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Continuing Education

Continuing Education courses offered through Fort Valley State University are designed to help working adults or lifelong learners enhance their skills and expand their knowledge in any area of interest. With partners Education To Go, FVSU has added over 350 online classes offered every month. There is definitely a class for everyone! Courses range from personal enrichment to full career-path certifications. For online courses, visit www.ed2go.com/fvsu for personal enlightenment and professional classes and www.gatlineducation.com/fvsu for certification preparation courses.

To learn more about our Continuing Education program, please contact Malika Moore, (478) 953-0580 or moorem02@fvsu.edu. The FVSU Warner Robins Campus will also facilitate workshops for your club, association, or professional organization! To find out how to make this happen, please contact Mr. Ashley Ballard, (478) 953-7423 or ballarda@fvsu.edu.

What is a continuing education unit? A CEU is a nationally accepted unit of credit for continuing education. Individuals will receive 1 CEU for each ten hours completed. FVSU maintains a record of the CEUs earned. A Certificate of Completion will be issued at the end of each course.

Business and Professional

Grant Writing Workshops (Monthly enrollment)
This workshop is designed to teach and/or enhance the Grant Writing/Proposal Development skills of school personnel, nonprofits, faith/community based organizations, higher education faculty and staff using common grant development formats. Participants will be provided a beginning framework for the major components of a grant, purpose and eligibility requirements for receiving grants, and potential local, state and national funding sources. This is a 3 hour workshop.
Instructor: Dollie Horton
1st Monday of each month, begins March 3 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: FVSU campus (Hunt Memorial Library); Warner Robins Campus upon demand.
Fee: $199 Materials included

Using Color to Learn Accounting
With color, learn how accounting can be fun! Learning objectives include understanding your 3 core financial statements, business metrics, and developing a paper-less accounting system.
Instructor: Edward Morrow
Mar 27th, Apr 24th, and May 29 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Fee: $75 per class Materials not Included

Introduction to Bookkeeping
This 6 week course caters to people who desire a fundamental understanding of double-entry bookkeeping, essential principles, and the production of basic financial statements. Students will be taught how to use Peachtree Accounting Software reinforcing the following concepts: chart of accounts, various modes of data entry, and generating financial statements. Recommended for small business owners and future entrepreneurs. You’ll gain invaluable and extremely practical skills of bookkeeping as well as knowledge of the essential principles necessary to create on-demand financial statements for in-house managerial decisions.
Instructor: Jada Rhymes
Saturdays: March 1- April 5, 2014 9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $125 Materials included

Drug and Alcohol Intervention and Education
This course is for people of all ages including students, professionals, instructors, and concerned church & family members. A primary goal of this course is prevention of any type of substance abuse to avoid health problems associated with alcoholism and impaired judgment resulting in legal issues. The course is designed to effectively interrupt the progression of alcohol and drug use, and to provide insight to help people understand and accept the need for change. This is an 8 hour course. New course session is offered every 2 weeks!
Instructor: Dollie Horton
Tuesdays & Thursdays, begins March 11 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: FVSU Campus (Hunt Memorial Library); Warner Robins campus upon demand.
Fee: $195 Materials included

Computer and Technology

Social Networking: How to Make Money Using Social Media
Participants will learn about the different strategies involved in using social media to supplement their income. This includes using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to their maximum potential.
Instructor: Paul Small
Saturdays, March 1- May 10, 2014 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $99, bring a flash drive

Creating Your Own Website
Students will learn basic and inexpensive techniques on how to develop a website. Several different approaches will be utilized during the course.
Instructor: Paul Small
Saturdays, March 8- May 17, 2014 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $125, bring a flash drive

Computer Literacy
This course introduces key concepts to computer literacy. The introductory lessons of MSWord, MSExcel and MSPowerPoint will provide students with transferable skills to other software applications. Students will gain foundational knowledge of technology that will help them increase productivity and effective communication in the workplace.
Instructor: Yolanda Surrency
Saturdays, March 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19 and May 10 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Fee: $125, bring a flash drive

Languages

Essential French for Beginners
This 6 week course will develop learners' ability to use French as second language through four language skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. It includes an introduction to the cultural background of France and French speaking countries. Achieve the communication skills needed to explore the Francophone worlds. A beginner’s level course on the basic structures of the language, i.e. basic vocabulary, basic grammar, and basic sentence structure. Intermediate class follows.
Instructor: Dr. Adam Fofana
Saturdays, Beginning March 1, 2014 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Fee: $125, Materials included

Introduction to Spanish
This course is designed for beginner Spanish students who have little to no experience with the Spanish language. The fundamentals of Spanish will be taught so that students will develop comprehensive language skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing. Additionally, cultural information about the Spanish-speaking world will be introduced.
Instructor: Donald Bacoat
Mondays, March 17 - April 21 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $125, materials included

Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners
This 6 week course is designed to develop learners' ability to use modern standard Arabic as a second language through four language skills: Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Listening. You will be able to navigate the Arab world and acquire the day to day communication skills with various groups of people including: government officials, business operators, military personnel, and Arabic speaking people around the world. A beginner’s level course on the basic structures of the Arabic, i.e. sound and writing systems of Arabic, basic grammar, basic vocabulary, basic sentence structure in Arabic.
Instructor: Dr. Adam Fofana
Tuesdays & Thursdays, Begins March 11 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fee: $99 Materials included

Academic/Test Prep

Healthcare Preparatory Institute
This 6- week course focuses on math and science topics which are challenging, yet pertinent for successful matriculation and eventual graduation from a healthcare program. This course will focus on strengthening the science and mathematics foundation of students, while enhancing their critical problem solving skills. This course can be taken by high school students with a strong interest in healthcare or current students enrolled in healthcare programs for extra instruction on math and science topics. Course topics will come from the following subjects: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, PreCalculus, General Chemistry, and Biochemistry. After completing this course, students will be more confident problem solvers which will help both in the classroom and with standardized testing- getting them closer to their career in healthcare.
Instructor: Jada Rhymes
Fridays (Math): Begins March 28 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturdays (Science): Begins March 29 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Fee: $75 per week, Materials not included

Prior Learning Assessment: Career Planning & Portfolio Development
Learn techniques for developing documentation of prior learning experiences based on standards and criteria established by academic professionals. Students will practice preparing documentation which provides a clear description of competencies. You will state career and educational goals, determine sources of prior learning (e.g., military, work and community), and articulate the knowledge, skills and abilities gained from those experiences. You will identify the courses from their major requirements that best fit the areas of learning. You will match the course outcomes for required courses and the knowledge, skills and abilities from past learning to provide the best evidence for PLA review.
Instructor: Dr. Anna Holloway
Hybrid Class– Thursdays, March 6– April 24, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fee: $99, Materials not included

Math 101
Do you struggle with Math concepts on the job or at school? This course is for you! . . . Even students with Math phobia or math anxiety find this course offers a very rewarding way to learn. Topics include: Elementary Mathematical Principles as they relate to a variety of applications in contemporary society, Exponential Growth, Probability, Geometric Ideas and other topics. There will be a detailed, in-depth review of manipulative Algebra and an Introduction to Functions and Graphs, including Linear, Quadratic, and Rational functions.
Instructor: Tasha Alderman
Mondays & Wednesdays, March 10-April 28 6 p.m. - 7p.m.
Fee: $99, Materials included

Creative Writing Workshops (Monthly Enrollment)
Whether you've been writing for years or you wrote your first poem yesterday, this class will explore poetry as a whole, however, the focus will be on “Sound” and how it can enhance poetry. Participants will be given the opportunity to read (and have someone read) their work in class to hear the sound of their own work, hear how someone else reads their work and better understand how sound can change the dynamics of their work as they continue to write. Each week we will discuss a poetic craft and read contemporary poets to get a better understanding of our personal writing style
Instructor: Siarra Turner
Saturdays, begins March 1 10 a.m.– 11 a.m.
Fee: $125, bring a laptop

COMPASS Testing- Adult Re-Entry Prep Class
This preparatory class is designed to help individuals who have been out of school for five (5) or more years to refresh and strengthen their academic skills prior to starting college. Students will have access to specialized online instruction through MyFoundationsLab (Pearson) and have the benefit of an instructor in the classroom as well. COMPASS is an untimed, computerized test that helps your college evaluate your skills and place you into appropriate courses. This class offers tests in Reading, Writing, Math, Essay Writing, and English as a Second Language (ESL). This course will also provide orientation to FVSU, and help with the admissions process.
Instructors: Bhavana Burrell, Siarra Turner, Tasha Alderman
Weekly classes; call for more information.
Fee: $99/ 5 week course, Materials included
$199/ 10 week course, Materials included

Health & Enrichment

AHA CPR/ FIRST AID/ AEA CLASS
First Aid training includes learning to assess injuries and effectively utilize a First Aid kit including using an epinephrine pen, applying antiseptic, bandage and appropriate pressure to stop bleeding. This class will allow hands on training with mannequins and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Instructor: Tammy Burch
Wednesdays, March 12– April 30 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fee: $99, Materials included

Zumba/ Dance Aerobics Class
Zumba fitness class involves upbeat rhythms from today’s hits and original Latin music. With easy to follow choreography, this full body work out is all about fun. Come and celebrate while burning major calories every Saturday morning.
Instructor: Eileen Himel
Wednesdays, beginning March 12 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays, beginning March 8 9:30 a.m. -10:30a.m
Fee: $6 per class, bring a towel

Absolute Beginner’s Dance
This class is open to all students interested in exploring dance and movement training. Primarily created for students who are new to dance, it can also be extremely helpful for experienced movers who are new to modern dance. This class will focus to build a beautiful dance form, implementing modern techniques to express lyrics of songs developing strength and flexibility while acquiring solid dance technique.
Instructor: Donna Akins
Saturdays, March 22 - April 26 1 1 a.m.-12 noon
Fee: $79, bring a towel

Ballroom Dancing
Come join KHICKS for a contemporary style of ballroom dancing which originated out of Detroit, Michigan. The class will combine the Cha Cha, Salsa, and Waltz into one dance that can be performed to R&B or any of today’s music.
Instructor: Ken Hicks
Mondays, March 17– May 5 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fee per session: $10 (singles), $18 (couples), $7 (FVSU students)

ONLINE COURSES

Visit www.ed2go.com/fvsu AND http://www.gatlineducation.com/fvsu

STUDY AT YOUR CONVENIENCE IN YOUR PREFERRED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WITH OUR ONLINE COURSES AND PROGRAMS.
Fort Valley State University is proud to partner with our online training provider, CENGAGE (Ed2Go and Gatline).
We offer online professional development classes in the following categories: Healthcare and Fitness, Business and Professional, IT and Software Development, Management and Corporate, Media and Design, Hospitality and Gaming, Skilled Trades and Industrial, Law and Legal, College Readiness, and Teaching and Education

Course Features through ED2GO
Instructor –Facilitated.
Online Discussion.
24-hour Access.
6 weeks of Instruction (10 day grace period at the end).
Informative, fun, fast, convenient and highly interactive.
Project-oriented: include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments,
discussion areas, supplementary links and more.

POPULAR COURSES
Accounting Fundamentals
Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approval
Introduction to SQL
Project Management Fundamentals
Effective Business Writing
Real Estate Investing
And many more…

Career Training Program Features through Gatline Education:
Comprehensive, affordable, self-paced Career Training Program.
One-On-One Instructor Assistance
All Materials and Books are included
24-hour Access
Receive certificate upon successful completion
Courses start at any time – begin when you wish
A typical program takes 3-6 months to complete; extensions
available.

POPULAR COURSES
Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology
AutoCAD 2011 With AutoCAD 3D
Cisco® CCNA® Certification Training
CompTIA™ A+, Network+ and Security+ Certification Training
Pharmacy Technician
Certified Personal Trainer
Clinical Dental Assistant
And many more…

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