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Center for Continuing and Professional Education

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The Center for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) at Georgia Highlands College is proud to offer an interesting variety of classes and programs to the general public. We make every effort to provide the educational programs, worker training programs, and professional development programs that meet the specific needs in our communities.

On Campus Programs

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Designed to equip the beginning healthcare student in attaining the necessary skills to help individuals maintain their health at the highest possible level.

Health Careers Training Institute

Certificate programs in: Clinical Medical Assistant; Medical Administrative Assistant; Medical Billing and Coding Specialist; Phlebotomy Technician

Microsoft Excel Proficiency Certificate

Proficiency certificate for those who wish to become skilled in this program’s broad array of features that simplify working with numerical data.

Front Line Leadership Certificate Program

These 3-hour workshops are just what your front-line leaders need to help them develop the skills to succeed on the job.

Network Technician (CompTIA Network+)

The Network Technician (CompTIA Network+) course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT network technician.

Safety Training

Including program such as: OSHA for General Industry; First Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens; HAZWOPER; Defensive Driving; and more...

Online Courses

Fundamental Courses

Learn new personal and professional skills from a wide range of highly interactive courses.

Advanced Career Training Courses

Programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions.

Professional Development and Self-Study Courses

A flexible way to learn and aquire sought-after professional certificates and industry-recognized certifications.

Real Estate

Online Real Estate Courses for Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, Post-Licensing, and Continuing Education

Whether you are seeking to learn new skills for a new job, to strengthen your current occupational skills, to increase your knowledge of technology, to learn a foreign language, or to have fun and meet new people, you will find the class that is right for you.

If you are an employer searching for specialized training for your employees, we will work with you to design a program to address whatever challenges you are facing in the 21st century workforce. We offer a variety of leadership courses, as well as workshops on diversity, inclusion, safety, retention, and other timely topics. Remember, learning is a lifelong process. Join the thousands of people throughout Northwest Georgia who are enriching their lives through the quality of educational opportunities available through Georgia Highlands College Continuing Education department.

Contact Us

Learn more:
Call 678-872-8240, or email
Name Title Phone Number Email
Whitney Puckett Manager of CCPE 678-872-8510
Annette Diaz Event Coordinator 678-872-8509
Teresa McCoy Administrative Assistant 678-872-8230

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