online Technical certification preparation programs
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Six-week, Instructor-paced courses
To Register for our 6-week instructor-facilitated online courses you may select one of the following options:
- Click on a course title and then click on "Enroll Now" next to the course description. Once you have completed the enrollment process, call our office (229-245-6484) and provide us with payment information, mail a check to VSU Continuing Education, 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta GA, 31698-0435, or stop by our office located in the Regional Center for Continuing Education at 903 N Patterson Street, Valdosta GA.
- Call our office (229-245-6484). We will take your registration and payment information and send you an email confirmation with instructions for completing the course orientation.
- Stop by our office and drop off your registration and payment (Click here for PDF registration form). We are located in theRegional Center for Continuing Education at 903 N Patterson Street, Valdosta GA and we love to meet our customers!
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Specific information regarding the requirements for each class is available by clicking on the course title above and selecting "Requirements"
GES Technical Certificate Programs
These programs are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations, all within a six-month delivery window.
GES builds their programs with a team of professionals from each respective field, who work with an existing text book or base of material to provide the most effective web-based learning experience. The Programs are all open enrollment, asynchronous, and interactive. Instructors are actively involved in the students' online learning experience. They respond to any questions or concerns as well as encouraging and motivating students to succeed. Each program has a set of lessons and tests; grades are a combination of computer-graded tests and the instructor’s evaluation of the students' work.
Demonstrations are available for many of the available certificate programs. Once you decide on a certificate program simply call the VSU Continuing Education Department or complete the online registration form and mail or fax it in us. After your registration and payment have been received you will be sent a confirmation email from VSU. GES will then contact you and give you the necessary information (URL, username, and password) to access your classroom. Within 3 - 5 business days they will ship you the appropriate courseware and your instructor will be alerted that he/she has a new student.
After you have received your materials, you will then have access to the course until you complete it. Most of the courses are structured to be completed within 6 months, however, if you need more time extensions are available. Upon notification from GES of satisfactory completion of the program you will be awarded a certificate from Valdosta State University indicating the continuing education credits (CEUs) earned.
For a complete list of areer Training Certificate Programs, click here.
Requirements: Details regarding computer programs and Internet access are included with each program description.