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The Online Learning Advantage

The Online Learning Advantage

Have you experienced online learning? With the changing landscape of education, the online learning platform has become much more prevalent. Did you know, we offer more than 300 online training options — including 65+ certificate-based programs? Now’s your chance to say goodbye to traffic jams and parking woes with the convenience and flexibility of online learning.

Why online?
Similar to our classroom-based programs, our online platform will also prepare you for employment and professional certification exams in some of today’s most desirable career fields. You can earn professional certificates from many career training programs while other classes provide a certificate of completion.

What are the advantages?
Some of the numerous reasons to choose the online route include:

  • Self-paced learning
  • Variety of programs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Telecommuting
  • Cost savings
  • Convenience
  • No books

They Did It
A few of our many online graduates reflected on their experience. Here’s what they had to say:

Natalee Leslie, Administrative Medical Specialist and Medical Billing and Coding graduate, said, “I’ve taken online courses before, and I feel like this prepared me more. In the program I took, they have you simulate a day in the life at a doctor’s office. I felt more prepared for that. The online course was very informative. Any time you had any questions, you could always email the instructors. They encouraged you to be in discussion groups and those discussion groups were really helpful.”

Katrina Rowan

Katrina Rowan, online graduate

Katrina Rowan, Paralegal graduate, said, “I liked that I could obtain a certificate in a short amount of time — as opposed to a four-year degree. I didn’t know if I could commit to the classroom due to my husband’s work schedule and having two boys at home. The online option worked best for me.”

Katrina also cites the self-paced, six-month, user-friendly online platform as some of the reasons she chose that route. She also valued the course’s career developmental focus. “The program far exceeded my expectations,” she said. “I especially appreciated the initial focus on building your résumé, looking for a job and the different kinds of jobs to look for.”

What are my options?
We offer two types of online platform options. They include:

#1 Career Training Programs
Position yourself for a rewarding career with these courses – many of which will prepare you for professional certification exams in your field of interest. These are “start anytime” programs, meaning you can begin the course and move through it based on your own schedule.


  • Courses are open enrollment and self-paced
  • Facilitators are available to answer questions as needed
  • You will receive a certificate upon successful completion

#2 General Courses
Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, highly interactive and convenient. Choose from a wide variety of topics ranging from computer programming and web design to languages and writing.


  • Courses start monthly
  • All courses run for six weeks (with an additional two weeks to complete the final exam)
  • Each lesson will include quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more.

What do your offerings cover?
Our online classes cover some of today’s most highly desired fields such as:

  • Management/Leadership
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Business & Accounting
  • Paralegal
  • Languages
  • Real Estate
  • Hospitality
  • Test Preparation

We also offer Nursing Online CNEs to registered nurses who are required to complete continuing education hours to renew their credentials. This includes 15 approved online certificate courses with a 10% discount for WellStar employees.

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