HOPE Career Grant

HOPE Career Grant Eligible Programs

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The HOPE Career Grant, (formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant) is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in Georgia for which there are more jobs available than there are skilled workers to fill them. Wiregrass programs that qualify for this grant are as follows:

Air Conditioning Technology
Advanced Commercial Refrigeration Technical Certificate – AC81
Air Conditioning Repair Specialist Technical Certificate – ACY1
Air Conditioning Technician Assistant Technical Certificate – AZ31
Air Conditioning Technology Diploma – ACT2
Air Conditioning Electrical Technician Technical Certificate – ACK1
Automotive Technology
Advanced Auto Sheet Metal Custom Fabrication Technician Technical Certificate – AA31
Auto Collision Repair Diploma – ACR2
Automotive Collision Mechanical/Electrical Helper Technical Certificate – AH71
Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I Technical Certificate – AB51
Automotive Collision Repair Assistant II Technical Certificate – AZ51
Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician Technical Certificate – AE41
Automotive Climate Control Technician Technical Certificate – AH21
Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist Certificate – AA71
Automotive Engine Performance Technician Certificate – AE51
Automotive Fundamentals Diploma – AF12
Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist Certificate – ASG1
Automotive Refinishing Assistant I Technical Certificate – ARA1
Automotive Technology Diploma – AT14
Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician Technical Certificate – DE11
Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician Certificate – DTM1
Business Education and Computer Science
AWS Cloud Solutions – AA91
Business Technology – BA22
Cybersecurity Technical Certificate – IS81
Cybersecurity Diploma – IS12
Computer Programming Diploma – CP24
Computer Support Specialist Diploma – CS14
DE Comp TIA A+ Certified Preparation – MC51
DE Microsoft Network Administrator – MO11
DE Help Desk Specialist – MOH1
Full Stack Developer – FS21
Game Development Diploma – CSD4
Game Development Specialist – GD11
Graphic Design Assistant – GDA1**
Help Desk Specialist – HD41**
Logistics Specialist Technical Certificate – LS21
Microsoft Network Administrator – MS11
Networking Specialist Diploma – NS14
PC Repair and Network Technician Technical Certificate – PR21
Web Application Developer – IB71**
Web Site Design Diploma – IS64
Commercial Truck Driving
Commercial Truck Driving Certificate – CT61
General Construction Assistant Technical Certificate –GC41
Commercial Electrical Construction Technology Diploma – CEC2
Early Childhood Care/Education
Advanced Child Development Specialist Technical Certificate – AE71
Child Development Specialist Certificate – CD61
Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma – ECC2
Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate – ECP1
Infant/Toddler Care Specialist Technical Certificate – IC31
Healthcare Technologies
Advanced Patient Care Assistant – AN71
Dental Assisting Diploma – DA12
Dental Office Aid – DF11
Emergency Medical PreParamedic Technical Certificate – EG71
Emergency Medical Responder – EB71
Eyewear Dispensing Specialist Technical Certificate – EDS1
Geriatric Care Assistant – GC51
Health Information Management Coding Diploma – HI12
Health Information Specialist – HMC1
Medical Assisting Diploma – MA22
Nurse Aide Technical Certificate – CN21
Nursing Technician Technical Certificate – NT61
Opticianry Diploma – OP14
Patient Care Assistant Technical Certificate – PC21
Paramedicine Diploma – PT12
Pharmacy Technology Diploma – PT22
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate – PT21
Practical Nursing Diploma – PN12
Radiologic Technician Assistant Technical Certificate – RT21
Industrial Systems Technology
Basic Electricity Technician Technical Certificate – BE31
Basic Mechatronics Specialist – MS41
Basic Mechatronics Technician – MS51
Electrical Maintenance Technician Certificate – EM81
Electrical Technician Technical Certificate – ET51
Industrial Electrician Technical Certificate – IE41
Industrial Electrical Assistant Technical Certificate – IE21
Industrial Fluid Power Technician Technical Certificate – IF11
Industrial Systems Technology Diploma – IST4
Low Voltage System Installer Technical Certificate – LV21
Low Voltage Electronic Safety and Security Tech – LVE1
Mechatronics Specialist Technical Certificate – AM11
Programmable Control Technician Technical Certificate – PC81
Residential Wiring Technician Technical Certificate –RW21
Manufacturing Technology
Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate – CM51
DE Manufacturing Maintenance Technician – MMM1
DE Manufacturing Production Assistant – MMP1
Machine Tool

Basic Machinist Technical Certificate – BM31
CNC Specialist Certificate – CS51
Drafter’s Assistant – DA31**
Engineering Drafter’s Assistant – ED31**
Lathe Operator Technical Certificate – LP11
Mill Operator Technical Certificate – MP11
Precision Machining & Manufacturing (Previously Machine Tool Technology Diploma) – MTT2
Cable Installation Specialist – CIS1
Telecommunications and Security Technology Diploma – TES2
DE Basic Shielded Arc Welder – MB31
DE Flux Cored Arc Welder – MF61
DE Gas Metal Arc Welder – MGM1
DE Gas Tungsten Arc Welder – MGT1
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate – FS31
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate – OSM1
Flux Cored Arc Welder – FC61
Gas Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate – GM31
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Certificate – GTA1
Pipe Welder Technical Certificate – PW11
Welding and Joining Technology Diploma – WAJ2

**Indicates High School Only Programs

To qualify, a student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term.

A student's HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount per term based upon the student's program of study and number of hours of enrollment.

Enrolled Semester Hours Award Amount
1-2 hours $125
3-8 hours $250
9+ hours $500
9+ hours $1,000 (One-time award for Commercial Truck Driving only*)