Accelerating Opportunity

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Accelerating Opportunity FAQ


What is Accelerating Opportunity?

Accelerating Opportunity (AO) allows people that do not have a GED® or those that do have a high school diploma but are not college ready to enroll in Savannah Technical College (STC) while working towards their GED and/or becoming college ready.  At the end of each program, students will exit with a GED®, if applicable, 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 eight (8) questions
  • You will then be contacted by the Adult Education department at STC

What are the program requirements?

  • Answer the eight (8) 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 Adult Education department at STC

How long is the program?

The current pathways can take 6 months to a year, but you can always study more if you want.

When does the program begin?

Current programs are under way. New class schedules are to be determined.

Where are the program classes offered?

AO classes are offered in Chatham and Liberty counties depending on the program.

Can I take classes in other programs through Accelerating Opportunity?

Not at this time.  The current program offerings are listed on the information flyer.  All of the pathways have been selected because they represent high-demand employment sectors that lead to family-sustaining wage careers.

How much does the program cost?

There is an application fee due upon acceptance into the program (Summer 2015 – $20; Effective immediately Fall 2015 – $25). Funding is available for support services, books, tuition and fees.

This program is proudly supported by the United Way of the Coastal Empire