Chattahoochee Technical College welcomed 160 rising ninth graders from the Cherokee County School District for a tour of the college’s North Metro Campus on Thursday, June 20, as part of the Cherokee County School District Summer Bridge program.
Students previewed programs offered by Chattahoochee Tech and learned about different career paths so they could begin their high school years by planning for college opportunities and future careers, according to Chattahoochee Tech Student Outreach Specialist Candie Walters, who organized the Summer Bridge program tour at the college.
“Today is about introducing high school students in our community to a college setting and educating them about what Chattahoochee Tech has to offer,” said Walters, who noted that the tour included students from Cherokee, Creekview, Etowah, River Ridge, Sequoyah, and Woodstock high schools. “I really like working with this group of younger students,” she said, “because we’re motivating them and opening their eyes to the possibilities available to them.”
Students who toured the Chattahoochee Tech North Metro Campus received a first-hand look at teaching areas for several programs, which included the Surgical Technology and Physical Therapist Assistant programs in the college’s Health Sciences division. Programs highlighted on this campus tour also included CNC Technology, Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology, and Industrial Maintenance and Electrical Technology, along with Diesel Equipment Technology, and Cosmetology.