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World Class Manufacturing Below the Fall Line


Vice President 430.3563


Driving Equals Independence


Course Overview


STEVE EIDSON CEDT, PMP® Academic Dean, Instruction 430.6619


CBS Success Story: Real Estate Sales


LEARN FROM THE MASTERS Master Lecture Series 2020

LOCATION RENTALS 13 Meeting and Banquet Rooms TRANSITION CENTER COLLABORATION 14 CBS partners with Department of Corrections for training in Transitional Centers


Faculty Chair, Business Logistics Management 430.3924

Solutions is published by the Albany Technical College Marketing and Public Relations department for the Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College. Albany Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. Questions and comments relating to this publication or any of its contents may be addressed to:

The Albany Technical College Marketing & Public Relations Department at TRACY WALLACE

Dean of Continuing Education 430.3867

Visit the Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College online at

Developing a Workforce that is Relevant and Properly Trained Industry relationships within the community is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a two year college. Albany Technical College has built a strong partnership with this community. Job placement at the college is near 100%. Everyone from the administration to the deans and instructors all realizes the importance of not only teaching but also retention and placement of the student in a viable and decent paying job after graduation. The Albany Technical College team including the Center for Business Solutions, under the direction of Matt Trice, know that our educational scope must include a strong interaction with employers in developing a workforce that is relevant and properly trained. A technical college curriculum is as unique as the community it serves. Catering certifications and continuing education opportunities to the industry in the area is always top of mind in the development of relevant training at the Center for Business Solutions.

The citizens of Albany, Dougherty County, and all of Southwest Georgia, including the eight counties that we serve at Albany Tech, depend on us to offer advancement and personal growth opportunities through education. Students that attend Albany Technical College to better their lives will strengthen the community with the homes that they buy, the retail items that they purchase and the restaurants that they frequent.

A technical college curriculum is as unique as the community it serves.

Everyone in our community has a part to play, and we at Albany Technical College realize our role in the growth and economic development of the region. Thank you for your support. Sincerely,

Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. President, Albany Technical College




ALBANY TECH TEACHES ADULTS HOW TO DRIVE For some individuals, a lack of transportation might be a barrier to employment. Access to a vehicle and the ability to drive that vehicle greatly enhances a person’s ability to find and keep a job. Adults who have never learned to drive can take driving instruction at Albany Tech. Many people are aware that the Center for Business Solutions is a provider for Joshua’s Law Driver’s Education for teens. But in addition to teen driver’s training, CBS also trains adults who don’t know how to drive or who need additional practice. For an enrollment fee of $300, adults 18 and over receive six hours behind the wheel one-on-one with an experienced instructor. Our instructors have flexible schedules, and can provide instruction in the morning, afternoon, evening and weekends. Six hours on the road is broken up into 1-2 hour sessions. Students feel more comfortable behind the wheel after Albany Tech’s One-On-One Driving Instruction for

Adults. Instructors go over rules of the road, so that after a little more practice in their own vehicle, a student will be ready to take their license exam. If a student cannot come to our campus to meet their driving instructor, the instructor can pick them up and return them home if they live in the Dougherty/Lee County area. There is an additional $25 fee for this pick-up service.

WHAT: Driver’s Training for Adults WHEN: Offered year-round. Appointments are scheduled according to the needs and schedule of the student.

HOW LONG: Our training consists of six

hours behind the wheel. These six hours are broken up into 1-2 hour sessions and are scheduled at the student’s convenience. Students normally complete their six hours of training within a week or two.

WHERE: Meet your driving instructor on Our program does not provide defensive driving classes for individuals with court-ordered training needs. Our goal is to help individuals obtain the freedom and independence that comes from having a driver’s license so they can improve their professional and personal lives. For more information, or to enroll in driver training, call the Center for Business Solutions at 229-430-3867.

the Albany Tech campus, or pay an additional $25 for the instructor to pick you up. Pick up service provided in the Dougherty and Lee County areas.

WHO: Our instructors are patient,

experienced instructors who are certified by the state of Georgia.

HOW MUCH: Driving instruction is $300; Driving instruction with pick-up service is $325.



Forklift Operator Training Receive Operator training in accordance with OSHA Standard 1910.178. The program fully covers the requirements to be an effiecient and safe forklift operator. This course is 8 hours in length and includes three hours of classroom training with the balance devoted to hands-on driving.

Classes are Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Advanced registration is required.

Call for our class schedule or for more information, call information, call 229-430-3867.


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The Center for Business Solutions works with regional employers to provde training to their employees. Over 50 businesses, this year, have used CBS for specialized training. Our training can be customized to meet your needs and can take place on our campus or at your work sites. For more information, call 229-430-3867


We had a chance to apply what we learned in class by creating a contract for the property.

Center for Business Solutions Success Story: REAL ESTATE SALES Anyone who has ever considered a career as a real estate salesperson probably knows that the road to success is not an easy one, but it is worth the challenge. Individuals can take the first step to a Real Estate career at Albany Tech. In 2017, the Center for Business Solutions at Albany Tech became a Real Estate school approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission. CBS is approved to offer the Georgia Real Estate Pre-License Salesperson Course, the 75-hour course that is mandatory for anyone wishing to sit for the state licensing exam. CBS offers this course in a traditional faceto-face classroom format in the evenings. This allows those with full-time day jobs the

opportunity to interact with an experienced local teacher and fellow students. They can ask questions and benefit from guest speakers and field trips to listed property. For those individuals who feel that face-to-face instruction is the learning format that works best for them, this class is a great option. Sal Giovingo is the instructor for CBS’ course. He has been a realtor with Albany Century 21 for many years, and has taught the pre-license course for over 20 years. He comes equipped with real-world experience as a broker. Our course boasts a high pass rate, but this course is only the first step. Those who pass the course and meet the attendance requirements are then required to pass the state exam in order to become a licensed real estate sales person in Georgia. Three students from the most recently7

completed course have reached that goal. Tiffany Allen, Yarnia Blackmon, and Katrina Phillips were all classmates in the Spring 2019 course that ended in May. All three have passed their state exam and are on their way to careers in real estate. Allen and Blackmon joined the class as a restaurant manager and school bus driver respectively. Both say they plan to ease into the field, starting slowly, building contacts and learning about the business from pros. “I felt that God was leading me to do something different, to step out of my comfort zone,” Allen says. She didn’t know what to expect when signing-up, and was surprised at the amount of information she was required to retain. The rigor makes her proud of her accomplishments. “The class is hard because it’s supposed to be,” she says. The advice she offers to future students is “Don’t take it lightly-pay attention in class and study the material,” she says.

But she adds that while challenging, the class was fun. “Sal is a great teacher,” she says. “He makes it fun by sharing his real life experiences. We laughed and had fun while learning.” Blackmon also enjoyed Giovingo’s real world examples and caring attitude. “Sal is very knowledgeable and is also really interested in helping his students pass,” she says. Blackmon derived great benefit from the field trip taken several weeks into the session. “At the listed home, we got to see and touch real property. And we had the chance to apply what we learned in class by creating a contract for the property.” Blackmon recommends the course to anyone who is willing to invest the time and energy to study and prepare. “Everyone knows that Real Estate can be a lucrative business,” she says. “However, if one practices Real Estate with a love for helping people find their special home, rather than getting rich, the rewards can be immense.” Phillips transformed a background in homebuilding and renovation into a real estate career. She is now a member of the Albany Board of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. She currently has two properties listed, with two more to be listed

Recent CBS Real Estate Sales graduates, (L-R): Yarnia Blackmon, Tiffany Allen, and Katrina Phillips.


soon. “All of my life I have been involved with home improvement,” Phillips says. “As a child, my parents built every home we lived in, except for one. My first renovation project was my own first home at the age of 19. My husband and I have renovated two homes.” This experience, coupled with her desire to help others, led her to Albany Tech’s Real Estate course. Phillips appreciated that her classmates and the instructor all seemed to “work well together and feed off each other.” The class worked on everything as a team, ensuring that every student understood each concept. She suggests entering the Real Estate course with realistic expectations. “Becoming a Realtor is not an easy task,” she says. She advises that a potential student should have “patience, communication skills, time management skills, the ability to multitask, as well as the ability to apply the information learned to different scenarios.” Like Allen, Blackmon, and Phillips, you may also have what it takes to become a licensed Real Estate Salesperson. To take the first step, contact the Center for Business Solutions at 229-430-3867. The next evening course begins in early 2020.

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2019 Best Plant in North America Awarded by P&G Corporate Offices

Of over thirty P&G Manufacturing Plants in North America, Procter & Gamble Albany Plant was recognized as “Best of the Best.�

Congratulations! Albany Technical College and Albany Technical College Center for Business Solutions is proud to be a partner with P&G Albany.



Hear the “Masters” Discuss their Path to Civic Leadership & Professional Success


In 2020, Albany Technical College will launch the Master Lecture Series, a presentation of the Center for Business Solutions. The best and brightest experienced leaders in South Georgia will offer their expert advice and lessons learned on the way to the top of their careers.

Community Leaders Scheduled to Speak Karla Heath Sands Dr. John Culbreath Joel Wernick Patsy Martin

The lunch and learn presentations will all be held on Wednesdays in the Kirkland Conference Center at Albany Tech. Ticket packages and table packages will be available for businesses or individuals to purchase. The proceeds from this lecture series will benefit the Albany Tech Foundation. Each ticket will include lunch with the lecture. The Foundation also seeks sponsorships for this community event.


Dr. Willie Adams Look for dates and a complete list of speakers coming soon. For more information, contact the Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College, 229-430-3867.



The Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College



We have the perfect location for your next meeting, training session, or banquet.

KIRKLAND CONFERENCE CENTER Capacity 250 theater style; 200 seated banquet, 198 classroom style Round and rectangle tables available; Stage and podium available; Presentation system with large screen and monitors; Internet access

LOGISTICS EDUCATION CENTER AUDITORIUM 75 people seated in tiered classroom style Features large stage with podium; Presentation system with large screen and monitors; Internet access EXECUTIVE BOARD ROOM Spacious, luxurious meeting room with a capacity for 41 people seated. Large U-shaped conference table seats 21 with 20 additional chairs around the room for extra seating. Room offers a podium, sound/ presentation system and internet access


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CBS partners with Department of Corrections for training in Transitional Centers The Economic Development Divisions of technical colleges around the state have entered into a partnership with the Georgia Department of Corrections. The Technical College System of Georgia’s institutions agree to provide Forklift, ServSafe , and OSHA 10 training to residents of Transitional Centers around the state. R

A Transitional Center is a facility where, after serving time within the state's prisons, selected offenders are slowly reintegrated back into society with a job and enhanced prospects for stability. Research has shown that offenders who have the opportunity to reenter the community after a stay in a Transitional Center are up to 1/3 more likely to succeed in maintaining a crime-free life. There are 15 Transitional Centers in operation statewide. To have the opportunity to transfer to a Transitional Center, an offender must receive a referral from either the Board of Pardons of Paroles or the Classification Committee within a state prison. One function of Transitional Centers is to provide "work release", allowing the

offender to obtain and maintain a paying job in the community while requiring him or her to conform to the structure of the program. The offender lives in the center, participates in a number of programs, and completes assignments to contribute to the upkeep of the center. The Center for Business Solutions, as the Economic Development arm of Albany Tech, is serving the Albany Transitional Center with OSHA 10 classes, held onsite at the Center. The first OSHA 10 course, offered in early October, had a roster of 20 Transitional Center residents. These men attended class two nights a week for two weeks, earning their OSHA 10 certification. Most of them attended class after working a full day. The hope is that an OSHA 10 certification will be a valuable credential on the offender’s resume when that individual is seeking permanent employment after release. The Center for Business Solutions is proud to partner with the Department of Corrections on this important project, which could change these offenders lives for the better. 14

1704 South Slappey Boulevard Albany, Georgia 31701

Dougherty County Campus: 229.430.3500 | Randolph County Learning Center: 229.732.5280 As set forth in its student catalog, Albany Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, Kathy Skates, Vice President of Administrative Services, Albany Technical College, 1704 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany, GA 31701. Phone 229.430.3524 and Section 504 Coordinator, Regina Watts, Special Needs Coordinator, Albany Technical College, 1704 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany, GA 31701, 229.430.2854 or

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Get a degree, diploma or Technical Certificate of Credit. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. • Industrial Operations Technician • Business Logistics • Operations Management



The Center for Business Solutions works with local employers to provide training to their employees. Our training can be customized to meet your needs and can take place on our campus or at your work sites.


Lean Six Sigma is a Career-Boosting Credential • Higher Salary and More Opportunities • 100% Online • Half the Price of other Programs • Continuing Education Units Earned

Our online course providers ensure great training in a convenient online format that allows you to learn on YOUR schedule. • ed2go • • Online Driver’s Ed



We offer mechanical and electrical skills assessments for your current staff or pre-hires. • Convenient online platform • Current employees or pre-employment screenings • Flexible schedule • Testing for knowledge and skill level, and skill gaps • Cost effective • Fast and reliable • Results delivered quickly

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Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Beginner Microsoft Excel Intermediate Computer Tutor


• Driver’s Ed for Teens to fulfill Joshua’s Law Our Driver’s Ed program includes the 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind-thewheel instruction required for Joshua’s Law. • Driver’s Education for Adults Albany Tech offers one-on-one driving instruction to prepare you for Georgia’s Driver’s License examination. • Forklift Operator Training Receive operator training in accordance with OSHA Standard 1910.178. • CDL Refresher For individuals currently holding a CDL who need a refresher course, sessions are offered on an as-needed basis.


The Center for Business Solutions is an approved Real Estate School in the state of Georgia. We offer traditional classroom-style courses for pre-licensing and an online option where students are self-paced.

Call 229.430.3563 for more information or to register for classes. Visit for more detailed course descriptions and schedules.

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SOLUTIONS | Fall 2019  

A Publication of the Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College

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A Publication of the Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College

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