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Center for Professional Studies launches at Georgian Court

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December 31, 2019—Individuals looking to learn new skills and employers who want to provide the latest in workforce training can take advantage of Georgian Court University’s new Center for Professional Studies (CPS). The center launches in January 2020 and delivers more than 100 courses, certification programs, and corporate customized training options. Registration is open now.

“No matter the field, we all have to keep up with new and emerging technologies,” said Leah Pontani, associate vice president for professional studies and business development at Georgian Court. “Classes in the Center for Professional Studies are designed to do that and more. For example, if you went to college as an English major or studied something else 15 years ago and you’re working in an entirely different field, we can help you find ways to validate and master certain skills that capitalize on your 10+ years of on-the-job experience.”

Professional studies and so much more

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Georgian Court University’s Center for Professional Studies offers courses online and on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus. Programs cover dozens of topics in allied health, business, communication, human resources, information technology, logistics and supply chain expertise, social work, web design, and personal interest.

The Center for Professional Studies includes arts and culture offerings from GCU’s McAuley Community Center. The McAuley center formerly printed educational, enrichment and entertainment programs in Mosaic, a semi-annual publication by GCU. A few examples of upcoming McAuley offerings include “Presidential Humor: Intentional and Accidental,” “The Evolution of Country Music,” and “Lilacs, Hollies, Magnolias, and Maples Walking Tour,” an exploration of Georgian Court’sn nationally recognized 156-acre arboretum.

To view classes, visit georgian.edu/CPS. Complete registration for CPS offerings online, by mail or in-person. Learn more about GCU’s Center for Professional Studies:

  • Via phone at 732-987-2255
  • In-person — The Lake House, 555 Lakewood Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • By mail — Center for Professional Studies, 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • The Center for Professional Studies is also on Facebook.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,400 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 14 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2019, GCU was named a Best College for Your Money by Money Magazine and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. GCU rose more than 30 points in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings due, in part, to high student retention and graduation rates, which also made GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at Hazlet, GCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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