What is Accelerating Opportunity?
Accelerating Opportunity (AO) allows people to work on their GEDs while taking college credit classes at Gwinnett Tech!
The Accelerating Opportunity (AO) initiative at Gwinnett Technical College combines accelerated career training with personalized educational support. By offering students the chance to work on their GEDs while taking college credit classes, AO Gwinnett is rethinking traditional adult education by removing barriers that prevent adults from entering and completing their education. Our program is committed to helping adults get the training and skills they need so that at the end of each program, students will exit with a GED® credential, if applicable, and at least one certification that can lead to a family-sustaining wage career!
How do I get started?
To get started with one of the new classes set to begin, you must:
- Click here
- Answer the eight (8) questions
- You will then be contacted by the Adult Education department at GTC
What are the program requirements?
- Answer the eight (8) questions here
- Meet the minimum academic requirements
- Have a positive attitude and a strong work ethic
- Interview with a member of the Adult Education department at GTC
How long is the program?
Depending on which pathway you choose, you can earn your first certification from 6 months to a year, but you can always study more if you want.
When does the program begin?
New classes will begin in November 2014!
Where are the program classes offered?
AO classes are offered at the Gwinnett Tech campus in Lawrenceville.
Can I take classes in other programs through Accelerating Opportunity?
Not at this time. The current program offerings are listed on the information flyer. All of the pathways have been selected because they represent high-demand employment sectors that lead to family-sustaining wage careers.
How much does the program cost?
There is a $20 application fee due upon acceptance into the program. Funding is available for support services, books, tuition and fees.