English Department

The English Department at Greenville Technical College specializes in giving students a strong educational foundation and skills in writing that will benefit them in all classes as they move through their majors.

Instructors teach courses in composition, communication, and literature with enthusiasm for the material and concern for the student’s grasp of it. Instructors provide individual attention to help each student succeed. In addition, a Writing Center, staffed by members of the English faculty and other tutors, is available for extra help.

Department Activities

The Blue Granite Review
Greenville Technical College’s online literary and arts journal

A Company of Poets: The Jim Gittings Poetry Competition is held by the Writing Center each April. Jim Gittings was a journalist, editor, and published poet who for several years served as a consultant in the Writing Center and who very much believed in the power of poetry. As an incentive to aspiring student-poets, students are encouraged to submit their original poems to be evaluated by a board of judges. The first and second place winners each earn cash prizes, and the top five poems are published in the Blue Granite Review. Please see competition rules for more information.

Program details and courses



ENG 101, 102, 165, 201, 202, 205, 209 and 230 are offered as online courses as well as in a traditional format.


Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Greenville Technical College.