Adminstrators Discuss New Courses At County's Career Academies

Administrators with the Carroll County College & Career Academy say they continue to review possible programs that could be added that students would want to take and that could help them get good jobs in the future.

The CCA's North Campus Principal, David Turner said Monday that officials are considering offering courses in cyber-security and game-design.
"Cyber-Security is huge right now. The U.S. Cyber Command for the Army is going to be in Augusta. Its under construction now. There will be literally thousands of civilian jobs to go along with the military jobs," Turner said. He was re-capping the previous year and discussing future plans with the Carroll County School Board. "Game design is another pathway that we feel is very, very important. When people think of game design, they don't necessarily think about so much of the movies we see today come from game design. So much of the movement and animatronics comes from that."

Turner says that the state of Georgia has also identified a cluster area for teaching Law & Public Safety. He says courses in this field may soon be available at the CCA, as well.

"Since there is such a shortage of employees available for law enforcement and a lot of students have an interest of being in law enforcement, we have been in initial discussions with our sheriff and others to gauge the interest and see what kind of program we can possibly put together... to be able identify students who would want to be in public safety and to give them the opportunity to take those courses," he said. "Fire service is another area falling under this cluster."
Turner says the Carroll County CCAs currently offer courses in 17 career cluster areas.

He estimates that approximately 1,800 students will attend classes at either of the county's academies by the end of the 2017-18 school year.
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