Next Session Beginning March 7

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. The deadline for the Mini-Mester has passed, please contact for more information.


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 23
Live Virtual Orientation February 23 or March 1 (register here)
Spring Semester BeginsMarch 7
Drop/AddMarch 7-8
Fee Payment DeadlineMarch 8
Withdrawal DateApril 19
FinalsMay 4-5
Semester EndsMay 5

Click here to go to Academic Calendar


Below are courses being offered for Spring 2022:

AccountingMore 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

Business ManagementWhether it’s the idea of being your own boss, crunching numbers or closing a deal that’s appealing to you, there are a number of programs that can put you on the pathway to success. The business world is an exciting one – and a versatile one. Get ahead in the Mini-Mester by starting coursework in the Human Resource Management Specialist certificate below. This course can be applied to the degree or diploma for Business Management as well. 
Human Resources Management Specialist TCC 
 ·         MGMT 1100 – Principles of Management

·         MGMT 2115 – Human Resource Management

·         Or General Core applicable for the Business Management Degree or Diploma

Culinary ArtsAnd 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 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 1000 – Fundamentals of Culinary Arts

·         Or General Core applicable for the Culinary Arts Degree or Diploma

Early Childhood Care and EducationInspire and instruct future generations through our Early Childhood Care and Education program. Whether you are helping children to master the ABC song or teaching them their numbers, there’s no greater feeling than experiencing first-hand that “aha” moment when the students get it. Get ahead in the Mini-Mester by starting coursework toward the Early Childhood Basics TCC. This course can be applied to the Early Childhood Care and Education diploma or degree. 
Early Childhood Basics TCC 
 ·         ECCE 1101 – Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

·         Or General Core applicable for the Early Childhood Care and Education Degree or Diploma

NursingWherever 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 SciencesSchedule
 ·         ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology for Allied Health SciencesSchedule
Precision Machining and ManufacturingVirtually 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

 ·         MCHT 1012 – Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

·         Or General Core applicable for the Precision Machining Diploma

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:

ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric

MATH 1111 College Algebra

HIST 1111 World History I

POLS 1101 American Government

PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology

General Core Courses:Speak with an advisor to see how the below courses can help you complete your intended program of study.
ENGL 1101 Composition and RhetoricSchedule
 ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English 1Schedule
 EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional DevelopmentSchedule
 HIST 1111 World History ISchedule
 MATH 1111 College AlgebraSchedule
 MATH 1012 Foundations of MathematicsSchedule
 POLS 1101 American GovernmentSchedule
 PSYC 1101 Introductory PsychologySchedule 
 SPCH 1101 Public SpeakingSchedule 


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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 23 and March 1st. Choose one session to attend. Both sessions are Live Virtual Orientations. 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 for 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, Zelma Jones at

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 drop a class via their Banner Web account through March 8, 2022. The withdrawal date is April 19, 2022.

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?

Feb. 23, 2022

Q:When does the Mini-Mester begin?

March 7, 2022

Q:When can I drop and add classes?

March 7-8, 2022

Q:When is the fee payment deadline?

March 8, 2022

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.