Georgia Perimeter offers half-term courses

COVINGTON — Students in the University System of Georgia can still take half-term courses at Georgia Perimeter College and have the credits transferred to their home school by the fall.

As one of the state’s top transfer institutions, GPC is offering half-semester courses beginning June 30 that allow students to earn full-time, transferable credit in four weeks. More than 50 courses, such as Accounting II, Anatomy and Physiology, Public Speaking, and Spanish are offered at the college’s Clarkston, Dunwoody and Decatur campuses, as well as online. Selected half-semester courses also are offered on GPC’s Alpharetta and Newton campuses.

Because of the shortened — and more rigorous — half-semester schedule, classes meet every day for four weeks.

Debora Constable teaches first- and second-half accounting courses that are required for business majors.

“Our accounting classes are for all business majors in the U.S. — they have to take Accounting I and II courses,” she said.

Students also may find the shortened half-semester suits their learning styles, Constable said. New material is presented every day, and tests are held every week.

“We cover a chapter a day, and the material tends to stay on the mind, and students tend to test better,” Constable said. To supplement her half-semester online course, Constable uses online resources and YouTube videos.

“This is an intensive course, but the benefit is that you’re done in less than four weeks, and students who pass with a B average are usually accepted into their respective accountancy programs.”

Registration for half-semester courses ends June 26. To enroll, visit www.gpc.edu.

Georgia Perimeter College, the largest state college of the University System of Georgia, serves approximately 21,000 students through five campuses in metro Atlanta and online.