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Career, Technical and Higher Education

The Career, Technical, and Higher Education (CTHE) Unit prepares inmates for employment.
CTHE Classroom Training prepares inmates for employment in the following trades:

  • Auto Body Repair
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Auto Painting
  • Barbering
  • Beekeeping
  • Braille Transcription
  • Building/Industrial Maintenance
  • Computer/Office Technology
  • Cabinetry/Carpentry
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • Computer/Electronic Repair (Microsoft Certification)
  • Cosmetology
  • Customer Service and Computer Technology
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Drafting
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Food Preparation/Culinary Arts
  • Graphic Arts/Printing
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Masonry/Tile Setting
  • Plumbing
  • Veterinary Assistant (large and small animals)
  • Visual Graphics
  • Welding
  • Woodworking

Units of the University System of Georgia
The Department has collaborated with the University System of Georgia to deliver these post-secondary education programs and offer certificates to offenders who complete the programs. USG Partners include the University of Georgia and Middle Georgia State University.

Units of the Technical College System of Georgia
The Department has collaborated with the Technical College System of Georgia to certify and deliver programs and provide certificates to offenders who complete courses / programs. TCSG Partners include Central Georgia Technical College, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Albany Technical College, Athens Technical College, and Oconee Fall Line Technical College.

On the Job Training
On the Job Training offenders earn Technical College completion certificates certifying the skills learned while employed on their work assignments.

Live Work
Live Work Projects provide work experience for offenders in our vocational education classes. Offenders can build, remodel, or repair items owned by state, county, local government and non-profit agencies.

For More Information, contact:

Jay Sanders Assistant Commissioner – Inmate Services
Georgia Department of Corrections
State Offices South at Tift College

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