(Acworth, Ga. – March 22, 2013) With just a few weeks to go until they wear caps and gowns for high school graduation, a group of approximately 250 seniors converged on Chattahoochee Technical College’s North Metro Campus to learn more about its programs and how to reach their academic and professional goals.
The students from Adairsville, Allatoona, Cartersville, Cass and Woodland high schools started the day with discussions on admissions, financial aid and picking the right college or university. The students also had the opportunity to visit three programs and participate in discussions about the field, ask questions about job possibilities and even try their hands at some new skills in 12 selected programs of study.
“We’ve designed the day to help prospective students learn about the diverse range degree, diploma and certificate programs we offer and find an area of study that fits their needs and aspirations,” explained Recruiter Brookeanna Herring. “From our technical and health care programs to business programs and general education, we have something that each of these students can benefit from and learn here at Chattahoochee Technical College.”
Chattahoochee Technical College offers Senior Day visits at several of its campuses throughout the year, allowing high schools to bring interested students by for a taste of college life. Additionally, the college provides individual tours and information sessions by appointment, as well as its new First Friday program that offers small group tours of specific campuses and programs at 10 a.m. the first Friday of each month.
“Many of the high school students said they had not ever been on a college campus before and were surprised at how many classes and programs are offered so close to home and at an affordable cost,” said Herring. “They were also surprised to learn that recent articulation agreements with the University System of Georgia and local private colleges will allow more than 27 of the general education classes they take here to transfer to a four-year university. Specific programs have similar agreements with colleges and universities for other classes too.”