Genetic Education Center

Genetic Education Center

*Information on COVID-19 and GGC’s Education Outreach


The Genetic Education Center is currently open for scheduled visitors or groups. Masks are required at all times while inside the building, and social distancing will be enforced. Tours of GGC Laboratories have been suspended until further notice. Contact Dr. Leta Tribble at LMT@ggc.org or (864) 943-4170 with any questions.


The best way to understand what happens at the Greenwood Genetic Center is to come for a visit!

Our Genetic Education Center welcomes students and other groups throughout the year for an interactive hands-on experience. Groups will learn how GGC operates and the types of activities we are involved in from research studies to clinical care to the latest in diagnostic testing. Student groups have the opportunity to engage in genetic analysis and testing in our student lab, learn about various topics from our faculty, as well as take a tour of GGC’s Diagnostic Laboratories.

At the Genetic Education Center, students can engage in fun, entertaining and educational scenarios where they have the opportunity to learn about genetic traits and disorders, understand the lab techniques used in making a diagnosis as well as consider the ethical implications of testing and explore careers in the life sciences. Teachers can select from multiple lab activities including basic lab skills and genetic modules. Each of the modules addresses STEM initiatives and South Carolina Science Standards. There is no charge to visit.

To learn more, contact our Division of Education at (864) 943-4170 or (864) 388-1711 or lmt@ggc.org.

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Modules and Forms

Schedule a Visit

This year we have a new option to request a visit to the Genetic Education Center electronically. Paper forms are also available if you prefer. Please do not submit both.

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