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Georgia College Continuing Education • The Community’s Source for Professional Education and Personal Enrichment

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SCUBA Our instructor, Scott Stefano, is a 1993 graduate of Georgia College. While enrolled at Georgia College, Scott enrolled in his first SCUBA course. After his initial certification, he has continued his SCUBA training, earning more than 40 additional certifications in all areas of recreational SCUBA, including PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, SDI Open Water Scuba Instructor and technical expertise as a Full Cave Diver with the NSS-CDS and a Technical Cave Diver with IANTD. Scott began teaching in 1994 and has issued almost 1,000 certifications through four certifying agencies. Scott enjoys all facets of diving – but especially enjoys underwater photography (as shown in some of the photos on this page), training new students and making new friends! Scott has been married to his wife Shannon (a certified diver) for 15 years, and they have two beautiful daughters – Blair and Brooke (both of whom are also divers!)

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 the instructor, which will include lodging, equipment and passes to the 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, be able to complete a 200 yard swim, and tread water for 10 minutes in order to participate in the course. You must register before April 11, as there will be required reading before the first class. Course #14441001 April 18-20 • 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

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Dog Training Through Positive Leadership Among the many important responsibilities dog owners have, training a dog in a positive way is among the most important. Positive training focuses on the entire relationship with your dog based on trust, respect and joy. Research shows dogs descended from wolves and are pack animals so hierarchy is a large part of their world. In order for your dog to know its place and feel secure, you must be the pack leader which will allow your dog to relax and simply learn to please you. A well-trained dog is easier to care for and love, causes less damage to your home (and theirs) and lives a happier life. A calm, under control dog makes for good relationships with people and other pets. Training your dog is a wonderful way to bond with your pet while teaching him how to behave so everybody wins in the long run! 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 of small and large breeds will meet on the first night at 6 p.m. in Room 105 in Chappell Hall. Please do not bring your dog to the first night of class. Please do bring proof of vaccinations.

Small Breeds Course #14352901 5:15-6 p.m.

Medium to Large Breeds Course #14352902 6:15-7 p.m. Thursdays • Feb. 27-April 17 •105 Chappell Hall • Fee: $129 Fee for rescued dogs: $90 with proof of adoption 8 Sessions • Instructor: JoAnn Stovall

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 #14352101 Thursdays • Jan. 9-Feb. 6 • 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, make petit fours, baskets and more complicated flowers, work with butter cream and royal icing and much more. Your fancy cakes will be the talk of the table. Course #14352102 Thursdays • Feb. 27-March 27 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. 113 Chappell Hall • Fee: $74 • 5 Sessions Instructor: Betty Martin

Drawing 101 Whether you're a beginner or a returning student 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 #14300801 Tuesdays • Feb. 4-March 11 • 6-8 p.m. 102 The Depot • Fee: $119 • 6 Sessions Instructor: Susan Haynes

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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.

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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 email, the web, CD and DVD.

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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.

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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 too 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. Call 478-445-5277 to register, or visit our office at 100 Chappell Hall. Lessons are $70 per month.

INSTRUCTORS GUITAR: Sam Shanine and Gabrielle Banzon PIANO: Leah Lee and Gabrielle Banzon

PERCUSSION: Steven Graham VIOLIN: Earl Puckett VOICE: Miquel Garland

NEW! Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone and Trumpet

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 self-addressed 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 #14335301 Monday, Feb. 17 • 5:30-9 p.m. • 105 Chappell Hall Fee: $55 • 1 Session Instructor: David Haynes

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.

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Beginning East Coast Swing

Intermediate East Coast Swing

Jan. 8-29

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Feb. 5-26

March 5-26

Wednesdays • 7:30-8:30 p.m. • 4 Sessions Miller Dance Studio • Fee: $40 Instructors: Jean Graham & Jim Irish

DIY: Pest Control What is that THING?!?! How can I get rid of it?!?! Join us to learn about common misconceptions and explore the fascinating world of insects. While learning basic morphology, common insects of the area and habitats that encourage or discourage visits from your six-legged friends, you will also discover how to make insect repellents and pesticides for those less than friendly wee beasties! Save money by producing your own pest control. Plus, everything you learn to make is safer for your children, your pets and yourself! The course will end with a field trip to a local farm that practices using beneficial insects for pest control and other environmentally friendly practices. Register now to receive the valuable resources you will take-home, including the Field ID Guide – the same resource used by college level courses! You will leave the class with your choice of a helpful plant or beneficial bug home, natural insect repellents safe for home, garden, pets and children plus a great field trip experience – don’t delay, sign up today! Course #14314201 Tuesdays • March 4-25 • 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. • 113 Chappell Hall Fee: $99 • 4 Sessions • Instructor: Ruth Eilers

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First Aid 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 #14340101 Monday • Feb. 24 • 6-8:30 p.m. • 102 Chappell Hall Fee: $59 • 1 Session • Instructor: Ed Smith

CPR/AED Certification for Adults, Children and Infants

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 well being. 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

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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 6

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 #14340201 Monday • Jan. 27 • 5:30-9:30 p.m. 102 Chappell Hall • Fee: $69 • 1 Session Instructor: Ed Smith

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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 #14342701 March 19-April 23 • Wednesdays • 5-6 p.m. Little Fishing Creek Golf Course • Fee: $79 6 Sessions Instructor: John Coward

Group Golf Lessons for Children This program is ideal for boys and girls between the ages of eight 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 #14342702 March 19-April 23 • 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. Students must be eight years or older to participate. Fee: $ 149 5 hours

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 #14340701 Feb. 5-March 12

Course II Course #14340702 March 19-April 23

Wednesdays • 5:45-7 p.m. • Miller Studio Fee: $35 • 6 Sessions Instructor: Heidi Mead

Raquetball Here is your chance to make good on those New Year’s resolutions of better health! Join us for the easy-to-learn, complete brain and body work out that is racquetball. Guided by our certified USA Racquetball Association instructor, you’ll experience all of the health benefits of full mental and physical exercise. Instruction will focus on the basics – you’ll learn the rules; work on your grip and footwork; practice serves, forehands and backhands; and then spend some time in the courts putting your newly learned skills into action. Sign up quickly, as enrollment is limited to ensure individualized instruction. Course #14343201 Tuesdays • Jan. 7-28 • 6-7 p.m. Centennial Center Racquetball Courts • Fee: $25 4 Sessions • Instructor: Antonio Delgado

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All instructor-facilitated online courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). New course sessions begin Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, monthly. Please visit our quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, Online Instruction Center to supplementary links and more. You can complete any see exact start dates for the of these courses entirely from your home or office and at any time of the day or night. courses that interest you.

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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.

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.

GRE Prep I and II This course covers all question types on the verbal and analytical sections of the GRE. We will discuss how to do your best on reading comprehension, analogies, sentence completions, antonyms and logical and analytical reasoning questions. We will cover time saving techniques for both the paperbased and computer administrations of the test.

GMAT Applying to graduate business and management schools usually means taking the GMAT. Taking this course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on all GMAT question types.

LSAT Prep I and II Law school entrance procedures, law school survival techniques, test-taking techniques, analytical reasoning and drafting diagrams are discussed and covered in this two part series.

SAT/ACT Prep I and II So, you’ve decided you’re going to college. Now you just need to take the entrance exams! These courses will prepare you for the reading, writing, English, science and math sections of the SAT and ACT.


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 45-minute lessons. Call for more information!

Continuing Education

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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 Only ear! per y 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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Learning In Retirement, Georgia College Campus Box 40 Milledgeville, GA 31061

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: Remain active! Become a part of our wonderful learning group at Georgia College!

ROAD SCHOLAR Adventures in Lifelong Learning For more information on any program visit 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 all-inclusive, offering expertled 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! 10

Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival! March 16-21 • Starting at: $747 | Program # 7864AU Celebrate the arrival of spring by exploring Macon, the small city known as “The Heart of Georgia,” during the annual International Cherry Blossom Festival. Festival events commemorate the flowering of Macon’s 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees, the largest array outside of Japan. Journey to Jarrell Plantation, have lunch at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette (famed for its role in “Fried Green Tomatoes”) and visit the restored Old Governor’s Mansion and Old Capitol Building in historic Milledgeville.

Greatest Show on Earth! Circus, Nature, Sports Adventures at Callaway! June 1-6 | June 22-27 | July 13-18 Starting at: $1,045 Program # 2532AU This unique, jam-packed outdoor educational adventure will be fun and unforgettable for you and your grandchild. You’ll be in the great outdoors, learning about nature and some favorite recreational sporting pastimes. Shuffle board, Ping-Pong, mini-golf, lake and pool swimming round out your week of education and fun — it's awesome! Highlights include: a special class on circus skills at the Florida State University Flying High Circus, as well as some tennis and golf for beginners. Plus, you’ll get the chance to mingle with hundreds of tropical butterflies in the glass-enclosed conservatory at the Day Butterfly Center. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make memories with your grandchild that they will be telling their grandchildren about – sign up today!

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Watercolor on the Golden Isles March 2-7 • Starting at: $798 Program #: 8213AU 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.

Winning Bridge on Beautiful Jekyll Island 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 Program #: 20716AU 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 indepth learning workshops and lively evenings of play.

Par for the Course: Golfing on Jekyll Island Feb. 9-14 | April 13-18 | May 11-16 Starting at: $793 Program #: 11981AU 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.

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EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURES Game, Set, Match or Tees and Greens! Nov. 10-15 • Starting at: $995 Program #: 15380AU and 15381AU Experience the beautiful Palmetto Dunes golf and tennis centers while staying at the fabulous Omni Resort, all on Hilton Head Island. These state-of-theart sports complexes will have you at your very best while receiving expert guidance from the pros – don’t miss out!

Hilton Head's Treasures of Land and Sea: History, Heritage and Harvest Feb. 23-28 Starting at $864 Program #: 18475AU 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 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.

Golf Myrtle Beach! April 6-11 • Starting at: $898 Program #: 14729AU Trying to break out of bogey, doublebogey golf? From putt to drive, class "A" PGA and master teaching professionals provide hands-on individual instruction at the 200-acre Whispering Pines Golf Course. Develop your swing mechanics and all other segments in idyllic Myrtle Beach, named the Golf Destination of the Year by the Association of Golf Tour Operators. Highlights include personalized swing video analysis so that you can take what you learn and apply it with you back at home. Also, enjoy educational evenings with fantastic local speakers. Sign up today to secure your spot in Myrtle Beach!


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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.

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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

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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

Understanding Adolescents

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.

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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.

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Georgia College Creating Web Pages

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.


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!

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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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COMPUTER BASICS FOR BEGINNERS Are you ready to start using a computer and exploring the endless possibilities? Are you wondering where to start? Well, this is the class for you! You will begin by learning the basic operations of the computer, exploring Microsoft Office applications, emailing friends and family and surfing the web. You will also learn to properly maintain your computer in order to ensure maximum efficiency while using it. If you are just beginning, this is a class you can’t afford to miss. Sign up now to ensure your spot! Note the new time – save time by knocking out the whole course in one-day. Plus, lunch is included! Hurry – register by January 13 and get the Early Bird Special! Course #14320101 Friday • Jan. 24 • 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 203 Chappell Hall • Fee: $99 • Early Bird Special: $69 1 Session • Instructor: Karen Young

BEGINNING MS EXCEL Spreadsheets are vital to any business – large or small. If you are just starting out with MS Excel, it may seem intimidating. Conquer your fears with this course! You will go through Excel one step at a time from the very beginning. This course is perfect for those have never used Excel before. By the end of the class, you will be ready to proceed into more advanced MS Excel courses. The data basing skills learned here will help in a multitude of different uses – the potential return on investment is amazing. Don’t delay – sign up today! To make this class even better, you can save time by completing the course all in one day. Lunch is included, so sign up today to secure your place! Sign up by Feb. 10 to receive the Early Bird Special! Course #14320301 Friday • February 21 • 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 203 Chappell Hall • Fee: $119 • Early Bird Special: $89 1 Session • Instructor: Karen Young

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 need to send. The possibilities are endless! Knock out the entire course in one day, instead of four evening sessions. Don’t worry about brown bagging it – lunch is included! Act fast – register by Feb. 24 for the Early Bird Special! Course #14320401 Friday, March 7 • 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 203 Chappell Hall • Fee: $125 • Early Bird Special: $99 1 Session • Instructor: Karen Young

Evening Courses WELCOME TO WINDOWS 8 What is that? How dare they change your operating system! Never fear – even though Windows 8 is here. Come learn how to cope with the change to Windows 8, from sliding to app view and much, much more. Bring your own device – either tablet or laptop – so that you can learn on the machine you actually use. There are a wide variety of devices out there programmed with Windows 8, so 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 to each individual, seating is limited, so register now to make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity! New for the New Year – Sign up by Jan. 10 for the Early Bird Special. Course #14322810 Thursdays • Jan. 23 and 30 • 6-8 p.m. 203 Chappell Hall • Fee: $79 • Early Bird Special: $59 2 Sessions • Instructor: Doc St. Clair

BEGINNING MS WORD MS Word can be a wonderful thing – when you know how to use it effectively. For those new to Word, jumping into the advanced versions without any previous experience may be challenging. Now you can step up to the challenge and this course is here to help! Take Word step by step from the beginning – this course is for those who may never have opened a Word document before. By the end of the class, you will be ready to take on even more advanced courses in MS Word. Word is the most used program in the Office Suite – and very useful in any office environment. Plus, word processing skills translate across multiple fields – so this is training you cannot afford to miss. Sign up today to secure your place! Register by Jan. 21 and get the Early Bird Special! Course #14320601 Tuesdays & Thursdays • Feb. 4-11 • 6-8 p.m. 203 Chappell Hall • Fee: $109 • Early Bird Special: $79 3 Sessions • Instructor: Karen Young

INTERMEDIATE MS WORD 2010 Find out just how much MS Word 2010 can do for you – and how much you can do with it. Build on your previous experience in earlier versions, or just what you already know of Office 2010. 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 – so sign up today to secure your spot in this can’t-miss training opportunity. Enrollments by Feb. 19 receive the Early Bird Special! Course #14321601 Tuesdays & Thursdays • March 4-13 • 6-8 p.m. 203 Chappell Hall • Fee: $119 • Early Bird Special: $89 4 Sessions • Instructor: Karen Young


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Georgia College Prepare for a GREENER future! Online Career Training Programs The green industry, including building and energy efficiencies, is experiencing tremendous growth! ed2go now offers premier building performance programs designed to prepare students to enter the green workforce or transition into a new green job. Below is a listing of the current green programs. Please reference the program description for certification eligibility.

• Principles of Green Buildings This program teaches individuals in the building, remodeling or trade industry the principles of making buildings perform more efficiently. Contact hours: 30

• Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments This intermediate program is geared toward conducting visual building inspections, performing diagnostic testing and determining residential building improvement opportunities in the field; then documenting a home's performance, and prioritizing improvements for homeowners. Contact hours: 30

• Senior Certified Sustainability Professional This program is designed to prepare students to become leaders in the green collar economy. The certification exam is included at no additional cost. Contact hours: 110

• Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) This program is perfect for facility managers, building engineers and health and safety officers who want to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of buildings. Contact hours: 16

• Building Analyst Quick Start: BPI BA Certification This unique bundle of two very popular programs, Principles of Green Buildings and Performing Comprehensive Building Assessment, will prepare students to move into a new career in the ever-growing green building field. Contact hours: 60 (for bundle)

• Certified Green Supply Chain Professional Students will learn to create sustainability programs and apply "lean and green" manufacturing strategies. This program also includes the certification exam at no additional cost. Contact hours: 60

• Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) This program teaches all of the practical steps needed in order to make indoor environmental assessments, including how to take samples and how to resolve common IAQ problems. Contact hours: 32

• Solar Power Professional Learn the fundamentals of photovoltaic solar powered energy systems and gain the knowledge you'll need for an entry level position with a dealer, installer or other photovoltaic industry company. . Contact hours: 120

To learn more or enroll, please visit Providing Students (and the environment) a better future!

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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 Feb. 6 to ensure delivery of materials, so don’t delay – sign up today! Course #14373801 Thursdays • Feb. 13-March 20 • 6-8:30 p.m. 203 Chappell Hall • Fee: $149 • 6 Sessions Instructor: Robin Lewis

Grant Writing Online Courses How to get started: 1. Visit our Online Instruction Center: 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.

C start ourses $ as low as


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 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.

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Real Estate and ONLIN E Appraisal Courses 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 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

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



Advanced Topics for New Agents



Property Management



Finance and Settlement Procedures



Tax Advantages of Home Ownership



Pricing Property to Sell



Licensees as Principal



Understanding Closing Statements





Real Estate Sales Continuing Education Check It Out: Home Inspection in Real Estate



Maximize Your Buyer’s Borrowing Power



Consensual Dual Agency



Real Estate Appraisal

Tax Free Exchanges of Residential Property



90-Hour Registered Appraiser Package

Ethics in Real Estate: A Review of the NAR Code



(Includes 30-Hr Basic Appraisal Principles, 30-Hr. Basic Appraisal

Real Estate Math



Procedures, 15-Hr. Residential Report Writing and 15-Hr. National

ADA and Fair Housing




Principles of Commercial Real Estate



Equivalent Course)

RESPA Reform



Short Sales and Foreclosures



Individual Courses

Using the Internet in Your Real Estate Practice



Basic Appraisal Principles



Green Home Features



Basic Appraisal Procedures



Commercial Finance and Investment Analysis



Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach



Commercial Leases



2012-2013 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP



Commercial Sales & Exchanges



An FHA Single Family Appraisal



Structuring Ownership in Commercial Real Estate



Residential Market Analysis and Highest And Best Use 15


Georgia License Law and Rules



Residential Report Writing and Case Studies



Green Home Construction



Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach 15


Writing Contracts



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Real Estate Sales Prelicense This is an intensive 75-hour entry-level course for those interested in real estate sales information, either as a career venture or for general use. The course is approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission as meeting the educational requirements for taking the state licensing examination. You must be at least 18 years of age, have received a high school diploma or the equivalent, be a resident of the State of Georgia unless seeking a nonresident license and must pass a GBI background check. You must be in attendance for the entire 75 hours, successfully complete all assignments, and attain a grade of at least 75 percent on a comprehensive final examination in order to receive a qualifying certificate to sit for the state exam. In addition, to sit for the state exam, the Georgia “Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011” requires all applicants for Real Estate licensure to submit verification documents to the Georgia Real Estate Commission verifying the applicant’s lawful presence in the United States as required in O.C.G.A. §50-36-1. The registration fee includes all textbooks and course testing materials required for the course. You will need to bring a real estate calculator to class. The registration fee does not include any fees for state licensing. This course is approved for VA benefits. The registration deadline is Jan. 22.


If you are a paralegal looking to develop your skills, or if you simply have a desire to learn more about a particular area of the law, then these courses are for you. Sign up today!

Criminal Law Course #14371001 Mondays (6-9:15 p.m.) & Saturdays (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Feb. 3-March 31 • 102 Chappell Hall • Fee: $430 17 Sessions • Instructor: John Chaklos

Introduction to Commercial Brokerage 3 Hours Continuing Education In today’s changing real estate market, real estate professionals need the skills to take advantage of all possible income streams to boost their business and serve their clients and prospects professionally and ethically. In this three hour course, you will learn the basics of commercial real estate brokerage and how it differs from residential brokerage. You will learn about the various types of commercial real estate, the skills and knowledge necessary to practice commercial brokerage, what services are provided, leases, what determines value and how to evaluate commercial property. You should be able to walk out of this class with the ability to evaluate whether or not you have a good potential and viable opportunity to work with the commercial aspect of real estate. Course #14371501 Thursday • Jan. 23 • 3-6 p.m. • 102 Chappell Hall Fee: $35 • 1 Session • Instructor: Jerry C. Prescott

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 examination. The cost of the book is included in the fee. The deadline for registration is Feb.13 in order to ensure delivery of your books. Course #14374401 Friday-Sunday • Feb. 21-23 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 102 Chappell Hall • Fee: $375 • 3 Sessions Instructor: Tamara Gatson

This is an introduction to the principles of criminal law and practice. The course presents procedures used in criminal courts, and outlines methods of operation of a law office specializing in the defense of persons accused of crimes as well as the operation of a prosecutor's office. Please note the class will not meet on Jan. 20. Course #14372601

Mondays & Thursdays • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Jan. 6-30 429 Macon Graduate Center • Fee: $149 8 Sessions • Instructor: Keith E. Fitzgerald, Esq.

Wills, Estate and Trusts In this course you will learn the basics of wills and trusts, estate planning and the probate of estates. You will learn the importance of planning ahead and the documents that need to be prepared in order to adequately protect assets and provide for the proper passing to the heirs and beneficiaries. No book is required. Course #14372201

Mondays & Thursdays • Feb. 3-27 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. 429 Macon Graduate Center • Fee: $149 8 Sessions • Instructor: Jennifer N. Haskins, Esq.

Family Law The Family Law course will give you the tools necessary to support an attorney in a family law practice. A domestic attorney is responsible for a number of separate issues--from adoptions through uncontested and contested divorces to child custody and child support recovery actions. Each area of practice has separate documents, procedures and requirements that must be met by the attorney with the paralegal's help. This course will outline the different situations that you will need to navigate and introduce you to the types of work that a lawyer will expect from a paralegal, both for document preparation and hearing and trial preparation. Course #14372701

Mondays & Thursdays • March 3-27 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. 429 Macon Graduate Center • Fee: $149 8 Sessions • Instructor: Keith E. Fitzgerald, Esq.

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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.

by mail


Send completed form, along with payment, to: Department of Continuing Education Georgia College, CBX 40, Milledgeville, Georgia 31061.


fax 478-445-6271



















TOTAL $ $ $ $

METHOD OF PAYMENT: ❑ Cash ❑ Check ❑ Credit Card MasterCard # ____________________________________________________________Exp. Date___________________Security Code_______ VISA # __________________________________________________________________Exp. Date___________________Security Code_______ Discover # ______________________________________________________________Exp. Date___________________Security Code_______ American Express # ______________________________________________________Exp. Date___________________Security Code_______ Cardholder’s Name_____________________________________________Cardholder’s Signature ____________________________________ Please make checks payable to Georgia College and mail to Department of Continuing Education, Campus Box 40, Milledgeville, GA 31061. For further information call 478-445-5277. Our fax number is 478-445-6271.

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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

Program Objectives

Program Details:

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:

Register Today!

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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Online Learning Anytime, Anywhere...Just a click away!

Online Courses For Small Business Owners Most Courses Are Only

Georgia College



Sharpen your skills, or learn new ones with our instructorfacilitated 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.

Accounting Fundamentals

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 websites 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: You can also reach us by calling


Online Career Training Program - Georgia College

Pharmacy Technician 330

Program Overview


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.

Program Objectives

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: 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

Register Today!

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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.

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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 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

PLUs Price

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

Traumatized Children

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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FACILITY RENTALS The Department of Continuing Education and Public Services is committed to offering the best possible locations for your meetings, wedding, conferences or family reunions! We have state-ofthe-art facilities, technologically advanced classrooms, large open areas, meeting rooms with a variety of seating arrangements, indoor and outdoor spaces, pools, recreational courts, and auditoriums. Plus, we have food services from Sodexo and a full array of audio visual support that you’ll need.

CONVENIENT LOCATIONS, ATTRACTIVE PRICES The University offers these very attractive facilities on the main campus within the historical district of Milledgeville. A wide variety of spaces and services are available at costs well below what you would expect to pay in other locations!

CONTACT US If you are interested in renting a facility for your next meeting, simply give us a call at 478-445-2749.

Old Governor’s Mansion Lawn $600

Russell Auditorium $500 University Banquet Room $500 MSU Lounge $500 Athletic Complex Picnic Pavilion $120 Front Campus $300

Old Governor’s Mansion Lawn Wedding $1,200 Magnolia Ballroom $1,200 Classrooms and Conference Rooms $40 to $150

Miller Dance Studio $250

Black Box Theatre $800

Max Noah Recital Hall $360

The Depot $600

Continuing Education

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Community 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 May with the Spring Dance Concert. 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 Ross Daniel, Morgan Henry, Jenna Allenson, Ashton Antinazi, Erica Beale, Natalie King and Azaria Hogans. For more information, contact Amelia Pelton at:

SPRING DANCE CONCERT Mark your calendars for 2 p.m. on May 18! Join us in Russell Auditorium for an afternoon of fun and excitement as we showcase the talents of our community dancers.

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 on the second registration per month is given to students enrolled in two or more classes. • A $5 discount on the second registration per month is also given to multiple students from the same family. • May classes will be charged at the full monthly rate. • Payment is due on the first of each month. • A signed waiver of liability is required.

Miller Dance Studio

Chappell Dance Studio

Mondays 5 – 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

Mondays 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Tap II

Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 6:15 – 7 p.m.

Tap III Jazz II

Tuesdays 5:15 – 6 p.m. 6 – 6:45 p.m. 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.

Ballet II Jazz I Musical Theatre Tap IV

Wednesdays 5 - 6 p.m. 6 - 7 p.m. 8 - 9 p.m.

Beginning Pointe Adult/Teen Beginning Ballet Hip Hop

Thursdays 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. 7:45 – 9 p.m.

Ballet III Ballet IV Ballet V Ballet VI

Thursdays 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 6:15 – 7 p.m. 7 - 8 p.m.

Ballet I Tap I Liturgical Dance

Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 73 Milledgeville, GA

Continuing Education Campus Box 40 Milledgeville, GA 31061



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Course #14350901 Feb. 1 • Saturday • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 102 Chappell Hall • Fee: $45 1 Session Instructor: Hank Griffeth

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