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Economic Development

Classes and Programs

Print friendly Modified February 3, 2012

Professional Education Programs

Employers hire people with the most recent and relevant education and experience. Keeping up-to-date with the latest business and technical skills makes Georgia’s job applicants more competitive.

Professional Certificate Programs typically take less time to complete, are less expensive, and are more focused and relevant than degree-seeking programs. For example:

  • Leadership, Management and Supervision
  • Project Management
  • Personal Career Development
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Event Planning
  • Instruction and Facilitation Training
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Paralegal
  • Real Estate and Appraisal Programs
  • Computer Technology and Programming
  • Industry Certification – Many industries require an initial certification or licensure, plus yearly recertification, and Continuing Education organizations offer training preparation courses for both. For example:

  • Certified Indoor Environmentalist
  • Healthcare professions – dentistry, medicine, nursing
  • CPAs
  • Teachers
  • Attorneys
  • Real estate - agents, appraisers, brokers
  • HVAC
  • Social workers
  • Insurance agents
  • Private detectives
  • Erosion & Sediment Control/GA Soil & Water Conservation Commission
  • Personal Enrichment Classes

    Health & Fitness, Dance, Crafts & Hobbies, Home & Garden, Humanities, Lifestyle, Visual Arts - personal enrichment classes are for people of all ages.

    Admission is open to everyone. Interest and desire to learn are the only requirements!

    Most classes have no educational prerequisites. Students are not required to send transcripts or take university entrance exams.

    Learning for learning’s sake is what these courses are all about.

    Youth Programs

    Many Continuing Education offices offer special classes and camps for kids and teens, especially during the summer.

    Kids and teens can learn while having fun, and become familiar with higher education as a positive and enriching experience.

    Teens may complete courses to prepare for taking the SAT or ACT, Driver’s Education, and more.