Local HS Students to Graduate with OFTC Awards thanks to Dual Enrollment

2021 with a graduation hat; dual enrollment congratulations

Thanks to the dual enrollment program at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC), soon-to-be high school graduates are getting ahead.

This spring, nearly 100 high school seniors will walk across the stage during their high school graduation and receive additional awards for completing technical certificates of credit, diplomas, and degrees at OFTC.

Because Georgia’s Dual Enrollment Program allows qualified high school students to maximize their education and career training by taking courses that earn college and high school credit at the same time, dual enrollment is a great opportunity for high school students looking to get ahead.

So, how are students getting ahead, exactly? Under Dual Enrollment, students may take academic core courses that can transfer to TCSG (Technical College System of Georgia) colleges and or USG (University System of Georgia) colleges and universities. Also, students can take occupational and career courses that can help jump start a career. 

Because of this great opportunity, may high school students are taking advantage and earning dual credit while in high school. Because one advantages is free tuition, many are able to complete college with little to no debt.

The following students are graduating high school seniors who have completed a program and earned an award through OFTC’s dual enrollment program.

Sandersville Campus Dual Enrollment

Brentwood School

NameCompleted Program
John Clayton BarkerGas Metal Arc Welder
Hagan Andrew BoyenGas Metal Arc Welder
Charles Luke DentonGas Metal Arc Welder
Caleb Luke EverettGas Metal Arc Welder
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Chance Clinton HancockGas Metal Arc Welder
Andrew Mark HarveyGas Metal Arc Welder
Jeffrey Morgan PeskoeGas Metal Arc Welder
Brice Higgins RhodesGas Metal Arc Welder
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Caleb Elliott SmithGas Metal Arc Welder
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder

Glascock County High School

NameCompleted Program
Briley Grace JohnsonEarly College Essentials
Anna Grace KellyEarly College Essentials
Michael LittletonGas Metal Arc Welding
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
James Ashton MasonEarly College Essentials
Aman Barry PittmanEarly College Essentials
Josie L. PurvisEarly College Essentials
Bowen SniderGas Metal Arc Welder
McKenzie E. NaderNurse Aide
Nicholas C. GearinEarly College Essentials
Braz HaddenEarly College Essentials
Nadira MuhammadEarly College Essentials

Hancock Central High School

NameCompleted Program
Marquavious Lawrence CRJU Tech 
Lacoshia Dixon Child Dev Specialist
ECCE Basics 
Contrevious Wilson Child Dev Specialist
ECCE Basics 
Aniah Wilson CRJU Tech 

Jefferson County High School

NameCompleted Program
Emya Avera Nurse Aide
Adaisia BerryNurse Aide
Taeler BoatwrightNurse Aide
Jose CabreraGas Metal Arc Welder
Janyvia DixonNurse Aide
Gary EdwardsGas Metal Arc Welder
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Jamiah HolmesNurse Aide
Jordan KelleyNurse Aide
Alexis LewisNurse Aide
Shelton LewisGas Metal Arc Welder
Destinee McBrideNurse Aide
Sha’Laceya NealNurse Aide
Kentrel StoneGas Metal Arc Welder
Ebony ThomasNurse Aide

Warren County High School

NameCompleted Program
Rykeishal Adams  Shampoo Tech 
Ja’Shanti Few Nurse Aide 
Elijah Green COMP TIA+
Cybersecurity Fundamentals 
Caleb Griffith Gas Metal Arc Welder
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Blessing Hudson Shampoo Tech 
Shaikevea Jackson Nurse Aide 
Taylor Leslie Shampoo Tech 
Yasmin Lucas Shampoo Tech 
Ta’Corah Moss Shampoo Tech 
Randy Olive GMAW
BSMAW 
Tayvion Robertson GMAW 
Tony Wynn GMAW 

Washington County High School

NameCompleted Program
Sydney Barrett  Early College Essentials  
Jairus Brown Administrative Support Assistant 
Early College Essentials
MS Excel Application Specialist
MS Word Application Specialist
Business Technology Diploma 
Business Technology Degree 
Larityouna Brown Shampoo Tech 
Robert Busby Early College Essentials
Cybersecurity Fundamentals 
Aalaila Collier Early College Essentials
Early Childhood Care & Education Basics
Warren Coneway Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Advanced Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Cybersecurity Diploma
Cybersecurity Degree
Early College Essentials 
Antonio Dunn Gas Metal Arc Welder
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder 
Shamika GatfordNurse Aide 
Brannen GreenGas Metal Arc Welder
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Shandria HarrisNurse Aide 
Eriyona HillEarly College Essentials  
Lillian HowardEarly College Essentials  
Leilani HuntEarly College Essentials  
Makayla JenkinsEarly College Essentials
Nurse Aide 
Quentin RiddleGas Metal Arc Welder 
Mykhia RobersonEarly College Essentials  
Tayvin RobersonGas Metal Arc Welder
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Queshawn StrowbridgeGas Metal Arc Welder 
Deidra TillmanNurse Aide 
Faithia WalkerEarly College Essentials
Shampoo Tech 

Dublin Campus Dual Enrollment

Dodge County High School

Name Completed Program
William Faulk Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Gas Metal Arc Welder
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder
Flux Cored Arc Welder
Kevin GrovesBasic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Diesel Electrical and Electronics Systems
Joshua StanleyBasic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Ryan OwensDiesel Electrical & Electronics Systems
Jacob TownsDiesel Electrical and Electronics Systems
Diesel Engine Service Tech
Truck Maintenance
Lyla TrippBasic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Gas Metal Arc Welder
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder      
Joseph WhiteBasic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Gas Metal Arc Welder
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder 

Dublin High School

NameCompleted Program
Brianna McRaeNurse Aide
Kaniya OglesbyNurse Aide
Gracelynn WilliamsNurse Aide
Austin PriceAuto Electrical/Electronic Systems Tech
Danielle WardBasic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Gas Metal Arc Welder
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder 

East Laurens High School

NameCompleted Program
Jeremy SnyderBasic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Gas Metal Arc Welder
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder 

GA Connections Academy

NameCompleted Program
Nathan WaldropAC Electrical Technician
AC Technician Assistant

GA Cyber Academy

Name Completed Program
Dalton Daniels Diesel Electrical & Electronic Systems
Zachary HendersonHelp Desk Specialist Comp TIA A+ Certified Preparer

Home School

NameCompleted Program
Brinson ThomasDiesel Electrical/ Electronic Sys. Tech 
Diesel Engine Service Technician 
Diesel Truck Maintenance Tech  
Kaci JoinerCosmetology Diploma

West Laurens High School

NameCompleted Program
Brea MoodyNurse Aide

Wheeler County High School

NameCompleted Program
David ClarkBasic Shielded Metal Arc Welder

Wilkinson County High School

Name Completed Program

James Atchison

Diesel Electrical and Electronics Systems

John Bridges

Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Gas Metal Arc Welder
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder
Flux Cored Arc Welder 
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder

Daniel Davis

Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Tech

Joshua Motes

Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Tech

Codie Proctor

Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Gas Metal Arc Welder
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder
Flux Cored Arc Welder 

So, for more info on OFTC, like the dual enrollment program or the college’s 140+ programs of study, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.

And you can also contact OFTC’s high school coordinators to learn more about dual enrollment opportunities.

Because OFTC serves 11 counties, students from more than 15 high schools take dual enrollment classes through the college. But, even if a specific high school does not offer dual enrollment classes through OFTC to their students, a student can still take dual enrollment classes at OFTC.

About OFTC

So, the mission of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to contribute to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia. And, this is accomplished through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services. Also, the College offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit certificates. Because of the student-centered learning environment through traditional and distance education modes of delivery, students have options to fit their lifestyle.

About TCSG

Because the 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers, TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. Also, students are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. So, the system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. So, for more information, visit www.TCSG.edu