Wheeler County HS Students Get Ahead with OFTC’s Dual Enrollment

Wheeler County High School (WCHS) students are taking advantage of opportunities to get ahead on college coursework through Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) Dual Enrollment program.

Dual enrollment offers high school students the opportunity to enroll in college classes and earn dual credit for both high school and college for free; full tuition and most fees and textbook costs are covered.

“At OFTC we love that we are able to offer high school students an opportunity to not only get ahead in their academics but the chance to try new things and learn various skill sets that may help them decide what they really want to do as a career after they graduate from high school,” shared Saketha Adams, OFTC’s Dean of Student Affairs.

Whether they’re taking general education courses like English and Political Science through OFTC at their high school, or hands-on programs like Nurse Aide at the College’s Little Ocmulgee Instructional Center in McRae, the benefits of dual enrollment are absolute.

“These students are gaining such great experience that will help prepare them for college enrollment processes and the expectations of their future college professors after high school,” shared OFTC High School Coordinator, Robbie Hobbs. “And they’re doing it all without paying out of pocket. This is a tremendous opportunity for our high school students to challenge themselves to get ahead, have real experience that can help shape their career choices, and be more prepared for their next chapter in life.”

Students interested in learning more about dual enrollment opportunities at OFTC should talk with their high school counselor. To learn more about OFTC, visit the college’s website, OFTC.edu.

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Wheeler County High School students participated in several OFTC dual enrollment this past fall semester, including English 1101 and 1102, Political Science, and Nurse Aide. Pictured are students from an English 1101/1102 OFTC dual enrollment course at WCHS in 2017.