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FAIRBURN CAMPUS

Campus Description

The Fairburn Campus of GMC is located in Historic Fairburn at 320 West Broad Street, Suite 200, Fairburn, GA 30213. The campus consists of an academic building, an administration building, and a student union. These buildings replicate the historical buildings of the past, yet they have the modern amenities and the latest technology throughout. Located just ten minutes from the Atlanta Airport, the campus provides easy access to the interstate and is located on the MARTA bus route. Traditional and nontraditional students, throughout Atlanta, find our campus accessible and inviting. Day, night, and weekend classes are offered for four, nine-week sessions, and an eight-week summer session to accommodate the needs of student schedules. Parking is located adjacent to the academic building.

Free tutoring is available for students in the math lab and the writing lab. Specific subject matter tutoring is available by special arrangement, and this is also free for all students. The library is available from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Library hours are also available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as posted.

In 2011, the Fairburn campus opened an extension center in the historic district of Stone Mountain. Similar to services offered at the Sandersville and Madison Campuses, this site offers GMC students, in DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, and neighboring areas, the opportunity to complete courses towards an Associate Degree at a center closer to home. Traditional and non-traditional students are welcomed at this extension campus. The center is designed to assist students in meeting their educational goals with class schedules that allow them to work around full-time employment. Traditional, hybrid, and online courses are offered for all core curriculum classes.

Located in downtown Stone Mountain, the building sits next door to the Sue Kellogg Library at 5325 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain, Ga. 30083. The campus is in walking distance from the main entrance to Stone Mountain Park. For more information, visit the Fairburn campus web page.

Advising

The Advising Center is staffed by a team of professional advisors dedicated to helping students succeed academically. Not only do they help students register for classes, but also they track degree program completion. Available career planning information can aid students in selecting the right degree program that will allow for career entry or transfer to a four-year college or university. Advisors are available to students on a walk-in basis or by appointment.

Clubs and Organizations

The Fairburn Campus of GMC has the following organizations and encourages student participation in order to enrich the studentís college experience. Current active student organizations include Student Government Association, Patriots Club, Drama Club, Dance Club, Strings Club, Phi Theta Kappa, and Student Honor Council, and the list is growing! At GMC, we encourage students to start new clubs that meet their interests.

Library

The Fairburn Library is located in FBN2-202. Some of the many benefits offered to GMC Fairburn Campus students include: access to numerous online research databases, library guides, electronic books, free Wi-Fi (anywhere on campus), access to Films on Demand, online career information, and help with research papers. A quiet area for study is adjacent to the Library in FBN2-201. Library hours are posted on the door.


Tutoring Centers

The Fairburn Campus has two tutoring centers that are available to students. The Math and Writing Centers are located in FBN2- 209 and covers a variety of disciplines. Tutoring is free. Each Centerís hours are posted as these times change quarterly.

Student Resource Center (SRC)

Some of the many benefits offered to GMC students through the SRC in Fairburn include: free tutoring in every subject, a free writing center, access to numerous online research databases, access to library guides and electronic books, free Wi-Fi (anywhere on campus), printing, access to Films on Demand, career information, and help with research papers, registering for classes, and accessing online GMC accounts.

Student Lounge and Campus Store

The student lounge contains snack machines, cafť tables, and a comfortable seating area where GMC students are able to relax and study. Also, almost daily, local restaurants visit campus to serve food in the student lounge. The campus store is an easy-access facility that contains all necessary textbooks, supplemental materials, classroom supplies, and GMC gear.

Safety and Well Being

The safety of those who attend GMC-Fairburn, as well as the safety of those who work at the complex, is our top priority. Uniformed police officers are on campus during all office hours and class times to include evening and weekend time periods. In addition, security cameras are located throughout the complex and parking lot.

Identification Badges/Parking Decals

ID badges are issued to all GMC-Fairburn students and must be visible at all times while the students are on the GMC-Fairburn campus. Parking decals must also be visibly displayed on all student vehicles.