GEORGIA TECH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (GTPE)About Georgia Tech Professional Education
Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Located in the Global Learning Center (GLC) in the heart of Technology Square in Midtown Atlanta, and at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, GTPE offers professional development courses, certificate programs, workforce development programs, and degree programs to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. In addition to delivering professional education, the division administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, and manages meeting and event facilities. During FY15, GTPE programs served more than 17,000 individual learners representing more than 2,900 companies with total enrollment of more than 28,000. Our learners represented 118 countries around the world. Courses are held in multiple cities throughout the Southeast and around the globe. Various courses and programs are offered face-to-face, online, via video conference, or customized and delivered directly to individual companies. In FY15, GTPE’s programs had a revenue of more than $40 million, returning $15.4 million in support for services to the Institute and its schools and colleges. Learn more about Georgia Tech Professional Education at www.pe.gatech.edu.
The following graduate degrees are available online: Master of Science (M.S.); M.S. in Computer Science; M.S. in Aerospace Engineering; M.S. in Computational Science and Engineering; M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering; M.S. in Industrial Engineering; M.S. in Mechanical Engineering; M.S. in Medical Physics; M.S. in Operations Research. For more information about online Master of Science degrees, visit: www.pe.gatech.edu/degrees
Professional Master’s Degree
The Professional Master’s Degree in Applied Systems Engineering (PMASE) program is a two-year master’s degree for experienced professionals interested in building and expanding their systems engineering expertise. Courses are taught in a blended format, combining online and distance learning technology and face-to-face classroom instruction. For more information about the Professional Master’s Degree in Applied Systems Engineering (PMASE), visit www.pe.gatech.edu/degrees/pmase
Professional Development Programs
GTPE provides education and training for working professionals and industry partners through short courses and certificate programs (varying in length from 1 to 8 days) taught by Georgia Tech faculty and industry experts. Diverse subject areas include defense technology, OSHA, project management, and supply chain and logistics. In FY15, a total of 942 short programs and courses were offered, and 44,684 CEUs were awarded. 705 public courses were conducted with an enrollment of 8,542 individual learners (11,599 total enrollments) and 237 private courses for industry and government agencies with an enrollment of 3,012 individual learners (3,663 total enrollments). Additionally, GTPE offers 34 programs through which participants can earn a professional certificate by taking several short courses within a sequence. In FY15, GTPE awarded 781 professional certificates to 743 individuals.
GTPE manages a one-of-a-kind training and transition program for active duty service members and veterans, which translates military values into successful civilian careers. The Veterans Education Training and Transition Program (VET2) is a four-week program offered by Georgia Tech at no cost to service members. In FY15, VET2 had 99 percent graduate placement. Since its inception, 71 companies have sponsored the program. In 2015, two additional program tracks were added: Supply Chain Project Management (SCPM) and Lean Six Sigma certification. The Supply Chain Project Management program was offered to military program participants because the Coastal Workforce Investment Board (CWIB) identified project management and supply chain logistics as high demand skillsets. This certification is the only one of its kind in the state. The Lean Six Sigma certification track, available to veterans at no cost if they meet Department of Labor (DOL) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) eligibility criteria, provides training in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Applied Statistics, and Black Belt. The program is open to veterans who are retiring or separating within 12 months of Expiration Term of Service (ETS), or honorably discharged veterans who have applied to positions with our corporate sponsors and reside in designated region counties. In FY15, 28 participants graduated from the program.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Georgia Tech offered its first massive open online course in partnership with Coursera in 2012. GTPE is Georgia Tech’s design and production arm for massive open online courses (MOOCs) in collaboration with the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U). Georgia Tech’s MOOC offerings include 26 unique courses predominantly in computing, engineering, and science-related subject areas. An additional 19 new courses are in development. Georgia Tech is among the first universities to offer continuing education units (CEUs) to students who complete its MOOCs. The Institute’s MOOC enrollment has grown to more than one million students.
Summer Online Undergraduate Program (SOUP)
Facilitated by GTPE, SOUP offers undergraduate Georgia Tech students the opportunity to take selected courses online during the summer. Summer 2015 marked the program’s third year, with growth to 18 sections and 339 unique students with 518 registrations.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The Georgia Tech Language Institute has delivered high-quality, practical English language training for more than 50 years. It serves a spectrum of learners: students preparing for academic work in the United States; professionals looking for career improvement through better language skills; and people who want to increase their English proficiency for social reasons. Full- and part-time programs are available, and students have access to numerous extracurricular activities, including a conversation partner program, day trips, and volunteer work. Course options include the following: Intensive English Program (IEP); summer short courses; summer graduate prep workshops; summer pre-MBA program; and credit and non-credit courses for matriculated students. In FY15, the Georgia Tech Language Institute enrolled 1,349 individual learners (7,856 total enrollment) in the Intensive English Program, summer short courses, electives, and other special courses. Learn more at: www.pe.gatech.edu/esl
GTPE offers a number of programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects to help prepare students for college as well as create awareness of potential careers and job opportunities, often partnering with the Center for Education Integrating Science, Math and Computing (CEISMC). From educational partnerships and research to fun programs for students, CEISMC and GTPE advocate and participate in efforts for systemic changes that lead to improved appreciation and performance in STEM for K-12 students. For example, the division offers the highly competitive Distance Calculus Program (504 applicants for 454 slots in fall 2014 and 592 applicants for 452 slots in 2015), which allows advanced high school students to complete one or two online Georgia Tech calculus courses and earn academic credits while still in school. To learn more about GTPE’s outreach programs, which include K-12 outreach and Distance Calculus for High School Students, visit: www.pe.gatech.edu/k-12-programs
Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) Facilities
Global Learning Center
The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center (GLC) is a 32,000-square foot learning and event facility located in Midtown Atlanta, in the heart of Technology Square. The GLC is designed and equipped with advanced, built-in audio-visual technology including a wireless environment, technology to send and receive programs worldwide from any meeting room, and dedicated in-house expertise for preparation, set up, and implementation. The GLC is an International Association of Conference Centers-approved facility. A dedicated team of sales managers, event planners, and support personnel approach each meeting’s unique needs to ensure engaged, active attendees, and to create memorable and professional meeting and educational experiences. In FY15, the GLC hosted 208 separate corporate and educational events. For more information or to plan an event, visit https://pe.gatech.edu/global-learning-center
Georgia Tech-Savannah serves the coastal region by delivering K-12 outreach, professional development, and economic development programs. GTPE’s coastal venue plays a vital role in facilitating discussion between industry specialists and community leaders to advance economic and workforce development goals for the region. The campus, conveniently located close to the Savannah/Hilton Head airport and I-95, houses professional development as well as the offices of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, Manufacturer’s Extension Program, Enterprise Innovation Center, the Georgia Center of Innovation Logistics, and CEISMC. In addition, GTPE’s Savannah campus includes fully equipped meeting facilities offering video conferencing and streaming technology. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s facilities and programs are managed by a full staff including a concierge, an event planning team, a course management team, faculty, a facilities management team, and a marketing and business development team, directed by executive leadership. The campus also features a restaurant and a fitness center. For more information about Georgia Tech-Savannah’s offerings, visit www.pe.gatech.edu/savannah-campus
Georgia Tech Professional Education www.pe.gatech.edu
Nelson Baker, Dean, Professional Education
Leo Mark, Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Student Affairs
Patrice Miles, Assistant Dean, Business Operations
Diane Lee, Director, Georgia Tech-Savannah [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]