(Marietta, Ga. – Oct. 10, 2013) Deciding on a college major can be as daunting as buying a new house, car or any other major purchase, according to Student Affairs Coordinator Bethany Schultz. The decision at Chattahoochee Technical College means choosing between more than 45 areas of study in a variety of fields that range from healthcare and business to technical or computer related options.
“If you ask a student what he or she wants to study, you’re going to get a variety of answers,” said Schultz. “People make these decisions based on input from family and friends, availability of classes, costs and occupational outlook. Some people have had a passion for a certain career all their lives and others are looking for just the right fit for a stable and profitable career.”
Chattahoochee Technical College will host its first reDISCOVER CTC, a majors fair, October 30 at the Marietta Campus Atrium. Faculty and staff will be on hand from the various programs to provide more information to current and prospective students about choosing the right field of study for them. Information on course requirements, admissions to competitive programs, educational opportunities beyond a certificate, diploma or two-year degree and job market statistics will be available to be discussed one on one or in small group formats. The event will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
“Chattahoochee Technical College does not offer an undecided major,” Schultz explained. “Each student entering the college must choose a program of study upon admission to the college. This decision doesn’t just affect a student’s career possibilities, but also financial aid eligibility and prerequisite courses and schedule options.”
Chattahoochee Technical College Career Services offers resources to students looking at program possibilities, including online interest and skills assessments, a comprehensive career guide, job market information, resume critiques and career fairs. Students are also encouraged to join student organizations related to their program of study and participate in service learning projects to gain experience while helping community organizations.
For more information on the reDISCOVER CTC event, visit www.chattahoocheetech.edu/enrollment/admissions/undecided-about-your-major/ or contact Bethany Schultz at 770.975.4021 or Bethany.Schultz@chattahoocheetech.edu.