WACO’s Brown & Coneway to graduate with Degree from OFTC
In May, Washington County High School (WACO) seniors Jairus Brown and Warren Coneway will graduate with their high school diploma and an associate degree thanks to Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) Dual Enrollment Program.
Brown has completed his Associate Degree in Business Technology and Coneway his Associate Degree in Cybersecurity.
“We are so very proud of these two young men and are honored to call them OFTC graduates,” said Jennifer Todd, High School Coordinator at OFTC. “Graduating from high school is a major accomplishment, but to graduate with a college degree at the same time is certainly noteworthy.”
After graduating from WACO, both Brown and Coneway plan to continue their education this fall.
Brown plans on obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Nursing to become a pediatric nurse practitioner and play football. Coneway has committed to attend Gardner Webb University. He plans to play football and pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science and a minor in Criminal Justice.
About Dual Enrollment
Georgia’s Dual Enrollment Program allows students to maximize education and career training by taking courses that earn dual credit.
So, students may take academic core courses that can transfer to TCSG (Technical College System of Georgia) colleges or USG colleges and universities. Students may also take occupational and career courses that can help jump start a career.
And tuition for dual enrollment students is free. The state has funds to cover tuition and non-course related fees for qualified students up to 30 credit hours. So, under the Dual Enrollment Funding Program, the college provides textbooks, and students pay for course related supplies or fees.
OFTC enrolls students in a number of dual enrollment courses; from English, Pre-Calculus and Nurse Aide to Welding, Industrial Controls, and more. Several other seniors from WACO have completed programs and will receive an award from OFTC at their high school graduation. View this story here.