What high school programs does the CCI offer?
The CCI offers Audio Video Technology for high school credit only. This is a three semester program. Students are eligible to participate in 9-12 grade.
What Dual Enrollment programs does CCI offer?
The CCI currently offers 11 different Dual Enrollment programs. The Dual Enrollment programs include:
Automotive (with optional second year/ advanced level)
Cosmetology (with optional second year/ advanced level)
Early Childhood Education
Welding (with optional second year/ advanced level)
How do I register for a CCI program?
The best way to get started on the CCI registration process is by attending an Apply to CCI Night. Apply to CCI nights will be held multiple times throughout the school year. Apply to CCI Night dates and time can be found on the Apply to CCI homepage or at cci.dcssga.org
Students may also speak with their assigned counselor or career center specialist about the registration process.
Who is eligible to participate in CCI Dual Enrollment programs?
Any DCSS 10-12 grade student who is on track for graduation and has 4 consecutive elective credits (8 at AHS) available is eligible to participate. However, due to the Dual Enrollment funding cap of 30 credit hours we recommend students do not participate in CCI programs until their 11th or 12th grade year.
What are the CCI Dual Enrollment program admission requirements?
To be admitted into a CCI program, students must meet the eligibility requirements (discussed above) and be accepted into their program’s postsecondary institution (WGTC or Georgia Highlands). To be accepted into WGTC for the 2021-2022 school year, students must have a HOPE GPA of 2.0 or higher after the completion of their 9th grade year. To be accepted into Georgia Highlands students must have a HOPE GPA of 3.0 or higher after the completion of their 10th grade year.
Is there an age requirement for CCI programs?
Some of the programs do have age requirements. Those programs are Dental Assisting (17 by Feb. 1st), Nurse Aide (17 by Oct. 1st for first semester students, 17 by Feb. 1st for second semester students), Pharmacy (16), and FinTech (must be in 11th or 12th grade). NO exceptions will be made even if a student misses the deadline by just one day.
Where will I take my CCI program courses?
All CCI program courses are taken at the CCI which is part of West Georgia Technical College’s Douglas campus at 4600 Timber Ridge Drive Douglasville, GA 30135
When will I take my CCI program courses?
Most CCI programs are a full year. Students begin their program in the Fall semester and complete their program in the Spring or Summer semester. Programs are offered in the morning and the afternoon. The time of day a student participates in their program depends on the program they are enrolled in and their base high school schedule. CCI program students will attend courses at CCI for half of the school day and their base high school for the other half of the school day.
Is transportation provided to and from my CCI program?
Yes, students are able to ride a bus to and from their CCI programs from their base high school. Alternatively, students may drive themselves or be dropped off/picked up by a parent.
Are there any costs associated with the CCI programs?
Course textbooks are provided to CCI program students. However, the student will be responsible for program fees in some of the programs. Please refer to the program’s information sheet to see your chosen programs fees. Program information sheets can be found by clicking the program’s name on this program offering sheet.
What college certificates will I earn in a CCI program?
Students who complete their chosen CCI program earn one or two college-level certificates. Please refer to the program’s information sheet to see the certificates you will earn in your chosen program and the type of work it will prepare/qualify you for. Program information sheets can be found by visiting the program’s page on the Apply to CCI website or on this program offering sheet.
How many Dual Enrollment (DE) credits are CCI programs?
The number of DE credits earned varies by program. Please refer to the program’s information sheet to see the number of DE credits earned in your chosen program. Program information sheets can be found by visiting the program’s page on the Apply to CCI website or on this program offering sheet.
What is the Dual Enrollment (DE) funding cap?
Students have a 30 semester (or 45 quarter) credit hour funding cap. After the funding cap is reached students will be financially responsible for all tuition and fees associated with the college-level courses they choose to participate in. Additionally, the college credits earned after the Dual Enrollment funding cap is reached will be counted as joint enrollment.
HOPE Career Grant funds may be used to cover the cost of some CCI programs after the Dual Enrollment funding cap has been reached. Please discuss this option with your assigned counselor.