Special Populations

The Special Populations Coordinator is to ensure that members of special populations receive services.  Special services are provided for special populations to ensure equal access and considered essential to the successful participation of some disadvantaged students in career and technical education programs. Students with the greatest needs have top priority for services.

Who is eligible for Special Populations Services?

  • Single Parents (includes pregnant)
  • Displaced Homemakers (former homemakers now legally separated, divorced or losing financial support)
  • Nontraditional Program Students (females in mostly-male programs of study, or males in mostly-female programs of study)
  • Students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
  • Foster Care
  • Current Students
  • New Students
  • Potential Students
To request Special Populations Services please contact:
Sherry B. Givens
Special Populations Coordinator
Building 1300, Room 244
Phone: (706) 771-4070
Fax: (706) 771-4034
Email: sherry.givens@augustatech.edu

 

How does a student receive Special Populations Services?

Self-Referral

A student may request assistance for services with the Special Populations Coordinator by coming to the Special Populations Office to schedule an appointment, by calling to schedule an appointment, or by sending an e-mail to schedule an appointment.

Faculty/Staff Referral

A Faculty/Staff Member may refer a student by submitting an alert through the TCSG Early Alert Management System (TEAMS).
The Special Populations Coordinator will contact the student to schedule an appointment.

Community/Social Services Referral

An organization such as Division of Family and Children Services or Department of Labor may request that a current student or potential student set up an appointment by coming to the Counseling Center, by sending an e-mail, or calling.

Examples of Supportive Special Populations Services

Personal guidance, information and advice regarding use of available school and community resources, with referrals to social service agencies if needed, to assist with overcoming any barriers to success.

Textbook Lending Library with a limited number of textbooks, available to students who qualify based on financial need.

Presentations on various topics, including:

  • Money Skills
  • Health & Wellness
  • Parenting Skills
  • Nontraditional Careers

Pamphlets, books, DVD’s and other materials related to issues of concern, including:

  • Single Mothers Entering the Work Force
  • Developing Workplace Skills
  • Fatherhood
  • Women in Nontraditional Careers
  • Cooperative Co-Parenting
  • Money Management
  • Coping with Divorce
  • Domestic Violence Intervention
     

Referrals to the Special Needs/Disabilities Counselor for screening of possible learning disabilities and/or academic adjustments for documented disabilities.

Referrals to English as a Second Language classes for students identifying as Limited English. Proficiency (LEP).  These classes are coordinated by the Adult Education Department.