Dianne Barker Holly Bates Grace Santamaria Amy Holloway 24 Georgia Technical College TCSG Colleges • • • • • • • • • • • • Albany Tech Altamaha Tech Athens Tech Atlanta Tech Augusta Tech Central Georgia Tech Chattahoochee Tech Columbus Tech Georgia Northwestern Tech 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 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 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! College compared to Alternative Investments Washington Post June, 2013 Holly Bates Student Affairs Coordinator Admissions Policies • Most of our TCSG Colleges have open admissions policies • Accept – regular high school graduates – home school graduates – GED graduates Application to College • Application fees vary from $15.00 to $25.00 – Most being $20.00 • No SAT or ACT required but welcomed • COMPASS test required if no SAT or ACT scores to submit – No charge for the COMPASS test – COMPASS is an online exam – Given on the college campuses COMPASS Testing Contains three (3) Not a pass or fail test sections – Measures – Reading competencies in Comprehension the 3 areas, determine if – Grammar learning support – Mathematics is needed – Many students need learning support In State Tuition & Fees Standard tuition • $85.00 per credit hour • Few programs may be slightly higher • Commercial Truck Driving = $125.00 • Basic Law Enforcement = $185.00 ± – Up to 15 credit hours (maximum tuition) = $1275 – No charge for 15 credit hours or more – Full time = 12 credit hours = $1020 Fees – Vary from $250 to $300 per term – Regardless of the number of credit hours Out of State Tuition & Fees Out-of-State Tuition – Double the Standard Tuition Rate = $170 • Few programs may be slightly higher – Full-time = 12 credit hours = $2040 Fees: Same as previous slide. – Vary from $250 to $300 per term – Regardless of the number of credit hours International Students Tuition – Full-time = 12 credit hours = $4080 • VISA holders Students • Work Permit holders Fees: Same as previous slide. Students – Vary from $250 to $300 per • Undocumented Students term • Deferred Action Students – Four times Standard Rate = $340 – Regardless of the number of credit hours Transfer Options Thinking of transferring for your four year degree? – You can by taking a minimum of 10 credit hours in core subjects with a TCSG College – First check with the College you wish to transfer to before taking courses to be certain which courses will indeed transfer • Transfer articulation agreements can be found @ http://www.dtae.org/teched/standards/Articulations/Articulations .html 27 Courses Guaranteed! TCSG & USG Statewide Articulation Agreement TCSG Course USG Course Equivalent TCSG Course USG Course Equivalent • • • • • • • • • • • • • ENGL 2130 ARTS 1101 HIST 1111 HIST 1112 HIST 2111 HIST 2112 HUMN 1101 PSYC 1101 SOCI 1101 POLS 1101 ECON 1101 ECON 1199 ECON 1998 English Composition I English Composition 11 Public Speaking Biology I Biology II Chemistry I Chemistry II Intro to Statistics Pre-Calculus Calculus College Algebra Math Modeling Intro to Physics I Intro to Physics II ENG 1101 ENG 1102 SPCH 1101 BIOL 1111 (L) BIOL 1112 (L) CHEM 1151 (L) CHEM 1152 (L) MATH 1127 MATH 1113 MATH 1131 MATH 1111 MATH 1101 PHYS 1111 (L) PHYS 1112 (L) American Literature Art Appreciation World History I World History II U.S. History I U.S. History II Intro to Humanities Intro to Psychology Intro to Sociology American Govt. Economics (Principles) Economics Macro Economics Micro Holly Bates Student Affairs Coordinator Federal Student Financial Aid • Pell Grant • Direct Loans • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant • Federal Work Study State Student Financial Aid • • • • • • Hope Scholarship • Zell Mill Scholarship • HOPE Grant • HOPE GED Accel Student Access Loan Program Georgia Hero Scholarship Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant 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 Other State Programs • Zell Miller Scholarship – Maintain GPA of 3.3 – Pays $85.00 per credit hour • HOPE GED – GED recipients – Pays a one-time $500.00 incentive upon enrollment in an eligible college into an eligible program of study • Accel – Dual Enrolled High School Students – Pays $85.00 per credit hour Other State Programs • Student Accel Loan – – – – Low interest loan program Students chosen by a “lottery” selection criteria Must have exhausted all other financial aid resources Loans up to $10,000 or up to cost of attendance • Georgia Hero Scholarship – Members and Dependents of National Guard and Military Reservists who served in combat zones – Up to $2000 each year Other State Programs • Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant – Dependent children of Georgia Public Safety Officers who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. – Funds can be obtained up the cost of attendance of each eligible student. • Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant – Provides extra assistance to Commission approved programs of study. – Approximately $1,000 per year Need-Based Federal Aid • Federal Pell Grant – Up to $5645 available for full time students annually – Must be enrolled in an eligible program of study – Must be enrolled as a regular/provisional student – Can be less than full time, but award is pro-rated • Direct Subsidized Loans – Interest paid by Government while in school – Must be enrolled in an eligible program of study – Must be registered for at least ½ time (6 credits) Other Federal Aid • Unsubsidized Direct Loan – Interest accrues while in school for payback by student • Federal Work Study – Provides part-time employment while the student is enrolled in school to help pay for educational expenses. – Subject to allocations a college receives. • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant – Provides funding to help finance education. – This is based on a student’s need. – Subject to the allocations a college receives for awarding. Other Financial Aid Programs • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) http://workforce.georgia.gov/resources-wia-services • Veteran’s Benefits = http://gibill.va.gov/ • Vocational Rehabilitation = https://gvra.georgia.gov/ • Local Scholarships • Private Scholarships Federal Aid Student General Citizenship Requirements Citizenship Requirements – A U.S. citizen or national; – A U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen; – A citizen of the Freely Associated States: the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands. These students can only receive aid from some of the FSA programs Federal Eligible Non-Citizen Definition Eligible noncitizen if you are – (1) a permanent U.S. resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551); – (2) a conditional permanent resident with a Conditional Green Card (I-551C); – (3) the holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: “Refugee,” “Asylum Granted,” “Parolee” (I-94 confirms that you were paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired), T-Visa holder (T-1, T-2, T-3, etc.) or “Cuban-Haitian Entrant;” or – (4) the holder of a valid certification or eligibility letter from the Department of Health and Human Services showing a designation of “Victim of human trafficking.” Federal Eligible Non-Citizen Definition If you are in the U.S. on an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa (pertaining to international organizations), you will not be eligible for federal student aid. State Aid Citizenship/Residency Requirements A student must be a United States citizen or an Eligible Non-Citizen for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the first day of classes of the school term for which the State Aid is sought. – Same eligible non-citizen definition as Federal Aid State Aid Citizenship/Residency Requirements A student attending TCSG institution who meets the Georgia Residency requirements of the Technical College System of Georgia at the time of his or her high school graduation, Home Study program completion or successful GED test, must also meet such Georgia Residency requirements for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to the first day of classes of the school term for which the HOPE Grant is sought. State Aid Citizenship/Residency Requirements A student who does not meet the Georgia Residency requirements of the Technical College System of Georgia at the time of high school graduation, Home Study program completion or successful GED test must meet such Georgia Residency requirements for 24 consecutive months immediately prior to the first day of classes of the school term for which the HOPE Grant is sought. How To Apply – Federal & State • FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid – www.fafsa.ed.gov Grace Santamaria Student Affairs Specialist Student Support Services • • • • • Career Services Disability Services Special Populations Counseling Success Centers Career Services Program Selection – Assessment Instruments • FOCUS • Meyers Briggs • CareerScope Job Seeking Skills – Applications, Resumes, and Cover Letters – Interviewing Skills – Networking Job Fairs and Job Leads – Employer Recruiting Events – College Advertisements – Networking • Job Clubs • Program Specific Campus Clubs • Instructor Referrals Disability Services • Students must self-disclose and provide documentation • Intake with Disability Coordinator • Accommodation plan created based on diagnosis and documentation • Plan sent to instructors and reviewed with student • • • • • Information and referral to campus and community support services Access to tutoring, readers and note takers Workshops and materials on effective study and test taking skills Academic monitoring Priority Registration in some cases Disability Services • Extended Time for Test • Isolated Tested Environments • Interpreter • Note Taker • Captionist • Preferential Seating • Devices: Keyboards, Monitors, Desks, and Books on Tape Special Populations • • • • • Single Parents & Single Pregnant Women Displaced Homemakers Limited English Non-Traditional Students Disabilities * Veterans (Most services are offered to Veterans) Special Populations Services Provided – State, Federal, and Community Referrals – Book Lending Program available at some colleges – Events, Seminars and Workshops Services Focused on Non-traditional Programs • Support Groups • Luncheons and Events • Career Fairs Counseling • Free Counseling - limited number of sessions • Support Groups • Literature- Books, Brochures, Videos and Interactive Assessments • Information and Support • Assistance with Student Visa • International Festivals Students Success Centers • Free Limited Tutoring – Subjects and hour of operations will vary • Computers and Printers – Microsoft Word – Practice SAT, ACT, Compass, and other college placement exams Amy Holloway TCSG Coordinator Postsecondary Student Organizations (PSOs) • • • Those who participate in student organizations are more likely to graduate. An institution that offers inviting options for student involvement obtains free, word-of-mouth marketing. Students involved in clubs and organizations exhibit loyalty, pride in their institution, they strive for academic achievement, and community involvement. Relevance of Organizations • The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE Studies) shows that student success is directly linked to student involvement in academic and co-curricular programs and activities. – the more involved students are in an institution, the more invested they will be. – Students who are involved devote more time and energy to academics, spend more time on campus, while participating actively in student organizations • Students develop the soft skills necessary for personal and academic success. Skills USA • • • • SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Student members of SkillsUSA compete in their respective program areas at state competitions. 1st place winners go on represent their state at the National Skills and Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in June. Top winners in select programs will go on to represent the U.S. at the World Skills International Competitions in San Palo, Brazil in August. • Prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. • DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The Collegiate Division (formerly known as Delta Epsilon Chi) includes over 15,000 members in 200 colleges and universities. • DECA Inc. is a not-for-profit student organization with members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs. • Students in Georgia Collegiate DECA participate in state competitions in their respective program areas. Top winners go on to compete in national competitions this spring in Washington, DC. National Technical Honor Society • Acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. • Encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s competitive workplace. • Candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. The national average schools are using is in the 3.5-3.75 range. • One Hundred Thirty-five $1,000 Scholarships are awarded to NTHS members who consistently exemplify the seven character attributes– Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Leadership. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda • FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world reaches over 11,000 college students. • Prepares students for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions: – Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students; – FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students; – Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and – Professional Division for business people, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association. Statewide Student Leadership Council • SSLC represents the local student government associations and/or local student leadership councils in the technical colleges. • The purpose of SSLC is to promote student involvement by sharing information and by providing assistance to member technical colleges. • SSLC provides information to local members including but not limited to: – Effective methods to promote networking; – How to organize student government associations; – How to increase local memberships; – How to organize effective fund raising activities.