Warranty of Graduates

As a demonstration of confidence in the quality of the programs of study offered at each technical college in Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia warrants every graduate of technical programs in which students may earn technical certificates of credit, diplomas, or associate degrees. The warranty guarantees that graduates demonstrated the knowledge and skills and can perform each competency as identified in the industry-validated standards established for every program of study. If the college determines that program graduates lack such competencies, the Technical College System of Georgia will provide retraining in areas of deficiencies at no charge to the employers or graduates.

An employer in conjunction with a graduate, or the graduate alone, may file a claim against the warranty if the individual is unable to perform one or more of the competencies contained in the industry-validated standards, including failure to pass a State of Georgia-required licensing examination.

This warranty is applicable only to graduates of technical certificate, diploma, or associate degree programs who entered the programs subsequent to the mandated standards implementation date. The warranty shall remain in effect for two years immediately following the date of graduation, and any state-governed technical college that offers the programs from which individuals graduated will honor this warranty.