HOPE Career Grant
Ogeechee Technical College
       
 

Eligible Programs:

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Heavy Diesel Service Technician Certificate (HD31)

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
Medical Front Office Assistant Certificate (MF21)

COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING 
Commercial Truck Driving Certificate (CT61)

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Networking Specialist Diploma (NS14)
Computer Security Specialist Certificate (CS11)
Advanced Computer Security Specialist Certificate (AG71)
Microsoft Network Administrator Certificate (MS11)

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION

Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma (ECC2)
Child Development Specialist Certificate (CD61)
Early Childhood Care and Education Basics Certificate (EC31)
Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate (ECP1)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Programmable Control Technician I Certificate (PC81)
Industrial Systems Technology Diploma (IST4)


HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY 
Medical Coding Certificate (MC41)

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 
Basic Mechatronics Specialist Certificate (MS41)

PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY 
Pharmacy Technology Diploma (PT22)

PRACTICAL NURSING 
Practical Nursing Diploma (PN12)
Nurse Aide Certificate (CN21)

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 
Computed Tomography Specialist Certificate (CT91)

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY 
Surgical Technology Diploma (ST12)
Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Certificate  (CSB1)

WELDING & JOINING TECHNOLOGY 
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate (FS31)
Gas Metal Arc Welder Certificate (GM31)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Certificate (GTA1)
Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welder Fabricator Cert (VSM1)

Students interested in entering a field in which there are plenty of job openings can choose to enroll in one of OTC’s programs of study for which this grant covers the cost of tuition.

The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant,  is the boost a student needs to get started on the right path to an exciting career.

It also helps Georgia employers by creating a pipeline of skilled workers they can hire well into the future.

To be eligible for the HOPE Career Grant, students must first qualify for and be receiving the HOPE Grant. The two grants together will cover all tuition for any of the eligible programs of study.


A few other things to know about the HOPE Career Grant:

  • Since it is a grant, it does NOT need to be repaid.
  • HOPE Career Grant awards are based on the student’s program of study and the number of hours of enrollment.
  • The grant is available only for eligible students who are pursuing certificates and diplomas.
  • High school students participating in dual credit enrollment are not eligible for the HOPE Career Grant award until they graduate.


Award Amounts:

To qualify, an OTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the programs below and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award


Eligibility:

  • Eligibility for the HOPE Career Grant award for the Commercial Truck Driving program is for one term only.
  • The HOPE GED Grant, HOPE Grant, and HOPE Career Grant 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 or joint enrollment programs are not eligible for the HOPE Career Grant award.
  • Students who are actively pursuing a GED are eligible for HOPE Career Grant.
  • All eligibility requirements for the HOPE Grant apply to HOPE Career Grant.


Steps:

  • Submit an application for admissions online:
  • Submit a $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Submit official copies of your high school or GED transcripts.
  • Submit either ACCUPLACER, ASSET, SAT, or ACT test results (5 years old or less), or you can schedule to take the ACCUPLACER with our Assessment Center.
  • Apply for Financial Aid.
  • Attend a Meet Your Campus orientation
  • Attend class!

If you have any questions please be sure to contact our Financial Aid office at 912-681-5500

 

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