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24 tcsg colleges
24 TCSG Colleges
  • Albany Tech
  • Altamaha Tech
  • Athens Tech
  • Atlanta Tech
  • Augusta Tech
  • Central Georgia Tech
  • Chattahoochee Tech
  • Columbus Tech
  • Georgia NorthwesternTech
  • Georgia Piedmont Tech
  • Gwinnett Tech
  • Lanier Tech
  • Moultrie Tech
  • North Georgia Tech
  • Oconee Fall Line Tech
  • Ogeechee Tech
  • Okefenokee Tech
  • Savannah Tech
  • South Georgia Tech
  • Southeastern Tech
  • Southern Crescent Tech
  • Southwest Georgia Tech
  • West Georgia Tech
  • Wiregrass Georgia Tech
three types of credentials
Three Types of Credentials

Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC)

8 weeks to 1 year

Professional Diploma

Usually 1 to 1 ½ years

Applied Associate of Science Degree (AAS) Usually 2 years

Flexible class schedules

Classroom – day and evening courses

Online courses

Faculty are industry experienced

tcsg education includes
TCSG Education Includes

Business Programs

  • Accounting
  • Banking & Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management

Education & Technology Programs

  • Early Childhood Ed
  • Mechatronics
  • Computer Information
  • CAD & AutoCAD
  • Game Development
  • Digital Media
  • Television Production

Healthcare programs

  • Nursing
  • Dental
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy
  • Biomedical
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Surgical Tech
  • Radiology
  • Paramedic
  • Respiratory

Security Programs

  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire Science
  • Homeland Security

Trade & Agriculture

  • Automotive
  • Diesel & Truck Driving
  • Logistics
  • Welding
  • Machine Tool
  • Electrical
  • Aviation
  • Cosmetology
  • HVAC
  • Construction
  • Horticulture
  • Landscape Design

And Many More!

georgia s hope program
Georgia’s HOPE Program

Tuition payment of $62.57 per credit hour

Each are measured at checkpoints for eligibility

Each has a CAP on credit hours in which they can receive payments.

HOPE Grant

  • Pays towards TCC and Diploma programs
  • Normally only found at a technical college
  • HOPE Grant GPA of 2.0 or greater

HOPE Scholarship

  • Pays for Associate Degrees and Bachelor Degrees
  • HOPE Scholarship GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • HOPE Grant GPA of 2.5 or greater
the facts
  • 90% of fastest growing and highest paying jobs in America require some post-secondary education
  • Nationally, one third of students (about 1.3 million) each year leave high school without a diploma
Secondary Initiatives - Vision




Improve high school completion rates

Improve transition of students from high school of college

Prepare students for college and careers

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Earn College Credit While Still In High School

high school dual enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment

**Includes MOWR, Dual Enrollment, Joint Enrollment, and Accel

dual credit benefits high schools
Encourages high school completion
  • Encourages postsecondary completion
  • Expanded course offerings
  • HB186- Retain FTE funding
  • Increase student performance
  • Provide efficiency for tax payers
Dual Credit Benefits High Schools
dual credit benefits colleges
Increase student performance
  • Create postsecondary pipeline
  • Provide early entry into workforce
  • Instruct efficiently
  • Enable tax payer efficiency
Dual Credit Benefits Colleges
dual credit benefits high school students
Dual Credit Benefits High School Students
  • College savings
  • Enhanced high school experience
  • College experience
  • Expanded course offerings
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Job skills acquisition
  • Quicker entry into the workforce
  • Guaranteed Transfer Courses
DE Students are…
  • More likely to earn a high school diploma
  • More likely to pursue a bachelor’s degree
  • More likely to earn higher first-semester GPAs
  • Having significantly higher cumulative college GPAs three years after high school
  • More likely to earned more college credits than non-participating peers

DE Research Shows…

  • Male and low-income students seem to glean a particularly strong benefit from the dual enrollment programs
  • Students with lower high school grades benefit more than students with higher gradesRead more: Higher Ed
Secondary Education Initiatives

College Credit Now!

Move On

When Ready

ACCEL/Dual Enrollment

Joint Enrollment


High School students take courses from a postsecondary institution while still enrolled as a high school student and receive credit at both the high school and postsecondary institution for core courses.

Funding Options

  • 100% Tuition Paid -

Georgia Student Finance Commission

  • Fees May Apply
  • HS keep FTE funding
dual credit
Dual Credit

High School students take courses from a postsecondary institution while still enrolled as a high school student and receive credit at both the high school and postsecondary institution.

Funding Options

  • HOPE Grant
  • Fees may apply
  • HS keep FTE funding
joint enrollment
Joint Enrollment

High school students take courses at a postsecondary institution while still enrolled as a high school student and receive college credit only at the postsecondary institution.

Funding Options

  • Student Can Self Pay
  • HS keep FTE funding
move on when ready
Move on when ready

High School Juniors and Seniors satisfy high school graduation requirements while enrolled full-time (12-15 semester hours) at a postsecondary institution.

Funding Options

  • State FTE Funds:

Covers 100% Tuition

and mandatory fees

  • HS get administration fee
seamless education hb 186 section i 7
Seamless Education HB 186 – Section I (7)

Every state education agency, postsecondary institution, and local school system should provide all high school students with opportunities for accelerated learning through dual credit coursework leading to at least six postsecondary credits and have as a collective goal to graduate every student with postsecondary credit.

27 courses guaranteed tcsg usg statewide articulation agreement
27 Courses Guaranteed!TCSG & USG Statewide Articulation Agreement

TCSG Course USG Course Equivalent

  • American Literature ENGL 2130
  • Art Appreciation         ARTS 1101
  • World History I            HIST 1111
  • World History II           HIST 1112
  • U.S. History I               HIST 2111
  • U.S. History II              HIST 2112
  • Intro to Humanities    HUMN 1101
  • Intro to Psychology PSYC 1101
  • Intro to Sociology SOCI 1101
  • American Govt.           POLS 1101
  • Economics (Principles) ECON 1101
  • Economics Macro ECON 1199
  • Economics Micro         ECON 1998

TCSG Course USG Course Equivalent

English Composition I ENG 1101

English Composition 11 ENG 1102

Public Speaking SPCH 1101

Biology I                      BIOL 1111 (L)

Biology II                     BIOL 1112 (L)

Chemistry I                  CHEM 1151 (L)

Chemistry II                 CHEM 1152 (L)

Intro to Statistics         MATH 1127

Pre-Calculus MATH 1113

Calculus                       MATH 1131

College Algebra MATH 1111

Math Modeling MATH 1101

Intro to Physics I         PHYS 1111 (L)

Intro to Physics II         PHYS 1112 (L)

georgia independent college association gica articulation agreements
Georgia Independent College Association (GICA) Articulation Agreements

Agnes Scott College

Andrew College

Berry College

Brenau University

Brewton-Parker College

Clark Atlanta University

Covenant College

Emmanuel College

LaGrange College

Mercer College

Oglethorpe University

Paine College

Piedmont College

Point University

Reinhardt University

Savannah College of Art & Design

Shorter University

Spelman College

Thomas University

Toccoa Falls College

Wesleyan College

Young Harris College

GICA Articulation Agreements

52 courses are included in the Articulation Agreement

articulated credit
Articulated Credit

An articulation agreement is established by institutions to aid in a seamless transition without repetition of coursework already mastered in high school. Student will successfully pass the college exemption exam and matriculate to receive credit.

ga college access challenge grant
GA College Access Challenge Grant
  • For Dual, Joint, Accel, and MOWR enrollment
  • Grant reimburses college for purchasing whole textbooks and required supplies for student.
  • Students must be First Generation, Free and Reduced Lunch, or Documented Financial Hardship
getting started
  • Sign up with the High School Counselor or the

Technical College High School Coordinator

  • Take ASSET/Compass Test
  • ACT or SAT scores may be used
  • Complete Admissions Paperwork
  • Begin Classes!
what happens after i graduate high school
What happens after I graduate High School?


You may choose to stay in the technical college and complete your course work towards your goal.

Transfer to another college.

GA College


Move on When Ready





Early College








Dianne Lassai Barker

Technical College System of GA

[email protected]

Thank You!