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HOPE Career Grant

Georgia’s HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant eligible students pursuing certificates or diplomas in programs in high demand for qualified workers. In order to qualify, a TCSG student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the programs below and eligible for the HOPE Grant for the same term. The HOPE Career Grant eligible programs at West Georgia Technical College are below.


Air Conditioning

ACK1  Air Conditioning Electrical Technician

ACT2  Air Conditioning Technology

ACY1  Air Conditioning Repair Specialist

AZ31  Air Conditioning Technician Assistant

HAA1  Heating and Air Conditioning Installation Technician



AA71  Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist Certificate

AE41  Auto Electrical/Electronics Systems Technician Certificate

AE51  Automotive Engine Performance Technician Certificate

AE61  Automotive Engine Repair Technician Certificate

AH21  Automotive Climate Control Technician Certificate

ASG1  Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist Certificate

AT14  Automotive Technology


Commercial Truck Driving

CT 61 Commercial Truck Driving


Computer Information Systems

BA22  Business Technology Diploma

HD41  Help Desk  Specialist Certificate

NS14  CIS – Networking Specialist Diploma


Diesel Equipment Technology

DET4  Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma HD31  Heavy Diesel Service Technician Certificate


Early Childhood Care and Education

CD61  Child Development Specialist Certificate

EC31  Early Childhood Care and Education Basics Certificate

ECC2  Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma

IC31   Infant and Toddler Care Specialist Certificate



BE41  Basic Electronic Assembler Certificate

EM81  Electrical Maintenance Technician Certificate ET14  Electronics Technology Diploma

ET21  Electronics Technician Certificate



MT31  Manufacturing Technician


Healthcare and Nursing

AD21  Advanced Dental Assisting Certificate

BDA1  Basic Dental Assisting Certificate

CN21 Nurse Aid Certificate

CT91 Computed Tomography Specialist Certificate

MA11 Mammography Certificate

MB21  Medical Billing Clerk Certificate

MC41 Medical Coding Certificate

PB71 Pharmacy Assistant Certificate

PN12 Practical Nursing Diploma

PT21 Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

ST12 Surgical Technology Diploma

HP41 Healthcare Professional Certificate

HA21 Health Care Assisting Certificate

BHT2 Business Healthcare Technology Diploma

HBA1 Healthcare Billing and Reimbursement Assistant Certificate


Industrial Systems Technology

IE41   Industrial Electrician Certificate

IIT1  Industrial Instrumentation Technician Certificate

IS61   Industrial Systems Fundamentals Certificate

IS71  Industrial Systems Mechanic Certificate

IST4   Industrial Systems Technology Diploma

MB71  Mechatronics Systems Technician

PC81  Programmable Control Technician I Certificate


Machine Tool Technology

BMO1 Basic Machine Operator Certificate

CS51  CNC Specialist Certificate

CT12  Machine Tool CNC Technology Diploma

LP11   Lathe Operator Certificate

MP11  Mill Operator Certificate

MTT2  Machine Tool Technology Diploma


Precision Manufacturing and Maintenance

BMP1 Basic Materials Processing Certificate

IM31  Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate

IM61  Industrial Machining Technician Certificate

MD71 Manufacturing Systems Technician Certificate

MM51 Mechanical Maintenance Specialist Certificate

MM71 Manufacturing Maintenance Technician Certificate

MP31  Manufacturing Production Assistant Certificate

PMA2  Precision Manufacturing and Maintenance Diploma



FS31  Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate

GM31 Gas Metal Arc Welder Certificate

GTA1  Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Certificate

OSM1 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate

PW11 Pipe Welder Certificate

WAJ2  Welding and Joining Technology Diploma


The amount of the HOPE Career Grant Award is a fixed amount* for each term of enrollment:


Enrolled Hours Award Amount Per term
9+ hours $500.00
3-8 hours $250.00
1-2 hours $125.00
*Commercial Truck Driving – enrolled 9+ hours; one-time award of $1,000.00.

*There is a one-time only award for $1,000 for Commercial Truck Driving.

High school students participating in Dual Enrollment are NOT eligible for the HOPE Career Grant Program.