SPECIAL SERVICES AND FACILITIES

  The Georgia Center for Continuing Education


The Georgia Center for Continuing Education

Associate Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and Interim Director: Grover J. Andrews, (706) 542-3451

The Georgia Center for Continuing Education seeks to serve the learning needs of adults by providing University-level lifelong and professional education. One of the major functions of the University is to offer credit and non-credit continuing education programs on campus and throughout the state. The Center draws on the full resources of the University, working closely with the faculty and participating groups to evaluate its various programs and design new services such as those provided for distance learning.

The Georgia Center building on campus provides, in addition to administrative offices for the program, conference facilities for up to 1800, two computer labs, as well as studios and production areas for video, WUGA-FM public radio, lodging for approximately 300 adults, the Center Commons Coffee Shop, and the Savannah Room Restaurant. The Center also provides a variety of other media support services for continuing education and the service function of the University of Georgia, including satellite uplink and downlink communications and an electronic classroom connected to the statewide GSAMS system.

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The Georgia Center provides academic credit courses and academic support programs for students who pursue their education in traditional and nontraditional patterns and provides intensive English language instruction for international students.

The Center also coordinates programs offered by the University at the University System of Center--Gwinnett, established by the Board of Regents in 1984 as part of a consortium of University System of Georgia institutions. The University offers resident credit upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses and continuing education programs at the University System Center--Gwinnett. In addition, the Center cooperates in offering activities at the Rural Development Center in Tifton.

American Language Program

See the Opportunities and Programs section for information about the American Language Program.

University Studies

See the Opportunities and Programs section for information about University Studies.

University System of Georgia Independent Study

See the Opportunities and Programs section for information about University System of Georgia Independent Study.

University System Center--Gwinnett

See the Opportunities and Programs section for information about University System Center--Gwinnett.

The Georgia Center plans and implements group and individualized instructional programs of the Georgia Center. Working with faculty from the University of Georgia, other institutions of higher education, and practitioners from diversified backgrounds. Georgia Center faculty design and conduct needs assessments, design educational programs in response to identified needs, develop marketing strategies, conduct continuing education programs, and conduct evaluations of the programs.
For more information, call (706) 542-6618.

Community Education Programs

Community Education Programs provides computer training, non-credit short courses, a learning in retirement program, and certificate courses. Computer training on current Windows applications is available through workshops and courses. Additionally, every semester, over 80 different courses, ranging from Conversational Italian to Preparing for the GRE, are taught in the evening.
For more information, call (706) 542-3537.

Conferences and Professional Programs

Conferences and Professional Programs is involved extensively in the development, delivery, and assessment of non-credit instructional programming locally, statewide, regionally, and nationally within a broad range of academic disciplines and occupational competencies including Business Management and HRD, Communications, Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Agriculture, Humanities and Social Sciences, and professional education in Law, Forestry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. Instruction is delivered via workshops, conferences, seminars, certified job-related curricula, and distance learning technologies, which include compressed video, satellite teleconferences, and web-based computer conferences.
For more information, call (706) 542-2335.

Educational Services

The Georgia Center develops, produces, and distributes educational media for adult learners around the state, and throughout the nation.The Georgia Center provides cultural and educational television productions for Georgia Public Television., and also operates WUGA-FM, the University of Georgia's public radio station, an affiliate of National Public Radio and Peach State Public Radio.

Through membership in national organizations, the Center has access to high quality teleconferences from more than 200 institutions of higher education. The Center is also a member of the Georgia Statewide Academic and Medical System--a two-way video instructional system that connects the Center with some 250 other sites in the state for the purpose of information and instruction. With state-of-the-art satellite uplink capability, the Center can provide educational services to some 2,000 downlink sites in the state of Georgia and to the entire nation.

The Center participates in providing WEB-based courses through the Southern Regional Electronic Campus and the University System Independent Study Program. The Center delivers and markets a complex, comprehensive media program including not only television and radio, but print design and production as well as self-directed, interactive learning packages available on the Internet.
For information, call (706) 542-3554.

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HOTEL AND FOOD SERVICES

The Georgia Center Hotel and Food Services provides support primarily for adult students attending conferences. University faculty, departments, and visitors are also encouraged to use the Georgia Center. The Center's restaurant, "The Savannah Room," and cafe, "The Commons," are open to the public as well as the University. The Center welcomes inquiries concerning special banquets, receptions, department and unit events, and other activities. Please call 542-2654 for information. Restaurant reservations may be made by contacting 542-6341; for hotel reservations call 542-1181.

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