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Augusta Tech partners with Thomson High for program

Augusta Tech's Thomson campus is reaching out to local high school students.

Under the dual enrollment program, Thomson High School students can enroll in college, gain college credit and high school credit at the same time.

Currently, the CISCO Academy is a program specifically designed for high school students at Thomson High School. These students are released during school time to attend classes at the Thomson/McDuffie Campus and will receive both college and high school credit. Students completing all four of the required courses for this program will be graduates of Augusta Technical College with a Technical Certificate of Credit. Augusta Technical College, Thomson/McDuffie campus is now accepting applications for the 2006-2007 school year. Students must contact the admissions office to schedule a time to take the entrance exam. Once the exam is complete, students are advised of their application status and the admissions office works with the high school counselor to complete their schedule for the CISCO Academy.

Other programs that are eligible for dual enrollment are available also.

"We have several students from many of the CSRA high schools who are participating in dual enrollment," said Julie Langham, Enrollment Manager for the Thomson/McDuffie Campus. "Students are taking classes in criminal justice, early childhood, horticulture and customer service, just to name a few."

Students can utilize many financial aid options if they are eligible.

"It is very important that a student start the process early," Mrs. Langham said. "We want to make sure that dual enrollment is a positive experience for both the student and the parent. By starting the process early we can work with the high school counselor to make dual enrollment an excellent option for high school students."

For information about dual enrollment and financial aid options, please contact Mrs. Langham at 706-595-0166.

Web posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006

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