Accelerated Career Diploma

Accelerated Career Diploma

Accelerated Career Diploma, formerly known as Option B, offers qualified students an alternate path to high school graduation. Students choose to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and a Wiregrass degree, diploma or two (2) Technical Certificates of Credit in a specific career pathway. Accelerated Career Diploma is only available for those students attending a public high school in Georgia.

  1. Complete all required high school courses:

Requirements for students graduating in 2022 and beyond:

  • 2 English/Language Arts (one of which must be American Lit and EOC)
  • 2 Math (Algebra 1 and EOC)
  • 2 Sciences (one of which must be Biology and EOC)
  • 2 Social Studies
  • 1 Health/PE
All required Milestone/EOC Exams (Some of these courses may be taken under Dual Enrollment)
Beginning with the freshman class of 2022-23, students must take Personal Finance, American Government and Economics
  1. After completion of these courses, students must then complete ONE of the following:
  • Any one Wiregrass Associate Degree Program*
  • Any one Wiregrass Diploma Program*
  • Or any of the following paired Wiregrass Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC):
    • Aircraft Structural Technology TCCs –:
      • Aircraft Assembly Technician I (AA61)
      • AT71 Aircraft Composites Technician (AT71)
    • Air Conditioning TCCs:
      • Air Conditioning Technician Assistant (AZ31)
      • Air Conditioning Electrical Technician (ACK1)
    • Automotive Technology TCCs:
      • Auto Electrical/Electrical Systems Tech (AE41) and
      • Automotive Climate Control Systems (AH21) or
      • Auto Chassis Tech Specialist (ASG1)
    • Design and Media Production TCCs:
      • Graphic Design and Prepress Technician (GD21)
      • Design and Media Production Specialist (DAM1)
    • Diesel Technology TCCs:
      • Diesel Electrical and Electronics Systems (DE11)
      • Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician (DTM1)
    • Early Childhood Care and Education TCCs:
      • Child Development Specialist (CD61)
      • Early Childhood Care and Education Basics (EC31)
    • Emergency Services TCCs:
      • Emergency Medical Responder (EB71)
      • Emergency Medical Technician (EMJ1)
    • Industrial Systems TCCs:
      • Industrial Fluid Power Technician (IF11)
      • Industrial Electrician (IE41)
    • Nursing TCCs:
      • Nurse Aide (CN21)
      • Geriatric Care Assistant (GC51)
    • Precision Machining and Manufacturing TCCs:
      • Mill Operator (MP11)
      • Basic Machining Operator (BMO1)
    • Welding TCCs:
      • Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder (FS31)
      • Gas Metal Arc Welder (GM31)

*Students participating in the Accelerated Career Diploma can use Dual Enrollment Funding and/or HOPE Funding, if eligible, to pay for technical college courses. Accelerated Career students are held to the same residency requirements and funding caps as all Dual Enrollment students.

Click the link to view more information about Accelerated Career Diploma. And, the Accelerated Career TCC’s Quick Reference Course Sequences.

Students interested in pursuing Accelerated Career Diploma should first contact their High School Counselor.