pathway opportunities at the 4C Academy
The pathways offered at the 4C Academy are designed to teach the technical skills deemed critical for economic growth within the State of Georgia. Each pathway is divided into three courses, each spanning one semester, and meets the standards required of Georgia CTEA.
These courses are designed to provide students the hands-on training they need to enter the workforce. Several courses offer certification opportunities.
Audio video technology
Stephanie Burke, M.Ed.
For students who have an interest in acting, video editing, script writing, studio producing and film directing. Jobs in this growing field include camera operator, film editor, lighting and set management
Frank Middleton, M.D.
For students who have an interest in exploring the various career opportunities in aerospace. Jobs in this field include engineering, maintenance as well as flying aircraft. The lab is equipped with flight simulators.
Randin Burley, B.S.
For students who like to work with their hands, solve problems and build things. Jobs in the construction field include woodworking, plumbing, HVAC, masonry, etc
For students who have an interest in architecture, engineering or design careers. The drafting lab includes 3-D printers, large-scale printers, and CNC equipment. Jobs in this field include architects, engineers, designers and computer-aided drafting (CAD) operators.
drafting and design
For students who have an interest in architectural, civil, mechanical, or industrial engineering. The engineering lab includes high-tech equipment such as 3-D printers, CNC mill and lath, and robots.
Dennis Proctor, Ed.D.
For students who have an interest in business, starting their own business, and management in general. Students in this pathway are responsible for the school store.
Heather Tison-Nichols, MBA
For students who have an interest in graphic design and print. Jobs in this field include desktop publisher, graphic designer, and multimedia artist and animator.
Rachel Dudley, M.S.
For students who have an interest in health care management, medical coding, or an interest in the healthcare field who would like to use their technical skills to impact the future of patient care delivery.
Jill Dervan, MBA, RHIC, CCS
For students who have an interest in taking care of others, in patient care/nursing, veterinary medicine or any aspect of health care. Jobs in this field include Certified Nurse Assistant, medical assistant and other healthcare providers.
Health care science
Melissa Laslie, RN, BSN
Jessica Blanchard, RN, BSN, RMA
For students who have a interest in computers, programming, or technology in general. Jobs in this field include network administrator, computer programmer and cybersecurity.
Darren Hagler. M.S.
For students who have an interest in planning/organizing, problem solving and customer service. Jobs in this field include supply chain management, transportation management and industrial planning
Brenda Shy, MBA
For students who have an interest in public relations, marketing, brand management and project management. Jobs include project managers, marketing managers, public relations managers and website content managers.
marketing and communications
Heather Nichols, MBA
For students who have an interest in electronics, mechanics and electricity and like to solve problems and understand how things work. Jobs in this field include industrial maintenance technicians, electrical engineers and technicians.
David Mayo, A.A.S.
For students who enjoy helping others learn, creating and have an interest in becoming an educator. Jobs include teacher education, early childhood, high school, college instruction and administration.
teaching as a profession
Keyla Johnson, Ed.D.