Technical College System of Georgia has identified fields that have many job openings. Throughcreating incentives to fill these positions several programs of study have been identified. Many of these programs are eligible for HOPE grant and HOPE Career Grant funding (free tuition).

Albany Technical College is actively working with the needs of the workforce and offering several Technical College Certificates of Credit (TCC) that can be completed in as little as 8 weeks to 6 months. This allows access to programs that are direct to work situations with little out of pocket cost. These certificates are linked to advance diplomas or degrees where skills gained would assist in GA’s workforce initiative.

“Albany Tech is adding 18 technical certificates for students who previously could not be admitted to our diploma or degree programs. These programs are a part of Governor Deal’s HOPE Career Grant. This means that for eligible students 100% of tuition and fees are paid through the HOPE Career Grant,” says Dr. Anthony Parker, President of Albany Technical College.

To be eligible for the HOPE Career Grant, students must first qualify for and be receiving the HOPE Grant. The two grants together will cover all tuition in these 18 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.

Entry Level Workforce Certificates

Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I
Automotive Collision Repair Assistant II
Automotive Refinishing Assistant I
Automotive Refinishing Assistant II
Automotive Collision Mechanical/Electrical Helper
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Certified Construction Worker
Certified Customer Service Specialist
Certified Warehousing Distribution Specialist
Commercial Truck Driving
Criminal Justice Specialist
Diesel Engine Service Tech
Diesel Truck Maintenance Tech
Food Production Worker;
General Maintenance Mechanic
Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist
Nail Technician
Nurse Aide

About Albany Technical College

A public postsecondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional and online classroom settings. Albany Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC). For more information about Albany Tech, go to or become a fan on Facebook at or on Twitter at You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel by visiting .