Course Descriptions


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Course Name

Classes Offered

Hours

Cost

Access 2007 Module I

Begins Sept. 10 Sept. 13,
Oct. 15 or Oct. 18

8

$159

Art of Consulting: Turn Your Job into a Business

Varies

12

$179

Basic Typing

Begins Sept. 10, Sept. 13,
Oct. 20 or Oct. 22

10

$169

Beginning Internet

Begins Sept. 10, Sept. 13,
Oct. 20 or Oct. 22

10

$169

Business Math

Varies

8

$159

Create an Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Garden

Varies

5

$85

Customer Service Specialist

Varies

20/40

$199/$399

Customer Service Specialist w/12 hrs. of computer training

Varies

51

$599

Developing a Winning Team

Varies

12

$179

Digital Photography

Varies

5

$85

Effective Communication Skills

Varies

8

$159

Event Planning 1 or 2

Begins Sept. 15, Sept. 17,
Oct. 18 or Oct. 22

15

$285

Excel 2007 Module I

Begins Sept. 10, Sept. 12, Sept 13,
Oct 15, Oct 17 or Oct 18

8

$159

Excel 2007 Module 2

Begins Sept 10, Sept 12, Sept. 13,
Oct. 15, Oct, 17 or Oct. 18

8

$159

Grant Writing Module 1

Begins Oct. 3, Oct. 4, Oct. 8,
Nov. 7 or Nov. 8

12

$179

Hospitality Customer Service

Varies

20/40

$199/$399

How to Start a Home Based Business

Varies

20

$199

Introduction To Computers Part 1

Begins Sept 10, Sept 12, Sept 13, Oct.17, Oct 20 or Oct 22

10

$169

Introduction To Computers Part 2

Varies

10

$169

Makeover Homes: Interior Design

Varies

8

$130

Managing Change

Varies

8

$159

Managing Difficult Customers

Varies

8

$159

Multicultural Customer Service

Varies

8

$159

Non-Profit Start-Up & Management

Begins Sept 10, Sept 19, Sept 20,
Oct 19, Oct 20 or Nov 5

12

$179

PowerPoint 2007 Module I

Begins Sept 10, Sept 13,
Oct 15 or Oct 18

8

$159

Ready, Set, Grow: Taking Your Dream to the Next
Level

Varies

12

$179

Six Steps to Growing a Successful Business

Varies

24

$250

Spanish Level I

Begins Sept 10, Sept 19,
Sept 20, Oct 24 or Oct 25

16

$189

Team Building

Varies

8

$159

Telephone Service Skills

Varies

8

$159

Train-The-Trainer

Varies

24

$298

Word 2007 Module 1

Begins Sept 10, Sept 12, Sept. 13,
Oct. 15, Oct, 17 or Oct. 18

8

$159

Word 2007 Module 2

Begins Sept 10, Sept 12, Sept. 13,
Oct. 15, Oct, 17 or Oct. 18

8

$159

Continuing Education Withdrawal / Refund Policy
For "on campus" continuing education one or two day seminars, 100% refunds will be granted provided that a written withdrawal is received twenty-four hours before the first class is scheduled to begin. Written withdrawal forms can be found in the Office of the Registrar of the campus in which the student has registered. Absolutely NO refunds will be granted on or after the first scheduled class.

Students that have paid by cash, check, credit card or money order; will receive refunds by the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Accounting and Business Services office located in Clarkston, GA. Refunds are mailed to the address that the student has provided on the withdrawal form. Refunds are administered four to six weeks after the official date of withdrawal. NO refunds will be credited to the student's credit card.

Students that have registered and paid for Online Continuing Education classes will be granted a 100% refund after the notification is made to the registering agent of the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Continuing Education Department BEFORE the 6th business day prior to the class start date. Payments for Online Continuing Education classes are refunded to the same credit/debit card on record at the time registration.

Continuing Education Class Notice to Students
Continuing Education (non-credit) "on-campus" courses and seminars

  • are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment and/or at the discretion of the Director of Economic Development.
  • cannot be converted to college credits or credit hours.
  • cannot count towards any degree, diploma or certificate of credit.

Course Descriptions From A–Z
Listed below are just a few of the many Non-Credit Continuing Education courses that we offer on campus. We have also listed Online Ed2Go options for students who seek flexibility and convenience at an affordable price.  

Basic Typing
$169/10 hrs.

Students learn a basic knowledge of the keyboard and general typing functions. Students will receive practice and important tips on how to increase their typing speed. Concepts such as spacing, punctuation, hand placement, use of the mouse and other formatting issues will be covered.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Keyboarding $129 / 24 hours

Business Writing
This course will teach you how business and marketing objectives affect writing choices. Learn practical writing instruction in grammar, clarity, structure and more. You will learn and understand issues unique to this discipline, such as buzzwords, working with a team, and marketing ethics.

Beginning Internet
$169/10 hrs.

Introduces the student to the Internet and World Wide Web. Learn terminology and how to create bookmarks to surf the web. Learn valuable tools to help you perform web-based research to meet personal and professional goals.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Navigating the Internet $129 / 24 hours

Conversational Spanish I
$189/16 hrs.

Emphasis on simple oral communication. Students learn basic Spanish pronunciation, language structure, and a variety phrases for use in conversation. A focus on conversation for non-Spanish speaking workers to communicate with Spanish speaking workers. It includes giving instructions, direction, basic questions using who, what, when, where, why. Also learn colors, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, etc.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Spanish Courses $129 / 24 hours

Customer Service Specialist
Call 404-297-9522 ext. 5000 for pricing details

The Customer Service Program prepares individuals for employment in a variety of positions in today's highly skilled customer contact workforce. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. The program enables individuals to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to re-train in the area of customer contact and interpersonal skills as well as business and office technology.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Managing Customer Service $129 / 24 hours

Film & Movie Production Assistant (P.A.)
The course is designed to introduce the production aspect of digital media and film to those with no background as well as students with some experience or coursework in media production. It will deliver a complete basic skill set in the areas of production planning as well as on-set skills in lighting, grip, sound, camera, art, make-up, wardrobe, script supervision, locations, craft services. You will also learn the role and function of the director and Assistant Directors (AD department). Classes will be split between lecture and hands-on learning. The course will also explore other career opportunities in new digital media and relate course skills to those areas. You will participate in two all-day film productions which will be held on Saturdays. $649 / 64 hours

Event Planning I & II
$285/15 hrs

This class will help you plan gorgeous and successful events on any budget using practical tips. This course will provide you with insider secrets, money saving strategies, pitfalls to avoid, and negotiating tactics. Learn how to maintain peace of mind during your event planning process. In addition, you will be introduced to unique ways to personalize each event. All are welcome to participate in the class and obtain instruction from an expert in the field.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Wow, What a Great Event $129 / 24 hours

Effective Communication Skills
$159/8 hrs

This class covers the basics of giving clear messages and what active listening really involves. Communication styles and the impact these have on daily activities in an organization are discussed.

Excel 2010
$159/8 hrs

You will be introduced to Excel features and the steps required to use the features correctly. The course teaches you how to create modify and format worksheets, format and print worksheets, and work with formulas, functions, and charts. The course material is approved for Microsoft Office Specialist Exam preparation.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Intro to Excel 2010 $129/24 hours

Get The Most Out of Your Tablet & Phone
This course will help you with all those questions and plenty of great tips to truly unleash the power of your devices!

Introduction to Computers
$169/10 hrs

This instructor-led course is designed to provide the student with a brief overview of microcomputer concepts, the Windows XP operating system, the Internet, Email and Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint (2007 version) applications. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should have a general knowledge of how a computer operates, factors to consider when purchasing a computer, general day-to-day interactions between the user and Windows, as well as enough information about MS Office 2007 to determine their interest in further study of these applications.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Computer Skills for the Workplace $129/24 hours

Mobility Operator Paratransit Training Course
$3,200/5-week term

This Continuing Education program will provide training for primary driving and close quarters driving skills development. The training will include safe operations, navigation, vehicles systems operations and road practice.  Focus will be on defensive driving skills, vehicle inspection, map reading and manifest training, interpersonal relations, communication skills and road practice.  The course will provide training services that meet Mobility Operator's training needs in compliance with US Department of Transportation (DOT), Americans with disability Act (ADA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards. Through this program students will obtain necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enable then to become a safe skilled professional mobility operator.

Painting – Watercolor
This fun, informative and stress-free class is designed for the beginning watercolorist. The course takes you step-by-step from the basic washes to finished paintings. Learn the importance of value and brush control while discovering ways to make your painting dramatic and rich. No drawing skills required. Bring a note pad to the first class. [Supplies not included] $95 / 10 hours

PowerPoint 2010
$159/8 hrs
You will be introduced to PowerPoint features and the steps required to use the features correctly. This course teaches you how to create, modify, format, build and run PowerPoint slide shows, as well as use WordArt, ClipArt, and graphic objects. The course material is approved for Microsoft Office Specialist Exam preparation.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Intro. To PowerPoint 2010 $129/24 hours

SAT Prep
$189 / 12 hrs
The SAT contains verbal and math questions. The SAT contains a new Writing section, which includes a student-written essay and multiple-choice questions about grammar and English usage. This course will provide you with a grammar and usage review that's specific to the rules you'll be tested on in the new SAT. It will also assist in preparing the student for the Math portion of the SAT Exam.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: SAT / ACT Prep Part 1 $129/24 hours

Six Steps to Growing a Successful Business
$250 / 24 hrs

Designed for entrepreneurs looking for strategies to grow by applying business principles as the framework for operating a successful organization. In this course participants will explore the processes for developing new business ideas, preparing feasibility analyses and writing business plans. Other topics include methods of fundraising and financing a business; organizational and human resource issues; legal structures, financial planning and cash flow projections; marketing strategies and e-commerce.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online options (several options to choose from, pricing as indicated on website): Growing a Successful Business

Social Media RoadMap
The course covers: an exploration of using social media in a business context: when we meet our customers and clients online: how the social media conversation works; a close evaluation of four key social media platforms; leveraging benefit for business; avoiding the pitfalls of social media.

Team Building
$159/8 hrs

Explore the concept of team building as a guiding framework for managers to increase productivity in the workplace. This class will not only enhance the participant's effectiveness as a manager, but he/she will become a leader that others want to follow. The exercises will focus on the following concepts: managing a team, evaluating and controlling performance, creating high performance teams, and managing change.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Building Teams That Work $129/24 hours

Word 2010
$159/8 hrs
You will be introduced to Word features and the steps required to use the features correctly. The course teaches you how to create and save documents, edit documents, manipulate text, format text and paragraphs, find and replace text, and use proofing tools. The course material is approved for Microsoft Office Specialist Exam preparation.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Intro To Word 2010 $129/24 hours