Register by MAIL, FAX, or IN PERSON. You may register for these Continuing Education Classes NOW! Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Full payment is required. Pay with Check, Money Order, VISA, or MasterCard only.
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. Â
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
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
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
Create an Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Garden (seasonal course offering)
Growing one's own fruits and vegetables has become more important today. Learn how to grow and buy locally grown organic food that will provide fresh, nutritious meals for you and your family. No matter what the function or size of your yard or even your patio, learn to create your ideal garden.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Start Your own Edible Garden $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
Developing a Winning Team
Explore the concept of coaching as a guiding framework for managers to increase productivity in the workplace. Participants will be led through a series of exercises designed to use the principles of team building as a management tool. 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: understanding the art of leadership, 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
Enjoy exploring the world of digital cameras. Gain an understanding of essential and non-essential aspects of your camera. Be sure to bring your own digital camera and manual (if available) to class. We'll cover the art of taking pictures along with uploading pictures, e-mailing pictures, and photo editing.
Click here for the Ed2Go Online option: Discover Digital Photography $129 / 24 hours
Event Planning I & II
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
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.
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
Introduction to Computers
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
Change is an integral and inevitable part of the workplace. Resistance is probably the most common reaction that people demonstrate when confronted with change. This course will provide you with practical strategies that you can apply to your job and personal life to effectively manage change. Your instructor will encourage critical thinking and open-mindedness. You will participate in role play and consider case studies of change managed effectively and ineffectively.
Managing Difficult Customers
Handling difficult customers is essential to a successful business. Defusing a volatile situation as well as approaching conflict in a positive manner are both covered in this course. A customer interaction model is provided and role play is integrated into the training.
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
$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
Telephone Service Skills
The telephone is a powerful tool in today's business environment and it must be used with care to avoid customer mishandling. This activity based course will teach you the powers and pitfalls of the telephone; how perceptions are formed; and how to project a positive vocal image.
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
Train the Trainer
In this train-the-trainer course the basics of adult learning principles are introduced. Practices using actual workplace examples are explored. This training is very interactive with lots of feedback and skills practice.
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