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Through the HOPE Career Grant, SCTC Offers 139 Tuition Free Programs Across 16 High-Demand Career Fields


Automotive Technology

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in the Automotive industry will expand five percent between 2014 and 2024. Graduates of SCTC Automotive Technology programs learn the technological and mechanical skills to keep today’s increasingly complex cars safely on the roads. SCTC offers training in Automotive Technology, ranging from maintenance techniques and electronic systems diagnostics, to performance technology. Learn skills that will give you a competitive edge from the assembly line to the racing pits.

Certified Engineering Assistant

The Certified Engineering Assistant field of study provides students with the necessary training to become an Engineering Drafting Technician. Through a series of courses, students are provided with training in core engineering techniques, including drafting and design and complex mathematical calculations. The Certified Engineering Assistant program prepares students for a rewarding career in the growing engineering field.

Commercial Truck Driving

The Commercial Truck Driving certificate program provides basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operations. The program is based on the definition of a truck driver as one who operates a commercial motor vehicle of all different sizes and descriptions on all types of roads. The CTD program prepares students for the Georgia CDL Skills Exam.

Computer Programming

Computer programmers are among the most sought after workers in today’s information economy. More than 25 computer programming certificates and diplomas are available, some focused on specific in-demand programming languages such as C++, C#, Java, and Visual Basic. Students are also able to gain programming skills in a broad range of IT contexts including network and database administration, web design and development, game design and development, and cloud and mobile environments.

Computer Technology

The Computer Technology program gives students the necessary knowledge to jumpstart a career in one of the fastest growing fields: information technology. Students have the opportunity to earn either a certificate or diploma with more than 16 fields to choose from. Students can pursue a myriad of majors from animation and game design, to networking and repairs. From learning basic computer fundamentals and hardware concepts, to learning more advanced design and business models, the Computer Technology program prepares students with the necessary skills for a career in computer technology.

Construction Technology

The Construction industry in Georgia has had year-over-year growth since the recession. The professionally trained graduates of SCTC's Construction programs have the knowledge and skills to work effectively on private, public and commercial construction projects. Majors include air conditioning technology, carpentry, construction management, electrical construction and maintenance, masonry and plumbing.

Diesel Equipment Technology

The Diesel Equipment Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the diesel equipment service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of truck, heavy equipment, marine systems, or emergency power generator repair theory and practical application necessary for successful employment depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive a credential that qualifies them as entry-level Diesel Equipment technicians in truck shops, ag equipment shops, and earthmoving equipment dealers.

Early Childhood Care and Education

The Early Childhood Care and Education program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as limited general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers and Head Start.

Electrical Lineman Technology

Electrical Line Workers install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics. Georgia is among the states with the highest published employment in this profession. SCTC trains students in the technical and mechanical skills necessary to be successful, preparing graduates for employment with utility companies. You will learn on equipment used in the field today, and will be prepared for problem-solving techniques, as well as the industry's safety requirements.

Health Science

The Health Science program offers students the opportunity to enter the field of healthcare through courses that apply science and technology through medical care. Students have the ability to earn either a certificate or diploma, depending on the designated program. With more than 35 specific fields to choose from, students can earn the knowledge to accelerate their careers in a number of health science programs. Particularly, students have the ability to pursue certificates in various medical fields like pharmaceutical assistance or surgical technology.

Industrial Maintenance

Industrial Maintenance is a perfect career for those interested in tinkering with and maintaining machinery, or producing and manufacturing with your hands. Georgia employment in this field, which is also called Industrial Systems Technology and includes Manufacturing Maintenance and Mechatronics, is expected to grow by 8 percent over the next 10 years. Students learn skills in several areas, including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLCs (program logic controllers), instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers. Virtually any manufacturing industry in Georgia, including automotive, carpet, flooring, beverage, pharmaceuticals, and heavy equipment, has a constant demand for this type of skilled technician.

Logistics and Transportation Technology

Home to the busiest airport in the world and the largest single-terminal container facility in North America, as well as an extensive network of highways and distribution centers, Georgia is a transportation super-hub of the Southeast. The state ranks 5th nationally in logistics employment, and graduates of SCTC’s Logistics program are fully qualified to join this skilled workforce. Logistics and Transportation Technology programs offer courses in areas of inventory control, purchasing techniques, warehouse and distribution technologies, and much more.

Movie Production Set Design

Film Technology programs will train competent entry-level Film/Video Production technicians who can successfully get an entry-level job in the film / video production industry or continue with their education goals in one of the other Film Production program areas. Subject matter includes basic training in occupational areas of interest, such as Electrical & Lighting, Grip & Rigging, On-set Production Assistant, Hair & Makeup, Set Construction & Scenic, and many others, emphasizing competencies in production protocols, the pre-production / production / post-production process and crew responsibilities / hierarchy. Hands on labs provide students with real world Film and TV production simulations.

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing diploma program is designed to prepare students to write the NCLEX-PN for licensure as practical nurses. The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care. This is done through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent care. A variety of clinical experiences is planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Program graduates receive a practical nursing diploma.

Precision Manufacturing

The Precision Manufacturing program prepares students for entry-level employment in a manufacturing environment or for continued education in manufacturing or engineering programs of study. Students are introduced to fundamental manufacturing processes, including manufacturing design, machining, and assembly; mathematical operators and analytical problem solving; technical schematics and symbols; drafting tools and techniques; and engineering tools and concepts. All didactic and lab principles are applied as practiced in an industrial setting.

Welding and Joining Technology

The Welding and Joining Technology program is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. Program learning opportunities develop academic, technical, professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Welding and Joining Technology credential, have the qualifications of a welding and joining technician, and are prepared to take qualification tests.

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Kelly Browning

Early Childhood Care and Education Graduate

After dropping out of two different colleges in my early 20’s, I never thought I would have the courage to go back. It took me 22 years to try again, but immediately upon entering the doors of Southern Crescent Technical College, I recognized that the instructors were truly invested in me succeeding and were there to guide me along the way. I went from only wanting to earn one certification, to eventually graduating with my Associates degree. Through their articulation agreement with Mercer University, I was then able to transfer most of my credits and begin Mercer as a junior. I am now one year away from earning my bachelor’s degree and finally realizing a goal I have had for most of my life, teaching.

The person I was walking into SCTC on that first day was not the same person that walked across the stage at graduation. I now have the confidence to reach for my goals and the determination and skills to complete them. Southern Crescent Technical College changed the trajectory of my life!

School News & Events

July 25, 2020

Southern Crescent Technical College Announces Plans for Classes for Fall Semester

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) has developed a plan for the return of in-person courses and labs for the Fall Semester beginning August 18, 2020. The plan details procedures for maintaining public health and safety, including adaptations to classes and operations. Following guidance from the Governor’s Executive Orders, the Technical...

July 24, 2020

Southern Crescent Technical College to Expand Footprint in Henry County with Small Business and Entrepreneurship Training

With the recent close of the legislative session, it was announced that $6.7 million in bond financing in Georgia’s 2021 fiscal year budget would be directed for the site acquisition, design, and construction of the Center for Education and Entrepreneurship at the Southern Crescent Technical College Henry County Center in McDonough. The Center for Education and...

June 29, 2020

SCTC Foundation Awards 47 Scholarships for Summer Semester

The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation awarded 47 scholarships totaling $16,200 for students enrolled in the College for Summer Semester 2020. Of those, the Foundation awarded 21 Internal Tiger Campaign scholarships totaling $6,450.  Internal scholarships are funded through contributions from the SCTC faculty and staff primarily through monthly payroll deduction to the Internal Fundraising Campaign. In...

June 25, 2020

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Donates $10,000 for Adult Education

Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation, Inc. received a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to implement an advocacy program to expand Adult Education enrollment, student success and GED testing in Henry County. Southern Crescent Technical College provides testing services for the General Educational Development (GED ®). The GED...

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Griffin Campus

501 Varsity Road Griffin, Georgia 30223
Phone: 770-228-7348 / 877-897-0006

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Flint River Campus

1533 Highway 19 South Thomaston, GA 30286
Phone: 706-646-6148 / 877-897-0006

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Butts County Center

1578 Highway 16 West Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: 770-504-7590 / 877-897-0006

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Henry County Center

300 Lakemont Drive McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 770-914-4411 / 877-897-0006

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Jasper County Center

112 Industrial Park Drive Monticello, GA 31064
Phone: 706-468-9930 / 877-897-0006

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