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.
graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in online degree programs
courses and certificate programs offered in STEM and business fields.
guests and over 111 events at The Global Learning Center per year.
World Class Education
Get the best of both worlds — academic rigor and hands-on practical training.
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.
Nelson Baker, Ph.D.
Nelson Baker is the dean of GTPE and associate professor in the university’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.Learn more
Jeff Fischer serves to align business objectives with academic program strategy with a focus on creating and sustaining effective processes that support superior customer service.Learn More
Myk Garn, Ph.D.
Myk Garn joined GTPE to lead initiatives in creating and delivering world-class content across a variety of media to learners across the globe.
Stephen Harmon, Ed.D.
The appointment of Stephen Harmon marks a unique collaboration between GTPE, C21U, and the College of Design, the three units he serves.Learn more
As the Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy, Shannon Helton-Amos provides guidance and insight on the communications and marketing strategy for the organization.Learn More
Diane Lee manages the daily campus operations while working with regional community and business leaders to assess the educational needs of Coastal Georgia.Learn more
Stephen M. Ruffin, Ph.D.
Stephen Ruffin collaborates with faculty and the Georgia Tech community to develop world class academic programs for Georgia Tech Professional Education.Learn more
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.
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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