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The Continuing Education Department of Atlanta Technical College offers a plethora of classes from online, web-based learning to hands-on training. With more than 100 classes including test prep, computer training, certificate programs, senior education, professional and personal development, our goal is to meet your needs. If you do not see a specific program or course you are interested in taking, please contact our office at 404-225-4487.

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Personal Trainer Course Download flyer

Course Number: CEFP 303/CEFP 304

Course Format: Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on

Course Date: April 5 – May17, 2014 (No class April 19)

Course Date Info: 9:00am- 4:00pm

Days of the week: Saturday

Number of sessions: 7

Course Fees: $699

Book Fees: $93.97 (required textbook is not included in course fees)

Instructor: TBD

Location: Atlanta Technical College

1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW

Bldg. D, Room D1107

Atlanta, Georgia 30310

404-225-4487

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Who should attend? Anyone interested in building a career in personal fitness.

 

FITTING AND PATTERN MAKING Download flyer

This class is designed for students to learn to fit and make personal master patterns to use in sewing for themselves.

This is a personal fitting and pattern making program. Students will achieve a CUSTOM fit for themselves and tools to understand how that was achieved. They will then use the bust dart sloper developed in the class to make the shoulder seam and armscye princess patterns. From the fitted bust dart sloper students will make a top or blouse and learn how to make facings, add button plackets and collars. A copy of this custom fitted pattern will be used to develop the shoulder seam and armscye princess patterns. With these patterns students will make a top or jacket. Instruction includes how to add ease and make adjustments for a jacket as well as discussions about silhouette and proportions. A pattern analysis process will be explained a well as how to add details from commercial patterns to the custom pattern. The lab portion of the class will include making three garments, one jacket and two tops.

Course Number: CECT 202
Course Format: Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on
Course Date: April 30 - July 16, 2014
Course Date Info: 6:00pm- 9:00pm
Days of the week: Tuesday
Number of sessions: 10
Course Fees: $279
Location: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW, Bldg. D, Room D1105, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Who should attend? Anyone who has experience in sewing and interested in designing and developing master patterns. Must have prior sewing experience.

Instructor: Deanne Smith
Deanne is a life-long sewing enthusiast, operating the Atlanta Sewing Academy for sewing instruction since 2007. Her certifications are in flat pattern making, tailoring and garment construction. She is knowledgeable in the technical aspects of construction of garments and home decor, fabrics, finishes, treatments. Deanne is an American Sewing Guild instructor specializing in sewing with sheer fabrics, identifying fibers, bra construction, jacket fitting and construction, pattern fitting, using master patterns and pattern design. As a certified instructor, she is skilled in the basics of sewing, measuring and fitting, basic fitting and construction of top, jackets and blouse, drafting and construction of custom fitted skirts, advanced classes in developing and using master patterns, and wardrobe planning. Meet Deanne on the atlantasewingacademy.blogspot.com.

GARMENT CONSTRUCTION Download Flyer
This class includes Pattern Theory: How to select and use patterns for successful garment sewing. Why to draw in seam lines on your pattern pieces. Reviewing patterns for technical quality. How to check patterns for general ease, balance, sleeve ease, side seams, and walk in the sleeves. How to add or subtract ease as desired. Reading and interpreting pattern instructions. Tips on how to choose the right fabric for your project. Choosing the lining or interlining and interfacing. Learn about drape and hand as well as weight and weft and warp. Learn how these interact with your garment. Learn how to identify the suggested fabrics. Discussion of sources of fabrics; local retail and online retailers. In this class students will learn about cutting and grain lines, stay stitching and under stitching as well as planning seam allowances and seam treatments in making a top or blouse and an unlined jacket with Hong Kong seams. This class is appropriate for a beginner that is proficient on the sewing machine and is familiar with sewing and pattern terminology. More advanced students will learn advanced sewing techniques as well.

Course Number: CECT 203
Course Format: Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on
Course Date:
April 1 – June 10, 2014
Hour of the Class: 6pm-9pm
Days of the week:
Tuesdays
Number of sessions:
10
Course Fees:
$299
Location: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW, Bldg. D, Room D1105, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Who should attend? Adults who are proficient in pattern and sewing terminology and techniques. Prior sewing experience is required. This is an advanced beginner course.

Instructor: Deanne Smith

CLASSIC SKIRT
Students will prepare a custom straight skirt pattern drafted to their measurements. The skirt draft is then stitched in muslin to tweak the fit. From the final draft the student constructs a straight skirt or a styled skirt using the custom draft. Students will learn to make style changes from this draft, then plan the skirt construction details: seam allowance and seam treatments, interfacing, lining, fashion fabric and notions needed. The skirt will be cut and sewn using such quality dressmaking techniques of interlining, lining, tailor tacks to mark darts and hand sewn blind hems that are appropriate for their projects. This class is appropriate for advanced beginner students as well as more advanced students. Students should be proficient with machines and basic garment construction techniques and terminology.

Course Number: CECT 204
Course Format: Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on
Course Date: October 29 - December 10, 2014

Hour of the Class:
1pm-4pm
Days of the week:
Wednesdays
Number of sessions: 10
Course Fees:
$299
Location: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW, Bldg. D, Room D1105, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Who should attend? Adults who are proficient with machines and basic garment construction techniques and terminology. Prior sewing experience is required.

Instructor: Deanne Smith

LINED JACKET Download Flyer
Students will make a lined jacket with collar, lapel and set in sleeves. Class discussions will include selection of fabrics and construction techniques. Choice of appropriate interfacing, interlinings, linings, closure treatments such as bound buttonholes, welt pockets and sleeve vents will also be discussed. Some hand stitching will be included. Project planning procedures will be used to determine which techniques to employ. In the lab students will construct a muslin for final fitting and cut and sew the jacket. This class requires intermediate to advanced sewing skills.

Course Number: CECT 205
Course Format: Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on
Course Date:
September 16 – November 15, 2014
Hour of the Class:
1pm-4pm
Days of the week: Tuesdays
Number of sessions:
10
Course Fees: $299
Location: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW, Bldg. D, Room D1105, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Who should attend? Adults who are proficient with machines and basic garment construction techniques and terminology. Prior sewing experience is required. This is an intermediate to advanced sewing course.

Instructor: Deanne Smith

BASICS OF SEWING 101 Download Flyer
The class includes instruction and lab work on accurate measuring and cutting, how to plan your sewing projects, seams and seam treatments including French seams and how to choose the appropriate seam treatment for your project and fabric, closures, zippers, buttons and buttonholes, how to apply facings and interfacing, darts, bias bindings and pipings, waistbands, fitting a skirt, lining and hemming. In the class you will make a throw pillow with a zipper and learn how to turn corners, make a tote bag and learn how to plan, make and apply pockets, add lining and handles with interfacing, make a scarf using jersey or chiffon and how to handle those fabrics. You will take your measurements, apply those to the skirt pattern and make a lined skirt with a zipper, darts and hand sewn blind hem. The class includes a field trip to a Gail K Fabrics to select fabric for your skirt. This program is designed to give you the skills to sew beginner to advanced beginner projects. All class projects are designed to systematically build your skills and proficiency. The class is 30 hours of instruction and lab. The cost is $249 plus $6 insurance payable to Atlanta Technical College and a $25 class samples kit fee paid to me at the first class. Registration is through the college at CE@atlantatech.edu or 404-225-4487. Registration closes one week prior to class start date or when the class fills. The class size is limited.

Course Number: CECT 200
Course Format:
Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on
Course Date:
July 8 - September 16, 2014
Course Date Info:
6:00pm-9:00pm
Days of the week:
Wednesdays
Number of sessions: 10
Course Fees:
$249
Location: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW, Bldg. D, Room D1105, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Instructor: Deanne Smith

LITTLE BLACK DRESS
In this class students will fit and make a classic lined dress. A muslin will be sewn to check the fit and make any needed adjustments. From this the dress will be sewn. Project planning procedures will be used to determine fabric selection, appropriate lining, interlining and interfacings as well as construction techniques. Lab work will include cutting and sewing the garment.

This class requires intermediate to advanced sewing skills.
Course Number: CECT 200
Course Format: Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on
Course Date:
August 20 – October 22, 2014
Course Date Info:
6:00pm-9:00pm
Days of the week:
Wednesdays
Number of sessions: 10
Course Fees:
$249
Location: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW, Bldg. D, Room D1105, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Instructor: Deanne Smith

Introduction to Digital Photography
Introduction to Digital Photography is a two session,12 hour, intensive course exposes students to the art and craft of photography. Students will practice how to use and get the most from their cameras by exploring the various features inherent in DSLR cameras. By the end of this course students will:

· Possess a stronger understanding of the core components and essential features used in creative photography.

· Acquire a broad understanding of photo theory while learning of its origins and historical development. Be able to pre-visualize, acquiring the skill of seeing the image prior actually holding the camera to shoot it

· Possess a greater grasp of composition and the role it plays in capturing good images.

· Become acquainted with post production photo editing tools.

· Print a high quality photo, while considering the most suitable papers, and making appropriate printer adjustments to achieve the desired result. Be able to communicate and create ideas with high quality imagery suitable for printing, framing, and archival exhibition.

Students taking this course will produce at least one quality photo related to a preconceived visual theme.

Hours of the class: 8AM to 3PMStart date: May 3, 2014

End date: May 17, 2014

Number of sessions: 2

Day of the week: Saturday

Course Format: Lecture/Hands on

Location: Atlanta Technical College

Cost: $150.00

Maximum enrollment: 15 Students

Material: A still camera (DSLR) and personal laptop computer is required

Who should attend: Media communications majors, aspiring photographers, all who are interested in taking better pictures.

Instructor information:

Art Jones has worked in the educational and commercial audiovisual industry for over 25 years. He's worked as photojournalist for Model Cities, the Amsterdam News, NYC, studio photographer, commercial and educational scriptwriter, curriculum designer, university lecturer, and media/public relations consultant. His career in this field began as a production assistant on Schoolhouse Rock educational cartoon series that aired over ABC Network for over six years. He is the Scriptwriter/Producer/Director, and the inspirational force behind the feature length documentary Spirit, and the producer/writer/director of the groundbreaking half hour documentary film, Models of Success.

Art later worked with the station manager or PBS Washington, DC affiliate WHUT in the licensing of the theatrical production of “Cuzzins.” He wrote and performed in the long running Saturday afternoon program “Storyville,” for NPR at American University; wrote and produced Sharp, the children's TV game show for DC Cable; and most recently licensed his latest documentary, 13 Percent, to Magic Johnson's Aspire TV Channel, and Russia Today TV.

Intro to Video production

Course Description

This 12-hour, two session intensive course is designed to introduce the neophyte aspiring videographer/filmmaker to the essentials in the film production process. Students will be taken through the three core components for creating a film:

Pre-Production, inclusive of Ideation/incubation period-Get an idea for a movie consider different genres; Writing the synopsis-The essence of the film/video concept;

Writing the treatment-Origin of idea, how will you treat the subject, what makes it important to do a film about?;Writing the Script; The script breakdown; Creating the storyboard; Establishing the number of characters/talented needed along with costumes, hair styles; Casting-Script and rehearsals; Establishing the number of locations needed and sets involved.

Production, this phase will include production crew; Talent; Call Sheet; Location; Clearances and Release forms; Camera; Tripod; Lights; Sound; Transportation; Hair stylist; Makeup artist; CATERER.

Post-Production will include capturing and/or transferring footage, creating a timeline, assemble edit, rough cut, color correction, adding graphics, stills, animation, and Foley.

Students will work in team to produce a commercial ad or public service announcement. Everyone who completes this course will take away a completed short film along with a clear overview as to the essentials of film/video production.

Hours of the class: 8AM to 3PM

Start date: June 7, 2014

End date: June 14, 2014

Number of sessions: 2

Day of the week: Saturday

Course Format: Lecture/Hands on

Location: Atlanta Technical College

Cost: $150.00

Maximum enrollment: 15 Students

Personal laptop computer is required

Who should attend: Media communications majors, aspiring filmmakers, photographers, actors, lecturers, teachers, university professors, heads of corporate public relations teams, as well as team members

Instructor information:

Art Jones has worked in the educational and commercial audiovisual industry for over 25 years. He's worked as photojournalist for Model Cities, the Amsterdam News, NYC, studio photographer, commercial and educational scriptwriter, curriculum designer, university lecturer, and media/public relations consultant. His career in this field began as a production assistant on Schoolhouse Rock educational cartoon series that aired over ABC Network for over six years. He is the Scriptwriter/Producer/Director, and the inspirational force behind the feature length documentary Spirit, and the producer/writer/director of the groundbreaking half hour documentary film, Models of Success.

Art later worked with the station manager or PBS Washington, DC affiliate WHUT in the licensing of the theatrical production of “Cuzzins.” He wrote and performed in the long running Saturday afternoon program “Storyville,” for NPR at American University; wrote and produced Sharp, the children's TV game show for DC Cable; and most recently licensed his latest documentary, 13 Percent, to Magic Johnson's Aspire TV Channel, and Russia Today TV.

Speaking Spanish Phonetically

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Learn an Innovative Approach to Accelerate the Phonetic Pronunciation, Reading, Writing and Dialogue of the Spanish Language.

· To offer a quality innovative interactive course of instruction.

· To acquire a working knowledge of Spanish on how to communicate professionally in their various fields.

· To learn the grammatical structure of the Spanish and English languages.

· To learn Spanish and English vocabulary for everyday situations.

· To learn pronunciations, reading, writing, & dialogue of the Spanish language.

Course Number: CEFL 100

Course Format: Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on

Course Date: April 24, 2014 - June 12, 2014

Course Date Info: 6:00pm- 8:00pm

Days of the week: Thursdays

Number of sessions: 8

Course Fees: $199

Location: Atlanta Technical College

1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW

Bldg. D, Room D1103

Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Who should attend? Anyone who is interested in learning the basics of Spanish.

Instructor: Ladrick Williams

Ladrick Williams is certified by the State of Georgia Peach Officers Standards and Training (POST) to provide Spanish instruction to law enforcement personnel throughout the state. Course designs are specialized for the specific business entities assuring that the course offering is relevant to the interests of the organization. A native of Panama City, Republic of Panama, Mr. Williams offers outstanding customer service, increased flexibility and greater value, which exceeds the expectations of students. Distinguished by his firsthand knowledge of the Spanish language and its culture, he ensures that students receive the most effective and professional service. Senor Williams has taught Spanish and ESL courses for over 20 years and has served in capacities as bilingual (Spanish/English) instructor, interpreter, translator and GED specialist.

A Mindset of Wealth – Summer Camp - Financial Education for a New Generation

A MindSet of Wealth is a financial education program focused on beginners ages 10 and up. We provide educational products and services geared toward building personal wealth and financial success. We specialize in creating relative and comprehensive material, simple to use, fun to learn and easy to live-by. Along with Kidz4Money (K4M), a nonprofit organization, we have influenced hundreds of teens, tweens, young adults and parents on the benefits and simple path of personal wealth since 2005.

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Course Number: CEWC 100

Course Format: Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on

Course Date: June 16 – June 20, 2014; or July 14 – July 18, 2014

Course Date Info: 8:00pm- 5:00pm

Days of the week: M-F

Number of sessions: 8

Course Fees: $149

Location: Atlanta Technical College

1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW

Bldg. D, Room D1103

Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Who should attend? Students who are ages 12 to 18

Instructor: Garry Lawrence

Garry Lawrence began his professional career as a field engineer for IBM and pursed engineering for 13 years. Later, Mr. Lawrence went on as an instructor of computer technology, where he discovered his love for teaching. Mr. Lawrence was a co-founder of Kidz4Money, where the Mindset of Wealth program was created in 2006. He continues his research in behavior finance and economics. He also stays on as a volunteer coach for a MindSet of Wealth along with co-writing Mr. G’s Thread.

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· Excel: Formatting Workbooks, Worksheets, Inserting Basic Formulas and Charts

· Outlook: Create and send email messages, Manage email messages, and managing contacts

· PowerPoint: Create slide presentation, Apply transitions, Deliver presentations

· Word: Creating documents, Formatting content, Proofreading documents, and Preforming mail merge operations

Course Number: CEBU 103

Course Format: Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on

Course Date: April 21, April 23, April 26, April 30, and May 3

Course Date Info: 6:00pm-8:00pm on weekdays; on Saturdays, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Days of the week: Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

Number of sessions: 6

Course Fees: $199

Instructor: Carrie Williams

Location: Atlanta Technical College

1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW

Bldg. D, Room D1103

Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Who should attend? Anyone interested in learning about Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,

Instructor: Carrie Williams

 

Class Name: Jewelry Making
Class Dates: Call for dates.
Class Day: Thursdays
Class Time: 9am-11am
Sessions: 1
Cost: $30
Class Description: There is nothing like expressing your unique style through jewelry. The jewelry making class offers an overview of the tools used in the art form and hands on instruction in basic jewelry design. Students will use high-quality crystals, beads and natural stones to create either a pair of earrings or a bracelet that reflects their personal style.

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Check here often for new program offerings. Some of our more popular course offerings include but are not limited to the classes listed below.

  • Certified Wedding Planner
  • Computer Courses
  • Fitting & Pattern Making
  • Forklift Training & Certification
  • Garment Construction
  • Jewelry Making
  • Online Classes
  • Photography
  • Reupholstery
  • Sewing
  • Spanish

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