There’s a lot of emphasis on earning a traditional bachelor’s or even a master’s degree. But once you have that diploma in hand, the learning doesn’t stop. That’s why continuing education programs are so valuable. 

For working adults who want to boost their resume, earn a certificate or maintain their professional license, a CE program is an answer. Unfortunately, there are some myths about continuing education programs we need to bust! 

Myth 1: The most reliable continuing education programs are affiliated with universities. 

Community colleges and technical colleges have robust continuing education programs. For adults looking to learn a new skill or further their career development, these CE programs provide a host of certifications and professional licenses.

Myth 2: Continuing education programs pay their faculty low salaries so they aren’t truly invested. 

CE programs are loaded with high-caliber instructors. They budget appropriately for faculty and staff. They often seek out industry professionals with years of experience and expertise to share with their students. 

Myth 3: Continuing education programs have their own budget and therefore live by their own rules apart from the university or college. 

The CE program is governed by all the same rules, regulations, and education codes as the rest of the university, community college, or technical college. 

Myth 4: Continuing education programs aren’t viewed in the same way as degree and for-credit programs offered by the university or college. 

CE program offerings and classes are reviewed and approved by the university or college. Some may even require prerequisites. Non-credit certificate programs are developed with faculty or professional guidance. Some offerings may even be approved by state or national accreditation organizations. 

Let’s bust the myths surrounding CE programs. They are vetted, professional, and vital to creating a work-ready Georgia. 

When you join GCEA, you get access to educators from many of Georgia’s universities, colleges, and technical colleges –  all of whom work together to provide the excellent continuing education that Georgia adults deserve.

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