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Next Session Beginning October 9

West Georgia Technical College offers full courses in a condensed 7 ½ week schedule. Mini-Mester’s 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-Mester’s

Financial Aid may be available for new and returning students not enrolled for the full Fall or Spring term. Complete the FAFSA Form as soon as possible.

Priority Deadline July 5
Live Virtual Orientation September 27
Fall Semester BeginsOctober 9
Drop/AddOctober 9-10
Fee Payment DeadlineOctober 10
Withdrawal DateNovember 17
FinalsDecember 4-6
Semester EndsDecember 6


Click here to go to Academic Calendar

Below are courses being offered for Fall 2023:

General Core Courses:

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

ARTS 1101 Art AppreciationSchedule Link
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional DevelopmentSchedule Link
ENGL 1101 Composition and RhetoricSchedule Link
 ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English 1Schedule Link
 HUMN 1101 Introduction to HumanitiesSchedule Link
 MATH 1111 College AlgebraSchedule Link
 MATH 1012 Foundations of MathematicsSchedule Link
 POLS 1101 American GovernmentSchedule Link
 PSYC 1101 Introductory PsychologySchedule Link
 SPCH 1101 Public SpeakingSchedule Link
 THEA 1101 Theater AppreciationSchedule 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 will be immersed in an environment that is 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
Criminal Justice

Few jobs will test your endurance like serving and protecting your community, but few jobs will provide greater satisfaction than those in the criminal justice sector. You’ll help protect others, uphold the law, and keep order in the community.


This course may be applied to the Criminal Justice Degree or Diploma.

Criminal Justice Degree/Diploma 
  • CRJU 1010 – Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Or General Core applicable for the Criminal Justice Degree or Diploma
Schedule Link
Early Childhood Care and Education

Inspire and instruct future generations through our Early Childhood Care and Education program. This field requires a mastery of many fields, but there are few careers quite as rewarding.

This course may be applied to the Early Childhood Care and Education TCC/Diploma/Degree.

Early Childhood Care and Education TCC/Diploma/Degree
  • ECCE 1105 – Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Schedule Link
Fire Science

The modern fire service is challenging, fast-paced, and highly rewarding. Firefighters are tasked with many different roles within the community. Many fore departments are operating under lower staff meaning you may be involved in decision-making on a scene with only one partner or even on a single man apparatus.

This course may be applied to the Fire Science Degree.

Fire Science Degree
  • FRSC 1161 – Fire Service Safe & Loss Control





Schedule Link

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

Nurse Aide TCC 
  • ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences
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

PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology

SPCH 1101 Public Speaking

THEA 1101 Theater Appreciation

Schedule Link



To review book costs, click here.

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




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 September 27. Choose one session to attend. Both sessions are Live Virtual Orientations. Registration for the Live Virtual Orientations will be available beginning August 29, 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 October 11, 2023. 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, 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?

July 5, 2023

Q:When does the Mini-Mester begin?

October 9, 2023

Q:When can I drop and add classes?

October 9-10, 2023

Q:When is the fee payment deadline?

October 10, 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.