Continuing Education


The Economic Development division offers a wide array of continuing education opportunities for individuals and companies. Please review the list below for current continuing education offerings.


In partnership with Lambers, Southern Regional Technical College is offering review courses for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Enrolled Agent (EA), Certified in Management Accounting (CMA) exams and Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). Courses are also available for those seeking IRS Continuing Education for Tax Preparers and CPE for CPAs. Ready to get started? Take a look at available classes.

Price:
Varies depending on course

Administrative office procedures may not be glamorous, but they are essential to the success of any enterprise. A well run office reduces miscommunications and helps to eliminate common errors. By making the administrative office a priority, you will establish clear policies and procedures with employee understanding and buy-in, which ensures that your work environment runs smoothly. With our Administrative Office Procedures workshop, your participants will understand how an Administrative Office Procedure binder demonstrates professionalism and efficiency in an organization or office setting. It is also a marvelous instrument for quick reference and utilization. Strategies and procedures are a vital connection between the company's vision and its everyday operations.

Price:
$75

Minimum participant requirement of 5

Administrative assistants are a key part of most office environments. They work quietly in the background, ensuring that the business runs smoothly and efficiently. This workshop will give new administrative assistants tools that will make them that person that the office can't live without. Experienced administrative assistants will learn new tools that will make them more efficient and valuable than ever. In the Administrative Support course, participants will learn the core skills that will help them use their resources efficiently, manage your time wisely, communicate effectively, and collaborate with others skillfully. The practices presented in this course may take time to be a part of your daily work routine. However, making the commitment to consistently apply the concepts every day is the key to changing and adopting new behaviors in a short amount of time.

Price:
$75

Minimum participant requirement of 5

Price:
$160 with study guide

"The Community Training Center at Southern Regional Technical College functions to broaden the outreach of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Network within our community. The number one goal of the American Heart Association and the Southern Regional Technical College Training center is saving lives.Our instructors represent various areas throughout our service region. Instructors are available to provide on-site training anywhere in our eleven county service region and surrounding areas. Special rates are available for groups. Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Heartsaver AED Update for CPR Instructors
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • CPR for Health Care Providers and Lay People
  • CPR Recertification for Healthcare Professionals
  • Pediatric CPR
  • CPR Instructor Course
  • Medical Records Coding
  • Ethics and Jurisprudence in Physical Therapy Practice

Price:
Varies depending on course

Learn the basics of communicating with American Sign Language. This introductory course is designed to help individuals with day-to-day communication with the hearing-impaired community.

Price:
$65

First Responders (EMTs, Paramedics, Police Officers, Deputies, Firefighters) will learn basic American Sign Language to help them communicate with the hearing-impaired community during an emergency situation.

Price:
$25

Teachers will learn basic American Sign Language to help them communicate with hearing-impaired students.

Price:
$25

Career Essentials Academy is a series of interactive workshops designed to teach students the foundational skills, attitudes and values to be productive in the workforce. Topics to be covered will include: interpersonal relations, soft skills, communication, presentation, leadership, and teamwork. 

Price:
$40

SRTC offers testing at the Tifton site on Fridays and the Bainbridge site on Fridays and Saturdays. Tests are two hours long. For more information or to register for the exam, please contact Kerrie Wilson at the Commercial Truck Driving Department, Monday - Thursday at 229-391-2644 or email kwilson@southernregional.edu. Please review the CDL Examination requirements.

Price:
$100

SRTC-Bainbridge is seeking artwork that represents the surrounding communities from local artists. Artwork will be displayed and there will be a first, second, and third place. Artwork can include paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc.

Price:
$10 entry

This series is intended to provide employers with the necessary tools to equip employees with essential serve and relationship building skills.

Price:
$50 per session

Learning to drive is a major milestone in a teenager's life. It's important for young or inexperienced drivers to learn safe driving techniques."" Joshua's Law requires 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 additional hours of drive time with an instructor to receive a Class D license. Most insurance companies also give a reduction (approx. 10%) on insurance premiums upon successful completion.

Participants must be between the ages of 15-18 and possess a Learner's Permit. Those not eligible must pay the $350 tuition, part of which can be tax deductible.

The Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship program is available to cover the $350 course registration fee. In this program, students will apply for a driver’s education grant scholarship and, upon award, choose from a list of authorized providers to redeem a voucher for a standard 30/6 driver’s education course.

The application cycle is as follows:

Application deadline is the 5th day of the month
Award notifications are delivered via email by the 20th of the month
Access the Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship program eligibility criteria.

Apply for the Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship.

SRTC has partnered with the Rotary Club of Thomasville to help spread the word about the SafeDrive map and the incredibly helpful tool that it is to drivers in our community. SafeDrive is an initiative to make drivers in our community aware of the most serious driving hazards in and around our area. The goal of SafeDrive is to give drivers – especially young drivers and their parents – the chance to see and experience these driving hazards under more controlled circumstances. It is hoped and believed that awareness of the hazards and a controlled first experience with them will increase the odds that when these hazards are encountered again under real-life driving conditions, young and new drivers will be better equipped to deal with them safely. SafeDrive Map SafeDrive Facebook Page

Price:
$350

Dynamic Aging offers a journey, exploration using yourself as a research subject to embrace strategies that will lead to a richer, fuller life in the years after retirement. The lecture is based on the book by Joy Sloan Jinks, Dynamic Aging: I Intend to Live Forever... So Far So Good!

FREE

SRTC Bainbridge: An Edward Jones Financial Advisor will conduct a series of seminars to teach the community about smart investing and preparing for the future.

FREE

It's never too late to learn computers! This class will introduce you to all the basic skills and terms needed to operate a computer, while giving hands-on experience to operate a computer successfully.

Price:
$109

Minimum participant requirement of 5

Participants will learn how to use the basic features of Excel 2013. This workshop is designed to provide a basic understanding of Excel 2013. Participants will be shown a practical way of learning with a hands-on and customizable approach. They will also get a chance to experience some of the new features that are offered in Excel 2013.

Excel 2013 is the world’s premier spreadsheet software. You can use Excel to analyze numbers, keep track of data, and graphically represent your information. With Office 2013 you are provided a new landing screen which makes launching and creating documents easier than previous versions of Excel. Excel 2013 also has an improved user interface with an array of powerful tools to help you manage your data through Skydrive – and better information leads to better decision making!

Price:
$109

Minimum participant requirement of 5

Price:
$109

Minimum participant requirement of 5

Price:
$109

Minimum participant requirement of 5

QuickBooks is one of the leading accounting software programs used by small business owners. This hands-on class will prepare participants to effectively use QuickBooks 2019. Courses are also available in a one-on-one setting. Call the campus nearest you for more information.

Price:
$150

Minimum participant requirement of 5

Price:
$109

Price:
$109

Before engaging in any potentially hazardous activities, workers must receive appropriate safety training from their employer, as defined by OSHA standards.

Price:
$195

Training employees about OSHA workplace safety requirements is time and money well spent. An effective occupational safety and health training program for forklift operators can result in fewer injuries and illnesses, better morale and lower workers’ compensation insurance premiums, among other benefits. There’s an unlimited upside to participating in OSHA Forklift safety training.

Price:
$85

Welcome to the Office 365 Outlook Essentials workshop. With Office 365, you can access your inbox anywhere from any computer that has an internet connection and a web browser. In the Office 365 Outlook web app, you can collaborate and keep up to date with built in tools that Outlook is known for. The Office 365 experience is designed to render your documents and emails to look exactly like they would when printed, from nearly anywhere in the world. This tool provides its users the freedom to work from anywhere.

Price:
$89

Minimum participant requirement of 5

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.Program consists of 50 classroom hours and a clinical externship.

Price:
$1,299

Prescribed fire is defined as fire applied in a knowledgeable manner to forest fuels on a specific land area under selected weather conditions to accomplish predetermined, well-defined management objectives. Course is designed for prescribed burning managers. The 1992 Georgia Legislature passed the Prescribed Burning Act which allowed the Georgia Forestry Commission to promulgate a Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Program. Although certification is not required to practice prescribed burning in Georgia, the program is offered in the interest of higher learning and achievement for qualified prescribed burn practitioners and landowners.

SRTC has partnered with OnCourse Learning to provide you with the best Online Real Estate Courses available! The Georgia Real Estate Commission approves computer-based programs. These courses provide a high-quality alternative to classroom lecture courses. Independent study courses are convenient and participants may choose when to begin a program. Other major advantages are that students can study when it is most convenient and may elect to study at home or in one of SRTC's computer labs. These courses provide both Nationwide and State Specific Resourses including Real Estate, Appraisal, Hom Inesptection, GA Sales Pre-License, GA Sales Post-License. GA Broker Pre-License, GA Continuing Education information.

Price:
Varies depending on course

Price:
$40

Certification includes self-study of materials provided by mail prior to the program, followed by a two-day training session and a written test. Applicants scoring 70% or better on this test will receive a numbered certificate. Certification is good for a five-year period from the date the certificate is issued.

Price:
$155

Minimum participant requirement of 5

More information coming soon.

Price:
$75

Minimum participant requirement of 5

This course is designed for Prescribed Burning Managers. Applicants to be successfully certified must have been in charge of five prescribed burns and have had two years work experience in forestry related field or have completed a university-sponsored prescribed burn course. See REQUIRED affidavit. (Affidavit not required to attend class, but must be submitted to become certified.)

Price:
$99

Price:
$50

The meaning of Telephone Etiquette can sometimes be difficult to describe. It can be a unique attribute or characteristic that facilitates great communication, inside and outside the office. It can be the special way that you show confidence in any challenging situation. These and other events can become more easily managed with this great workshop. With our Telephone Etiquette workshop, your participants will begin to see how important it is to develop better telephone communication skills. By improving how they communicate on the telephone and improve basic communication skills, your participants will improve on almost every aspect of their career.

Price:
$75

Minimum participant requirement of 5

This 140 hour, seven week program is designed to prepare individuals for success in Manufacturing and Distribution.

Price:
$3,500

This course is designed for those interested in learning the Spanish language specific for the workforce.

Price:
$129

360 Training

Looking to upgrade your skills or start a new career? Through our comprehensive training library developed by subject matter experts who are certified professionals in their industry, you can be well on your way to reach the finish line and achieve your learning goals. No matter what your schedule looks like, you'll be able to learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home or office. Access 360 Training for more information.


Ed2Go: Online Courses & Training

SRTC now offers hundreds of online continuing education courses through Ed2Go, a national education service. Courses are very diverse and range from computer and software courses to Braille, Accounting, How to Use E-Bay, French and Spanish, Management, Homeschooling, Hypnosis, Health, LSAT and SAT preparation, Music, Math, Management, How to start a non-profit, Legal Issues, Criminal Justice, Real Estate, Writing Romance Novels, Supervision, Web Design and many, many more.

While your goals can range from career development through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge to personal enrichment aimed at a hobby or fulfilling a passion, continual education is essential to all aspects of life. We provide the tools necessary for these pursuits - and to proclaim yourself a life-long learner!

Learn more! Ed2Go: Online Courses & Training