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GNTC Student Receives Associate Degree Before High School Diploma

Miette Craig of Rossville, Georgia had to leave classes at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) early on Thursday in order to go to Rome and make it to Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony to receive her associate degree in Business Management.

 

In a few weeks, she will attend another graduation ceremony to receive her high school diploma.

 

“It just feels so good to get that much of a head start and save so much time,” said Craig.

 

Through the Move On When Ready program at GNTC, Craig was able to complete her associate degree while still in high school and begin attending classes at a four year college at the age of 17.

 

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Miette Craig received her associate degree in Business Management from GNTC two weeks before she will get her high school diploma. She is currently attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and had to leave class early to attend the 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony in Rome.

 

“I am going to be the youngest person at UTC this semester, which is awesome, and I will have my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration when I am 20,” said Craig. “After that I am going straight for my MBA.”

 

According to Craig, completing her associate degree while in high school meant a lot of hard work, staying focused, and planning ahead.

 

“At first I didn’t think I would have time to complete my associate degree,” said Craig. “Then when we planned out the schedule and realized that I could complete my degree if I went to school during the summer and I was like ‘I’m going to go for it.’”

 

Craig’s mother, Bre LaMountain, said she knew that Craig would make it once she set her mind to it.

 

“Miette took 15 credit hours per semester, sometimes every summer, and she went constantly and did it on her own,” said LaMountain. “She took no breaks and she just plugged away.”

 

Georgia’s Move On When Ready (MOWR) Dual Enrollment Program allows qualified high school students to maximize their education and career training by taking courses that earn college and high school credit at the same time.

 

For three consecutive years, GNTC has had the largest number of MOWR students out of all of the technical colleges in the state of Georgia according to the “High School Collaborative Enrollment: Academic Year 2016” report issued by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

 

Craig attended classes at GNTC’s Walker County Campus, Catoosa County Campus, and online.

 

“I love the new Catoosa Campus, it is so beautiful, and it is much closer to me and it made everything easier,” said Craig.

 

In addition to her associate degree in Business Management, Craig also earned a Human Resource Management Specialist Certificate, Supervisor/Management Specialist Certificate, and Technical Management Specialist Certificate through the Move On When Ready program at GNTC.

 

“Miette is one of those driven students that has personal goals and doesn’t like wasting time getting there,” said Gerald McFry, director of the Business Management program at GNTC.

 

Craig’s interest in business and entrepreneurship stems from the fact that since she was 15, she has owned her own small business of hand-made jewelry that she creates.

 

“I make jewelry, and I am an artist, but I really like the business side of it,” said Craig. “I work for myself, which is really nice because it allows me to focus more on school.”

 

Craig says that she ships to 25 different countries. To see her jewelry business go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthlyIndigoDesigns.

 

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682.  GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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GNTC Paving Way For Teens With “Move On When Ready” Initiative

State Officials, Local School Administrators Tour Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy
 

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“Several education administrators stop to talk about part of the Move On When Ready program while touring the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy in Rome, Georgia Friday afternoon. Seen here are, from left, Georgia Northwestern Technical College President Pete McDonald, Georgia State Finance Commission President Tricia Chastain, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Dean of Academic Affairs Barry Williams, Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Gretchen Corbin, and Georgia Northwestern Technical College Assistant Dean of Industrial Technology Bill Scoggin.”

(Rome, Georgia) – For the past three years, Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) High School Initiatives staff has led the Peach State in the dual enrollment of high-school students. Now, the key element in Georgia’s new “Move On When Ready” (MOWR) initiative, more dually-enrolled students than ever are taking part in earning credit in both high school and college simultaneously. Some of the region’s leading educators visited GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome, Georgia on Friday to see for themselves.

 

A presentation of the college’s record-setting numbers and the future of MOWR in Northwest Georgia showcased the first-half of the day. In the afternoon, regional and state administrators took a guided tour of the robotics facility at the Floyd County College and Career Academy where many students dual-enrolled in MOWR take courses. The academy is located across the street from the Floyd County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Rome.

 

MOWR gives students from public, private, and home study schools across Georgia the opportunity to enroll in dual-enrollment credit classes by way of state colleges such as GNTC. Tricia Chastain, President of the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC), as well as administrators and counselors from throughout the region and the state, took part in the presentation. It’s the funding from GSFC that helps make MOWR possible.

 

“This program has really taken off in Northwest Georgia,” said Chastain. “One area that we will be working towards with Move On When Ready is getting students to take more than just traditional core college courses. We want this program to apply to all levels of students. We will do whatever we can to give Georgia students every chance they deserve.” Murray County High School in Chatsworth, Georgia ranks in the top 10 of all Georgia high schools when it comes to dual-enrollment numbers. Cedartown (GA) High School ranks in the top 25.

 

 

Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Gretchen Corbin was also on hand to catch a glimpse of how this program is excelling at GNTC. MOWR is a statewide program which covers tuition, fees, and textbooks for high school students earning college credit through this program. MOWR now offers more dual enrollment courses than in years past.

 

“Georgia Northwestern, along with every one of the K-12 schools it partners with, boasts the number one Move On When Ready option in the entire state,” said the Northwest Georgia native. “With so many students here in the region coming out of high school with real college credits already under their belt, it’s easy to see why this is a powerful option for the private, public, and home-school student in this area. Plus, with no real cost to the student, it’s going to become harder and harder for families to say no to this option.” Corbin is a 1989 graduate of Cedartown High School.

 

GNTC’s High School Initiatives department has played a key role this year in the dual-enrollment of more than 1,700 high-school students enrolled in MOWR across the college’s nine-county service area. “Helping students get acclimated to college-level coursework without causing financial strain on the families. That’s a huge part of this program,” said Kristi Casey-Hart, Georgia Northwestern Technical College High School Initiatives Specialist.

 

Any 9th through 12th grader in the state of Georgia, public, private, or home schools student who has earned the required test scores, is eligible to take part in the program. Courses are offered to these students, on-campus and/or online. “Move On When Ready was made to make things easier for our high school students to find success,” said Georgia Northwestern Technical College Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips. “This is a program which allows the students to earn high school and collegiate credit at the same time. Any student who qualifies academically, with the recommendation of his or her school, can take part. Funding for the program is not based on the income of the student’s family.”

 

For more information on the Move On When Ready program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, you can contact GNTC at 866.983.4682 (GNTC). For information online, visit them at GNTC.edu, as well as on their Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, WordPress, and YouTube channels. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and an equal opportunity institute.

 

Since 1962, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has provided degrees, diplomas, and certificates in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 13,734 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,876 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,858 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.

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College Hosts High School Appreciation Event

(Calhoun, GA) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC)  recently held a High School Appreciation Luncheon and Information Program at the Conference Center on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun.

The program was intended to show gratitude to the faculty and staff from area high schools. More than 70 high school counselors, faculty, and administrators from schools within GNTC’s nine county service area took part in the luncheon.

During the program, information was provided about various high school initiatives, dual enrollment courses, and key partnerships in GNTC’s service area.

The program began with a welcome from Stuart Phillips, vice president of Student Affairs at GNTC. Phillips said that all of the high school partners are very critical to the success of the various communities in the Northwest Georgia region.

Ginger Mathis, associate vice president of Academic Affairs at GNTC, discussed the Catoosa County Campus, which is currently under construction and will be GNTC’s sixth campus when it opens. The programs that will be housed at the campus will include Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Early Childhood Care and Education, Electronics, Logistics, Mechatronics, Industrial Systems, and Paramedic Technology. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new campus is scheduled for September 9 at 11 a.m.

Financial aid was the next topic of discussion for the program. Executive Director Stephen Andersen, said that the financial aid team at GNTC is always available to help students navigate the financial aid process and overcome any road blocks to student success.

Carol Abrams, director of High School Initiatives, discussed GNTC’s dual enrollment programs that provide students with the opportunity to gain college credit while still in high school.

For the third consecutive year, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has the largest number of dual enrollment students out of all of the technical colleges in the state of Georgia according to the “High School Collaborative Enrollment: Academic Year 2016” report issued by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

While dual enrollment has been possible in the State of Georgia since 2009, major changes were made in July of 2015 with the introduction of the Move On When Ready (MOWR) dual enrollment program that expanded opportunities for students.

The new MOWR dual enrollment program streamlines the various existing dual enrollment options, such as ACCEL, Joint Enrollment, etc., into one program with one funding source. This makes it easier for students and parents to navigate and take advantage of the available options to enroll in college courses while still in high school.

Other speakers at the luncheon were David Stephenson, athletics coordinator at GNTC; and Jason Gamel, director of Institutional Advancement at GNTC.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 13,734 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,876 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,858 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.

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More than 70 high school counselors, faculty, and administrators from schools within GNTC’s nine county service area took part in the High School Appreciation Luncheon and Information Program on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus in Calhoun.

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