The Technical College System of Georgia Education Guarantee

Curriculum standards have been developed with the direct involvement of business and industry.  These standards serve as the industry-validated specifications for each occupational program. The TCSG guarantee to every one of our students is this:

If one of our graduates educated under a standard program and his/her employer finds that the graduate is deficient in one or more competencies as defined in the standards, the technical college will retrain the employee at no instructional cost to the employee or the employer.

This guarantee is in effect for a period of two years after graduation.

State Board Policy 5.1.7. Warranty of Degree, Diploma, and Technical Certificate of Credit Graduates

To demonstrate confidence in quality technical college programs, the Technical College System of Georgia [TCSG] warrants every graduate of a technical certificate of credit, diploma, or associate degree as follows:

TCSG Procedure 5.1.7p. Claim Report Procedures

The Technical College System of Georgia guarantees that graduates of its technical colleges have demonstrated proficiency in those competencies included in the approved state curriculum standards. Should any student within two years of graduation not be able to perform one or more of the competencies contained in the industry-validated standards, including failure to pass a state or national required licensing examination. TCSG agrees to provide specific retraining at any TCSG technical college offering the program to the graduate at no cost to the employer or graduate for tuition or instructional fees.

Implementation of a claim shall follow the procedures as outlined below:

  1. The employer in conjunction with a graduate shall contact the technical college to discuss the need for retraining.
  2. The technical college representative shall analyze the claim request, complete a warranty claim report after consulting with the employer in conjunction with the graduate, and shall inform the employer and the graduate of the action to be taken.
  3. If the technical college processing the claim is not the college from which the student graduated, the graduating college shall be notified of the warranty claim, the services to be provided, and the institutional costs incurred during the retraining.
  4. The technical college processing the claim shall forward a warranty claim report to the Commissioner.