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Single Parent Homemakers/N.E.T. Programs

Single-Parent/Homemaker program

The Single-Parent/Homemaker program can provide the training and confidence you need to begin a new career, or pick up where you left off! To qualify, you must be a single-parent or a homemaker.

Who is a single parent?

A single parent is defined as someone who is unmarried, or legally separated from a spouse, and has a minor child or children for which the parent has either custody or joint custody.

Who is a homemaker?

A homemaker is defined as a person who is an adult and who has worked as an adult primarily without remuneration (payment) to care for the home and family, and for that reason has minimal job skills.

What assistance and support is available?

The Single-Parent/Homemaker program can assist you in borrowing textbooks and receiving reimbursements for childcare or transportation. The program also can:

  • Show you new ways of thinking about yourself to increase confidence.
  • Teach you to set goals, make plans for the future and solve your problems day by day.
  • Help you find ways to handle family and work responsibilities more easily.
  • Help you explore and identify your interests, aptitudes and skills.
  • Provide you with work and learning experiences to help you choose the job or training you want.
  • Teach you the skills you need to find a job and to succeed in the job once you are there.
How do I get started?

The program involves two phases. The first phase is a one-week orientation and exploration session with classes meeting three hours per day, followed by phase two in which participants enroll in one of NETC's eligible programs.

Phase one: Students participate in a series of small group sessions with an instructor. The student will receive counseling about careers, explore a variety of job fields and have the opportunity to visit and talk with faculty members and student in all NETC instructional areas. Special emphasis will be given to the adjustment required for entering college and re-entering the job market.

Phase two: After completing the orientation and exploration phase, qualified students may enter one of NETC's business, technology, health or public service programs. Tutoring services, special counseling and advising will be available to those who need assistance.

More Information

For more information about the Single Parent/Homemaker program, call Teresa Rivers at (843) 921-6937 or toll free (800) 921-7399.

Note: Continuing education classes and associate of arts and associate of science degree programs are not eligible for this program.


Nontraditional Education and Training (N.E.T.) Program

The idea of "women's work" and "men's work" is a thing of the past as people choose jobs that fit their talents, interests and abilities. NETC has a financial assistance program that helps men and women who enroll in nontraditional career programs pay their college expenses. The Nontraditional Education and Training program (N.E.T.) provides eligible students financial assistance with books, childcare or transportation. To qualify for the program, students must enroll in a degree, diploma or certificate program that is considered nontraditional for their gender.

What's a nontraditional career?

Women in nontraditional careers are working in jobs that were once usually held by men. For example, a woman working as a mechanic, electrician, drafter, technician or law enforcement would be considered nontraditional. Men in nontraditional careers are working in jobs that were once usually held by women. For example, a man working as a nurse, receptionist, accounting clerk or office manager would be considered nontraditional.

Eligible programs at NETC for women:
  • Engineering Graphics (Drafting)
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Welding
Eligible programs at NETC for men:

Administrative Office Technology

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Legal Office Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Preparation
  • Account Clerk
  • Data Processing Clerk
How do I get started?

The program involves two phases. The first phase is a one-week orientation and exploration session with classes meeting three hours per day, followed by phase two in which participants enroll in one of NETC's eligible programs.

Phase one: Students participate in a series of small group sessions with an instructor. The student will receive counseling about careers, explore a variety of job fields and have the opportunity to visit and talk with faculty members and student in all NETC instructional areas. Special emphasis will be given to the adjustment required for entering college and re-entering the job market.

Phase two: After completing the orientation and exploration phase, qualified students may enter one of NETC's business, technology, health or public service programs. Tutoring services, special counseling and advising will be available to those who need assistance.

More Information

For more information about the Nontraditional Education and Training program, call (843) 921-6937 or toll free (800) 921-7399.

Note: Continuing education classes and associate of arts and associate of science degree programs are not eligible for this program.

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