Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Cartersville Student Center at night


The Center for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) offers certificate programs, online courses, and workshops for professional development. These opportunities are led by faculty who are not only experts in their fields but also provide engaging and excellent learning experiences.

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.

SHRM Certification Prep Program

Looking to earn your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification, but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Join our expert exam prep course to make sure you’re ready for your exam.

Health Careers Training Institute

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

Safety Training

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

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.

Microsoft Excel Certificate Program

The Microsoft Excel Proficiency Certificate Program is 36 hours in length, consisting of six 6-hour courses.

Summer Camps

Summer camps begin June 5! Register today to join us for healthcare and STEM camps.

Sterile Processing Technician

Sterile Processing Technicians perform and participate in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage, and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment. These Technicians play a critical role in preventing infection by sterilizing, cleaning, processing, assembling, storing, and distributing medical supplies.


iPhone Basics

This is a comprehensive course designed to empower users with the essential skills and knowledge needed to confidently navigate and utilize their iPhones. Tailored specifically for beginners, this class covers a wide range of topics including sending messages, managing contacts, using apps, browsing the web, and customizing settings for individual preferences.

History of Art of the American West

Embark on a captivating exploration of the rich and diverse artistic heritage of the American West in this engaging class. Led by Seth M. Hopkins, Executive Director of the Booth Western Art Museum, participants will dive into the evolution of Western art over eight non-consecutive Thursday nights, beginning June 20th.

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 acquire 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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