Searight PACE is the Gardner-Webb University Professional and Continuing Education program.
Gardner-Webb University’s Searight Professional and Continuing Education program offers very specific, online and in-person courses to enhance the skill levels of professionals ranging from entry level to mid-management, executive, and beyond.These courses provide you with real world capabilities, based on current trends and research, that will advance your career and improve your effectiveness.The Searight PACE Program offers CEU credits and certificate programs from different disciplines to help you improve your skills and impact society. It also offers fully customized training modules in partnership with corporations and other institutions that govern and issue discipline or specialized certificates.
All short (1, 2 or 3 days; some for few weeks) courses are taught by GWU faculty members and come with a certificate of completion.
In-Person classes are held at the Charlotte Campus Center, unless otherwise noted.
Rev. Johnny L. Searight, and his wife, Shirley P. Searight, alumni of Gardner-Webb University, want to create educational opportunities for students in similar situations. With the help of the GWU Advancement team, they have established the Searight Leadership Certificate (SLC) and the Searight Multicultural Leadership Award (SMLA).
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Our courses are created to help you learn new skills, upgrade current skills, and build knowledge for your professional and personal development. Designed with busy adults in mind, the courses are short and affordable with practical application.
This certificate program is designed for individuals who are seeking a career change and the skill set for a successful transition into the paralegal profession. Our Paralegal Studies Program is a comprehensive course of study designed to train students and other professionals in the aspects of the profession most in demand and most desired by attorneys.
How secure is your computer right now? You probably don’t know. Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the modern world, but if you’re like most people, you have no clue how they work or what the real threats are. While there are tons of resources on cybersecurity for technically savvy people, there are almost none for regular, everyday folks. That’s where this course comes in.
The TEAS prep course will review information needed to be successful when taking the TEAS qualifying exam. You will have an instructor review the english, math and science portions of the exam. If you register for the TEAS prep course, you will receive a discount since you have been accepted to GWU. For more information, please contact Dr. Melissa McNeilly at [email protected]
This Microsoft Excel 1 workshop is designed for all who wish to know how to use Microsoft Excel for their business, school, or place of work. At the end of the interactive workshop, participants will receive a certificate.
The CompT1A Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) certification is designed for validating an intermediate level of cybersecurity skills. These include risk analysis, threat detection, system configuration and data analysis and interpretation, “with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization. Students and professionals who complete this program will learn to improve their Cybersecurity skills, gain a better understanding of the threat detection, and new systems for combating these issues.
Courses are added monthly, so check back to see what new opportunities are available.
The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification was created and is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It demonstrates that you are competent when it comes to managing projects, including specific aspects like budgets, goals, and teams.
This highly demanded professional certificate course will help you to understand how your agency or other firms can use SAP S/4HANA Cloud for public sector to modernize your finance functions. You will be taught how to secure and use ARPA funds for your transformation. It is easier than you think but very effective for industries.
The endowed Searight Leadership Award shall provide need- and merit-based financial support to first-generation college students who exhibit an aptitude and an appetite for leadership.
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The Charlotte Center is home to the Searight Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) program, located at 8030 Arrowridge Blvd., in Charlotte.
If you are interested in offering a short course with compensation, looking for a course that you do not see offered here or what like more information about the Searight PACE program, please email us with more detail.