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The academic programs at Okefenokee Technical College are designed to provide the opportunity to develop academic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to secure personally satisfying, rewarding, and socially useful employment. All programs of study comply with Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) approved curriculum reflecting current, up-to-date knowledge and skills training.
Completion of a program of study results in the awarding of one of the following credentials.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
The associate of applied science degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in various fields of employment in related businesses and industries.

AAS degree programs take approximately two years to complete with the required credit hours ranging from 90 to 110. The curriculum of the associate degree programs includes: general education courses, fundamental occupational/technical courses, and specific occupational/technical courses.

Diploma programs approximately take 12-15 months to complete, with the required credit hours ranging from 60 to 90 hours.

Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC)
TCC programs provide a structured sequence of credit courses that will enable individuals to either be employed in an entry-level position or to increase job proficiencies. These short-term training programs typically take no more than one year to complete, with required credit hours ranging from 15 to 59 hours.

Associate of applied science degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs are offered in the following occupational and career areas:

Business and Computer Programs
Medical Programs
Professional Service Programs
Technical and Industry Programs

Work Ethics
To further enhance employment skills, students receive instruction in work ethics. OTC's Work Ethics program is designed to promote positive work behavior and to prepare students to be better, more productive workers. The following ten work ethics traits are taught and practiced in each credit course.

  • Attendance
  • Productivity
  • Character
  • Organizational Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Appearance
  • Cooperation
  • Attitude
  • Respect

Georgia's Technical College System guarantees employers that graduates of state technical colleges shall possess the skills and knowledge as prescribed by state curriculum standards. Should any graduate employed within two years of graduation be deemed lacking in said skills, the student shall be retrained in any technical college at no charge for institutional costs to either the student or the employer.


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