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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.

14k+
graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in online degree programs
350+
courses and certificate programs offered in STEM and business fields.
9k+
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.
Nelson Baker, professional education dean
Nelson Baker, Ph.D.
Dean, Professional Education

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

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Nisha Botchwey, associate dean of academic programs
Nisha Botchwey, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Academic Programs

Nisha Botchwey collaborates with faculty and the Georgia Tech community to develop world class academic programs for Georgia Tech Professional Education.

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Yakut Gazi, associate dean of learning systems
Yakut Gazi, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Learning Systems

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 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
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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Patrice Miles, assistant dean of business operations
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.
What We Offer

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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The Lifetime Learner

Spotlighting the industries, trends, and skills driving disruption in education, the workforce, and the people in them.
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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 2019 FY Impact Report

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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