Columbus Technical College Offers Area High Schoolers a lot of “Credit!”

October 9, 2007 – Columbus Technical College is offering high school students a jump start on their postsecondary education. On Tuesday, October 16th, area high school students and their parents are invited to attend a special Dual Enrollment Academy. The event will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Patrick Hall auditorium on the campus of Columbus Technical College. Refreshments will be served and attendees will receive special prizes.

The Dual Enrollment program allows students to earn college credit while still in high school. High school seniors from Muscogee County and Harris County are invited. Muscogee County School Superintendent Dr. John Phillips and Harris County Superintendent Dr. Susan Andrews are scheduled to address the crowd; so are representatives from Aflac, Columbus Bank and Trust, Kodak Polychrome, and Columbus Regional. Students who have found success through Dual Enrollment will also be on hand.

The Dual Enrollment program is a state-wide venture at colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia. The HOPE Grant helps fund this effort, allowing young people to advance in their educational careers at a minimal, if any, cost to themselves and/or their parents. (HOPE covers most tuition, fees and offers a book allowance.) Columbus Technical College has seen nearly 700 students complete this program since its inception in the 2001-2002 school year.

The Dual Enrollment program at Columbus Technical College will help high school students earn college credit in high-demand fields such as:

  • Patient Care Assisting
  • Customer Service
  • Life and Health Insurance
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Financial Services

For more information, contact either Cheryl Myers/Columbus Technical College Director of Communications at (706) 649-1290 or email cmyers@columbustech.edu or Tara Askew/Columbus Technical College Recruiting and Student Activities Manager at (706) 649-1901 or email taskew@columbustech.edu.