Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
Location(s): Eastman YDC
This program prepares students for entry-level careers as maintenance and light repair technicians. Students completing the program will be able to repair battery, starting, charging and electrical system malfunctions, brake, steering, suspension and air conditioning systems, and perform engine mechanical diagnosis and maintenance-related engine service. Students will be knowledgeable and proficient in safe operating procedures in the lab, in the use of hand and power tools, electronic service information systems and in general knowledge of the automotive industry.
Location(s): Eastman YDC
This program introduces both fundamental theory and practices of the personal care profession including nail technicians, estheticians, barbers and cosmetologists. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Areas addressed in this course include: state rules and regulations, professional image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology. Students will experience basic hands-on skills in each area to help them determine the pathway they are most interested in pursuing. By completing courses in the personal care services pathways, students can potentially earn credit toward the hours required by the Georgia State Board of Barbering and/or Cosmetology or hours toward their license as an esthetician or nail technician. Pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.
Microsoft Office Specialist certifications are optional credentials that can demonstrate competence in Microsoft Office products. A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is a professional who has completed a series of certification exams to demonstrate high proficiency in Microsoft's Office software suite. Individuals who work in positions where Office programs are used frequently, such as administrative assisting or data entry, benefit from MOS certification.
Location(s): Macon YDC
This program introduces both fundamental theory and practices of the personal care profession including nail technicians, estheticians, barbers and cosmetologists. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Areas addressed in this course include: state rules and regulations, professional image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology. Students will experience basic hands on skills in each area to help them determine the pathway they are most interested in pursuing. By completing courses in the personal care services pathways, students can potentially earn credit toward the hours required by the Georgia State Board of Barbering and/or Cosmetology or hours toward their license as an esthetician or nail technician. Pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.
Location(s): Augusta YDC
This program offers an opportunity for students to build on their knowledge and skills developed in Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety. It introduces them to four construction craft areas and is also the second step towards gaining a Level One Industry Certification in one of the craft areas. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the history and traditions of the carpentry, masonry, plumbing and electrical craft trades. Students will explore how the various crafts have influenced and been influenced by history. The student will also learn and apply knowledge of the care and safe use of hand and power tools as related to each trade. In addition, students will be introduced to and develop skills to differentiate between blueprints related to each individual craft area.
Culinary Arts is designed to introduce students to fundamental food preparation terms, concepts and methods in Culinary Arts where laboratory practice will parallel class work. Fundamental techniques, skills and terminology are covered and mastered with an emphasis on basic kitchen and dining room safety, sanitation, equipment maintenance and operation procedures. Course also provides an overview of the professionalism in the culinary industry and career opportunities leading into a career pathway to Culinary Arts.
This program will provide students with skills in areas related to agriscience, biotechnology, turf management, landscaping, food science, forestry, environmental science, agricultural engineering and agribusiness management. Georgia’s strong dependence on agriculture will only continue to expand agriculture-related career opportunities for many years.
Forklift Operator Training and Certification
Location(s): Atlanta YDC
This 16-hour hands-on Forklift Operator training and certification meets OSHA and the National Safety Council requirements. Students will learn pre-operational checks, general, operation, forklift driving procedures, loading & moving materials, special safety situations, and driving test. Upon successful completion, students will be issued a forklift certification card and a certificate of completion.
Gas Metal Arc Welding Certification
Location(s): Atlanta YDC
The 96-hour Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) training and certification provides the knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for successful gas metal arc welding. Students are prepared to meet the qualification criteria of selected national welding codes and standards, understand the safety and help associated with the welding lab, understand and know the three metal transfers associated with Gas Metal Arc Welding, choose the appropriate wire in GMAW, understand the differences in shielding gases, and make industry standard welds in all positions using the GMAW process. The American Welding Standards (AWS) qualification test is used in the evaluation of student's progress toward making industrial standard welds.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (LPSCS)
Location(s): Muscogee YDC
LPSCS provides students with career-focused educational opportunities in various LPSCS fields. It examines the basic concepts of law related to citizens' rights and the responsibilities, and students will receive instruction in critical skill areas including: communicating with diverse groups, conflict resolution, ethics, CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Training, or similar program), basic firefighting, report writing, terrorism, civil and criminal law. Career planning and employability skills will be emphasized.
Continuous Non-Discrimination Notice
The Department of Juvenile Justice School District - Georgia Preparatory Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions, genetic information or sexual orientation in its programs, activities or employment practices pursuant to the Department of Juvenile Justice policy 3.20 (Non-Discrimination in the Workplace), Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Title I and II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1960, and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADA AA) of 2008.
For further information or concerns regarding this Notice of Non-Discrimination, contact the Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services, Georgia Preparatory Academy, 3408 Covington Hwy, Decatur, GA 30032 or (404) 508-6500.