Early College Essentials (EC21)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro

Students who choose the Early College Essentials Technical Certificate of Credit are encouraged to continue working toward an associate degree at the technical college. Students would then have the opportunity to attend a four-year college or university after completing their associate degree.

This Certificate allows students to further their post secondary education without having to declare a major.


  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

Curriculum Outline (18 hours)
General Core (18 hours) 18
ENGL 1101

(Prerequisite: Appropriate English Placement Test Score AND Appropriate Reading Placement Test Score) Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

General Education Core Courses - Complete 15 Hours 12
Course Elective (3 hours) 3

High School Initiatives Coordinator
Vidalia Campus - Building A, Office 163


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