WCHS Students Start College Early at OFTC | Schools
DUBLIN, GA -- Four students from Wilkinson County High School are making the most of their time in high school with Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) dual enrollment program – earning both high school and college credit at the same time. They are wearing their new "I Started College Early at OFTC" t-shirts provided by OFTC's Student Government Association.
Juniors Jonathon Andrews, Wesley Shiver, and Cody Harrison are all pursuing a Diesel Technology Diploma at OFTC's South Campus in Dublin, a program which takes a full time student 4 semesters to complete. In the dual enrollment program, these students will take classes during their senior year at OFTC to complete the diploma.
Senior Chris Fordham is finishing his Mobile Electronics Technical Certificate of Credit. He began his participation in dual enrollment at OFTC during his junior year of high school.
“OFTC’s dual enrollment program is a great way for students interested in a career to give it a try,” said Robbie Hobbs, a High School Coordinator for OFTC. “And when they are done, they have a skill that is job ready. They can move into that career after high school, use their new skill for part-time work during college, or continue in the field toward an advanced degree or other credentials.”
Any high school students that are interested in the Dual Enrollment program at OFTC are encouraged to contact their high school guidance counselor or call Robbie Hobbs, OFTC’s High School Coordinator, at 478-274-7765 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may also visit www.OFTC.edu and follow the high school link to learn more about dual enrollment. Courses may be taken during school hours or in the evening. OFTC is currently taking dual enrollment applications for eligible high school students for Fall Semester 2014.