Wiregrass is offering evening programs for Fall Semester, classes start August 19. The college is hosting Free Application Week on all campuses June 14-18, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday. The campuses are closed on Friday, but applicants may still apply online and save money that day. Any new student who applies in person during the week of June 14 will have their application fee waived.
Wiregrass has expanded programs for Fall by offering more options for evening due to student requests. New applicants may enroll in the Flux Cored Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit offered in the welding evening program or the Computerized Accounting Technical Certificate of Credit evening program. The Computerized Accounting Certificate will include QuickBooks. “We are excited to bring back more offerings in the evening,” shared Interim President DeAnnia Clements. “We are seeing an increase in students needing classes and programs offered in the evening and look to offer more for future semesters.”
Many programs are accepting new students for Fall Semester, including the Industrial Systems Technology program. Graduates from this program can expect to find jobs locally as Maintenance Technicians, Electronics Technician, and more. Early Childhood Care and Education is another program accepting new students. One can enroll in the associate degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit offerings. Early Childhood Care and Education prepares students for working as paraprofessionals or childcare center workers/directors. Students looking to go into the education field can also enroll in the college’s Associate of Applied Science in Education degree. Students may select one of two areas of concentration: mathematics or science. This program is offered in person partially on the Coffee Campus and online. This degree program will also allow graduates to transfer credits to Valdosta State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree. For a complete list of the college’s articulation agreements, please visit the college’s website at wiregrass.edu.
There is also assistance for those who are unemployed due to the Coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This financial support can help with items like tuition, books, uniforms, immunization and other required program costs. Eligibility is evaluated on length of time unemployed, receipt or exhaustion of unemployment insurance benefits, and chosen program of study. Some additional requirements may apply.
Wiregrass now has over 100 programs that qualify for the HOPE Career Grant. Information on Fall Semester, the HOPE Career Grant, and Free Application Week can be found online at wiregrass.edu or by calling 229-333-2100. The college will be hosting special events during Free Application Week, be sure and follow the college’s social media on Facebook and Instagram for details.