Dual Enrollment (formerly Move on When Ready) allows high school students to earn college credits while they complete their high school diplomas — at little to no cost. Courses are taught by Georgia Piedmont Tech faculty at one of our campuses or the student’s high school. The college credits can be transferred to several colleges in the university system and can be used toward a Technical Certificate of Credit, Diploma, or Associate Degree.
High School Apprenticeship Program
Georgia Piedmont Tech’s apprenticeship programs are being developed in partnership with Chambers of Commerce in Newton and Rockdale Counties, the Newton College & Career Academy, the Rockdale Career Academy, and local industry representatives. They are based on providing classroom instruction and fully-engaged apprenticeship experiences for students starting in the first years of high school. Signature features of our programs include:
- Advanced manufacturing focus
- Students attend class part of the day and then work the other part
- Paid hourly competitive apprenticeship with local manufacturers
- Students earn two technical certificates of credit and a high school diploma at the end of 12th grade
- Students can continue in college and earn an associate degree and apprenticeship certificate
Participating High Schools
At Georgia Piedmont Tech, we are excited to offer dual enrollment opportunities to as many high school students as possible. We are partnered with the following high schools in our service area:
- Elizabeth Andrews High School
- Anointed Word
- Arabia Mountain High School
- Cedar Grove High School
- Chamblee Charter High School
- Clarkston High School
- Columbia High School
- Cross Keys High School
- Decatur High School
- DeKalb High Tech South
- Druid Hills High School
- Dunwoody High School
- Fugees Academy
- Lakeside High School
- Lithonia High School
- Martin Luther King High School
- Miller Grove High School
- Redan High School High School
- Ronald E. McNair High School
- Stephenson High School
- Stone Mountain High School
- Southwest DeKalb High School
- Towers High School
- Tucker High School
- Newton College & Career Academy
NCCA Open House event (Jan. 21, 2020) and GPTC program information
- Newton High School
- Alcovy High School
- Eastside High School
- Rockdale County High School
- Salem High School
- Heritage High School
- Rockdale Career Academy
The dual enrollment program offers opportunities in several course disciplines. These PDFs provide a program overview and other details such as credit hours and other program requirements.
|Nurse Aide||High School Students||Dual Enrollment Programs|| |
This program provides students with the classroom training and clinical experience necessary to care for medical patients in a variety of health care services.
|Computerized Accounting Specialist||High School Students||Dual Enrollment Programs|| |
This program provides students with basic skills in computerized accounting, including principles of accounting, computerized accounting, spreadsheet fundamentals, and basic computers.
|Shampoo Technician||High School Students||Dual Enrollment Programs|| |
This program emphasizes specialized training for laws, chemistry, treatments, techniques, sales, and management in the field of Cosmetology as a Shampoo Technician.
|Criminal Justice Fundamentals||High School Students||Dual Enrollment Programs|| |
This program provides training for students to gain the foundation necessary to pursue further education or to prepare for employment in the criminal justice field.
|Drafting Assistant||High School Students||Dual Enrollment Programs|| |
This program will prepare students for employment in the high-demand drafting industry, with students learning board drawing techniques and 2D CAD drawing.
|Oxyfuel Technician||High School Students||Dual Enrollment Programs|| |
Student will learn the welding and joining technology skills necessary for careers in the welding industry. The programs emphasize a combination of welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.
If you think you are ready to apply for the Dual Enrollment program at Georgia Piedmont Tech, please use the following forms to start the process!
|Dual Enrollment Placement Score Requirements||High School Students||Dual Enrollment Forms|
|Dual Enrollment New Student Application Packet||High School Students||Dual Enrollment Forms|| |
This packet includes all necessary steps and forms needed to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. The application must be fully completed. Incomplete applications may result in delayed or denied program admissions.
|Financial Aid Steps||High School Students||Dual Enrollment Forms, Financial Aid|| |
This link provides important information for students seeking financial aid assistance for the high school Dual Enrollment program.
|Student Checklist||High School Students||Dual Enrollment Forms|| |
This handy quick-reference helps organize the dual enrollment application process.
|Student Participation Agreement||High School Students||Dual Enrollment Forms|| |
This agreement form is required by the state for all students applying for the Dual Enrollment program.