4C Academy launches new technical college program for high school seniors

4C Academy is beginning a technical college certificate program with Albany Technical College. / Mary Green

Much of the work of Albany's Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy, also known as the 4C Academy is aimed at preparing high school freshmen and sophomores for college and careers.

But starting this year, the school has a new way to help high school seniors as well.

4C Academy is beginning a technical college certificate program with Albany Technical College. Through the program, high school seniors will be able to get their certificate in just one year while finishing up their last year of high school.

4C CEO Chris Hatcher said they'll have five different areas of study to choose from: industrial operations technician, construction/carpentry, electrical assistant, medical office assistant, and supply chain.

This year, 24 to 48 students will be in the program, but Hatcher said they hope to grow that number to around 100 in the future.

"We've got sort of the college and the career side, and this is really aimed at those students who may be looking to go straight into the workforce when they finish high school," he said.

Hatcher said these seniors will also take another class at the 4C Academy and learn the soft skills that the school teaches.

He added the program will officially begin once Albany Tech starts its new term at the end of August.

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