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ContEd

Continuing Education at GSW provides lifelong learning for children, adults, seniors and professionals.

                                                  Inspiring you to LEARN MORE

                                                                                ...BE MORE!

Contact Info

Dr. Mark Grimes
Director, Continuing Education
229-931-4455
mark.grimes@gsw.edu

April Dodson
Senior Administrative Assistant
229-931-2151
april.dodson@gsw.edu

Questions and Answers

What is the deadline to register?

We will accept registrations up until the class start date unless a particular date is specified. However, it is better to register as early as possible to avoid a class being cancelled due to low enrollment.

Will I receive a reminder?

No, I'm sorry. It is the responsibility of the student to know when the class starts.

How can I register for a class?

Phone, Fax, Mail, Email

How can I pay?

VISA, MasterCard and Discover

Classes (All Online)

    ** Please note that these do not qualify for recertification credit for a Georgia teaching certificate, according to new guidelines by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. **

    Every class starts every month.

    Start dates for 2016 include: July 13, August 17, September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14.

    Start dates for 2017 include: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 12, May 17, June 14, July 12, August 16, September 13, October 18, November 8, and December 13.

    Since lessons are available for two weeks once they are released, you can start a class as late as two weeks after the official start date. For example, a lesson released on July 13, 2016 would be available until July 26, 2016, so you could start a course that officially begins on July 13 as late as July 26 and still access the first lesson.

    You DO NOT have to enroll as a student at GSW to take these classes.

    Price per course: $99

    1. Register for the course of your choice at www.ed2go.com/gsw
    2. On the course start date, log in and begin your class by starting the first lesson. Make sure that you complete the readings, discussions, assignments, and quiz. You should retake the quiz until you score at least a 70%.
    3. Every Friday and Wednesday for the next 6 weeks, log in and complete the readings, discussions, assignments, and quiz associated with the new lesson.
    4. When the final lesson has been completed, take the final, remembering that you need to score a 70% or better.
    5. Complete the course evaluation and enter any comments on the appropriate screens.

    For more information on or to register for these courses, please visit our website at www.ed2go.com/gsw. Click on "Courses" and locate the desired course.

    Employers today require competent administrative staff with up-to-date office skills. This online certificate program is designed to help you acquire business skills and professional knowledge that distinguish the qualified office assistant. The certificate program consists of seven required courses and three elective courses. You have up to 18 months to complete these courses. Courses last six weeks and have 12 lessons. Two lessons are released each week, one on Wednesday and the other on Friday. Once you have completed all twelve lessons in each course, you must take a final exam for that course. The final exam comes out the same day as Lesson 12, and you have two weeks from that release date to complete the final. Once you pass the final exam, you can print out a letter of completion for that course.

    Take each course and spend time practicing what you learned while at home or on the job before going on to another content area. Copies of all ten completion letters must be sent to GSW Continuing Education in order to receive your certificate.

    You must score 75% or higher on each quiz and on the final to get credit for the course; you may retake the lesson quizzes as many times as you like, but you have only one opportunity to take the final.

    Every class starts every month.

    Start dates for 2015 include: February 18, March 18, April 15, May 13, June 17, July 15, August 12, September 16, October 14, November 11, and December 9.

    Start dates for 2016 include: January 13, February 10, March 16, April 13, May 18, June 15, July 13, August 17, September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14. 

    Since lessons are available for two weeks once they are released, you can start a class as late as two weeks after the official start date. For example, a lesson released on June 17, 2015 would be available until June 30, 2015, so you could start a course that officially begins on June 17 as late as June 30 and still access the first lesson.

    You DO NOT have to enroll as a student at GSW to work on this certificate program.

     

    This agreement must be completed and returned to GSW before the program can officially begin.

    You can track your progress using this checklist.
     

    Required Courses


     (you may take courses in any order, but it will help if "Introduction" is before "Intermediate")

    Effective Business Writing

    Introduction to Microsoft Word

    Intermediate Microsoft Word

    Introduction to Microsoft Excel

    Intermediate Microsoft Excel

    Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

    Accounting Fundamentals

    Elective Courses


    Managing Customer Service

    Keys to Effective Communication

    Individual Excellence: Secrets of Career Success

    Speed Spanish

    Speed Spanish II

    Introduction to Microsoft Outlook

    Introduction to Quickbooks

    Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

    Certification Process


    Complete all seven of the required courses.

    Complete any three elective courses.

     

    For more information on the above courses, please go to www.ed2go.com/gsw.

    This is a non-credit program. No admission exams or application fees are required, but an application must be completed during a scheduled interview. You have up to 18 months to fulfill the requirements. There is no fee for the certificate program itself; fees are charged for the individual courses taken. Call Dr. Mark Grimes at 229-931-4455 for more information.

    Completed forms can be returned via US Postal Service to GSW Continuing Education / 800 GSWSU Drive / Americus, GA 31709

    or by fax to 229-931-2092

    or by email to mark.grimes@gsw.edu

 

Computer knowledge is essential in today’s highly technological society. GSW's Online Computer Science Certificate Program is designed to train individuals to fully utilize available software packages to their utmost potential. The certificate program consists of eight required courses and three elective courses. You have up to 18 months to complete these courses. Courses last six weeks and have 12 lessons. Two lessons are released each week, one on Wednesday and the other on Friday. Once you have completed all twelve lessons in each course, you must take a final exam for that course. The final exam comes out the same day as Lesson 12, and you have two weeks from that release date to complete the final. Once you pass the final exam, you can print out a letter of completion for that course. Take each course and spend time practicing what you learned while at home or on the job before going on to another content area. Copies of all 11 completion letters must be sent to GSW Continuing Education in order to receive your certificate.

You must score 75% or higher on each quiz and on the final to get credit for the course; you may retake the lesson quizzes as many times as you like, but you have only one opportunity to take the final.

Every class starts every month.

Start dates for 2015 include: February 18, March 18, April 15, May 13, June 17, July 15, August 12, September 16, October 14, November 11, and December 9.

Start dates for 2016 include: January 13, February 10, March 16, April 13, May 18, June 15, July 13, August 17, September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14. 

Since lessons are available for two weeks once they are released, you can start a class as late as two weeks after the official start date. For example, a lesson released on June 17, 2015 would be available until June 30, 2015, so you could start a course that officially begins on June 17 as late as June 30 and still access the first lesson.

You DO NOT have to enroll as a student at GSW to work on this certificate program.

This agreement must be completed and returned to GSW before the program can officially begin.

You can track your progress using this checklist.

Required Courses

(you may take courses in any order, but it will help if "Introduction" is before "Intermediate")

Introduction to Windows XP

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Introduction to Microsoft Access

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

Navigating the Internet

Introduction to Microsoft Outlook

Elective Courses


 Keyboarding

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Intermediate Microsoft Access

Introduction to Quickbooks

Creating Web Pages

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher

Introduction to PC Troubleshooting

Certification Process


 Complete all eight of the required courses.

Complete any three elective courses.

 

For more information on the above courses, 
please go to www.ed2go.com/gsw and type the course name in the "search" box.

 

This is a non-credit program. No admission exams or application fees are required, but an application must be completed during a scheduled interview. You have up to 18 months to fulfill the requirements. There is no fee for the certificate program itself; fees are charged for the individual courses taken. Call Dr. Mark Grimes at 229-931-4455 for more information.

Completed forms can be returned via US Postal Service to GSW Continuing Education / 800 GSWSU Drive / Americus, GA 31709

or by fax to 229-931-2092

or by email to mark.grimes@gsw.edu

 

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