Transitions Program

Finding a new path can be challenging. The Transitions program at Greenville Technical College, funded by the federal Carl D. Perkins Grant, is designed for those in transition periods in their lives -- supporting student success through the passages of life, education, and career. The program offers help with college expenses beyond tuition so that students can focus on their academic work and reach their goals.

Our mission is to serve special populations like single moms, expectant mothers, students entering a career traditionally filled by the opposite gender, homemakers re-entering the workforce, people from economically disadvantaged families, and ESL students. We work with academic and other support areas of the college to prepare them for high wage, high earning careers, and equip them with the necessary resources to excel.
    

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to students who meet certain qualifications (see Qualifications section below) and may include: 

Childcare Assistance
Daycare assistance for participants who are single mothers with children four years of age or younger, single expectant mothers, displaced homemakers, and non-traditional students.

Transportation
Gas stipends or bus vouchers 

Books
A maximum of $250 per year for books

Tools & Equipment
Tools and equipment for classroom or clinical instruction

Licensing Exam Fees
Fees for exams such as NCLEX, NACES, etc.

Uniforms
Aid to purchase necessary uniforms

Support Services

Balancing personal, academic and work life can be complicated. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to turn to get help. The Transitions Staff can steer students toward many of the services provided by Transitions and Greenville Technical College such as:

  • Academic Tutoring
  • Career Services
  • Counseling
  • Call Me MISTER
  • Disability Support
  • Financial Aid
  • International Education Center
  • Student Activities
  • Student Housing
  • Veterans Assistance
  • TRiO Programs

 

Qualifications

The Transitions program is designed to assist students for a maximum of two years (6 semesters) who meet the following qualifications:

  • Returning Greenville Tech student with at least a 2.25 GPA
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours (Fall/Spring) or 3 credit hours (Summer)
  • Eligible to receive Pell Grant funds through financial aid
  • Belong to one or more special population categories, such as
    • Economically disadvantaged students 
    • Single parents 
    • Single expectant mothers 
    • Students who speak English as a second language 
    • Displaced homemakers who are separated, divorced, widowed, or have a disabled spouse 
    • Non-traditional students who are planning to prepare for a job usually held by the opposite sex
     
  • Attend at least one educational enhancement activity (workshops, training sessions, cultural activities, career seminars, and etc.) each semester
  • Enrolled in career and technical education majors, including

    Engineering Technology

    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Construction Engineering Technology
    Electronics Engineering Technology
    Engineering Graphics Technology
    Engineering Transfer
    Geomatics Technology
    Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Industrial Technology

    Building Construction Technology
    Fire Science Technology
    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
    Machine Tool Technology
    Mechatronics
    Welding

    Transportation Technology

    Aircraft Maintenance Technology
    Auto Body
    Automotive Technology
    Diesel Equipment Technology
    Motorsports Technology
    Truck Driver Training

    Business

    Accounting
    Administrative Office Technology
    Computer Skills and Applications
    Computer Technology
    Culinary Institute of the Carolinas
    Management
    Marketing
    Supply Chain Management

    Public Service

    Cosmetology
    Criminal Justice
    Early Care & Education
    Human Services
    Paralegal

    Health Sciences and Nursing

    Animal Studies
    Computed Tomography
    Dental
    Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    Emergency Medical Technology
    Health Information Management
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Mammography
    Massage Therapy
    Medical Imaging Sciences
    Medical Laboratory Technology
    Nursing
    Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Patient Care Technician
    Personal Trainer
    Pharmacy Technician
    Physical Therapist Assistant
    Radiologic Technology
    Respiratory Care
    Surgical Technology

Limitations

  • Assistance to all participants is limited to two years (or six semesters) 
  • Students in Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs are not eligible
  • No assistance will be given if a student loan is in default
  • Student must be in good academic standing.

Apply for the Transitions Program

  • Complete a “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA) available at the Financial Aid Office or at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Return the completed form to the Financial Aid Office where a staff member will review it with you before you submit it.
  • Read the Transitions Application  carefully and complete all items. An incomplete application will not be considered.
  • After completing the application please provide the following items:
    • Proof of Income (tax return or current FAFSA Student Aid Report)
    • Current class schedule
     
  • Once complete please bring to the Transitions office located on the Barton campus (Student Center Building 105, Suite 207).