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Your Guide To An Okefenokee Technical College Education | SPRING 2014

MOVING TOWARD THE MERGER

1701 Carswell Avenue Waycross, Georgia 31503

Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Waycross, GA 31503 Permit No. 62

JULY 1, 2014

Registration Info & Dates page 3

SIWDG Grant Info page 5

1701 CARSWELL AVENUE WAYCROSS, GEORGIA 31503 912.287.6584

WAYCROSS CAMPUS

Merger FAQs page 6

Dual Enrollment page 7

101 WEST 17TH STREET ALMA, GEORGIA 31510 912.632.0951

ALMA CAMPUS


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academic PROGRAMS @ OTC Business & Computer Programs

Technical & Industrial Programs

Accounting, AAS Accounting, Diploma Office Accounting Specialist, TCC

Automotive Technology, Diploma Automotive Fundamentals, Diploma Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician, TCC Automotive Climate Control Technician, TCC Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist, TCC

Business Administrative Technology, AAS Business Administrative Technology, Diploma Administrative Support Assistant, TCC Microsoft Office Application Professional, TCC Microsoft Word Application Professional, TCC CompTIA A+ Certified Technician Preparation, TCC∆ Microsoft Office Application Specialist, TCC∆ Computer Support Specialist, AAS∆ Computer Support Specialist, Diploma∆ Networking Specialist, AAS∆ Networking Specialist, Diploma∆ Microsoft Network Administrator, TCC Cisco Network Specialist, TCC∆ Help Desk Specialist, TCC∆ Information Security Specialist, TCC CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation, TCC

professional Services Programs Criminal Justice Technology, AAS Criminal Justice Technology, Diploma Introduction to Criminal Justice, TCC Early Childhood Care/Education, AAS Early Childhood Care/Education, Diploma Early Childhood Care/Education Basics, TCC Child Development Specialist, TCC Cosmetology, Diploma∆ Nail Technician, TCC

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Auto Collision Repair, Diploma Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I, TCC Automotive Collision Repair Assistant II, TCC Automotive Refinishing Assistant II, TCC Air Conditioning Technology, Diploma Air Conditioning Repair Specialist, TCC Air Conditioning Electrical Technician, TCC Air Conditioning Technician Assistant, TCC Advanced Commercial Refrigeration, TCC Electrical Lineworker, TCC

Welding and Joining Technology, Diploma Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder, TCC Gas Metal Arc Welder, TCC Gas Tungsten Arc Welder, TCC Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder, TCC

Allied Health Programs Practical Nursing, Diploma∆ Nurse Technician, TCC Nurse Aide, TCC* Paramedicine, Diploma EMS Professions, Diploma Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), TCC Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), TCC Surgical Technology, AAS Surgical Technology, Diploma

Electronics Technology, Diploma Electronics Fundamentals, Diploma Basic Electronic Assembler, TCC Basic Electrical Technician, TCC

Clinical Laboratory Technology, AAS Phlebotomy Technician, TCC

Commercial Truck Driving, TCC*

Radiologic Technology, AAS Computed Tomography Specialist, TCC

Horticulture, Diploma Landscape Specialist, TCC Floral Designer, TCC Nursery/Greenhouse Technician, TCC Locomotive Electrical Systems, TCC Locomotive Mechanical Systems Technician, TCC Forest Technology, AAS Forest Technology, Diploma Forest Technician Assistant, TCC Land Surveying Technician, TCC

Respiratory Care, AAS

Medical Assisting, Diploma Health Care Assistant, TCC

other Programs Early College Essentials, TCC

Reasons to Continue Your Education at Okefenokee Technical College

1. Advanced Career Opportunities & Higher Income for Graduates

6. Over 70 Career Choices

2. Fast Track to a Better Quality of Life

7. Hands-on Learning & Small Classes

3. Financial Aid for Most Students

8. Programs with Industry Certifications

4. Career Planning and Placement

9. Instructors Skilled in the Latest Technologies

5. Convenience – Day, Evening, and Online Schedule Options

10. State-of-the-Art Equipment

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∆ Program may be completed on the Alma Campus. * No high school diploma or GED required.

Looking for the Class Schedule? Find it on our Web site.


REGISTRATION

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November 18 - 26 Open Registration for Spring Semester

PHASE THREE Late Registration and Drop/Add January 2 and 6 - 8

All eligible students enrolled within the past year may pre-register and adjust schedules for the next term. Schedule an appointment with your advisor. Class sizes are limited, so pre-register early.

Drop/Add begins the first day of the term and ends the third day of the term at 7 p.m. During Late Registration and Drop/Add, students may add and drop courses or drop all courses to cancel a registration.

Open Registration November 18 - 26, December 2 - 11 and 16-19 All eligible new and returning students may register and adjust schedules from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday.

November 11-17 Continuing Student Pre-Registration (current & recently enrolled students only)

Continuing Student Pre-Registration November 11 - 17

PHASE TWO

IMPORTANT DATES

Late Registration - All eligible students who have not yet registered may register during Late Registration and Drop/Add. This is considered a late registration and a $45 Late Registration Fee will be assessed to these students' accounts. Drop/Add - All registered students can adjust their schedules during Late Registration and Drop/ Add. Students whose schedules were already confirmed before the first day of the term will not be assessed the $45 Late Registration Fee. PAYMENT DEADLINE January 2 at 7 p.m. Schedules will be deleted for students with outstanding balances. (NOTE: Posting of current term grades may result in changes in financial aid status and an outstanding balance. It is the student's responsibility to settle any outstanding balance due to status changes prior to this deadline.) spring Semester ADMISSIONS DEADLINE January 2 at 7 p.m. Application and all admissions requirements for new or newly readmitted students must be completed prior to the deadline to be eligible for fall semester registration. Placement testing must be started before 3 p.m.

Register by December 19 and avoid a Late Fee.

November 26 Spring Term Financial Aid Priority Deadline December 2-11 Open Registration for Spring Semester December 16-19 Open Registration for Spring Semester January 2 | 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. alma - New Student Orientation waycross - New Student Orientation January 2 | 7 p.m. Spring Semester Admissions Deadline Spring Semester Payment Deadline January 2, 6-8 Late Registration

*Late Registration Fee will apply

January 6 Spring Semester Begins January 6-8 Drop/Add Period

CONTACT INFORMATION Admissions Office 912-287-6584 (Waycross) 912-632-0951 (Alma) Adult Education 912-287-6580 Business Office 912-287-5831

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NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION All new students are required to attend one of the orientation sessions. Orientation programs last approximately two hours. OTC staff will be available to make Student IDs 30 minutes before and after each orientation session.

ORIENTATION DATES January 2 | 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. Alma Campus

January 2 | 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. Waycross Campus Miller Lecture Hall

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IMPORTANT BOOKSTORE INFORMATION • Students MUST present their schedule in the bookstore to ensure the correct textbooks are purchased for their classes. • Bookstore purchases made before the first day of the semester (Jan. 6) are cash, check, or credit/debit card only. Financial aid may be used for bookstore purchases beginning the first day of the semester for approximately three weeks. • Students purchasing books using financial aid awards who subsequently drop courses will be responsible for charges if their financial aid award is reduced. • Bookstore refunds must be requested within 7 days of purchase and the original receipt is required. • Refunds will not be given for returned textbooks that have the shrink wrap removed, have been written/highlighted in, have open/used software. No refund shall be made for expendable supplies and equipment (i.e. cosmetology kits, diskettes, tools, etc.).


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Georgia’s Strategic Industries

Workforce Development Beginning Fall Semester 2013, Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) students who are receiving the HOPE Grant may also be eligible for additional financial assistance from Georgia’s Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG) Award for the following TCSG programs:

Commercial Truck Driving Early Childhood Care & Education Practical Nursing

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Grant Award

To qualify, a TCSG student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the SIWDG Award is a fixed amount* for each term of enrollment:

Program of Study Commercial Truck Driving Early Childhood Care & Education, diploma Practical Nursing Early Childhood Care & Education, diploma Practical Nursing

Enrolled Hours 9 or more 9 or more 9 or more 8 or less 8 or less

Award Amount $1,000 $500 $500 $250 $250

*Eligibility for the SIWDG Award for the Commercial Truck Driving program is for one term only. The HOPE GED Grant, HOPE Grant, and SIWDG Award can be awarded in the same term, if all other eligibility requirements are met up to cost of attendance. High school students in dual enrollment programs are not eligible for the SIWDG Award.

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09/26/2013

08/01/2013 State Board of TCSG approved merger.

Boards of Directors selected Coastal Pines Technical College as the name of the merged college.

10/03/2013 State Board of TCSG approved name.

07/01/2014 July 1, 2014 merge effictive date.

frequently asked QUESTIONS Altamaha Technical College and Okefenokee Technical College will be merged effective July 1, 2014, under a plan adopted in early August by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia. Why are the two colleges merging? The main campuses of OTC and ATC are relatively close. Merging will allow our students to have more opportunities, while we maintain a concentrated focus on building a workforce that keeps our communities strong. Merging also makes sense financially, saving the taxpayers of Georgia hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Have any of the mergers resulted in the closure of campuses? The mergers did not result in the closings of any campuses or college facilities. How will the merger affect the availability of instructional programs? The merger is an important decision made in the face of major state budget reductions. Mergers have protected faculty positions and kept instructors in the classrooms during a period of declining appropriations and record enrollment growth for the TCSG. How will the ATC/OTC merger save money? The primary cost-saving result of the mergers is the elimination of some upper-level administrative positions, including presidents and vice presidents, whose jobs were made unnecessary by the consolidation of colleges. Most faculty and staff positions have remained unaffected. How will students benefit from the merger? TCSG students now enjoy the advantage of greater sharing of the merged colleges’ program resources along with expanded access to instructors and technology.

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How quickly will the two colleges merge? The Altamaha Technical College and Okefenokee Technical College merger is scheduled to be effective July 1, 2014. However, there are issues to resolve before a merger can occur, including accreditation, college workforce plans, the merging of technical college, adult education and workforce training programs, PeopleSoft and banner consolidations, and much more. How will this change my classes? For the better! Consolidating the two colleges into one will create one of the largest two-year colleges in Georgia. You will have access to exceptional instructors, programs and technology in 13 counties: Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Ware, and Wayne. Will the name of my college change because of the merger? Yes. Effective July 1, 2014, the merged institution will be known as Coastal Pines Technical College. Where will I graduate from if I finish before the merger is complete? If you finish before July 1, 2014, at OTC, your graduation institution will be OTC. Likewise, if you finish before July 1, 2014, at ATC, your graduation institution will be ATC. If I graduate before the merger is complete, will the change in college names be confusing for my future employers? It is quite common for colleges to merge or change names as time goes by. This will not affect your status as a graduate in the community. Both ATC


Attention all High School Students & Parents!

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Can You a Good Deal?

If you could take colleges classes and be awarded both high school credit and college credit, wouldn’t that be a deal too good to miss?

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Okefenokee Technical College has a partnership with most high schools that allows you the opportunity to simultaneously work toward completion of a high school diploma and earn college credit.

DUAL ENROLLMENT: using HOPE to earn dual college and high school credits

ACCEL: funds to pursue an associate or baccalaureate degree while in high school

High school students can take one or more courses from Okefenokee Technical College using HOPE grant monies. Under dual enrollment, students receive simultaneous course credits that count toward high school graduation and future postsecondary education.

ACCEL is a financial aid program for education that’s funded by the Georgia Lottery and administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. ACCEL provides funding that allows Georgia high school students to take coursework leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree from a TCSG college or other eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia. Courses pursued by students under this program must come from the approved course directory which is provided to the state’s high school counselors. Courses are available only in the areas of the core graduation requirements for college preparatory students: English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Foreign Language.

Best of all, all hours paid by HOPE under a dual enrollment program do not count toward the total HOPE scholarship or grant hours that Georgia students can use after high school for their undergraduate studies!

How do I know if these courses are right for me or if OTC offers courses at my high school? For more information, contact your local OTC Student Affairs Coordinators listed below. Kate Bussey (912) 632-2355 E-mail: kbussey@okefenokeetech.edu Serving Bacon, Pierce, and Ware Counties

Hours attempted as part of the ACCEL program will not be counted in the HOPE Scholarship credit hour cap. Rana Zauner (912) 287-6569 E-mail: rzauner@okefenokeetech.edu Serving Brantley, Charlton, and Clinch Counties

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ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS OTC provides diploma and certificate options in Electronics and Telecommunications programs. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, computers, and other electrical and electronics equipment.

OTC provides degree, diploma, and certificate options in Early Childhood Care and Education. Graduates may find employment with child care centers; private, nonprofit agencies, such as those that fund Head Start and Pre-K; public school systems*; child care referral agencies; and more. *as a paraprofessional as defined by No Child Left Behind

Ruth Nimmer | program contact | 912.287.5824 | rnimmer@okefenokeetech.edu

Want to move forward with a career in the great outdoors? OTC provides certificate, diploma, and degree options in forest technology, a program that prepares students for an exciting career in the great outdoors, managing the area’s valuable, renewable timber resource.

Past graduates have obtained employment from communication or utility companies such as: • AT&T • Georgia Public Television • CSX • Georgia Power

Forest technology graduates have a variety of career opportunities, including employment with the following businesses:

• Southern Nuclear

• GE Medical System

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• Private consulting agencies

Tommy Peagler | program contact | 912.284.2569 | tpeagler@okefenokeetech.edu

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• Georgia Forestry Commission

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Allied Health Programs HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS are among the fastest growing occupations in the country. OTC provides Associate of Applied Science degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit opportunities in various healthcare areas, so you are sure to find the best fit for your career goals. Practical Nursing, Diploma* Nurse Technician, TCC Nurse Aide, TCC

Clinical Laboratory Technology, AAS* Phlebotomy Technician, TCC

Paramedicine, Diploma EMS Professions, Diploma Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), TCC Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), TCC

Radiologic Technology, AAS* Computed Tomography Specialist, TCC

Respiratory Care, AAS*

Medical Assisting, Diploma*

Position yourself where the numbers are in your favor. OTC offers certificate, diploma, or degree options that enable you to Gear Up for work in the field of accounting. Graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the needs of area business and industry. Accounting, AAS 64 credit hours, complete in 5 terms Accounting, Diploma 42 credit hours, complete in 4 terms Office Accounting Specialist, TCC 14 credit hours, complete in 2 terms

Health Care Assistant, TCC

Surgical Technology, AAS* Surgical Technology, Diploma * Program has Competitive Admissions Criteria.

OTC Campus Salon hair | nails | color | skin care We now have two locations! Salon hours vary. Please call for an appointment. waycross campus salon

alma campus salon

912.287.6588

912.632.7716

Accounting Diploma Program Available Online

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in applying for financial aid at OTC for federal and state programs. The easiest way to complete your FAFSA with accurate tax information is by using the IRS Data Retrival tool through www.fafsa.gov.

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All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. The Office of Financial Aid is ready to assist you with the online application process. It is important to apply for financial aid ASAP so you have time to complete the process and be awarded before the tuition and fee payment deadline. In some instances additional financial assistance may be obtained.

Graduate Here Today. Enroll There Tomorrow.

transfer credit at Okefenokee Technical College We’re making it easier for you to get to your ultimate

Financial Assistance Options Through Financial Aid Office (912-287-6584)

Through OTC Foundation Office (912-287-5829)

• HOPE Scholarship

Through OTC Business Office (912-287-5831)

• HOPE Grant • PELL Grant

• Private Student Loans • Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG)

educational destination, should you choose to pursue another degree or credential after graduating from OTC. Articulation agreements between the Board of Regents

• Foundation Scholarships

and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), as well as Georgia Independent College Association (GICA)

• Nelnet Guaranteed Tuition Installment Plan

and TCSG, have enhanced how TCSG students are able to pursue baccalaureate degree opportunities.

• WIA Services

• Work-Study Program

For additional information, visit OTC's Getting financial aid isn’t as complex as you might imagine. Start by completing a FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov.

Web site or contact the OTC registrar.

Criminal justice technology Are you ready to take the next step forward in your education? OTC offers degree and diploma options in the field of criminal justice technology. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entrylevel persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields.

jaki Johnson| program contact 912.338.5254 | jjohnson@okefenokeetech.edu

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Criminal Justice Diploma Program Available Online


The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and its constituent technical colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all TCSG and technical collegeadministered programs, federally financed programs, and educational programs and activities involving admissions, scholarships and loans, student life and athletics. It also applies to the recruitment and employment of personnel and the contracting for goods and services. Okefenokee Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. Any violation of or questions related to Title IX should be directed to Title IX Coordinator Danita Cannon VP for Student Affairs (912) 287-5806 dcannon@okefenokeetech.edu Section 504 Coordinator Karen Boyle Retention Coordinator (912) 287-6119 kboyle@okefenokeetech.edu EO for OTC Employees Cynthia Linder HR Coordinator (912) 287-4098 clinder@okefenokeetech.edu Okefenokee Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, educates students through rigorous, learner-centered occupational programs designed to meet the workforce development, literacy, and lifelong learning needs of Southeast Georgia. The College provides college-wide services; associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs; adult education programs; continuing education; and customized business and industry training through traditional and distance delivery formats at onand off-campus locations. Okefenokee Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas and Technical Certificates of Credit. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 300334097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Okefenokee Technical College.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our Web site at www.okefenokeetech. edu/disclosure.asp.

ELECTRICAL LINEWORKER Kevin Metts | program contact 912.287.5815 | kmetts@okefenokeetech.edu Are you ready for a career that will take you to new heights? OTC offers the Electrical Lineworker Apprentice program, providing those enrolled with an opportunity to study and practice the basic skills of electrical lineworkers and technicians. Career Opportunities: • Electrical utility companies

• Cable companies

• Electrical utility contractors

• Communication companies

Ready...Set...Drive! Jump-start your Commercial Truck Driving Career at OTC. Whether you intend to drive your own truck or drive for a trucking company, we will get you on the road to success. • Complete day program in approximately 7. 5 weeks • Complete evening program in approximately 15 weeks John Logan | program contact 912.338.5238 | jlogan@okefenokeetech.edu

Ready to Get Your Career Moving? OTC’s automotive programs deliver all the training you need to race to the top of this industry. Diploma and technical certificate of credit (TCC) opportunities are available to put you in the fast lane to success. Terry Simmons | Automotive Collision Repair | 912.287.5825 |tsimmons@okefenokeetech.edu Larry Carr | Automotive Technology | 912.287.5825 |lcarr@okefenokeetech.edu www.okefenokeetech.edu | 11


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Licensure/Certification Pass Rates Licensure or certification is required in order to work in many career fields. Although licensing and certification standards vary by state and occupation, they typically require a minimum level of education in a specified field and a passing score on a written and/ or performance exam. The table below reflects the results of graduates of the respective OTC program who took licensure/certification exams during the period July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.

Clinical Laboratory Technology

90%

Nurse Aide

87%

Cosmetology 100% Commercial Truck Driving Emergency Medical Technician

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Cosmetology, Diploma

The Cosmetology diploma program includes instruction in hair cutting and styling, manicuring, pedicuring, facial treatments, shampooing, chemical applications, esthetics, shop management, sanitation and safety, customer service, and applicable laws and regulations. Graduates are employable as cosmetology salespersons, cosmetologists, salon managers, or salon owners.

100%

Practical Nursing

95%

Respiratory Care

89%

Medical Assisting

100%

Radiologic Technology

82%

Surgical Technology

89%

Nail Technician, TCC The Nail Technician certificate program emphasizes specialized training in skin and nail care practices and techniques. Students focus on safety, sanitation, state laws, rules and regulations, and nail diseases and disorders associated with skin and nail care. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology.

Ollie Harkleroad | Alma Campus | 912.632.7716 | oharkleroad@okefenokeetech.edu Debra Moody | Waycross Campus | 912.287.6587 | dmoody@okefenokeetech.edu

Ready to train for an exciting career in the rail industry? Thomas Wesley | program contact 912.287.5859 | twesley@okefenokeetech.edu

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OTC provides certificate options designed to prepare you to work as a technician in the rail industry with specific knowledge and skills for diesel/electric locomotives. Upon completion of a locomotive credential, you will be ready to roll into a new career. Locomotive Electrical Systems, TCC 18 credit hours, complete in 3 terms

Locomotive Mechanical Systems, TCC 16 credit hours, complete in 3 terms


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AIR CONDITIONING T E C H N O L O G Y OTC provides certificate and diploma options in air conditioning technology. Graduates are trained technicians whose responsibilities include installing, servicing, and repairing a broad range of commercial and residential heating and air conditioning equipment. Jack Moye | program contact 912.287.5823 | jmoye@okefenokeetech.edu

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS) Ready to work in the field of information technology? Graduates from computer programs have the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the IT needs of area business and industry. eddie murray | program contact (ALMA) emurray@okefenokeetech.edu | 912.632.8089 Jason Strickland | program contact jstrickland@okefenokeetech.edu | 912.285.6106 Laree Thomas | program contact lthomas@okefenokeetech.edu | 912.285.6075

OTC provides degree and diploma options in Business Administrative Technology. Students who enroll in this program complete courses in document processing and office procedures before choosing a Business Office or Legal Office specialization. Summer Gowen | program contact sgowen@okefenokeetech.edu | 912.285.6109 Gina Walker | program contact gwalker@okefenokeetech.edu | 912.287.5833

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Adult Education

ADULT EDUCATION SCHEDULE LOCATION

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Alma Campus 101 West 17th Street Alma, GA 31510 912-632-6659

Beth Strickland bstrickland@okefenokeetech.edu

BACON COUNTY

CLASS SCHEDULE Mon. – Thurs. Mon. & Wed.

8 a.m. – 12 noon 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

BRANTLEY COUNTY 470 Bryan Street, Suite B STEPHEN McQUAIG Nahunta, GA 31553 smcquaig@okefenokeetech.edu 912-462-7923 CAROL SCISCILO csciscilo@okefenokeetech.edu

Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mon. & Wed. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. & Thurs. (off-site) 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

CHARLTON COUNTY 68 Kingsland Drive Darrell Casey Mon. – Wed. 9 a.m. – 12 noon Suite D dcasey@okefenokeetech.edu Mon. – Wed. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Folkston, GA 31537 Mon. – Wed. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 912-496-4941 CLINCH COUNTY 427 W Dame Avenue Patia Tolle Suite B ptolle@okefenokeetech.edu Homerville, GA 31634 912-487-5673

Mon. – Thurs. Tues. & Wed.

8 a.m. – 12 noon 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Mon. – Wed. Mon. & Wed. Mon. & Wed.

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

PIERCE COUNTY 253 W. Carter Avenue Gloria Reid Blackshear, GA 31516 greid@okefenokeetech.edu 912-449-8081

WARE COUNTY Waycross Campus Cathy Daniels Mon. – Thurs. OTC Adult Education Center cdaniels@okefenokeetech.edu Mon. & Wed. 701 Carswell Avenue EUNICE DIXON mon. & Wed. Waycross, GA 31503 Eugenia Davis (ESL) Tues. & Thurs. 912-287-6580 LORI MINCHEW (PCC) Mon. & Wed. Fax: 912-287-6582 OMEGEIA B. O'HARA Mon. – Wed. Thurs.

YOUR FUTURE

IS CALLING January 1, 2014, there will be a new GED® test. The current version of the GED® test is expiring December 2013 and your scores will expire too if you don’t finish and pass the test by then. Finish the test now so you won’t have to re-take the parts you’ve already passed.

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8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 8 a.m. – 12 noon 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Do you need for college? Residents of Georgia who receive a GED diploma from GED testing services in Georgia receive a

$500 HOPE/GED GRANT

to be used for expenses when attending Okefenokee Technical College or another state higher education institution.


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• Knitting, Crocheting, Tatting

Explore our online catalog to see all courses offered. Be sure to check out our Popular, New, and Featured Courses.

• Computer-Based Real Estate • Computer Training

• Sewing Basics

• Cooking Classes

• Truck Driving Refresher

• DIY Classes (coming soon)

Customized Training We gladly customize training programs based on the specific needs of your business or industry at a time and place that is best for you and your employees.

For more information or to register for

classes on this page, call

912.287.5854

or

click Business & Community on the OTC homepage.

www.okefenokeetech.edu

• QuickBooks

• CPR/First Aid/AED

LIcense Renewal and Certification • Air Conditioning

• OSHA 10-Hour Training

• CEU's For Contractors

• Pest Management

• Childcare Worker

• Plumbing

• Computer Software & Networking

• Soil Erosion

• Electrical

• ServSafe for Managers

• Forklift Operator Safety Training

• ServSafe Essentials • Master Timber Harvester Training

Computer based certification testing • GACE

• PearsonVue Testing

• TEAS

• Prometric Testing

• HVAC

• NCRC (Work Ready)

• ASE

• Certiport

• Pest Exams

• GED

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Think a technical college isn’t for you...THINK AGAIN!

FACT:

It is the vision of OTC to be recognized as the leader in and provider of choice for technical education. The quality of what we offer students and the community is reinforced by our partnerships with area businesses who, in turn, hire our graduates. OTC instructors are dedicated and strive to promote student success. The knowledge they bring from their work experience paired with their industry connections make for a winning combination. When students succeed, OTC succeeds, and our instructors are here to make it happen. There is nothing second-rate about it.

Design Your Future

Floral Designer

The Floral Designer certificate program prepares students for career opportunities in the floral and special events industry. Students will receive hands-on instruction in the identification of commonly used designer materials, as well as instruction in how to prepare, design, arrange, and care for flowers used in the florist shop and for special events. Courses will help students become aware of the business side of floral work, as well as the design theory behind standard industry practices. This program provides courses that will produce a well-rounded floral professional with a solid background in the floral industry. CURRICULUM HORT 1720 Introductory Floral Design 3 Hours HORT 1730 Advanced Floral Design 3 Hours HORT 2249 Flower Shop Management 3 Hours HORT 1150 Environmental Horticulture Internship 3 Hours minimum credit hours for graduation

12 hours

Mark Deal | program contact | 912.338.5284 | mdeal@okefenokeetech.edu

Now on the Alma Campus horticulture classes Pest Management Woody Plant ID Mark Deal Environmental Horticulture Instructor 912.338.5284 mdeal@okefenokeetech.edu Kate Bussey Student Affairs Coordinator, Alma Campus 912.632.0951 kbussey@okefenokeetech.edu


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