students whose first language is not English)


Student Navigator Retention Services provides students with the necessary programs and services that will assist them in the completion of their educational objectives. Additionally, the office facilitates retention activities college-wide. Contact the CPTC Student Navigator at 912-285-6361.

Support Services for Students with Disabilities

Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) offers a number of services to help students with disabilities find success in the academic and technical components of their program of study. A disability is described as a condition that impairs or restricts one or more major life activities. Disabilities may be deemed temporary or permanent impairments.

Special services are extended to students who have:

  • Impaired vision or hearing
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Medical disabilities
  • Psychological impairments

Request Initiation of Services: 

To request and make arrangements for services, the student must meet with Special Services to create a plan for classroom adjustments or accommodations.

Cathy Montgomery

1777 West Cherry Street

Jesup, Georgia 31545

(912) 427-6265

Student Responsibilities

  • Provide appropriate documentation:
  • Request classroom adjustments or accommodations every term.
  • Return classroom accommodation forms after they are signed and reviewed by the instructor(s) to Special Services.
  • Understand that other student services (Financial Aid, Admissions, Career, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
  • Adhere to the Student Code of Conduct.

Voter Registration

Students who wish to register to vote may pick up a voter registration card by contacting Coastal Pines Technical College’s Student Activities Coordinator at (912) 427-5861. Once the form is returned and completed, the Student Activities Coordinator will forward the form to the Secretary of State for processing. CPTC Student Leadership Council sponsors a voter registration campaign in the Fall on the main campus and instructional sites.

Student Organizations and Opportunities

Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL)

The GOAL program is held annually. Outstanding students are nominated by instructors, and finalists are selected on the basis of performance in their respective programs of study and in interviews with a panel of judges. The finalist represents CPTC in the statewide competition for major prizes and awards.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) 

Phi Beta Lambda is a national student organization for students interested in business careers. PBL provides the students with opportunities to develop occupational competencies for business occupations and promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility. Local, state and national competitions are open to students in this organization.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

The National Technical Honor Society is an organization that recognizes students who excel both academically and professionally. Members are nominated by their program instructors and must have a 3.75 or higher average (for a minimum of 30 semester hours) and no less than a 2.0 work ethics grade in every course. Graduates are recognized during the graduation ceremony by the honorary regalia. Membership fees are the responsibility of the student.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association offers opportunities for leadership development, fellowship, and volunteer activities. Each campus/site elects student representatives to serve as Delegates to the SGA. SGA plans activities and sponsors school and civic improvement projects. Activity fees are administered through the Student Activity Fund Council and Student Government Association.


SkillsUSA® is a professional organization that recognizes outstanding students in secondary and postsecondary education. SkillsUSA® members participate in chapter meetings, competitions, leadership conferences, and activities. Members conduct community service projects. They can also interact with local business people 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.

Professional Organizations


HORT club meets on the Waycross Campus only. It is open to any student in any program that may have an interest in Horticulture. Membership dues apply.