Wiregrass Georgia Technical College will accept new student applications for Summer Semester on Free Application Day, March 21. Any new student who applies in person on this day will have the application fee waived. Free Application Day will be held on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Coffee Campus, Cook County WDC Campus, Moody AFB Extended Campus, and the Valdosta Campus from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The college is offering two options for Summer Semester. For full term Summer Semester, classes begin May 15 or one can enroll in the Summer Express term, which is eight weeks, with classes beginning May 28.
Wiregrass is offering a new Associate Degree in Technical Studies beginning Summer Semester. Those who have graduated and completed 45 credit hours in a technical or industrial program such as Welding, Automotive, Telecommunications, or any program under Technical and Industrial studies, can return to complete a Technical Studies Associate Degree. This degree could be obtained by taking 15 hours of core classes. Many managerial or supervisory positions require an associate’s degree, and with Wiregrass’s offering this would allow those with a technical and industrial diploma to pick up some extra classes to qualify for those positions. Many of the required core classes are offered online.
For those seeking admission into one of the popular Allied Health programs, Summer Semester is the perfect time to get in those required core classes. Many programs are accepting new students for Summer admission.
Wiregrass has 37 programs that qualify for the HOPE Career Grant. Students enrolled in these programs could qualify for additional monies to help pay for college. For those applying for financial aid (FAFSA), there is a priority date of July 10, if applying for Fall Semester. Information on Summer Semester, new programs, the HOPE Career Grant, or Free Application Day, can be found online at www.wiregrass.edu, or by calling 229-333-2100.