SWGTC of Mitchell County
Adult Education classes, GED preparation classes, and the Child Development Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit are offered at SWGTC (Southwest Georgia Technical College) of Mitchell County. New students must take an entrance exam. Financial Aid in the form of scholarships, loans, and grants is available for current and new students. More information on programs, the entrance exam, and financial aid may be obtained by calling (229) 225-4096.
Child Development Specialist:
The Early Childhood Care and Education Child Development Specialist TCC is a sequence of five courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes the basics needed for a career in early childhood, but this TCC also includes more content about planning curriculum and working in the field. In addition, the student may complete a practicum and work in a child care program. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.
Adult Education Information:
Education at Southwest Georgia Technical College moves with the speed of life, and we understand that life can sometimes change suddenly. Our Adult Education Program is designed for those individuals who need assistance with basic academic skills. Flexible programs with non-traditional classroom hours are offered so that we can meet the needs of almost anyone’s schedule. Our services include instruction in basic skills, GED preparation and testing, COMPASS test preparation, and the English as a Second Language program. Classes are available at no charge to adults and are held in Thomas, Grady and Mitchell Counties.
HOPE GED Grant
Legal Residents of Georgia who earned a General Education Development (GED/high school equivalency) diploma awarded by the Technical College System of Georgia, Office of Adult Education after June 30, 1993 may receive a one-time $500 HOPE award. This award can be used toward tuition, books, and other educational costs at an eligible public or private college, university, or technical college in a degree, diploma, or certificate program.
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