Think welding is just for guys? "No way", says Taylor Stephens, a senior at Greenville High School. Taylor is involved in the Dual Enrollment Program and as such is able to learn her craft and move towards certification, while completing her high school’s academic requirements. Taylor’s principal, Mr. Thaddeus Jackson notes, “We are so excited to have our one of our female students in welding; we are looking forward to her completing the program.”
“I am on pace to save approximately $10,000 after five semesters of Dual Enrollment at West Georgia Technical College. Not only am I saving time and money, Dual Enrollment is preparing me for the college experience. I can’t wait to continue my college career at Kennesaw State University next fall.”
Chandler saved $4,460 in tuition and fees and another $1,500 in books at UGA by participating in Dual Enrollment while in high school. He transferred 32 credits from Wiregrass Tech to UGA, which allowed him to start his college career as a sophomore. Chandler says his experience in Dual Enrollment helped him become the Fitzgerald High School Class of 2016 Valedictorian.
"The experience with Coastal Pines Technical College and the Dual Enrollment Program has been awesome. The counselors do everything possible to help students succeed at the college level and the class hours were convenient, allowing me to still participate in high school events and extracurricular activities."
"The Dual Enrollment Program allowed me to develop a thorough understanding of the program and gave me enough knowledge of what was to come that I was certain it was what I wanted to do once I graduated. In addition, the cost savings of being able to take many of program classes for free while in high school were a tremendous benefit and significantly impacted my decision to pursue this career."
“When I took courses at the North Metro Campus, I was exposed to different people. Most high school students are similar, but my Chemistry Lab partners were adults who are parents of young children. They work and attend courses. One was an accountant, who realized he didn't like his job. He has returned to school to get a Physical Therapy Assistant degree. Unlike high school students who are unsure of their future, these adults know exactly what they want to do, and what they have to do to reach their goals."