PACE is dedicated to bringing you lifelong learning programs and activities for adults of all ages. There's something for everyone - Career Development, Leisure Learning, Online Programs, and Learning in Retirement.


VSU Spring Break Camps for Kids

Register for the 2024 STEAM Center Spring Break Camps today! Camps will run April 1 - 5. Morning camps are 9 am - 12 noon; afternoon camps are 1 - 4 pm. A supervised lunch period is available from 12 - 1 PM. Lunch is not provided. If your child is staying all day, please send a sack lunch. 

  • Awesome Artists (K-5) Morning, 9 am - 12 pm
  • Awesome Artists (K-5) Afternoon, 1 - 4 pm 
  • Slime Science (K-5), 9 sm - 12 pm
  • STEM Explorers (K-5), 1 - 4 pm

Register today!

Please contact the STEAM Center at steamcenter@valdosta.edu or 229.253.2985 for information and to be put on the list to receive future camp announcements.

Learning in Retirement

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Call to register by phone at 229.245.6484 or register online.

Print or browse the PDF: Learning in Retirement Spring 2024.

If you have never been a member of LIR or haven't participated in several years, give us a call with your mailing address at 229.245.6484 or email your address to pace@valdosta.edu and we'll send you an LIR class catalog. Be sure to mention in the subject line that you want the LIR catalog.

 Financial Aid for Career Training

  • My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA): Spouses of active duty service members are eligible for up to $4000 in funding to pay for career training programs.
  • Army Credentialing Assistance (Army CA): Provides active duty soldiers, reservists, and up to $4000 per year for courses and exams that lead to industry-recognized civilian credentials in an occupational area of your choice.
  • Sallie Mae Student Loans: You can apply for a Sallie Mae Student Loan for noncredit, career training programs as well as undergraduate education. Call 229.245.6484 for more information or email pace@valdosta.edu.
  • Workforce and Career Services: Telamon provides financial assistance to pay for career training. Telamon serves youth, migrants, seasonal farmworkers, and low-income individuals. Call 229.333.7550 to learn more and find out if you are eligible.

Career Training Courses - Finish is 4-6 months

High-demand career training courses in:

Food Safety Manager Certification (ServSafe)

  • The next class date is Thursday, April 11, 9 am - 6:30 pm. Register Today!

IT Boot Camps

Live, immersive boot camps - powered by Infosec - prepare you for entry- to advanced-level IT certification exams in an intensive format. Learn more about our four most popular boot camps:

Explore all 12 IT Boot Camps to find the one that's right for you.

Self-paced boot camps prepare you for in-demand, high-paying jobs in the tech sector in AI Machine Learning, CybersecurityData Science and Analytics, and Cloud Engineer

Paralegal Certificate Course®

Train to be a job-ready paralegal with our online course. Online Flex, Live Hybrid, and Text Only formats also available. Learn more today.

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Train for an In-Demand Career in 6 - 12 Months

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Fundamental Skills - Online

  • 400+ classes in two formats: 6-week, instructor-led OR 3 month, self-paced tutorial
  • Browse the catalog.

Popular Special Interest Certificate Programs - Online

Georgia Real Estate Salesperson Pre-Licensing

  • Courses are 100% online and accessible 24/7.
  • NOW Available - Train for MLO, Home Inspection, Appraisal
  • For complete details and registration, visit ValdostaState.TheCEShop.com.


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Summer Camps for Kids

To be put on the mailing list for future camp information, please contact the STEAM Center’s coordinator Jessica Pippin at steamcenter@valdosta.edu or 229.253.2985.

Help senior adults attend Learning in Retirement...

Make a tax deductible contribution of $75 or any amount to support Learning in Retirement programming. 

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