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Next Session Beginning March 6

West Georgia Technical College offers full courses in a condensed 7 ½ week schedule. Mini-Mesters are offered each Spring and Fall semester and help students get a jump start on the next semester. Ready to get started?

Financial Aid for Mini-Mesters

Financial Aid may be available for new and returning students who are not already enrolled for the full term.  Complete the FAFSA Form as soon as possible.

Priority Deadline February 15
Live Virtual Orientation February 22, 11:30-1:30 pm

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Spring Semester BeginsMarch 6
Drop/AddMarch 6-7
Fee Payment DeadlineMarch 8
Withdrawal DateApril 17
FinalsMay 3-4
Semester EndsMay 4
Final Grades AvailableMay 9

Click here to go to the Academic Calendar

Below are courses being offered for Spring 2023

General Core Courses:

Speak with an advisor to see how the below courses can help you complete your intended program of study.

EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional DevelopmentSchedule Link
ENGL 1101 Composition and RhetoricSchedule Link
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English 1Schedule Link
MATH 1111 College AlgebraSchedule Link
MATH 1012 Foundations of MathematicsSchedule Link
PSYC 1101 Introductory PsychologySchedule Link
SPCH 1101 Public SpeakingSchedule Link
Business Healthcare Technology

Healthcare agencies are hiring staff with administrative skills in healthcare in the West Georgia area. WGTC offers a solid business healthcare technology program which emphasizes the use of software and technology in the health care field. Get ahead in the Mini-Mester with starting coursework for the Practice Management Specialization below. This course can be applied to the degree in Business Healthcare Technology.

Business Healthcare Technology – Degree 
  • BUSN 2440 – Healthcare Leadership and Professional Effectiveness
  • Or General Core applicable for the Business Healthcare Technology Degree or Diploma
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Culinary Arts

At a time when culinary tastes are evolving and cultural barriers are disappearing, the industry needs people like you. In WGTC’s Culinary Arts program, you’ll be immersed in an environment that’s as close to the real world as it gets. You can hone your cooking skills as you focus on learning to deliver popular international flavors and techniques for today’s consumers. Get ahead in the Mini-Mester by starting coursework in the Prep Cook certificate. This course can be applied to the Culinary Arts diploma or degree.

Prep Cook TCC 
  • CUUL 1110 – Culinary Safety and Sanitation
  • Or General Core applicable for the Culinary Arts Degree or Diploma
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Early Childhood Care and Education

Few careers are quite as rewarding as instructing and inspiring future generations through our Early Childhood and Education program. Start now on a technical certificate, diploma or degree during the Mini-Mester.

Early Childhood Care and Ed. 
  • ECCE 1105 – Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Or General Core applicable for the Early Childhood Care and Education Degree or Diploma
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Wherever there is a need for personal care, certified nursing assistants are there. Nursing assistants/aides help patients of all ages perform the most basic daily tasks. They play a key role in the lives of their patients and in keeping medical providers up-to-date on vital information about the patient’s conditions. Start now on the Certified Nursing Assistant program during the Mini-Mester. These courses can be applied to various health science programs.

Nurse Aide TCC 
  • ALHS 1011 – Structure and Function of the Human Body for Allied Health Sciences
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  • ALHS 1060 – Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences
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  • ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences
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Precision Machining and Manufacturing

Virtually all industries depend on precisely machined parts when building their products. Our graduates will be in high demand for great-paying jobs with advanced manufacturers who are using the latest technologies to stay competitive in the global marketplace. Get ahead in the Mini-Mester by starting coursework toward the Basic Machining Operator TCC. This course can be applied to the Precision Machining or CNC diploma.

Basic Machining Operator TCC 
  • MCHT 1011 – Introduction to Machine Tool
  • Or General Core applicable for the Precision Machining Diploma
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  • MCHT 1012 – Print Reading for Machine Tool
  • Or General Core applicable for the Precision Machining Diploma
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Welding and Joining

If you like to be challenged, physically active and accomplished, welding may be the career for you. Welding offers many job opportunities with good, competitive wages. Start now on a technical certificate or diploma in the Mini-Mester.

Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder TCC or Welding and Joining Diploma 
  • WELD 1000 – Introduction to Welding Technology
  • Or General Core applicable for the Welding and Joining Diploma
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AS in General Studies

AS in General Business

The Associate of Science Degree allows students to earn specific occupational and general education credits in math, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences that can transfer toward a four-year degree. Students will choose specialization options to customize the degree toward the desired outcome.

Course Options:

ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric

MATH 1111 College Algebra

PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology

SPCH 1101 Public Speaking

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To review book costs, click here.

Tuition and Fees do not cover textbooks unless the textbook is an Open Educational Resource.

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Q:How do I apply for the Mini-Mester?
  1. Complete and apply.
  2. Submit applicable transcripts.
  3. Office of Student Affairs will notify applicants by letter of acceptance.

Contact Admission Office staff for further questions at


Q:How will I be notified about my acceptance?

You will be notified by email to the address you provided on your admission application. Be sure to check your spam box.

Q:How do I register for classes?

After you complete the Live Virtual Orientation, you will be registered for your courses by an academic advisor. You will be able to take a maximum of 2 courses.


Q:When is orientation & how do I register for it?

Orientation will be held on February 22 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. The session will be held in a Live Virtual Orientation format. Registration for the Live Virtual Orientation will be available beginning January 23, 2023 until February 20, 2023. Go here to register:

Q:Do I have to attend this Orientation?

Yes. Registration access is only given to students who attend the Mini-Mester orientation sessions for that specific Mini-Mester registration period. Prior campus New Student Orientation, online orientation, or Mini-Mester orientation completion in the past does not waive the requirement to attend the Mini-Mester session to receive access to the current Mini-Mester registration period.

Q:What if I need accommodations for the Orientation?

For accommodations during your orientation event, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Tangie Key

Q:How do I apply for Financial Aid?

Students interested in applying for financial aid may do so by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a Georgia Scholarship and Grant Application (GSFAPP). Students who are currently registered for the full term may not be eligible for additional financial aid funding.  Interested students should contact the financial aid office for more information concerning additional funding.

Q:How do I drop a class after I am registered?

Students may make changes to their schedule via their Banner Web account or by contacting an academic advisor through March 7, 2023. Students who need to withdraw from a course after the drop/add period ends may do so via their Banner Web account through April 17, 2023.

Q:How do I get my books?

Check the list above to see if your course offers free Open Educational Resources (OER) or go here to order your books online. You can visit our bookstores in-person on at one of our 5 main WGTC campuses.

Q:How do I log into email, Blackboard, Otka, Banner Web?

The information is included in your acceptance letter and is found on the Mini-Mester landing page.

Q:How much do Mini-Mester courses cost?

WGTC’s standard tuition and fees apply. Please refer to the link below for additional information.

Q:What is the priority deadline for the Mini-Mester admission process?

February 15, 2023

Q:When does the Mini-Mester begin?

March 6, 2023

Q:When can I drop and add classes?

March 6-7, 2023

Q:When is the fee payment deadline?

March 8, 2023

Q:How many courses can I take during the Mini-Mester?

The Mini-Mester is 7 ½ weeks long so the recommendation is to take one course. Two is the maximum number of courses allowed for registration.

Q:What if I am a currently enrolled student and want to take mini-mester classes?

Currently enrolled students can take mini-mester classes and will have to pay out of pocket and register to do the mini-mester orientation. Financial Aid is not disbursed for currently enrolled students. During orientation, you will select what class/es you wish to register for, and an Advising Coach will register you.