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Inspire to innovate. Empower to learn. Enable to succeed.

Defining 21st Century Learning for Professionals

From personal enrichment to career advancement, we believe lifelong learning is the vehicle of individual progress. As an academic unit of Georgia Tech, we give professionals — and the organizations they help power forward — multiple pathways to the world-class offerings at Georgia Tech. By leveraging our legacy as a technology, business, and innovation leader, our learners are evolving, adapting, and advancing at every stage of their careers.

6k+
6k+ learners take hybrid professional master's and online master's degrees.
350+
350+ courses and certificate programs offered in STEM and business fields.
12k+
12k+ guests and over 180 events at The Global Learning Center per year.
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World Class Education

Get the best of both worlds — academic rigor and hands-on practical training.

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MEET OUR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our executive leadership team works closely with the Dean, Dr. Nelson Baker, to provide strategic counsel as well as oversight of the division's academic programs, business operations, development, learning systems, and student affairs.
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Nelson Baker, Ph.D.
Dean, Professional Education

Dr. Nelson Baker is the dean of GTPE and associate professor in the university’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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Yakut Gazi, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Learning Systems

Dr. Yakut Gazi joined GTPE to lead initiatives in creating and delivering world-class content across a variety of media to learners across the globe.

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Stephen Harmon, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Research

The appointment of Dr. Stephen Harmon marks a unique collaboration between GTPE, C21U, and the College of Design, the three units he serves.

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Diane Lee
Executive Director of Georgia Tech-Savannah

Diane Lee manages the daily campus operations while working with regional community and business leaders to assess the educational needs of Coastal Georgia.

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Leo Mark, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Academic Programs

Dr. Leo Mark collaborates with faculty and the Georgia Tech community to develop world class academic programs for Georgia Tech Professional education.

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Patrice Miles
Assistant Dean, Business Operations

Patrice works to align the division's business objectives with academic programs, while creating and sustaining effective processes to support customer service.

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What We Offer

We offer professional development courses, certificate programs, and online master’s degrees to career-focused individuals in STEM, business, and leadership fields worldwide. We are a proven partner for organizations, providing training on site to help shape their workforce and solve relevant real-world problems. Our programs are engaging and rigorous, and include the technological and educational excellence that have earned Georgia Tech an international reputation.
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Where We're Located

Most in-classroom courses and programs take place at the Global Learning Center (GLC) in the heart of Tech Square - Atlanta's thriving innovation community. The GLC is our home and the facility of choice for corporate meetings, conferences, and other events. We also have a satellite campus at Georgia Tech-Savannah that includes fully equipped classrooms and meeting facilities offering video conferencing and streaming technology.
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Blog

Blog

Stories, opinions, and events from our hub in Atlanta's Tech Square, Savannah, and beyond.
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Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Education?
Dr. Yakut Gazi, GTPE's associate dean of learning systems, took part in a panel discussion at the 2019 IMS Global...
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Family Ties: Father and Son Take Power Systems Certificate Program
It’s not uncommon for multiple generations of a family to attend the same university. But at the same time? Not...
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Dimitri Mavris Named Director of Georgia Tech PMASE Program
Dimitri Mavris, Ph.D., Regents’ Professor in Aerospace Engineering and director of the Aerospace Systems Design...
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Georgia Tech-Savannah Introduces New Project Management Certificate
Registration is now open for the new Project Management Certificate at Georgia Tech-Savannah. The certificate is...
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7 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing an Online Degree Program
Online learning is here to stay. By the end of 2019, four million students are expected to be taking online courses,...
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The Role of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education Units in Shaping the Future of Higher Education
We live in constantly changing times. Higher education needs to change at the same pace, so it can meet the needs of...
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Dean Nelson Baker on the Role of Universities in Lifelong Learning
In an interview with University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Nelson C. Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional...
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National Safety Month: Top OSHA Violations
Jobs in industries such as construction and manufacturing are prone to high numbers of work-related injuries largely...
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Georgia Tech-Savannah Hosts Largest Career Fair for Military Personnel
The Veterans Education Training an Transition Program (VET²) hosted their largest career fair to date at Georgia Tech...
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Industry Trends: Manufacturing
Manufacturing makes the modern world possible, from the food we eat to the devices we use to communicate. But just as...
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Georgia Tech’s Dean of Professional Education Nelson Baker to Serve as UPCEA President
Dr. Nelson C. Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education and professor of the School of Civil and...
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Patrice Miles Wins Leadership Award
Patrice Miles, assistant dean of business operations at Georgia Tech Professional Education, the lifetime learning...
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Additional Information

Accreditation
Accreditation

The Georgia Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia Tech Institute of Technology. Additional information can also be found on the SACSCOC website.

NC-SARA Approval

The Institute has been approved by the state of Georgia to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establish comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts.

Impact
Impact Reports

Georgia Tech Professional Education has been serving working professionals' and industry partner education needs on behalf of Georgia Tech for over 100 years, including offering Distance Learning starting in 1977. Our annual Impact Reports showcase our growth and success stories advancing the people and organizations we serve.

View the 2018 FY Impact Report

View the 2017 FY Impact Report

View the 2016 FY Impact Report

View the 2015 FY Impact Report

View the 2014 FY Impact Report 

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