Helms College

Helms College Helms College is a nationally accredited, post-secondary school operated by Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA that offers Associate Degrees and Diplomas in hospitality and health care with campuses in Macon and Augusta, GA.

Learn more at helms.edu

Operating as usual

Wrights Farm sports a unique academic component. While the neighborhood’s residents will be encouraged to participate in...
04/09/2021
Cultivating interest: New subdivision in Columbia County integrates working farm

Wrights Farm sports a unique academic component. While the neighborhood’s residents will be encouraged to participate in different stages of crop cultivation, the working farm is the launching point for a new initiative by Goodwill Industries’ Helms College. The goal: enhance hands-on learning to build a world-class culinary arts program.

"We’re trying to create a very affordable school that has more experiential learning than any other culinary school in the country,” said Jim Stiff, president of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the Central Savannah River Area.

Read more about Wrights Farm here:
https://amp.augustachronicle.com/amp/4627131001

A partnership between Goodwill and a local developer is creating a subdivision with a farm to grow local crops and train Helms College students.

Helms College Alumnus Justin Bell joined us as a recruiter during our Career Fair last week! We are thankful for his sup...
03/02/2020
Helms College Alumni Recruits at Alma Mater's Career Fair -

Helms College Alumnus Justin Bell joined us as a recruiter during our Career Fair last week! We are thankful for his support and involvement.
#HelmsCollege #HelmsCollegeAlumni #CommunityEngagement #GoHelms #StudentLife

“I’m a big advocate for Helms College,” said Bell. “They gave me my start and I want to be out in the community and support them."

We're proudly offering a new Associate Degree for Culinary Operations in Resorts and Clubs! Read more from PR Newswire a...
03/02/2020
Helms College to Launch New Culinary Degree

We're proudly offering a new Associate Degree for Culinary Operations in Resorts and Clubs!

Read more from PR Newswire at ow.ly/rO3l50yAPwC.

In this program, students will have a completely unique experience including:
-EXTERNSHIPS WITH THE RITZ-CARLTON REYNOLDS LAKE OCONEE
-ABUNDANT OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE TOURNAMENT
-APPLIED LEARNING WITHIN EDGAR'S HOSPITALITY GROUP

Visit www.HelmsGoldStandardCulinary.com for more information!
#HelmsCollege

/PRNewswire/ -- A new Associate Degree in Culinary Operations in Resorts and Clubs (CORC) is scheduled to launch in July of 2020 at Helms College. The Augusta...

Check out our new AAS Degree in Culinary Operations - Resorts and Clubs! Students will have a completely unique experien...
02/27/2020

Check out our new AAS Degree in Culinary Operations - Resorts and Clubs! Students will have a completely unique experience that will include: EXTERNSHIPS WITH THE RITZ-CARLTON REYNOLDS LAKE OCONEE

ABUNDANT OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE TOURNAMENT

APPLIED LEARNING WITHIN EDGAR'S HOSPITALITY GROUP

Visit www.HelmsGoldStandardCulinary.com for more information!

Augusta Locally Grown
08/15/2019

Augusta Locally Grown

A HUGE THANK YOU to Brown's Place Farm for hosting our Augusta University Intern and the Helms College Culinary Horticulture class. We are so grateful for your time, your knowledge, and your beautiful farm.

#certifiedorganic Georgia Organics #GAorganics #GAFoodOasis #locallygrown #localfoods #alg #culinaryhorticulture

Everybody’s in great spirits! Graduation is underway! #HelmsCollege
07/25/2019

Everybody’s in great spirits! Graduation is underway! #HelmsCollege

Getting excited for tonight’s graduation! Families are already here staking out the good seats, ready to celebrate the s...
07/25/2019

Getting excited for tonight’s graduation! Families are already here staking out the good seats, ready to celebrate the students’ achievements. #HelmsCollege

Welcome Week at Helms College includes Snow Cones, Cheezy Cheez-It Day and a lot of good times! Drop in for a campus tou...
07/23/2019

Welcome Week at Helms College includes Snow Cones, Cheezy Cheez-It Day and a lot of good times! Drop in for a campus tour and find out what an education at Helms College can do for you. #HelmsCollege

Helms College's cover photo
06/29/2018

Helms College's cover photo

This past Tuesday, 16 Helms College students on our Augusta Campus were inducted into the National Technical Honor Socie...
06/15/2018

This past Tuesday, 16 Helms College students on our Augusta Campus were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.

Students are eligible for National Technical Honor Society Headquarters membership if they meet the following requirements – be at least a 3rd quarter student, have earned at least a 3.5 GPA, have attended at least 90% of their scheduled course hours and have been recommended for membership by faculty members based on their show of citizenship which can be characterized by volunteering for events and showing leadership among their peers. NTHS membership offers members the opportunity to apply for member-only scholarships and receive professional letters of recommendation from the organization. Student members are also eligible to become alumni members after graduation and receive even more benefits through NTHS.

Please join us in congratulating these students!

This past Tuesday, 16 Helms College students on our Augusta Campus were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.

Students are eligible for National Technical Honor Society Headquarters membership if they meet the following requirements – be at least a 3rd quarter student, have earned at least a 3.5 GPA, have attended at least 90% of their scheduled course hours and have been recommended for membership by faculty members based on their show of citizenship which can be characterized by volunteering for events and showing leadership among their peers. NTHS membership offers members the opportunity to apply for member-only scholarships and receive professional letters of recommendation from the organization. Student members are also eligible to become alumni members after graduation and receive even more benefits through NTHS.

Please join us in congratulating these students!

Address

3145 Washington Road
Augusta, GA
30907

General information

The administrative and student services offices of Helms College are open on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, students may request an appointment outside of these regular business hours. Certificate programs may offer day and/or evening sessions according to student demand. Augusta Campus 3145 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30907 706-651-9707 Macon Campus 5171 Eisenhower Parkway Macon, GA 31206 478-471-4394

Telephone

(706) 651-9707

Website

Products

The Macon Campus is located at 5171 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA 31206. Located near Interstate 475, the college is part of a campus operated by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA and includes offices for administrative and career services. It is also home to the Polly Long Denton School of Hospitality, which contains multimedia equipped classrooms; culinary labs; a computer lab; a small, centralized library; a fully-equipped, professional kitchen; and Edgar’s Bistro restaurant, which provides a venue for experiential learning, front- and back-of-the-house training, and fine dining. Adjacent to the school is the Anderson Conference Center and Hire Grounds Café. Along with the restaurant, these facilities operate as part of Edgar’s Hospitality Group and provide additional opportunities for students to receive hands-on training toward a diploma or associate degree in culinary arts.

The Augusta Campus is located at 3145 Washington Road, August, GA 30907. Located near Interstate 20, and similar to its Macon counterpart, the college is part of a campus operated by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA. The Helms College Augusta Campus has two schools: the School of Hospitality, and the School of Health Services.

The School of Hospitality houses three well-equipped culinary labs, multi-media equipped lecture classrooms, and academic development classrooms furnished with computers and learning resources. Adjacent to the school is Edgar’s Grille, Hire Grounds Café, and the Snelling Conference Center. Each of these venues provide students with opportunities for experiential learning, front- and back-of-house training, fine dining, and catering services, for both diploma and associate degree studies within the culinary arts field.

The School of Health Services contains classrooms, a computer laboratory, and well-equipped clinics for the study of a variety of health services certificate programs. The Augusta Campus also houses a Goodwill Job Connection, a facility provided for the public and funded as part of Goodwill’s mission to provide employment and career services to individuals from the community and to Helms College students. It is one of seven Job Connection sites located throughout the regions served by the Macon and Augusta campuses.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Helms College posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The University

Send a message to Helms College:

Our Story

If you are an individual seeking to discover, develop, and strengthen your God-given gifts, we invite you to explore Helms College. We are committed to providing students with a transformative educational experience. We offer a distinctive education in a caring and supportive environment that will give you the knowledge, skills and experiential learning you need for career success. Are you ready to change your life for the better?

We invite you to learn more about our culinary and health services programs today. Find out, just how Helms College Changes Everything: www.helms.edu

Helms College is an institution of higher education that provides a unique approach to experiential learning and career education. Named in honor of Rev. Edgar Helms, the founder of Goodwill Industries, Helms College creates opportunities for students to discover their strengths and build upon their knowledge, skills, and attitudes through extensive integrative and experiential learning. With a focus on asset development rather than deficit management, Helms College is designed to ensure that students receive the education and training they need to advance their career and access the American Dream. Intensive career advisement and academic support empowers students to obtain stackable credentials and launch careers in high demand occupations.

The College—envisioned and developed by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc., which was founded in 1975 to serve individuals with disabilities and other special needs—offers two campuses: one in Middle Georgia, and one in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). Learn more about the campuses here: www.helms.edu/our-campuses/