HOPE Career Grant Programs/Tuition-Free Programs

Hope Career Grant

Students interested in entering a field in which there are plenty of job openings can choose to enroll in one of 57 programs of study for which FREE TUITION is available


The HOPE Career Grant can be the boost a student needs to get started on a rewarding career in a well-paying job, and without accumulating a lot of student debt. It also helps Georgia employers by creating a pipeline of skilled workers they can hire well into the future. To learn more, or find out which campuses offer these programs, click on one of the programs below.

To be eligible for the HOPE Career Grant, students must first qualify for and be receiving the HOPE Grant. Please review the eligibility requirements below. The two grants together will cover all tuition in these programs of study. Students will still be responsible for student fees and any equipment necessary, although in some cases, financial aid is available for those as well.

Eligibility for the HOPE Grant

Basic Eligibility

All HOPE programs require students to meet basic requirements. An eligible student must:

  1. Meet HOPE’s U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements
  2. Be a legal resident of Georgia
  3. Meet enrollment requirements
  4. Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements
  5. Meet academic achievement standards
  6. Be in good standing on all student loans or other financial aid programs
  7. Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990
  8. Not have exceeded the maximum award limits for any HOPE program
Program Eligibility

Full-time enrollment in a certificate or diploma program is not required and students are not required to graduate from high school with a specific GPA, however, they must have a postsecondary cumulative 2.0 GPA, at certain checkpoints, in order to maintain eligibility.

Note:
A student who received a high school diploma (High School Postsecondary Graduation Opportunity Plan) by earning a technical college diploma or two technical college certificates, in one career pathway identified by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), may be eligible for the HOPE Grant, up to 30-degree hours. The student must be enrolled in an associate degree program at a TCSG institution in order to receive the HOPE Grant. After payment for 30 semester hours, the student is no longer eligible for HOPE Grant while enrolled in a degree-level program. The student must then meet the HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements at the 30 semester hour checkpoint.
Source: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/hope-zell-miller-grants/hope-grant/eligibility/

HOPE CAREER GRANT. MEANINGFUL CAREERS START WITH TCSG.

Air Conditioning Technology

The Air Conditioning Technology program prepares students for careers in the air conditioning industry. Changing markets and technology can cause occupational uncertainty in many fields, but the need for air conditioning is constant. Southeastern Tech can provide you with the tools to start down this reliable career path, stay current with industry trends, and succeed in the field. The program emphasizes a combination of air conditioning theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.

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Automotive Technology

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in the automotive industry will expand five percent between 2014 and 2024. Graduates of STC's Automotive Technology programs learn the technological and mechanical skills to keep today’s increasingly complex cars safely on the roads. Training includes maintenance techniques and electronic systems diagnostics and performance technology. Learn skills that will give you a competitive edge from the assembly line to the racing pits.

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Basic CNC Technology

Basic CNC Technician Certificate graduates will be able to gain employment as entry-level CNC machine tool technicians. Machinists set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools. This Technical Certificate of Credit will also provide hands-on training for similar occupations in this field.

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Business Technology

STC’s Business Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of positions in today's technology-driven workplaces. Students learn how to locate, secure, and excel in a position in the modern business environment through training in industry-standard software, accounting fundamentals, electronic communications, internet research, and electronic file management. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or retrain in the area of administrative technology.

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Commercial Truck Driving

The Commercial Truck Driving Certificate program provides basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operations. The program is based on the definition of a truck driver as one who operates a commercial motor vehicle of all different sizes and descriptions on all types of roads. The CTD program prepares students for the Georgia CDL Skills Exam.

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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity programs prepare individuals to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. The curriculum includes instruction in computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; telecommunications; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting.

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Diesel Equipment Technology

The Diesel Equipment Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the diesel equipment service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of truck, heavy equipment, marine systems, or emergency power generator repair theory and practical application necessary for successful employment depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive a credential that qualifies them as entry-level Diesel Equipment technicians in truck shops, ag equipment shops, and earthmoving equipment dealers.

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Early Childhood Care & Education

The Early Childhood Care & Education program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as limited general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in settings including child care centers and Head Start.

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Electronics Technology

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Industrial Electrical Technology

The Industrial Electrical Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Industrial Electrical Technology Diploma.

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Healthcare

These programs prepare graduates to give competent nursing care. This is done through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent care. A variety of clinical experiences is planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor.

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Welding & Joining Technology

The Welding & Joining Technology program is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. Program learning opportunities develop academic, technical, professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Welding & Joining Technology credential, have the qualifications of a welding and joining technician, and are prepared to take qualification tests.

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