Economic Development

The Economic Development Division at Southern Crescent Technical College offers education and training opportunities to enable participants to develop necessary skills to further their career goals.

Through business and industry support programs, Economic Development services aid in the creation and retention of jobs by supporting existing companies, employees, and new companies coming to the area. Economic Development programs also assist employers in attracting potential employees with the basic skills needed to be productive, successful workers for their companies. Programs and services are available in each service area county: Butts, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties.

Business and Industry

Business and Industry services foster growth and development of area businesses and industries by providing high-quality consulting and customized training services that focus on continuous workforce improvement and development; coordinating state economic development programs and services for existing, expanding, and new companies; and providing job profiling and assessment services to employers. Available services include skills assessment and training for entry-level personnel, training to improve intermediate skills, and advanced or customized training in mechanical, electrical, computer, warehousing, and customer service. Consulting extends to working with company leadership to develop and implement world-class business strategies, drive organizational change, select and implement best practices, and develop networks with local leaders.

Community Education

Southern Crescent Technical College develops community education courses in response to special educational demands and requests of citizens, professional and business groups, and other organizations. Students may take a variety of short, non-credit courses designed for professional growth and development, personal enrichment and/or recreation. Most programs are offered as short courses, seminars, or workshops at various times and locations that fit one’s busy schedule.

Brief listing of Courses Offered through Economic Development:

Commercial Driver's License Testing

  • Straight Truck
  • Tractor Trailer

CDL and Heavy Equipment

  • Commercial driving refresher course
  • Commercial driving prep course
  • Heavy equipment training


  • Intro to Windows
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word

CPR/First Aid/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Certification
  • Re-certification

Drivers’ Education

  • 36 hour Joshua’s Law Course


  • OSHA certification on campus or on-site


  • Team building
  • Peer Yesterday Leader Today
  • Leadership Overview
  • Communication Skills
  • Coaching in Action
  • Effective Delegation
  • Problem Solving

Customer Service

  • Positive Image
  • Face to Face
  • Work Ethic
  • Working Together

Six Sigma

  • Lean/5S
  • Green Belt
  • Black Belt

License Renewal

  • Air Conditioner Contractor
  • Commercial Pesticide Contractors
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Georgia Soil and Water Conservation
  • Home Inspection
  • Plumbing Contractors
  • Real Estate


  • Electrical safety
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Motor control

Online Courses


  • Georgia Pest Control
  • PSB
  • ACT Work Keys


As an American College Testing (ACT) WorkKeys® Service Center, the Economic Development division can provide skills assessment and instructional support. Call for further information or to set up an appointment.

Refund Policy for Community Education

A refund will be given only if you notify the Community Education department at least 48 hours prior to the first day of class. Failure to attend the first day of class does not constitute cancellation of your registration.