(Columbia, Tenn. – February 22, 2011) - - - Columbia State’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development is offering several non-credit courses during the month of March covering a variety of topics.
Coaching for Success will help participants learn how to prepare people to successfully handle challenging situations and tasks, expand their team's capabilities to give the organization a competitive edge, delegate with confidence in their team's ability to assume new responsibilities, spend less time reacting to problems because they have prepared your work groups to succeed. The fee of $149 includes the text and all class materials. The class will be held on Columbia campus Friday, March 25, from 8 a.m. until noon.
EMT Refresher is a twenty-four hour refresher course that provides participants with a review and update on the care and treatment of medical trauma emergencies. Participants completing the course will meet the refresher requirements for re-certification with the National Registry. Completion also provides EMTs who are not currently National Registered with the opportunity to meet the requirements to take the EMT National Registry written and practical examinations. Participants completing the course will receive 2.4 continuing education units. The class will be held on the Columbia campus from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. beginning on March 7, and ending March 9. The fee is $120.
Basic Medical Coding live lecture format class will prepare a student to analyze medical records and assign codes to medical conditions, symptoms, diseases, lab, x-ray, surgery and diagnoses, establish proper documentation for billing any code to an insurance company to maintain accuracy, and understand how components of the documentation will be applied. The training involves 90 classroom hours, and each student should be prepared to spend an additional 20-30 hours per week in self-study. The course prepares students to take a nationally recognized certification exam. The class is to be held on the Williamson County Campus beginning March 19 from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and will meet on 18 Saturdays. The fee is $2495 and includes all texts and certification exam.
The Business Writing Workshop teaches the student to compose informative and engaging business, cover, and thank-you letters. The course will emphasize organization, style, concise word choice and revision regarding business correspondence. The class will be held on the Columbia campus and will begin Tuesday, March 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The fee for this course is $40.
The Introduction to QuickBooks 2010 course covers setting up a new company, working with centers and lists, working with business forms, etc. The class will be held on the Columbia campus Friday, March 11 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The fee of $129 includes the textbook.
The Internet/email course teaches the student how to get started with email, send and receive messages, and use popular email tools in the four-hour seminar. Email is a quick and inexpensive way to keep track of friends, communicate with grandchildren, and get the latest information on your hobbies and interests. This class will be held on the Columbia Campus on Friday, March 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The fee of $84 includes text.
Intermediate Excel 2007 teaches the student how to manage workbook data, use tables, analyze table data, automate worksheet tasks, enhance charts, share excel files and incorporate web information. The class will be held on the Columbia campus on Friday, March 4 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The fee of $129 includes text.
Online Medical Transcription course is offered through a partnership with Oak Horizons. The program consists of six consecutive blocks, and will take about six weeks to complete. A student will complete 950 cumulative hours of study during the program. Oak Horizons regularly networks with various employers to document skill needs and program value. Medical transcription is a healthcare profession that is in great need of knowledgeable and skilled professionals. The class will begin on Monday, March 21. The fee of $1,999 does not include books.
The Online Paralegal Career Advancement Certificate trains the student to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are most in demand. Topics include legal terminology, introduction to the evidentiary predicate, identifying relevant authority, legal research, and legal writing and appellate procedure. The class will begin on Monday, March 7. The fee of $1189 does not include books.
The following are some of the Gatlin online classes offered in March: Emergency Management Training – First Responder, Pharmacy Technician, Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2007 & 2003, Certified Wedding Planner, Grant Writing, Project management and Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt.
The Online: Gatlin Education programs are in-depth, career training courses in association with Gatlin Education Services, the world's largest provider of online, instructor-supported training to colleges and universities. The self-paced courses are available anytime, anywhere. All you need is a web-enabled computer and a desire to learn skills that will prepare you for a new career or update current skill sets. Programs typically take three - six months to complete. To register for Gatlin online classes, go to www.gatlineducation.com/cscc and select a topic. On the next page click in the box next to the course title, then scroll down to the bottom of the page, and complete the requested information. A representative will contact you within one business day. To register for Columbia State’s non-credit continuing educations courses go to: www.columbiastate.edu/ewd. For additional information call (931) 540-2660.