STC Guarantee/Work Ethics
To demonstrate confidence in and commitment to quality technical education programs which are relevant, current, and responsive to the stated expectations of Georgia's businesses and industries, the State Board of Technical and Adult Education will warrant every graduate from a technical certificate of credit, diploma or associate degree in a state-governed institute according to the following stipulations:
- The warranty guarantees that the graduate has demonstrated the knowledge and skills and can perform each competency as identified in the industry-validated Standard or Program Guide, and any program graduate who is determined to lack such competence shall be retrained at no cost to the employer or graduate for tuition or instructional fees.
- A claim against the warranty may be filed by either an employer in conjunction with the graduate or a graduate if the graduate cannot perform one or more of the competencies contained in the industry-validated Standard or Program Guide, including failure to pass a State of Georgia licensing examination.
- The warranty will remain in effect for two consecutive years following the date of graduation and will be honored by any state-governed technical college which offers the same program.
To inquire or file a claim under this warranty, instructors or employers may contact:
Vice President of Academic Affairs
The Technical College System of Georgia instructs and evaluates students on work ethics in all programs of study. Ten work ethics traits have been identified and defined as essential for student success: appearance, attendance, attitude, character, communication, cooperation, organizational skills, productivity, respect, and teamwork.
Southeastern Technical College instructs and evaluates students on work ethics in all programs of study. Ten work ethics traits are defined as essential for student success: appearance, attendance, attitude, character, communication, cooperation, organizational skills, productivity, respect, and teamwork. These traits will be integrated into the program standards of each program curriculum and evaluated in at least one course in the program thereby allowing each program to make work ethics a relevant and meaningful part of the curriculum.
The courses with a work ethics component will assess a student's knowledge of these ten traits. It will be noted on each course syllabus, which contains a work ethics module that the work ethics assessment will count as 5% of the course grade. If a student passes the work ethics assessment in his/her program with a C or better, he/she will receive a work ethics seal on their transcript.