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GCU students can now apply for emergency cash grants made possible by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act). The application and eligibility requirements are available at https://georgian.edu/application-for-higher-education-emergency-relief-fund/. Virtual instruction and events remain ongoing. A live Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the fall, most likely on an October weekend. Admissions events and select student activities have moved online, while all other public and campus events, activities, and athletics have been canceled for the semester. Always check GCU e-mails and https://georgian.edu/health-services/coronavirus/ for the most up-to-date information.

Technology & Trends

Enhance your skills, hobbies, interests or personal life. Classes are offered online and in person days, evenings, weekends and online!

Click on the course titles below to view schedule and information.

Being able to work with Microsoft Office programs is a must today. In this course, students will be introduced to the Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications and learn the basic essentials of using them.

Feb. 4–March 31 (8 Sessions)
Tu 6:00–9:00 pm (No class 3/3)

Tuition: $325
Instructor: Valerie Marsden-Gray

Create and post your very own website on the Internet using HTML in this extensive, workshop. First, you will learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, you will plan the content, structure, and layout of your website; create pages full of neatly formatted text; build links between the pages and to the outside world; and add color, backgrounds, graphics, and tables. This course also covers critical and timely information on securing the best possible location in search engine listings and powerful no-cost or low-cost web marketing strategies.

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $115
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners will teach you how to plan and create your very own blog and podcast. Through hands-on exercises, you will discover the benefits of using free web tools like Blogger, WordPress, Audacity, and YouTube. You’ll find that creating a blog and podcast is much easier than you ever imagined.

First, you’ll learn how to develop a plan for the content, set-up, maintenance, and how to use free blogging software like Blogger and WordPress to put that plan into action. After that, you’ll learn how to record a professional-sounding audio podcast with a very simple recording tool you already have. You’ll edit the file with another free software program, add music to it, and then post it online for others to enjoy. Finally, you’ll find out how to record a video podcast. You’ll edit it, add special effects, drop in a podcasting-safe music file, and then publish it online.

ONLINE: Begins Monthly (12 Sessions)
Tuition: $100
For more information or to register, visit ed2go.com/Georgian.

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Feb. 9–March 8 (4 Sessions)
Sun 2:00–5:00 pm (No class 3/1)

Tuition: $175
Instructor: Black Rocket Productions

Want to learn the world’s fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

March 15–April 5
Sun 2:00–5:00 pm (No class 3/1)

Tuition: $175
Instructor: Black Rocket Productions

How to Register

  • Online
  • Via Phone at 732-987-2255
  • In Person at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Mail to: Center for Professional Studies,
    900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Registrations will close 48 hours prior to the course start date. No late registrations will be accepted.

Payment Options

The university accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Checks must be made out to Georgian Court University.

Cash: Cash is accepted in person only at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Checks: Checks should be made payable to Georgian Court University and include your name and student ID (if available). A $55 fee will apply for all returned checks.

Online: Payments by electronic check and debit/credit card are done online through Self- Service. All debit/credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. There is no fee for an electronic check. We do not accept debit/credit card payments on site.

Employer Sponsorship: Employers may send us a purchase order or voucher stating their intent to pay for the student’s course along with a completed Employer Sponsorship form, which is available online at georgian.edu/cps or in this book.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations: The Center for Professional Studies at GCU reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine program events that are below the minimum participant requirement. Should a cancellation occur, staff will contact the participant about the cancellation or about any alternative program event(s). You may elect to transfer your registration to a combined or alternate program. If you are unavailable to attend the alternate program or the program is cancelled, all tuition and fees will be refunded via check.

Refunds: Refund and withdrawal requests must be received 10 or more days before the beginning of a class to receive a 100% refund. With less notice, no refund will be provided. Please note that some courses do incur a nonrefundable registration fee as noted in the course details.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings

Please check georgian.edu, official Georgian Court social media channels, or local news sources to check for cancellations due to inclement weather. Cancelled classes are made up by adding on an additional session after the last scheduled class, based on instructor and classroom availability.

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