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Searight Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

Searight PACE is the Gardner-Webb University Professional and Continuing Education program.

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What is Searight PACE?

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. The program offers courses in all disciplines.

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.

In-Person classes are held at the Charlotte Campus Center, unless otherwise noted.

Business Course Faculty Start Date Cost
PACE 501 Supply Chain Management
Online
Kaddra Green-Hall 8/24/24-10/19/24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$1,125
PACE 901 Human Resources Certificate Series – Payroll
IP
Prof. Sabrina Hall and Ghassan Dib 5/18/24
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (lunch included)
$249
PACE 902 Human Resources Certificate Series
IP
Prof. Sabrina Hall and Ghassan Dib 11/9/25
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (lunch included)
$249
PACE 703 Project Management (PMI)
Online & VBT
Dr. Christina King 1/20/24-2/3/24
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$1,125
IP=In-Person, VBT=Video Based Training

Digital Marketing and Six Sigma available upon request. Contact [email protected].

Grant Writing Course Faculty Start Date Cost
PACE 660, 661, 662, 663, 663+

Grant Writing Certificate Series

IP

Dr. Bobbie Cox

10/25/24-11/22/24
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(lunch included)

$1900
IP=In-Person, VBT=Video Based Training
Health Care Course Faculty Start Date Cost
PACE 125 TEAS Prep
Online
Dr. Jessica Ivey & Dr. Melissa McNeilly 4/13/24
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
$100
PACE 754 Medical Spanish
IP & Online
Eloísa S. Puello Cabeza 9/7/24-10/26/24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$1,125
IP=In-Person, VBT=Video Based Training
Mental Health Course Faculty Start Date Cost
PACE 201 Jesus + Therapy = Healing: Learning How to Integrate Spirituality into Mental Health
IP
Dr. Simone McIntyre 7/12/24
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
$99
PACE 203 Seeing the Military in Our Multicultural Lens
IP
Dr. Lorell Gordon 9/13/24
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
$99
PACE 206 Nuts and Bolts of Clinical Supervision
VBT
Dr. Lorell Gordon 6/21/24
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
$99
PACE 207 Intergenerational Trauma: The Burdens We Are Not Meant to Carry
IP
Terrance Dawkins 10/4/24
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
$99
IP=In-Person, VBT=Video Based Training
Religion Course Faculty Start Date Cost
PACE 404 Faith in Society series: Happiness According to Jesus
IP
TBA

5/28/24 – 5/29/24
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

$30
IP=In-Person, VBT=Video Based Training
Technology Course Faculty Start Date Cost
PACE 301 Microsoft Excel Fundamentals 1: Manage worksheets, data cells, and ranges
VBT
Prof. Ghassan Dib 8/12/24 and 10/12/24
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$70
PACE 302 Microsoft Excel Fundamentals 2:
Manage tables , use formulas and functions
VBT
Prof. Ghassan Dib 8/13/24 and 10/14/24
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$70
PACE 303 Microsoft Excel Fundamentals 3:
Manage charts and review for exam (exam is optional)
VBT
Prof. Ghassan Dib 8/14/24 and 10/15/24
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$70

+$59 for exam

PACE 304 Microsoft Excel Advanced 1:
Regression, Excel Stats package. Manage and format data.
 VBT
Prof. Ghassan Dib 8/3/24
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$70
PACE 305 Microsoft Excel Advanced 2: Formulas, Graphs and Charts. Create advanced formulas and macros. Manage advanced charts and tables. 
 VBT
Prof. Ghassan Dib 8/10/24
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$70
PACE 306 Microsoft Excel Advanced 3: Data for decision making. Manage workbook options and settings.
 VBT
Prof. Ghassan Dib 8/17/24
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$70 + $100 for Excel Expert exam
PACE 704 CompTIA Network+ Certification (part of Cybersecurity certificate series)
Online & VBT
Oscar Gonzalez 9/14/24-10/26/24 $1,125
PACE 705 CompTIA Security+ Certification (part of Cybersecurity certificate series)
Online & VBT
Oscar Gonzalez 1/18/25 – 3/1/25 $1,125
IP=In-Person, VBT=Video Based Training
Paralegal Course Faculty Start Date Cost
PACE 100 Paralegal Certificate
In-person & Online
Dr. Angelina Smith 9/21/24 – 10/19/24
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$1,125
PACE 100 Paralegal Certificate
In-person & Online
Dr. Angelina Smith 1/11/25 – 2/8/25
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$1,125
IP=In-Person, VBT=Video Based Training

Gardner-Webb University Searight Professional and Continuing Education program reserves the right to postpone, cancel or delete any course based on insufficient enrollment or other factors that may affect the class.

Searight Multicultural Leadership Award

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

The Charlotte Center is home to the Searight Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) program, located at 8030 Arrowridge Blvd., in Charlotte.

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