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Columbus Technical College held its first graduation ceremony of 2016

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A lot of cheers and high fives were seen and heard Thursday night at the Columbus Civic Center.

That's where hundreds of college students were celebrating graduation. Columbus Technical College held its first commencement of the year, with students picking up degrees and certificates in a number of programs.

School President Lorette Hoover says it's hard to beat the excitement of a college graduation.

"Commencement is the beginning of a life of learning and the opportunity to grow yourself in new fields and new areas commencement says you are a college graduate but that means you can continue on and get your bachelor’s degree, your master's degree and do great things in the world of work,” Hoover said.

The school touts a job placement rate of 98.6

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