Mini-Mesters

 

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Next Session Beginning October 10

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.

DATES TO REMEMBER
Priority Deadline September 28
Live Virtual Orientation September 28 and/or Oct. 4 (register here)
Fall Semester BeginsOctober 10
Drop/AddOctober 10-11
Fee Payment DeadlineOctober 11
Withdrawal DateNovember 17
FinalsDecember 7-8
Semester EndsDecember 8

Click here to go to the Academic Calendar

Below are courses being offered for Fall 2022: 

General Core Courses: 

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

 ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation Schedule Link 
 EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development Schedule Link 
 ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric Schedule Link 
 ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English 1 Schedule Link 
 HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities Schedule Link 
 MATH 1111 College Algebra Schedule Link 
 MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics Schedule Link 
 POLS 1101 American Government Schedule Link 
 SPAN 1101 Introduction to Spanish Language/Culture Schedule Link 
Accounting 

More companies are hiring accounting and financial staff in the West Georgia area. WGTC offers a solid accounting option that gives students a thorough understanding of accounting principles and its application for practical business practices. Get ahead in the Mini-Mester with starting coursework for the Tax Preparation certificate below. This course can be applied to the degree or diploma for Accounting as well. 

 Tax Preparation Specialist TCC  
 
  • ACCT 2145 – Personal Finance 
  • Or General Core applicable for the Accounting Degree or Diploma 
Schedule Link 
Culinary Arts 

And 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 the 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 
Schedule Link 
Nursing 

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 patients’ conditions. Start on now on Certified Nursing Assistant program during the Mini-Mester. These courses can be applied to various health science programs. 

 Nurse Aide TCC  
 
  • ALHS 1060 – Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences 
Schedule Link 
 
  • ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 
Schedule Link 
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 
Schedule Link 
 
  • MCHT 1012 – Print Reading for Machine Tool 
  • Or General Core applicable for the Precision Machining Diploma 
Schedule Link 
AS in General Studies 

AS in General Business 

The Associate of Science Degree provides an opportunity for 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 his or her desired outcome.  

 Course Options: 

ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 

ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 

HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities 

MATH 1111 College Algebra 

POLS 1101 American Government 

Schedule Link 

 

Books

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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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

Contact Admission Office staff for further questions at admissions@westgatech.edu.

 

Q:How will I be notified about my acceptance?
A:

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?
A:

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?
A:

Orientation will be held on September 28 and October 4. Choose one session to attend. Both sessions are Live Virtual Orientations. Registration for the Live Virtual Orientations will be available beginning August 29, 2022. Go here to register: www.westgatech.edu/orientation

Q:Do I have to attend this Orientation?
A:

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 for the current Mini-Mester registration period.

Q:What if I need accommodations for the Orientation?
A:

For accommodations during your orientation event, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Tangie Key tangie.key@westgatech.edu.

Q:How do I apply for Financial Aid?
A:

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?
A:

Students may make changes to their schedule via their Banner Web account or by contacting an academic advisor through October 11, 2022. Students who need to withdraw from a course after the drop/add period ends may do so via their Banner Web account through November 17, 2022.

Q:How do I get my books?
A:

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?
A:

The information is included in your acceptance letter and is found on the Mini-Mester landing page.  https://www.westgatech.edu/myWGTC/

Q:How much do Mini-Mester courses cost?
A:

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

https://www.westgatech.edu/admissions/tuition-and-fees/

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

September 28, 2022

Q:When does the Mini-Mester begin?
A:

October 10, 2022

Q:When can I drop and add classes?
A:

October 10-11, 2022

Q:When is the fee payment deadline?
A:

October 11, 2022

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

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?
A:

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.