Top Programs of 2018

Coding bootcamps, veteran transition programs, and safety and health training among the most sought-after for the year

December 19, 2018 | By GTPE Communications
Three animated individuals of varying ethnicities and genders sit in front of laptop computers. Above them are graphics that represent OSHA, coding, veteran training, and project management.

Earlier this year, Georgia Tech unveiled its roadmap for the future of higher education. The report presented a bold vision of the university of tomorrow that commits to lifetime education. In 2018, more than 26,000 non-traditional learners were enrolled in our professional development programs to pursue new skills, build expertise, and explore new topics.

For the second year in a row, our Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp was one of the most sought-after professional education opportunities. Full-stack web development continues to grow in popularity and the bootcamp lends itself to scalable, skills-based training in an in-demand field.

Courses and certificates in the safety and health portfolio were also in high demand. Our Workplace Trends in the Safety and Health Industry report showed that safety training was one of the top skills in this sector and likely one you'll see again next year.

If you're looking to boost your credentials in the New Year, why not devote some time to professional education? Here's a roundup of courses and certificates our learners loved most this year.


  1. VET² - Military Transitions to the Workforce (Business)
    Develop a blueprint for dramatically condensing the time it takes to successfully integrate into the civilian workplace, regardless of military rank, time in service, or occupational skillset.
  2. Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp (Computing)
    Learn the tricks of the trade in both the front- and back-ends of web development. Through the completion of this intensive 24-week boot camp course, you will gain an introductory knowledge of fifteen different coding languages and earn a Full Stack Flex Web Development Certificate.
  3. Principles of Modern Radar (Defense Technologies)
    Learn the major functions, components, and applications of a modern radar system to understand the radar environment and its effect on radar performance.
  4. Electrical Engineering: Preparation for the PE Exam, Power Option (Engineering)
    Prepare to take the electrical engineering portion (power option) of the Professional Engineer Examination. The course will cover a general review with an emphasis on problem-solving techniques.
  5. Online Russian - Elementary Russian I (Languages)
    Begin to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing within the context of Russian culture. You'll learn basic Russian grammar and vocabulary.
  6. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Management)
    Develop a deep understanding of the Lean Six Sigma approach, as well as proven tools for implementing the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) methodology to problem solving while earning a Green Belt Certification.
  7. Introduction to ISO 50001 (Manufacturing)
    Discover the requirements of ISO 50001 in detail to improve energy management performance and consumption within your organization. After successful completion of this course, you can further your knowledge with the ISO 50001 Energy Lead Auditor Training course to prepare you to take the ISO 50001 Auditor Personel Certification Exam.
  8. OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry (Occupational Safety and Health)
    Familiarize yourself with OSHA safety and health standards for the construction industry, along with related industry principles. Using OSHA standards as a guide, you’ll get a special look at the more hazardous areas.
  9. SCUBA Diver 1: Introduction to Open Water Diving (Recreation)
    Take the plunge into scuba diving with this entry-level course designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of basic concepts that are needed to dive safely.
  10. Supply Chain Fundamentals: Supply Chain Management Principles (Supply Chain & Logistics)
    Gain a solid foundation in the basics of the supply chain and how it supports your organization's strategic and financial goals.


  1. Full Stack Flex Web Development Certificate (Computing)
    Become equipped with computer science fundamentals and the key skills for full-stack web development. Complete the Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp to receive the Full Stack Flex Web Development Certificate.
  2. Industrial Safety and Health Certificate (Occupational Safety and Health)
    Increase your intelligence for keeping your co-workers and company safe. You’ll gain an understanding of OSHA regulations, industrial hygiene, machine safety, and more.
  3. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate (Management)
    Discover how to use the proven quality management tools of Six Sigma to supervise large and complex projects and processes in your organization.
  4. Project Management Certificate (Management)
    Learn how to manage risk, communicate with your teams, deliver on time and within budget, build deliverables, and much more. Georgia Tech is approved by the PMI® Project Management Institute and this certificate program satisfies the education requirement necessary to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam as well as the Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) exam.
  5. Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management Certificate (Supply Chain & Logistics)
    Discover how to enhance preparedness, planning, response, and recovery operations for humanitarian crises, healthcare delivery, and chronic health challenges to improve systems and promote long-term health and well-being.