Dual Enrollment Academic & Career Pathways

Get high school and college credit at the same time through dual enrollment with GPTC. Choose from academic and career pathways like Automotive Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education and more! See below for details…

Academic Pathway

Requirements Prior to Beginning Program

New Academic Core Classes Pathway

Do you…

  • Want to get a jump start on college courses?
  • Plan on transferring to a four-year college after high school?
  • Want to challenge yourself academically?

New for the 2024-2025 school year, Dual Enrollment students can take core classes that will count towards both high school and college graduation requirements.

Career Pathways

Requirements Prior to Beginning Program

Automotive Technology, Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Tech

Do you…

  • Enjoy working with your hands
  • Like troubleshooting a problem and finding a solution
  • Enjoy working with others in a professional environment and fixing vehicles?

The Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for entry level maintenance and repair positions in auto service shops. Students will learn the basic repair and maintenance operations in all eight ASE areas of passenger vehicles and light trucks. Graduates will be able to able to pursue master level auto knowledge in GPTC’s auto technology diploma or degree programs.

Criminal Justice at Newton College & Career Academy

Do you…

  • Enjoy working with people and helping solve problems?
  • Like making a difference in your community?
  • Want a career that is anything but ordinary and has tremendous benefits?

The Criminal Justice Technology program emphasis specialized training in history and evolution of correctional facilities; legal and administrative problems; institutional facilities and procedures; probation and parole programs and much more!

Cosmetology including Nail Care Services

Do you like…

  • Expressing your creativity?
  • The idea of being your own boss and working flexible hours?
  • Customer service and one-on-one interaction with others?
  • Learning about hair, skin and nail care?

GPTC’s Cosmetology program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, and state regulations, skin, hair, and nail diseases and disorders, hair treatments, and manipulations, including hair shaping, hair styling and much more!

Patient Care/Nurse Aide at Newton College & Career Academy

Are you…

  • Friendly and patient?
  • Able to stay calm in stressful situations?
  • Passionate about caring for people in their time of need?

Studentths in the Nurse Aide program will learn about the structure and function of the human body, medical terminology used in healthcare settings, and the fundamentals of high-quality patient care. Students who successfully complete the Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to be come enrolled in the State nurse aide registry.

New Early Childhood Education

Are  you…

  • Passionate about child development?
  • Have a patient and nurturing nature?
  • Enjoy being creative and adaptable?

This program provides an introductory course to the ECCE field, a child growth and development course, and health, safety, and nutrition course. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

Dual Enrollment Steps Apply on GA Futures