With classes in a wide range of categories, you are bound to find the perfect course for you!

Why Is Professional Development a Good Option?

  • Convenient – Choose from one of Georgia Piedmont Tech’s many campuses or online
  • Affordable – As a part of the Technical College System of Georgia, class are offered at a reasonable cost
  • Fast – Learn useful and marketable skills in a short amount of time
  • Variety – Classes offered based on community, business, and industry demand
  • Proven – Multi-lingual faculty and staff are experts in their fields

Are You Ready to Get Started?

  • On Campus classes: take a course at Georgia Piedmont Tech. See course offerings below.
  • Online classes: Georgia Piedmont Tech has partnered with Ed2Go to provide excellent online programs that are affordable and helpful for people with busy schedules. Register for Ed2Go online classes

PLEASE NOTE: Professional Development (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. These courses cannot be converted to college credits or credit hours, and cannot count towards any degree, diploma or certificate of credit.

Business Writing I & II - (2) 4-hour sessions $125.00

Designed for working professionals. Learn to communicate clearly and concisely for a variety of writing purposes from simple information requests to effectively delivering bad news. Learn organizational patterns that can be used and adapted to fit most any audience or writing task. Students will get hands-on experience writing effectively, audience-centered email, direct, persuasive, and bad news messages. Additional topics include improving your writing by overcoming bias, eliminating redundancies, and emphasizing the positive in your messages.

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General Project Management - (1) 4-hour session $125.00

Covers projecting, planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. Course Objectives:

  • Identifying the phases of project management.
  • Matching project roles and parties to their responsibilities.
  • Setting tactical and strategic goals and identifying SMART objectives.
  • Identifying bad management behaviors and micromanagement.

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ServSafe Food Management Training - $200.00

The ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams, and educational materials to food service managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP). All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by food service industry experts.

The ServSafe® 8th edition contains the latest FDA Food Code updates. This program helps prepare you for the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification exam. Training covers these concepts:

  • The Importance of Food Safety
  • Good Personal Hygiene
  • Time and Temperature Control
  • Preventing Cross-Contamination
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Safe Food Preparation
  • Receiving and Storing Food
  • Methods of Thawing, Cooking, Cooling and Reheating Food
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
  • Food Safety Regulations

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2 DeKalb 09:00 AM 01:00 PM Sat 1 06/08/2019 06/08/2019
3 DeKalb 09:00 AM 01:00 PM Sat 1 06/15/2019 06/15/2019
4 DeKalb 09:00 AM 01:00 PM Sat 1 06/22/2019 06/22/2019
5 DeKalb 09:00 AM 01:00 PM Sat 1 06/29/2019 06/29/2019
6 Newton 09:00 AM 01:00 PM Sat 1 07/13/2019 07/13/2019
7 Newton 09:00 AM 01:00 PM Sat 1 07/20/2019 07/20/2019
8 Newton 09:00 AM 01:00 PM Sat 1 07/27/2019 07/27/2019

Lean Six Sigma - $350.00

What is LEAN Six Sigma?

LEAN: The concept of eliminating waste in an organization. There are proven techniques and tools to identify waste and implement a process of continuous improvement.
Six Sigma:  A process that uses statistics to help you collect and interpret data to reduce process variation.

What LEAN Six Sigma certification options are available at Georgia Piedmont Technical College?

 Yellow Belt Certification

Get an overview of Lean Six Sigma and an introduction to the core concepts of the LSS process improvement methodology. We’ll discuss the cost of poor quality, the voice of the customer, review core LSS project tools, process mapping, core LEAN tools, data collection, and error proofing.

Description

This course introduces the core methodologies of the Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Model (D.M.A.I.C.), which combines the disciplines of Lean and Six Sigma. The course provides an overview of Lean Six Sigma and introduces the core concepts of the LSS process improvement methodology: cost of poor quality, voice of the customer, core, LSS project tools, process mapping, core Lean tools, data collection, and error proofing. This course emphasizes interactive simulations, small group interaction, and a comprehensive real-world project in order to gain the distinction of Certified Yellow Belt.

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