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Georgia College Continuing Education • The Community’s Source for Professional Education and Personal Enrichment
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PARALEGAL According to the United States Department of Labor, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow by 18% from 2010 to 2020. In today’s legal field, much of what goes into the legal process in a law firm is conducted by paralegals who are assuming a growing range of duties and responsibilities. In many cases, paralegals perform the same tasks as licensed attorneys. As a paralegal, you will be eligible to work in small law offices, large firms, court systems, government agencies, public and private agencies, corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, title companies, and real estate offices.
Some courses require books. Book costs are not included in the registration fee. Paralegal Introduction and Overview of the Law
Real Estate Law Course #14472301
(no class on May 26)
Georgia College’s Paralegal Certificate Program will prepare you for a fast-paced career in the legal field. Plus, you can complete the entire training in less than one year. Course work begins in September and ends in August. The program consists of eleven required courses, offered in relevant order. All courses must be successfully completed in order to receive your certificate. Once you have completed the program, you will have the knowledge and skills to begin your career as a paralegal, including:
Understanding the common responsibilities and duties of paralegals
Knowing how the paralegal field is regulated
Understanding professional responsibilities and legal ethics for attorneys and paralegals
Understanding how the American legal system is structured and how it operates
Civil Law and Procedure
Nov. 4-Dec. 2
Understanding legal terminology
(no class on Nov. 28)
Preparing legal documents
Applying legal analysis to fact situations
Conducting legal interviews
Managing client files
Conducting computerized and manual legal research
Implementing guidelines and proper etiquette for legal writing
Understanding methods of formal and informal administrative advocacy
Fee: $149 Criminal Law
Fee: $149 Mondays & Thursdays Wills, Estates and Trusts
Course #14372201 Feb. 3-27
429 Macon Center for Graduate and Professional Learning
233 Cherry Street
Course #14372701 March 3-27 Fee: $149 Business Law Course # 14472101 April 3-28 Fee: $149
Enroll in entire ce the rt program ificate for only $999 A $640 S avings
Our instructors consist of practicing attorneys who are recognized as leaders in their fields. Our curriculum is prepared to provide you with real world knowledge and insight relating to the most pressing legal issues. So, don’t wait any longer. If you have a high school diploma, have basic computer and internet skills, have great interpersonal and organizational skills, and are looking to begin a new career, sign up today!
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Grant Writing Online Courses
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All online courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include 12 lessons. Lessons are supplemented with quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office–any time of the day or night. Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. Our instructors are known for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners.
How to get started: 1. Visit our Online Instruction Center: www.ed2go.com/gcsu 2. Click the Courses link, choose the department and course title you are interested in, and select the Enroll Now button. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for your course. Here you will choose a username and password that will grant you access to the classroom. 3. When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center, and click the Classroom link. To begin your studies, simply log in with the username and password you selected during enrollment.
New courses begin each month. To learn more call: 478-445-5277
Grant Writing Open House Come get a personal introduction to grant writing with discussions that will focus on case statements, prospect research, narratives, budgets, timelines, sustainability plans and proposal analysis from the grant maker’s perspective with evaluation. This Open House will outline all aspects of the upcoming Grant Writing from the Beginning course. Light refreshments will be provided as well as hand-outs to take home with you. Prior registration is strongly encouraged. The first 15 people to enroll will receive a $15 credit toward enrollment in the Grant Writing from the Beginning course – so RSVP today! Course #14173810 Thursday • Sept. 5 • 5:30-8:30 p.m. • The Depot Fee: $15 • 1 Session • Instructor: Robin Lewis
A to Z Grant Writing This is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You'll learn to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, to organize a successful grant writing campaign and to put together a complete proposal package.
Become a Grant Writing Consultant Good grant writing consultants are always in demand. Learn how you can use a basic knowledge of grant or proposal writing to become an expert in the red-hot grant consulting field. This is one field where your creative writing skills can touch thousands of people and literally make a difference in their quality of life!
Advanced Grant Proposal Writing Do you know the best way to present information in a grant proposal? In this course, an experienced grant writer will show you how to research and write winning proposals that get funded. You’ll learn what to do–and, more importantly, what not to do–on every part of your proposal. You'll gain a full understanding of the criteria funders use to determine whether your grant proposal gets funded or rejected. You'll become an expert at ferreting out corporate, foundation and government grantmakers, and you'll find out how to tailor your responses to information found in the peer review criteria. You'll also discover a number of significant finishing touches that can give your project the edge over others. You'll also learn the best type of paper to use, which buzzwords to include, which fonts work best and which types of graphics and formatting techniques will make your proposal more competitive.
Grant Writing from the Beginning Make your grant proposal shine! In this personalized grant writing series, you will learn the key elements to writing an effective proposal. Topics of class discussion include case statements, prospect research, narratives, budgets, timelines, sustainability plans and proposal analysis from the grant maker’s perspective with evaluation. Come prepared to work, as you will receive homework assignments to complete in your own time which will require internet research. Take home both the class workbook and CD – yours to keep for future reference. Plus, you will take with you a connection to your grant writing instructor that does not end when you leave class – send in your grant proposals for review, even after the course ends. The registration deadline is September 19 to ensure delivery of materials, so don’t delay – sign up today! Course #14173801 Thursdays • Sept. 26-Oct. 31 • 6-8:30 p.m. • 255 Arts & Sciences Fee: $149 • 6 Sessions • Instructor: Robin Lewis
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Property and Casualty Insurance Pre-License Learn the materials quickly. This course has everything you need to focus on the important and frequently tested insurance exam topics needed to prepare you to take the Georgia Insurance Department Property and Casualty Agent examinations. The cost of the books is included in the fee. The deadline for registration is Sept. 13 in order to ensure delivery of your books. Course #14274401 Friday-Sunday • Sept. 20-22 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • 102 Chappell Hall Fee: $375 • 3 Sessions • Instructor: Tamara Gatson
Real Estate and Appraisal Courses – Online Georgia College offers you the opportunity to acquire your real estate sales prelicensing, broker prelicensing and continuing education requirements in real estate sales online. In addition, Georgia College, in partnership with Career Webschool, offers you real estate appraisal prelicensing and continuing education courses online. These highly effective programs are convenient and easy to use. You do not need previous computer experience, and classroom attendance is not required. All courses are approved to meet the educational requirements set forth by the Georgia Real Estate Commission and the Georgia Real Estate Appraisal Board.
Please visit our Web site at www.continuingeducation.gcsu.edu and click on “Online Courses” to order. Hours Price Real Estate Sales and Brokerage Sales Pre-License Georgia License Exam Prep Broker’s Pre-License
$375 $50 $275
Real Estate Sales Post License Advanced Topics for New Agents Finance and Settlement Procedures
Real Estate Sales Continuing Education Check It Out: Home Inspection in Real Estate Maximize Your Buyer’s Borrowing Power Consensual Dual Agency Tax Free Exchanges of Residential Property Ethics in Real Estate: A Review of the NAR Code Real Estate Math ADA and Fair Housing Principles of Commercial Real Estate RESPA Reform Short Sales and Foreclosures Using the Internet in Your Real Estate Practice Green Home Features Commercial Finance and Investment Analysis Commercial Leases Commercial Sales & Exchanges Structuring Ownership in Commercial Real Estate Georgia License Law and Rules continuingeducation.gcsu.edu 4 Home Green Construction
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6 6 6
$29 $29 $29 $29 $29 $29 $29 $29 $29 $29 $29 $29 $49 $49 $49 $49 $49 $49
Writing Contracts Legal Issues for Agents Methods of Residential Finance Understanding Net to Seller Forms Current Developments in Agency Legal Issues in a Brokerage Office Management in a Brokerage Office Basic Real Estate Finance Property Management Tax Advantages of Home Ownership Pricing Property to Sell Licensees as Principal Understanding Closing Statements
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 9
$49 $49 $49 $49 $49 $49 $49 $49 $49 $49 $49 $49 $65
Real Estate Appraisal 90-Hour Registered Appraiser Package 90 $595 (Includes 30-Hr Basic Appraisal Principles, 30-Hr. Basic Appraisal Procedures, 15-Hr. Residential Report Writing and 15-Hr. National USPAP Equivalent Course) Individual Courses Basic Appraisal Principles Basic Appraisal Procedures Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach 2012-2013 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP An FHA Single Family Appraisal Residential Market Analysis and Highest And Best Use Residential Report Writing and Case Studies Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
30 30 30 15 15 15 15 15
$319 $319 $319 $199 $189 $189 $189 $189
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Online Career Training Program
Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology Georgia College Benefits of Online Career Training Programs: • Learn in-demand skills • Start anytime and anywhere • Textbooks are included • Support offered seven days a week • Expert instructor assistance • Certificate upon successful completion
Program Overview This nationally recognized online certificate program is designed to prepare you for a job as a medical billing specialist, medical coder and/or medical office manager.
The medical industry is experiencing a tremendous demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes diagnostic and procedural coding and insurance forms processing. According to the American Medical Association, there are more than 1.2 million Medical Billers and Coders in the United States, making this one of the fastest growing professions in allied health. The medical terminology portion of the program introduces elements of medical terminology, such as the etymology of words used to describe the human body. You’ll learn to apply proper terminology and spelling for major pathological conditions.
Registration Fee: $1,995
Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical billing or coding and will be eligible to register for, prepare for and take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)'s Certified Medical Biller and Coder (CMBC) certification exam.
Program Hours: 300
All Materials Included
What Students are Saying: The program experience was great. I loved learning at my own pace. The facilitator was excellent. She responded to all my inquiries immediately. The support was also awesome. They helped me with everything quickly and efficiently. – Shannon
Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to: • Display a working knowledge of medical terminology • Understand the differences among commercial, HMO/PPO, federal and state insurance plans, including eligibility and coverage, preauthorization, certification and referrals, as well as reimbursement methodologies • Explain the legal and ethical responsibilities of an administrative medical specialist, including the HIPAA mandates, the rules for maintaining privacy of medical records and protected health information and the types of consents and disclosures that are required in a medical office environment • Perform tasks associated with billing and reimbursement, including insurance and patient billing, payment processing, and claims review, correction and appeals • Perform traditional business office tasks for accounts receivable, accounts payable and bookkeeping maintenance • Be prepared to take advanced education courses, including advanced coding, healthcare administration and health information management
Detailed objectives, outlines, prerequisites, frequently asked questions, demos and ratings of the programs are available at:
Online Learning Anytime, Anywhere...Just a click away!
478-445-5277 for more information or to register!
or contact us at
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Customized Training for Businesses and Industries How Can We Help You? The Department of Continuing Education, located in Chappell Hall on the University’s main campus, is here to help you, your employees and your organization meet every training need. We are dedicated to developing, training and educating your most vital resource -- your employees. We are always willing to take any course idea, customize it for your organization’s particular needs and present it exclusively to your employees. Our state-of-the-art training can be provided at any time, day or night, and in any location, including your facility, the university or an offsite location of your choice. We are extremely flexible as our primary goal is to properly train your employees at your convenience.
Why Our Services? We understand that today’s aggressive global business environment combined with rapid technological advances and a sluggish economy are real challenges to organizations and their employees. To help you remain competitive, the Department of Continuing Education at Georgia College provides the following:
venience – day or night, weekdays or weekends.
• We design and implement employee training programs specific to your current needs.
• We pledge to provide the highest quality instructors - each experienced and fully qualified to provide the training in a practical, real world manner.
We provide training at your con-
• We offer free, on-site needs assessments to your organization. • We guarantee immediate results as our training is customized for your employees’ needs.
What Types of Programs Do We Offer? We offer a broad range of programs based on your training requirements. We can tailor any of the programs in this catalog to fit your exact needs. Plus, we offer many other programs in areas such as: • • • • • • •
Management and Leadership Computer Software Project Management Health and Fitness Languages Customer Service Coaching and Teambuilding Expect focused, measurable results! Call us today at 478-445-5277.
Online Career Training Program - Georgia College
Pharmacy Technician 330
The Pharmacy Technician Online Certification Training Program was developed in response to a rising need for trained technicians to work in hospital or retail pharmacies. With this growing opportunity, however, has also come increased responsibility, and this increased responsibility has made certification an important issue for many industry employers and some state legislatures. This program will prepare you for entry-level pharmacy technician positions by teaching you medical and pharmaceutical terminology, basic anatomy related to the pharmacology of medications and pharmaceutical calculations. The Pharmacy Technician Program will give you hands-on practice in retail pharmacy procedures through an online lab module. You'll learn what information is necessary to process prescriptions and physician orders and apply that knowledge to fill mock prescriptions. The curriculum also includes the ethics of pharmacy practice and education about prescription medications, patient care and interaction and charges and reimbursement. Upon completion of this program, you’ll be prepared to pass the National Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Benefits of Online Career Training Programs: • Learn in-demand skills • Start anytime and anywhere • Textbooks are included • Support offered seven days a week • Expert instructor assistance • Certificate upon successful completion
What Students are Saying:
Upon completion of this program, you'll be able to: • Understand the laws that govern pharmacy, whether federal or state-mandated • Discuss the HIPAA requirements and their application to the
Since I could take the program on my own time, at home and online, it was really convenient. The program was comprehensive and easy to navigate. – Lacey
pharmacy • Interpret physician orders and prescriptions • Prepare and distribute medications • Define medical and pharmaceutical terms and common abbreviations • Understand the pharmacology of medications and how they affect the body • Perform pharmaceutical calculations • Communicate effectively with patients and medical
Registration Fee: $1,995
Program Hours 330
All Materials Included
Detailed objectives, outlines, prerequisites, frequently asked questions, demos and ratings of the programs are available at:
www.gatlineducation.com/gcsu or contact us at
478-445-5277 for more information or to register!
professionals • Process insurance billing or collect payments • Pass the National Certification Exam
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Online Learning Anytime, Anywhere...Just a click away!
Online Courses For Small Business Owners Most Courses Are Only
Sharpen your skills, or learn new ones with our instructor facilitated online courses. Online Continuing Education courses run for six-weeks (with a 10-day extension period available at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office–any time of the day or night.
Business Law for the Small Business Owner
Creating Web Pages
Learn to successfully protect your small business and solve most of the legal problems that may arise.
Learn the basics of HTML so you can design, create and post your very own site on the Web.
Understanding the Human Resources Function
Introduction to Business Analysis
Learn to handle basic human resource functions to ensure the best possible results.
Learn powerful techniques to improve your decision-making skills at work.
Employment Law Fundamentals
Introduction to QuickBooks
Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate and manage employees.
Learn to quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your business.
Marketing Your Business on the Internet
Performing Payroll in QuickBooks
Learn to develop an Internet marketing plan for your business.
Learn to create paychecks, pay tax liabilities and produce dazzling payroll reports.
Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of doubleentry bookkeeping, financial reporting and more.
Designing Effective Websites Learn powerful graphic design techniques and build Web sites that are both attractive and extremely effective.
Creating a Successful Business Plan Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and longterm success.
Effective Selling Learn the secret to converting a potential customer into a longterm asset. Find out how to lay the groundwork for repeat business and your future success.
Enroll Today! Details on any of these courses can be found at:
www.ed2go.com/gcsu You can also reach us by calling
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Computer Based Professional Learning Units (PLUs) for Teachers Georgia College has partnered with Virtual Educational Software, inc. to offer online professional development learning unit options for K-12 educators. These interactive continuing education courses provide expert instruction at a pace that fits your schedule. You must complete a Prior Approval Form before you begin your course. Upon completion of your course, you will receive a PLU Course Completion Form. When you are ready to renew your teaching certificate, attach your PLU Course Completion Form to your renewal application. The following courses are currently approved for PLUs. Please visit our online course catalog at continuingeducation.gcsu.edu and follow the links for descriptions of the courses, syllabi and prior approval form. Contact us at 478-445-5277 for more information or to register. Course Name
Teaching Diversity: Influences & Issues in the Classroom
Attention Deficit Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching
Understanding Aggression: Coping with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom
Autism & Asperger’s Disorder: Information & Effective Intervention Strategies
Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior
Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children
Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse
3 PLUs $185
3 PLUs $185
Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually:
4 PLUs $205
Reading Fundamentals #1: An Introduction to
3 PLUs $185
Reading Fundamentals #2: Laying the Foundation
4 PLUs $205
Reading Fundamentals #3: The Elements of Effective
3 PLUs $185
Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services
3 PLUs $185
Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment
4 PLUs $205
Early Childhood: Program Planning
4 PLUs $205
3 PLUs $185
Ethics & Safety in Education
3 PLUs $185
Advanced Classroom Management
3 PLUs $185
Reading & Writing in Content Area
3 PLUs $185
A New Paradigm Scientifically-Based Research
for Effective Reading Instruction
Reading Instruction & Assessment
3 PLUs $185 3 PLUs $185 3 PLUs $185 4 PLUs $205
Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development
Try DI: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Program
Why DI? An Intro to Differentiated Instruction
Inclusion: Working with Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms
Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for Classroom Teachers
Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers
Violence in School: Identification, Prevention, Intervention Strategies
4 PLUs $205
3 PLUs $185
3 PLUs $185 4 PLUs $205 3 PLUs $185 3 PLUs $185
3 PLUs $185
Infant & Toddler Mental Health
3 PLUs $185
Educational Assessment: Assessing Student Learning in the Classroom
3 PLUs $185
4 PLUs $205
4 PLUs $205
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Learnthe fromort of comf me! ho Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. Our instructors are known for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. Most courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are projectoriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. You can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office and at any time of the day or night.
How to Get Started: 1. Visit our Online Instruction Center: www.ed2go.com/gcsu 2. Click the Courses link, choose the department and course title you are interested in and select the Enroll Now button. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for your course. Here you will enter your email and choose a password that will grant you access to the classroom.
3. When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center and click the Classroom link. To begin your studies, simply log in with your email and the password you selected during enrollment.
Online Courses For Web Design
Georgia College Creating Web Pages
Learn to design, create and post your very own site on the Internet's World Wide Web using HTML. Discover low-cost marketing techniques and search engine strategies.
Intermediate also available!
Designing Effective Websites Learn powerful graphic design techniques that will help you build websites that are attractive and highly effective. You'll learn what attracts visitors to a site, and how you can create the most satisfying experience for those visitors. You'll learn to use typography, aesthetics, color, graphics and page layout to create the most compelling user interface possible, and you'll understand how users read on the web and the characteristics of effective Web writing.
Learn Adobe Dreamweaver from a design pro, and get the training you need to develop first-class websites! Master the techniques for producing fully functioning sites, learning to insert and format text, images, hyperlinks, tables and a variety of media formats. Discover the secrets of effective page layout—secrets that ensure your sites reach and impress your audience.
CSS and XHTML Intermediate also available!
Learn to create state-of-the-art websites using modern CSS and XHTML techniques. Take your existing HTML skills to the next level and start building sites like the pros.
Microsoft FrontPage PHP and MySQL Learn to create an interactive website, allowing visitors to post and retrieve information provided by you or your site's visitors. You'll see how to use the PHP programming language to generate dynamic websites that automatically change as your data changes. You'll also learn how to use the popular MySQL database server with PHP to store and retrieve data over the Web.
Learn the essentials of Microsoft’s popular web design software. You'll begin with an introduction to basic design principles, and you'll explore the interface and features of the FrontPage program. Then, you'll learn to manipulate words and images to create a site worthy of publishing to the Internet. By the end of the course, you'll be armed with all the knowledge you need to create an attractive, welldesigned and functional website.
MORE COURSES AVAILABLE AT OUR ONLINE INSTRUCTION CENTER
Learn More... • Expert Instructors • 24-Hour Access • Online Discussion Areas • Six Weeks of Instruction
New course sessions begin monthly. Please visit our Online Instruction Center to see exact start dates for the courses that interest you. Enroll Now!
Visit our Online Instruction Center today!
www.ed2go.com/gcsu or call: 478-445-5277 Courses Start as Low as:
Requirements: All courses require Internet access, email and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser. Some courses may have additional requirements. Please visit our Online Instruction Center for more information.
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ONE DAY COMPUTER WORKSHOPS Training to meet your business needs
You’ve asked for them, so we scheduled them! Join us for these all inclusive, one day computer workshops to get you and your employees properly trained to help automate your business. These courses are ideal for those who use these programs on a daily basis. Don’t worry about brown bagging it for lunch either – it’s included! Call us today to enroll. These classes are sure to fill quickly!
Introduction to MS Access
Every screen that can be seen is a PowerPoint possibility waiting to fulfill its potential. Come discover just how versatile this handy Office Software really is. Through this one-day workshop, you will learn how to make your presentations pop and your collaborations truly creative. As an added bonus, bring your own photos and images and you will produce an original video collage, complete with audio background!
Get an introduction to relational database management systems. You’ll learn the basics of Access including the design of database tables and how to prepare table structures. Data types are covered in detail, as well as data entry procedures. Basic input/output forms will be designed using the form wizard. You’ll also learn how to extract information from a database table using the Access query design screen.
Course #14120901 Friday • August 23 • 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • 203 Chappell Hall Fee: $125 • 1 Session • Instructor: B. West
Course #14220702 Friday, Oct. 18 • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • 203 Chappell Hall Fee: $125 • 1 Session • Instructor: B. West
Intermediate MS Word
Intermediate MS Access
Find out just how much MS Word can do for you – and how much you can do with it. You’ll be amazed at the functionality contained within MS Word 2010 – going far beyond letters and clipart. Word is the most used program in the Office Suite – for good reason. Mastery of MS Word is a must have skill set in any office environment.
In this course, you will learn to create and use a variety of queries and do extensive editing of forms and reports. The high point of this course is learning when and how to create multiple database tables and join them effectively. You’ll join up to three database tables and retrieve selected data. Forms and reports will be generated from queries based on joined tables. Macros will be introduced as a way to automate many of the daily database functions such as menu creation.
Course #14120602 Friday • Sept. 6 • 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 203 Chappell Hall Fee: $125 • 1 Session • Instructor: B. West
Intermediate MS Excel 2010
Course #14220802 Friday, Nov. 1 • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • 203 Chappell Hall Fee: $125 • 1 Session • Instructor: B. West
In this course, not only will you add to your experience with the popular Microsoft Excel, but you will also get a handle on Microsoft’s Mail Merge. You will increase your knowledge of using Excel spreadsheets, how to write formulas, insert and select cell ranges, use functions like SUM, AVERAGE, MIN and MAX, and much more! The class will not end there. You will also learn about the versatile Mail Merge, which can do just about anything you can imagine from letters and envelopes to the invitations or cards you may send. The possibilities are endless!
Are you ready to put the finishing touches on your Access relational database? In this advanced course, you will learn to write SQL statements and attach SQL queries to a control in a form, create single and multiple-criteria parameter queries, create and run macros for data validation, data entry, user decision, running parameter queries and for data transfer between Access and other applications plus a lot more.
Course #14120302 Friday • Sept. 13 • 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • 203 Chappell Hall Fee: $125 • 1 Session • Instructor: B. West
Course #14222002 Friday, Nov. 15 • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • 203 Chappell Hall Fee: $125 • 1 Session • Instructor: B. West
Advanced MS Excel 2010 Already know the basics of Microsoft Excel? Are you ready to take it to the next level? Then, this class is exactly what you need! As you build on your intermediate foundation, you will explore Excel’s more advanced features, including functions, nested IF statements, conditional formatting, pivot tables and much, much more! Course #14120402 Friday • Sept. 27 • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • 203 Chappell Hall Fee: $125 • 1 Session • Instructor: B. West
Advanced MS Access
Call today to register! 478-445-5277
Department of Continuing Education
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Advanced MS Excel 2010
What is that? How dare they change your Operating System! Never fear – even though Windows 8 is here. Join us and learn to cope with the change to Windows 8, from sliding through app view to much, much more. Bring your own device – either tablet or laptop – so that you can learn on the machine you actually use. Since there is a wide variety of devices out there programmed with Windows 8, make sure to include the type of mobile device you will use when registering for this course. Due to the individualized instruction that will be given, seating is limited, so register now to make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Already know the basics of Microsoft Excel? Are you ready to take it to the next level? Then, this class is exactly what you need! As you build on your intermediate foundation, you will explore Excel’s more advanced features, including functions, nested IF statements, conditional formatting, pivot tables and much, much more. Sign up now to advance your professional skills!
Course #14122810 Tuesday & Thursday • Sept. 24 & 26 6-8:30 p.m. • 203 Chappell Hall • Fee: $79 2 Sessions • Instructor: B. West
Intermediate MS Excel 2010 In this course, not only will you add to your experience with the popular Microsoft Excel, but you will also get a handle on Microsoft’s Mail Merge. You will increase your knowledge of using Excel spreadsheets, how to write formulas, insert and select cell ranges, use functions like SUM, AVERAGE, MIN and MAX, and much more! The class will not end there. You will also learn about the versatile Mail Merge, which can do just about anything you can imagine from letters and envelopes to the invitations or cards you may send. The possibilities are endless! Don’t delay – sign up today. Course #14120301 Tuesdays & Thursdays • Sept. 10-19 • 6-8:15 p.m. 203 Chappell Hall • Fee: $109 4 Sessions • Instructor: B. West
Course #14220401 Mondays & Wednesdays • Oct. 7-16 6-8:15 p.m. • 203 Chappell Hall • Fee: $109 4 Sessions • Instructor: B. West
Introduction to MS Access Get an introduction to relational database management systems. You’ll learn the basics of Access including the design of database tables and how to prepare table structures. Data types are covered in detail, as well as data entry procedures. Basic input/output forms will be designed using the form wizard. You’ll also learn how to extract information from a database table using the Access query design screen. Course #14220701 Mondays & Wednesdays • Oct. 21-30 • 6-8:15 p.m. 203 Chappell Hall • Fee: $109 4 Sessions • Instructor: B. West
ServSafe®Food Safety Manager Certification and Retesting Not only for managers, this full course is also for owners, operators, F&B directors, chefs, line cooks, kitchen managers, dietary managers, dieticians, and anyone else who needs food safety training and certification. Pursuing effective and responsible professional development programs in your establishment is vital to protecting your business. Taking advantage of the ServSafe® certification can give you an edge. ServSafe® training empowers you to protect against food-borne illness outbreaks, minimizes insurance costs, and reduces liability. In this one day seminar, you will learn about potentially hazardous foods, safe food handling practices, purchasing and receiving standards, the HAACP food system, how to work with your regulatory inspection agency and more. This program is nationally recognized and accepted by the Georgia Department of Community Health, and the certification is valid for five years. You will need your book before class starts and, in addition, you will receive a study guide and practice tests at the time of registration to further assist you in passing your exam. The deadline for registering is Sept. 23. Don’t forget to bring your lunch. Course #14275401 Tuesday • Oct. 8 • 8 a.m.-9 p.m. • 5 p.m. for retesting • 237 Centennial Center • Fee: $175 includes book • Fee: $112 without book • Fee: $59 retesting 1 Session • Instructor: Brad Peters Continuing Education for Electrical Contractors: Grounding and Bonding The Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board requires four hours of continuing education for electrical contractors each year in order to renew their state license. Licensees are required to submit documentation of completion of continuing education upon request from the Georgia State Construction Industry Licensing Board and must keep the documentation for five years. This class, which focuses on the National Electrical Code article on grounding and bonding, meets those educational requirements. Please be sure to bring your latest Code Book for information on 2013 updates, a calculator, paper and pencil. Come early. Refreshments will be served. Course #14274301 Saturday • Oct. 19 • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 113 Chappell Hall • Fee: $69 • 1 Session • Instructor: Nathan Dover
ROAD SCHOLAR Adventures in Lifelong Learning Explore the World with Road Scholar and Georgia College
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. Road Scholar offers 6,500 educational tours and learning vacations in all 50 states and throughout 150 countries. Georgia College is proud to be an official Road Scholar provider – offering programs throughout Georgia and South Carolina. Our programs have no hidden costs. In fact, they are priced to be allinclusive, offering expert-led lectures, field trips, comfortable lodging and all meals. Compare the price of one of our programs to what it would cost to duplicate the experience on your own (if that’s even possible), and you’ll see what we mean by “remarkable value.” We handle all the details, including ones you may not anticipate, so you can focus on your learning experience. The educational focus of our programs makes us completely different from a commercial travel tour. However, there are no grades or tests on Road Scholar programs. All that’s needed are an inquiring mind, an adventurous spirit and the belief that learning and discovery are lifelong pursuits. Take a look – we would love for you to join Georgia College at one of our programs in Georgia or South Carolina! 14
Winning Bridge on Beautiful Jekyll Island 2013 - Sept. 29-Oct. 4 | Oct. 13-18 | Oct. 20-25 2014 - Jan. 19-24 | Feb. 16-21 | Feb. 23-28 March 9-14 | March 16-21 | April 13-18 Sept. 28-Oct.3 | Oct. 26-31 Starting at: $728 Enjoy a stimulating program with fellow bridge players at your own level amid the beauty of Georgia’s most storied barrier island. Whether you are an intermediate or advanced player, you’ll get the expert guidance you need to develop your skills through in-depth learning workshops and lively evenings of play.3 Par for the Course: Golfing on Jekyll Island 2013 - Sept. 15-20 | Nov. 10-15 2014 - Feb. 9-14 | April 13-18 | May 11-16 Starting at: $793 Lower your handicap and make your game more enjoyable by letting Jekyll Island’s best golf professionals show you ways of improving your putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play. Apply newly learned skills during three afternoons of 18 holes of golf and explore all the beauty of the island when not on the course. Spend Christmas on Historic Jekyll Island Dec. 22-27, 2013 Starting at: $1298 Experience the splendor and history of Jekyll Island during the Holiday season! More than a century ago, many of the nation's richest families, such as the Rockefellers and the Pulitzers, discovered the serenity and beauty of the jewel of Georgia's east coast. It became the winter retreat for many wealthy families. Imagine Christmas through the ages as you venture inside the cottages in the National Historic District with some curators in period dress. Compliment the program with High Tea and dinner at the nationally renowned Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Other highlights include presentations of the Gullah-Geechee culture, a visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and gingerbread making by a famous Jekyll chef.
ROAD SCHOLAR Adventures in Lifelong Learning
More Fun on Jekyll Island
Educational Adventures at Hilton Head
Golf and Bridge on the Golden Isles Oct. 6-11, 2013 Starting at: $829 Become a better player and elevate your enjoyment of the game — both in golf and bridge! On the historic golf haven of Jekyll Island, learn from top teaching pros and play on Georgia’s largest public golf resort. Learn to fine-tune your grip, proper alignment, improve your short game and more. After a day on the course, pull up to the bridge table and sharpen your skills in the most challenging aspects of the game.
Game, Set, Match: Intermediate Doubles Tennis at Hilton Head Nov. 10-15, 2013; Jan. 26-31, 2014 Starting at: $995 Experience the peaceful charm of Hilton Head Island while enjoying the sport of tennis at a world-class facility. Learn new techniques and refine your game with an instructional staff ranked among the country’s best instructors. Improve your stance, forehand, backhand, positioning and overall play. Finish the program with a fun round-robin doubles tennis tournament!
Watercolor on the Golden Isles Nov. 3-8, 2013; March 2-7, 2014 Starting at: $798 Learn to express your ideas through the beauty of watercolor on the gem of the Golden Isles of Georgia — Jekyll Island. Build a solid foundation of basic skills and learn the unique properties of watercolor: pigments, color mixing, brush control, glazing and laying washes. Through natural progression, study the shape, color, form and composition of various subject matter with your choice of landscape, flowers, people, or buildings. Be inspired on this tranquil island and paint your masterpiece.
Ragtime, Dixieland Jazz, Tin Pan Alley; History of the Jekyll Island Club; The Coastal Environment Jan. 26-31, 2014 Starting at: $985 Spend a week with one of the country's leading authorities and performers in the fields of Ragtime, Dixieland, and turn-of-the century popular music. Discover where this music comes from through lively demonstrations. Next, learn fascinating secrets about The Jekyll Island Club – once the most exclusive resort in America with members such as J. Pierpont Morgan and William Rockefeller. Discuss the role that the Jekyll Island Club played in the creation of the Federal Reserve Banking System and the first transcontinental telephone call. Finally, explore nature’s niches around the coastal environment through classroom discussion and outdoor exploration. Students will be offered opportunities to discover the very interesting and exciting aspects of the coastal ecosystem. You will be in the middle of one of nature's wonderful classrooms.
Tees and Greens: Intermediate Golf at Hilton Head Nov. 10-15, 2013; Jan. 26-31, 2014 Starting at: $1059 Hilton Head Island is steeped in golf history and renowned the world over for its spectacular ocean-side courses. Work on your golf game and benefit from small-group instruction during morning sessions with a PGA professional who is an expert teacher. Then in the afternoon enjoy the opportunity to play some of Hilton Head’s finest courses, honing your skills and having fun with your fellow Road Scholar golfers.
Hilton Head's Treasures of Land and Sea: History, Heritage and Harvest Feb. 23-28, 2014 Starting at $864 Investigate Hilton Head Island from shore to shore and delve into its many influences on the history of the American South. Travel back in time on the Honey Horn History Walk to learn of Native Americans, planters, hunters and other islanders of the past, as well as of the plantation system that existed on the islands from the 1700s until the Civil War. From alligators to no-see-ums, study the area's intriguing natural inhabitants, and savor authentic Southern flavors with a real low country boil.
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LEARNING IN RETIREMENT You are never too old to learn. Georgia College’s Learning in Retirement is dedicated to meeting the intellectual, educational, physical and social needs of retirement-aged individuals, so join us! Take part in our interesting and enjoyable programs which include:
$35 y l n O ear! y r e p To join LIR, complete the form below, enclose your $35 annual membership fee and write LIR membership on the memo line, and mail to:
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Lunch and learns with guest speakers, educational leaders, politicians, and community leaders; Group trips and adventures to interesting sites such as the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Andalusia Walking Trail, Jarrell Plantation and many other day trips; Special interest groups such as the Book Group and Writers’ Group; Regular classroom lectures and discussions; Scheduled tours of the Old Governor’s Mansion, Andalusia, Georgia Botanical Gardens and more; Discounts to many continuing education courses and other programs on the Georgia College campus; Group trips to many cultural and art events at Georgia College, GMC and the Fox Theatre in Atlanta; Invitations to symposia and lectures on campus and in the community; Campus tours to locations such as the Wellness and Recreation Center, the Library and Information Center, the Black Box Theatre, the Planetarium, the Natural History Museum and more; And the list of activities goes on!
Learning in Retirement members run the organization by choosing board members and officers. All programs are based on the interests and needs of the members. It is your organization! Membership is open to all retired individuals, or if not retired, to those who are interested in pursuing learning opportunities in a variety of settings without regard to previous levels of formal education. Annual membership dues are only $35 per person. For additional information, call the Learning in Retirement office, located in Chappell Hall, Room 103, at 478-445-1239. Or, email us, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remain active and become a part of our wonderful organization!
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Learn More... • Expert Instructor • 24-Hour Access • Online Discussion Areas • Six Weeks of Instruction
Georgia College Homeschool with Success Discover what you need to know to homeschool your children successfully.
Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. Our instructors are known for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. All courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are projectoriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more.
You can complete any course entirely from your home or office, any time of the day or night.
You’ll find out how to research legal requirements, choose the best curriculum, organize your school day, provide great socialization opportunities and make the most of raising your children. When you finish this course, you’ll have lots of information and guidance to plot your homeschooling course for years to come!
Other courses for enhancing your homeschool teaching skills Ready, Set, Read! Learn to develop successful readers and writers.
Creating K-12 Learning Materials Increase student performance and earn extra income by converting your ideas for instructional aids into reality.
The Classroom Computer Learn how to use the classroom computer to increase learning and motivate students.
Using the Internet in the Classroom Discover how you can use the Internet to make teaching easier for you and more relevant to your students.
New course sessions begin each month. Please visit our Online Instruction Center to see exact start dates for the courses that interest you.
Enroll Now! Visit our Online Instruction Center today!
Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement Get the professional development training you need to improve student literacy as an accomplished teacher shares the secrets of turning guided reading strategies into opportunities for teaching writing.
Microsoft PowerPoint in the Classroom Motivate your students and enrich your lessons by bringing PowerPoint into your classroom.
Microsoft Word in the Classroom Harness the power of the most popular word processing program on the market and become a more productive and creative teacher.
The Creative Classroom
Microsoft Excel in the Classroom
Enrich your teaching talents and encourage your students’ creative thinking as you learn to turn your classroom into a creative classroom.
Discover how Excel can help you improve your effectiveness as a teacher.
Enhancing Language Development in Childhood
Teaching Math: Grades 4-6
Enrich the lives of children by helping them become proficient speakers and thinkers.
Reinvent math instruction for grades 4-6 by bringing hands-on learning, inexpensive manipulatives and real world connections into your classroom.
Integrating Technology in the K-5 Classroom Take your teaching to another level with these fun new ways to incorporate technology into your lesson plans.
Teaching Science: Grades 4-6
Increase your effectiveness as a science teacher for children in fourth through sixth grades.
Unlock the secrets of the adolescent mind to improve relations.
Teaching Writing: Grades 4-6 or call
Speed Spanish I II and III are now available!
Learn from an experienced educator how to motivate and assist developing writers.
Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences and you’ll be speaking Spanish in no time.
Online Learning Anytime, Anywhere...Just a Click Away!
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Georgia College Every Course Includes:
Creating Web Pages
Introduction to the Internet
• Monitored discussion area
Learn the basics of HTML so you can design, create and post your very own site on the Web.
Master the ins and outs of the Internet with this informative behind-the-scenes look at the web, search engines, email and more.
• Conversational, easy to understand lessons
Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
• Caring instructor
• Six weeks of instruction • Certificate of completion with a passing score • Complete online access— take your course anytime, anywhere
Find out how to use this desktop publishing program to design, develop and publish newsletters, websites and brochures.
Making Movies with Windows XP Turn your home videos into entertaining movies that you can share with others by e-mail, the web, CD and DVD.
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be!
Discover Digital Photography Explore the fascinating world of digital photography equipment.
Learn to create and modify documents with the world’s most popular word processor.
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Build impressive slide presentations filled with text, images, video, audio, charts and more.
Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer Master the secrets of correcting digital photos, and bring out the best in all your photographs!
Secrets of Better Photography Discover strategies and tricks for taking excellent pictures no matter what or where you're shooting.
Introduction to Alice 2.0 Programming Learn the principles of object-oriented computer programming while creating rich, interactive, three-dimensional worlds filled with characters, sound and other exciting elements.
SAT/ACT Preparation Get your best possible score on the verbal and reasoning sections of the SAT exam.
Details on any of these courses can be found at:
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478-445-5277 Online Learning Anytime, Anywhere...Just a click away!
Georgia College has some exciting new online learning options. To see all that we have available, visit our website at: www.ed2go.com/gcsu Instructor -Led Courses These courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office, any time of the day or night. Speed Spanish Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you'll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time. Become an Optical Assistant Learn what it takes to become an optical assistant and discover why it's one of today's most popular and fascinating career opportunities. Medical Coding Learn to use the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment or surgical procedure. Designing Effective Websites Learn powerful graphic design techniques and build Web sites that are both attractive and effective. Starting a Nonprofit Learn how to take a nonprofit business from vision to reality. Secrets of Better Photography Explore strategies and learn a variety of tricks to create excellent photographs in all types of situations. Everyday Math Gain confidence in your basic math skills and start using math to your advantage. Creating a Successful Business Plan Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search Learn how to get the job you want quickly and easily and in any economy.
Are you college bound and need to improve or refresh your math skills? ReadyMATH is the most advanced system for learning math and test preparation. By design, this online program condenses the required instruction to exactly what you need— no more, no less—enhancing and accelerating your learning. ReadyMATH assesses your knowledge gaps and then targets instruction and practice to specifically address individual needs, allowing you to master everything from basic arithmetic to intermediate algebra. You learn at your own pace and get support from an experienced academic tutor. It is a very effective way to prepare you for the following placement exams: • Compass, Accuplacer, Asset tests • SAT or ACT • GED™ exam ReadyMATH topics include: • Basic Arithmetic • Pre-Algebra • Beginning Algebra • Intermediate Algebra
Are you a high school student that needs to make up or retake a course? Enroll in a credit recovery course to get on track to earn your high school diploma! • Flexible: Online courses are available anytime, anywhere • Accredited: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools One Semester course • Convenient: Work at your own pace on your schedule is equal to 0.5 Carnegie unit Nine Courses Available: Mathematics Science Language Arts • Algebra I • Biology • English I • Geometry • Chemistry • English II • Algebra II • English
Career Online High School Are you an adult looking to earn your high school diploma? Now you can train for a new career while earning your high school diploma. Career Online High School offers career-credentialed certificate programs for in-demand careers, such as: • Early Childhood Education • Transportation Services
• Criminal Justice • Office Management
• Homeland Security • General Career Preparation
Our customized online high school program provides you with an opportunity to learn at your own pace, as you manage your day-to-day life.
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An Easy Move...Registration REGISTRATION: Registration is on a first-paid, first-enrolled basis. You will not be guaranteed a place in a course until the registration fee is paid. This policy helps us eliminate last-minute course cancellations and overcrowded classes. ADMISSION: Admission to courses is open to anyone. Interest and desire to learn are the requirements. There are no educational prerequisites for most courses, and applicants are not required to send high school transcripts or take the college entrance exam to participate. Certificate or professional programs may require certain professional competency for entrance. ENROLLMENT: Enrollment in all classes will be limited to a manageable number; therefore, early registration is desirable. When payments for a course exceed the number who can enroll, applicants will be placed on a waiting list in the order they are received. CANCELED COURSES: The university reserves the right to cancel any program because of insufficient enrollment or for other administrative reasons. Should a situation develop which necessitates cancellation, a full fee refund will be made. WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS: A student who, for any reason, finds it impossible to attend a course for which registered may receive a full refund if the Department of Continuing Education is informed of the withdrawal by 4:45 p.m. the day prior to the initial class meeting. (A longer notice is required for Kids’ University, music lessons, real estate courses and select other programs as noted in course descriptions). Notification of withdrawal and a request for refund should be made in writing to Continuing Education or by coming by in person to 100 Chappell Hall one working day prior to class start. Notifying the instructor does not constitute withdrawal. In designated courses requiring a text and/or other materials as a part of the registration fee, the text/materials fee is nonrefundable after the registration deadline. CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: The University System of Georgia has established the use of the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) as a measuring device for non-credit programs offered by System institutions. The Department of Continuing Education administers the implementation of the CEU. The CEU is defined as follows: ”One Continuing Education Unit is ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.” The CEU attests to an individual’s effort to continue learning regardless of age or previous educational accomplishments. Generally, Continuing Education Units are awarded only for programs that are oriented toward occupational skills and knowledge or significant social issues. CEUs are accumulated for each student on a permanent transcript which may be obtained from the Department of Continuing Education. The CEU is not transferable for academic credit. LIABILITY: Before participating in the first session of any physical activity course, the Board of Regents requires that a waiver of liability be signed by the adult enrolled in the course or by the parent of any child under 18 years of age.
online in person North Clarke Street, 100 Chappell Hall Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Send completed form, along with payment, to: Department of Continuing Education Georgia College, CBX 40, Milledgeville, Georgia 31061.
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Ballroom Dance What could be more fun than a night of dancing? Come on down and join the fun as you learn your choice in ballroom dance. Designed especially for beginners, these courses are guaranteed to be lots of fun and will include new steps not taught before! Couples are recommended but singles are certainly welcome! Classes fill quickly so register early. Dress comfortably and wear hard-soled shoes since high heels aren’t allowed in the dance studio. A signed waiver of liability is required. Fox Trot Course #14235501 September 4-25
Waltz Course #14235502 October 2-23
Rumba Course #14235503 Nov. 6-27
Wednesdays • 7:30-8:30 p.m. • 4 Sessions Miller Dance Studio • Fee: $40
The Nutcracker Ballet
Fall Dance Program The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a complete program of dance instruction for children and adults throughout the year. This is an ongoing dance program which meets on a monthly basis, culminating in the 17th annual performances of The Nutcracker on Dec. 13, 14 and 15. The program is directed by Amelia Pelton, who holds both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in dance. Other instructors are Georgia College graduates and dance minor students Jessica Gore, Ross Daniel, Morgan Henry, Jenna Allenson, Aston Antinazi, Erica Beale and Azaria Hogans. For more information, contact Amelia Pelton at: email@example.com.
Registration Fees • Annual Program Support Fee: $20 per family, due with first registration • Tuition for Creative Movement, Ballet I and II, Jazz I and II and Tap I, II and III: $35 per month • Tuition for all other classes: $40 per month • A $5 discount per class per month is given to students enrolled in two or more classes. • A $5 discount per class per month is also given to multiple students from the same family. • Payment is due on the first of each month. • A signed waiver of liability is required.
Miller Dance Studio
Start the holiday season with the glittering, joyous, magical sights and sounds of the Nutcracker Ballet presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance. From the opening curtain featuring Clara and her family’s gala Christmas party, there is magic on the stage. The snow scene opens to a wintry white forest with a lightly falling misty blanket of snow covering the floor. As always, new surprises and special effects await you this year as you enjoy the warmth, wonder and beauty of this beloved classic. For more information, call 478-445-5277. Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets for The Nutcracker are $12 for general admission and $8 for children under 12 years of age. Tickets will be available beginning November 1, 2013 on www.gcsutickets.com.
Mondays 5 – 5:45 p.m. 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. 7:45 – 9 p.m. Tuesdays 5:15 – 6 p.m. 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. Thursdays 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. 7:45 – 9 p.m.
Creative Movement Ballet IV Ballet V Ballet VI Ballet II Jazz I Musical Theatre Dance Tap IV Ballet III Ballet IV Ballet V Ballet VI
Chappell Dance Studio Mondays 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 6:15 – 7 p.m. Wednesdays 5 - 6 p.m. 6 - 7 p.m. 7 - 8 p.m. 8 - 9 p.m. Thursdays 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.
Tap II Tap III Jazz II Beginning Pointe Adult/Teen Beginning Ballet Liturgical Dance Hip Hop Ballet I Tap I
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First Aid Accidents happen and the information and skills you learn in this course can be used anywhere! You will learn to recognize and care for victims of life-threatening emergencies and sudden illnesses or injuries. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive the American Red Cross First Aid certification card which is good for three years. This course meets OSHA requirements and is accredited by The American Red Cross. A text is included in the cost. You must be at least 15 years old to take this course. Course #14240101 Monday • Sept. 23 • 6-8:30 p.m. • 102 Chappell Hall Fee: $59 • 1 Session • Instructor: Ed Smith
Wellness 101 (including full access to the new Wellness and Recreation Center)
Enroll in Wellness 101 today to enjoy ongoing health and fitness classes and lectures each month to help you improve your overall fitness and wellbeing. The registration fee for this course, which includes access to the Wellness and Recreation Center for you to implement what you learn, is only $50 per month. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to enroll. For more information or to register, call the Wellness and Recreation Center at 478-445-7777. Or, visit the Center online at gcsu.edu/wellness.
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Free weights Strength training equipment Indoor track Leisure pool 25 yard lap pool Aqua fitness classes and water aerobics More than 60 cardiovascular machines such as treadmills, stair climbers, stationary bikes and more • Three indoor basketball courts • Group fitness classes including aerobics, body toning and strength training classes 22
CPR/AED Certification for Adults, Children and Infants CPR is an emergency procedure used to revive an adult, child or infant who has stopped breathing and/or whose heart isn’t beating. Such incidences can occur following drowning, heart attacks or strokes, severe allergic reactions and electrocutions, or may be due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). SCA is caused by problems with the heart's electrical system causing irregular heartbeats resulting in the heart stopping. If SCA is the emergency, once CPR has been performed and the heart is beating again, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can restore a normal beat to a heart. These portable AED devices are often found in public places, such as shopping malls, golf courses, businesses, airports, airplanes, casinos, convention centers, hotels, sports venues and schools. This OSHA approved Red Cross course gives you, wherever you are, the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and care for such injuries and sudden illnesses. Instruction includes Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED training. Upon successful completion, you will receive a 2-year certification from the American Red Cross. You must be at least 15 years old to take the course. Course #14240201 Monday • Sept. 30 • 5:30-9:30 p.m. 102 Chappell Hall • Fee: $69 1 Session • Instructor: Ed Smith
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Yoga for Health With its slow, rhythmic stretching and flexing, Yoga for Health is appropriate for all ages and is ideal for everyone who wants to improve his or her overall health. Yoga is gentle, fights common ailments, reduces joint stiffness and pain and improves flexibility, strength and balance. You will get a complete workout and experience feelings of relaxation and peace. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a large towel or padded mat. A signed waiver of liability is required. Please note the class will not meet Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 as the University will be closed for the holidays. Course I Course #14240701 • Sept. 11-Oct. 16 Course II Course #14240702 • Oct. 23-Dec. 4 Course III Course #14240703 • Dec. 11-Jan. 29
Wednesdays • 5:45-7 p.m. • Miller Studio Fee: $35 • 6 Sessions Instructor: Heidi Mead
Group Golf Lessons for Juniors This program is ideal for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13 who want to understand the game while learning the correct grip, posture and alignment, swing fundamentals, rules, etiquette and history of the game. A signed waiver of liability is required. You will need to bring a set of clubs, balls and tees. Course #14242702 Sept. 11-Oct. 16 • Wednesdays • 4-5 p.m. Little Fishing Creek Golf Course • Fee: $79 6 Sessions • Instructor: John Coward Private Golf Lessons Want to learn to play golf or just want to play better golf but can’t commit to a structured schedule? For beginners, personal oneon-one instruction will teach you correct grip, posture and alignment and swing fundamentals. For others, personalized attention allows the instructor to help you in particular areas so you can better your game. All sessions will be scheduled by you and the instructor and will be held at Little Fishing Creek Golf Course. For ages 8 and older. Fee: $ 149 • 5 hours Ladies Group Golf Lessons Designed especially for beginners, this course is ideal for those women who want to focus on the key ingredients of a successful golf swing. The instructor will lead you through proper grip, alignment and posture and the golf swing. Of course, you’ll also focus on the basic rules and etiquette of this popular lifetime hobby (one in which a recent study by the Karolinska Institute showed added five years to a person’s life expectancy.) A signed waiver of liability is required. You will need to bring a set of clubs, balls and tees. Course #14242701 Sept. 11-Oct. 16 • Wednesdays • 5-6 p.m. Little Fishing Creek Golf Course • Fee: $79 6 Sessions • Instructor: John Coward
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C O N T I N U I N G E D U C AT I O N Director Artis Williamson
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Programming Staff Tony Sloan Brown Carol Carver Cassie Napier Stephanie Westmoreland Registration Staff Courtney Bentley Candice Griffeth Nora Wall Student Assistants Earl Puckett
Mailing Address: Georgia College Department of Continuing Education Campus Box 040 Milledgeville, GA 31061 Physical Address: Chappell Hall 100 211 North Clarke Street continuingeducation.gcsu.edu
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Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People We can’t teach you to be a concert pianist, but if you’re a true beginner in music, or an experienced note reader who just wants to be freed from reading notes, in just one enjoyable evening you can learn enough secrets to make piano playing a part of your life by learning to play the way the pros do-with chords. It’s a proven and relaxed approach to playing, and no one will be embarrassed or put on the spot in class. You will be amazed at how much you will learn in just one session. Little or no experience is required, but if you can’t read notes send a selfaddressed and stamped envelope for a helpful free pamphlet to Music Masters, 90 Molly Lane, Ringgold, GA 30736. You will need to purchase a $25 song book and CD from the instructor the night of the class. The instructor has 34 years of teaching experience and travels the eastern part of the United States to teach busy people just like you a fun way to play the piano. So, come play with us! Course #14235301 Thursday • Sept. 19 • 5:30-9 p.m. 105 Chappell Hall • Fee: $55 • 1 Session Instructor: David Haynes
The Joy of Music It’s time to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart through the Joy of Music! Dust off those piano keys, rescue your old guitar from the attic or get ready to strengthen your vocals. You’re never too young – or to old – to take private lessons. Ability level does not matter; you will be amazed at how much you improve in just a few weeks. Bring your own instrument (except piano students!). Your instructor will advise which training materials to use, based on your personal learning style. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the Fall Recital on November 22. Call 478-445-5277 to register, or visit our office at 100 Chappell Hall. Lessons are $70 per month for four half-hour lessons.
Belly Dance You know it's something you've always wanted to do and now's your chance! Sign up today for this exciting course designed to teach you the basics of belly dancing. In addition to learning the fundamental movements, proper posture and a short choreography, you'll also have the added benefits of increasing your flexibility, improving your strength, building your core muscles and enhancing your leg strength. As a form of exercise, belly dancing can burn as many calories as jogging, swimming, or riding a bike, and it's so much fun! Wear lightweight, comfortable clothes and bring socks. No previous dance experience is necessary - but come prepared for a workout! Course #14239701 Tuesdays • Sept. 17-Oct. 22 • 7:15-8:45 p.m. 111 Chappell Hall • Fee: $69 • 6 Sessions Instructor: Mary-Kay McBrayer
Defensive Driving Save a life! Drive defensively! More than 43,000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle crashes each year, and over two million more suffered disabling injuries, according to the National Safety Council. For teenagers, cars are still the leading cause of death. “Death by driving” is the third highest preventable cause of death. The triple threat of high speeds, impaired or careless driving and not using occupant restraints threatens every driver, regardless of how careful or how skilled. Driving defensively means not only taking responsibility for yourself and your actions, but also keeping an eye on "the other guy." GC is proud to be your partner in striving to prevent automobile accidents. In addition, you can save money on your auto insurance (or, parents can save money on your teenager’s insurance!) by successfully completing this National Safety Council Defensive Driving course. Georgia Senate Bill 433 requires insurance companies in Georgia to give families with good driving experience a 10% discount on portions of their auto insurance upon completion of this course. Eligibility for the discount will continue for three years, provided that no driver commits a moving traffic offense or has a claim against the policy based on an at-fault accident. Consult with your insurance agent to determine exactly how completion of this program will affect your insurance rates. Please bring paper and pencils to class. This course is not for points reduction. Course #14250901 Saturday • Oct. 12 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 102 Chappell Hall • Fee: $45 1 Session • Instructor: Hank Griffeth
INSTRUCTORS GUITAR: Sam Shanine and Gabrielle Banzon PIANO: Leah Lee and Gabrielle Banzon
PERCUSSION: Steven Graham VIOLIN: Earl Puckett VOICE: Miquel Garland
NEW FOR THE FALL Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone and Trumpet
Group Guitar for Absolute Beginners Always dreamed of trading in your air guitar for the real deal, but want to take baby steps getting there? This group is for you! Ideal for someone who may have never picked up a guitar before or those dusting off their guitar after years of neglect, this class is for you. So – bring your guitar, meet a great group of friends and discover a new talent you never knew you had. This is an ongoing course – students can start at the beginning of any month the course is offered. Course I Course #14235150 Sept. 3-24 Course II Course #14235151 Oct. 1-29 (No class will be held on Oct. 15 due to Fall Break)
Course III Course #14235152 Nov. 5-19
Tuesdays • 6-6:45 p.m. 102 Chappell Hall Fee: $55 per month Instructor: Sam Shanine
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Stained Glass No skills needed! Enjoy this fun, relaxing and hands-on course and get a jump start on your gift giving and decorating for fall and the Christmas season! You will learn the art of stained glass with stepby-step instructions for pattern preparation, cutting glass, copper foil technique, soldering and finishing your project. You will need to bring a pair of safety glasses to each class. All other tools and supplies are included in the registration fee, and you will be able to take the tool kit and your finished projects home at the conclusion of the course. The deadline for registering is Sept. 13 to allow ample time for us to order the needed supplies, tools and materials. Course #14200601 Tuesdays • Sept. 24-Oct. 15 • 6-9 p.m. • 105 Chappell Hall Fee: $229 • 4 Sessions • Instructor: Cathy Wood
Beginning Cake Decorating Surprise your family and friends and decorate your own special cakes this year! Start with the basics including techniques for icing a cake, various borders, dots, stars, lattice work, basket weaving and some easy flowers and roses. While you collect valuable ideas to help in your baking and decorating, you can be decorating a fancy cake for someone special (like yourself) or just for fun. You will need some basic tools, so register early to receive a list of the items you’ll need. Course #14252101 Tuesdays • Sept. 17-Oct. 15 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. 113 Chappell Hall • Fee: $74 5 Sessions • Instructor: Betty Martin
Advanced Cake Decorating Hurry on back and continue the fun while you learn the fancy stuff. Get an introduction to wedding cakes and how to assemble them, how to make petit fours, baskets and more complicated flowers, how to work with butter cream and royal icing and much more. Your fancy cakes will be the talk of the table. Course #14252102 Tuesdays • Oct. 29-Nov. 26 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. 113 Chappell Hall • Fee: $74 5 Sessions • Instructor: Betty Martin
Academic Advancement through Personalized Tutoring Want to apply for the best colleges, but need some help improving your report card? Success in school leads to acceptance from great universities – you cannot afford to pass up this opportunity! Before it’s too late, sign up to advance yourself academically through private tutoring sessions. All grade levels are accepted; you will be amazed at how much you can improve in just a few weeks. Our tutoring sessions offer a personalized learning environment that will help you strengthen your understanding and improve your skills! Bring your own study materials, class syllabus and test schedules. Your instructor will advise which training materials to use, based on your personal learning style. Call 478-445-5277 to register, or visit our office at 100 Chappell Hall. Tutoring sessions start at $100 per month for four 45minute lessons. Call for more information!
Digital Photography 101 Would you like to master photography using your digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera? If so, then this course is for you! You will learn essential camera functions, including: how to manually use your camera, basics of aperture, depth of field, shutter speeds and controlling motion. Each class will feature a critique time that will aid you in gaining better control of composition and exposures. There is limited space available, so make sure and reserve your spot today! You will need to bring your digital SLR camera and manual to the first class. Course #14253701 Thursdays • Oct. 3-24 • 6-8 p.m. 105 Chappell Hall • Fee: $149 4 Sessions Instructor: Danielle Fields
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Watercolor Painting Artist Norma Jean Trammell says painting is a learned subject, just like any other, so anybody can do it. Now’s your chance to prove her right! No art background is necessary, and beginners and advanced students can enjoy this relaxed and enjoyable class that explores the techniques and applications of watercolor painting. You’ll work with soft, beautiful colors while instruction is presented in a step-by-step process. You will receive individual attention that will allow for personal growth and expression. You will need to bring to class (1) a pencil, (2) a ruler and (3) a small notebook to write notes. In addition, you will need to bring $45 to the instructor for a supply kit containing paints, paper, brushes, transfer paper and spray bottle, all of which are yours to keep. This class will fill quickly so register early. Course #14201201 Mondays • Oct. 7-28 • 6-8 p.m. 102 Chappell Hall • Fee: $119 4 Sessions • Instructor: Norma Jean Trammell
Beginning Drawing Whether you're a beginner or a repeat offender to drawing, this course will be a great way to hone your skills. Using graphite pencils and charcoal, you’ll learn to understand the line, shape, value, texture and color. Unique drawing exercises will help you improve your skills so your work will be the envy of your friends and family. So if you want to shade a shape correctly, have your barn or house look structurally sound, or draw Aunt Mable's facial features in the right place, we'll see you in class! Bring a sketch book, your smile and an appetite for learning! Everything else is furnished. Course #14200801 Tuesdays • Sept. 17-Oct. 8 • 6-9 p.m. Depot, Room 102 • Fee: $119 • 4 Sessions Instructor: Susan Haynes
Fall and Thanksgiving Decorations Workshop Bring in the beautiful colors of fall and brighten up your home. In this hands-on workshop, you will make your own deco mesh wreaths and beautiful bows, dried arrangements with weathered wood and place card holders with flowers and/or foliage. Make them for your own home or as gifts for friends. The first night will cover use, color, positioning, height and balance while the instructor demonstrates and answers any questions you may have. For the second night, you will need to bring a selection of silk or other artificial flowers and fall leaves and a container of your choice to make an arrangement with helpful suggestions and assistance from the instructor. The third night you will need to bring your choice in color of deco mesh, a wreath form and any items you want to put on your wreath. All other supplies will be provided. So, go for a nice walk to find your own piece of special wood, and register early to get a complete list of supplies you will need. Course #14254601 Tuesdays & Thursday • Sept. 24, 26 & Oct. 1 6-8 p.m. • 102 Chappell Hall • Fee: $49 • 3 Sessions Instructor: Earnest Yearwood
Dog Training Become a benevolent leader to your four-legged friend. The goal of this course is to create a common language between you and your dog so that you can live together in harmony. This eightweek program covers basic commands and leadership techniques and exercises such as sit, down, stay and come along with reliable recalls and walking properly on a leash. Dogs must be six months or older and current on all vaccinations. Register early to get a list of supplies you will need to bring. A signed waiver of liability is required. All owners/handlers will meet on the first night at 6 p.m. in Chappell Hall, Room 102. Please do not bring your dog to the first night of class. Please do bring proof of vaccinations.
Small Breeds Course #14252901 5:15-6 p.m.
Medium to Large Breeds Course #14252902 6:15-7 p.m.
Thursdays • Sept. 12-Oct. 31 • 102 Chappell Hall Fee: $129 • Fee for rescued dogs: $90 with proof of adoption 8 Sessions • Instructor: JoAnn Stovall
Christmas Decorations Workshop Do you love those big, expensive Christmas wreaths and gorgeous mantle and table decorations but don't want to pay the price? With Christmas right around the corner, why not learn to make them for yourself at a fraction of the cost? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll actually make a deco mesh or traditional Christmas wreath and beautiful Christmas bows. The first night the instructor will demonstrate and discuss using color, height, balance and positioning, and answer any questions you may have. After having your imagination stirred up, you’ll have time before the final two classes to shop for the supplies you’ll need to create your Christmas Wreath and table arrangement. Plus, you'll get a variety of ideas and see demonstrations on creating mailbox decorations, mantle arrangements and a whole lot more. You'll have so much fun you won't want the nights to end. It's Christmas - go crazy! Dazzle your friends and family with your original creations. Register early to receive a complete list of supplies you will need. Course #14254602 Tuesdays & Thursday • Oct. 8, 10 & 11 • 6-8 p.m. 102 Chappell Hall • Fee: $49 • 3 Sessions Instructor: Earnest Yearwood
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SCUBA Have you ever dreamed about taking exotic vacations filled with underwater adventures, coral reefs or sunken treasures? Well, now you can make this dream a reality! Take the first step by getting Open Water SCUBA certified. This course provides all scuba gear and materials including a crew pack which contains the manual, log book, dive tables or computer use guide, and student record folder. (The manual contains homework that must be completed prior to the first class, so please register early to allow ample time to complete the assignments.) Also included are classroom instruction and practice pool dives. Once you successfully complete this indoor training, you can achieve certification by taking an open water diving trip with the instructor. The cost for the certification dive is not part of the course and amounts to an additional $275-$300 paid directly to instructor, which will include lodging, equipment and passes to the dive site. Please note that signed waivers of liability are required and must be completed at least one week prior to the course start date before registration is considered complete. You must be 18 years of age or older and be able to complete a 200 yard swim and a 10 minute tread in order to participate in the course. Course #14241001 November 8-10 • Registration Deadline: November 1 Friday, 7-9 p.m. • Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wellness and Recreation Center Indoor Pool Fee: $295 • 3 Sessions • Instructor: Scott Stefano