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Accelerating Opportunity (AO) FAQ
What is AO?
AO is a unique program at Savannah Technical College that allows people that do not have a high school diploma to enroll in select career programs at STC while working towards their GED®. The AO program is designed so that at the end of each program, students will exit with a GED® 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:
- Visit this web page
- Answer the nine (9) questions
- You will then be contacted by the AO Coordinator
What are the program requirements?
- Answer the nine (9) questions at this web page
- Meet the minimum academic requirements
- Have a positive attitude and a strong work ethic
- Interview with a member of the AO Team at STC
How long is the program?
To complete one of the current pathways takes at least 12 months.
When does the program begin?
Programs begin every semester and recruitment is ongoing. Visit this web page to begin the process.
Where are the program classes offered?
AO classes are offered in Chatham and Liberty counties.
Can I take classes in other programs through Accelerating Opportunity?
Maybe. Answer the nine (9) questions on this web page and when contacted, share with the AO Coordinator your area of interest if it is not listed. All of the pathways supported by AO must represent high-demand employment sectors that lead to family-sustaining wage careers.
How much does the program cost?
There is an application fee ($25) due upon acceptance into the program. Financial aid to cover tuition and fees is based on individual student need. Funding is available for support services and instructional supplies. Subject to change.
This program is proudly supported by the United Way of the Coastal Empire