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Georgia Perimeter offers accelerated half-semester for quick credits

6/20/2014, 3:31 p.m.

Students seeking transferable college credits can get them in four weeks at Georgia Perimeter College this summer.

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Deborah Constable

Starting June 30, GPC is offering half-semester academic courses that allow students to earn full-time, transferable credit in four weeks.

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

New material is presented every day, and tests are held every week.

More than 50 courses are being offered at the college’s Clarkston, Decatur and Dunwoody campuses as well as online. Selected half-semester courses also are offered on GPC’s Alpharetta and Newton campuses.

Registration ends on June 26. To enroll, visit www.gpc.edu.

Debora Constable, a GPC accounting professor, said students can take advantage of the quick pace of the courses and their transferability to the students’ original institutions. She 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 1 and 2 courses,” she said.

To supplement her half-semester online course, Constable uses online resources and YouTube videos.

For more information, visit www.gpc.edu.