Dual Enrollment (formerly Move on When Ready) allows high school students to earn college credits while they complete their high school diplomas – free of charge. 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.

The Georgia Student Finance Commission addresses several aspects of the Dual Enrollment program. If your questions are not addressed here, feel free to contact The Georgia Student Finance Commission.


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

Experience our Advanced Manufacturing Center


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:

DeKalb County

  • 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 County

  • Newton College & Career Academy
  • Newton High School
  • Alcovy High School
  • Eastside High School

Rockdale County

  • Rockdale County High School
  • Salem High School
  • Heritage High School
  • Rockdale Career Academy

Programs Offered

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.

Title Audience Topic Description
Nurse AideHigh School StudentsDual 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 SpecialistHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Programs

This program provides students with basic skills in computerized accounting, including principles of accounting, computerized accounting, spreadsheet fundamentals, and basic computers.

Shampoo TechnicianHigh School StudentsDual 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 FundamentalsHigh School StudentsDual 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 AssistantHigh School StudentsDual 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 TechnicianHigh School StudentsDual 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.


Get Started

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!

Title Audience Topic Description
Placement Score RequirementsHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Forms

This test matrix is used to determine what types of courses students are eligible for.

New Student Dual Enrollment PacketHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Forms

This printable Georgia Piedmont Tech packet should be used for in-person Dual Enrollment applications.

Financial Aid StepsHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Forms, Financial Aid

This link provides important information for students seeking financial aid assistance for the high school Dual Enrollment program.

Student ChecklistHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Forms

This handy quick-reference helps organize the dual enrollment application process.

Student Participation AgreementHigh School StudentsDual Enrollment Forms

This agreement form is required by the state for all students applying for the Dual Enrollment program.