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Armstrong, SavTech offer short-term classes
Seven-week college courses accommodate busy students
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If you’re looking to get ahead with undergraduate or graduate level college courses without committing to a full semester, local colleges may have your answer.

Savannah Technical College and Armstrong Atlantic State University both will offer seven-week courses beginning within the next few weeks.

For the first time ever, Savannah Tech is offering a seven-week “MiniMester” to accommodate working students who may not be able to commit to full 15-week semesters, according to Director of Admissions Gwendolyn Moore.

Officials decided to launch the program to maintain some more flexible schedules in the wake of the school’s change from a quarterly system to longer semesters, Moore said.

“This is a trial run for us, but we anticipate having the program again in the spring,” she added.

The program, which begins Oct. 17 at the main, Liberty and Effingham campuses, offers mostly core classes at a variety of times with a wider assortment online. The amount of class time varies according to the credit value of each course, she said.

“We do try to offer flexibility, where if we don’t teach a course at night, we try to offer it online,” she said.

An introductory course in EMT employment and core mathematics courses will be offered at the Liberty center, and many more classes, such as a construction management series, will be available online.

Though registration will run through Oct. 19, Moore encourages students to register early, especially if they plan to use financial aid. Prospective students should contact the Liberty campus student-affairs office at 912-408-3024, ext. 3000.

Savannah Tech also will offer a seven-week daytime course on commercial truck driving at both its Liberty and Effingham locations beginning Oct. 24. Class sizes are limited to 12 students each, and students will need to successfully complete entry testing, pass a drug screen, provide a seven-year motor vehicle record and be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical.

For information about the commercial truck-driving course, email Melanie Smith at or call 912-443-5859. 

Armstrong also will offer flex-term classes beginning Oct. 12 for both graduates and undergraduates.

Seven classes will be offered at Armstrong’s Liberty center, with offerings from the economics, English, history, music, philosophy, political science and psychology disciplines. Each class meets twice weekly for two hours and 45 minutes.

The enrollment deadline for new and returning students to Armstrong’s flex term is Monday. Students should visit Victor Hall on the Armstrong campus to apply and register, and returning students must meet with an advisor prior to registration.

For more information about Armstrong’s offerings, call the Admissions office at 912-344-2503 or email

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