(Columbia, Tenn. – March 17, 2011) - - - Columbia State’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development is offering several non-credit courses during the month of April covering a variety of topics.
Introduction to Excel 2007 teaches the student how to get started with Excel 2007 and work with formulas and functions. This class will be held on the Columbia campus on Friday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The fee of $129 includes text.
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 onColumbia State’s Williamson County Campus on Friday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The fee of $129 includes the textbook.
Intermediate Quickbooks 2010 course includes banking and billing activities, working with reports and budgets, protecting and backing up data, etc. The class will be held on the Columbia campus on Friday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee of $129 includes the textbook.
The Online Medical Coding program consists of six consecutive blocks. Each block contains four to five courses and will take approximately six weeks to complete each course. The student will complete 950 hours of study during the program. Medical coders are professionals skilled in classifying medical data from patients’ records. The coding practitioners review patients’ records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure. The course will start on Monday, April 18. The registration fee for the course is $1,999 (fee does not include books, equipment and technical access).
Coaching for Improvement is offered in conjunction with the Leadership Series. The class helps leaders 1) encourage others to take charge of improving performance and altering work habits, develop an improvement plan, and measure their progress 2) prepare for and conduct successful improvement discussions 3) handle specific challenges that might occur during such discussions, 4) foster morale and productivity by addressing performance and work-habit issues in a firm, fair, and consistent manner. The fee of $149 includes the text and all class materials. The class will be offered on Friday, April 22 from 8 a.m. until noon.
Online classes offered through Ed2Go - take high quality, noncredit online courses no matter where you are located, through Columbia State Community College and Ed2Go. Ed2Go offers hundreds of online courses on just about every topic. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with fellow students, gain valuable knowledge at your convenience. Students will have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to successfully complete the course. Any of these courses can be accessed at any time from anywhere with an Internet connection. There are recertification classes for teachers or just fun classes for your enjoyment. You may visit these and other courses at the following link: http://www.columbiastate.edu/ewd-online-development. Examples of classes offered: A+ Certification Prep, Understanding Adolescents, Learn to Buy and Sell on Ebay, GED Prep, Grant Writing, Microsoft Programs, Pharmacy Technician, Paralegal, Microsoft Office Specialist and more. Each class is 24-hours of study and costs are approximately $102.
In support of the environmental success, the following Green classes are offered this month through Gatlin online education. These programs are in-depth, career training courses in association with Gatlin Education Services. Classes will begin on April 20 and the tuition includes text.
Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager - Are you a facility manager, building engineer, or health and safety officer who wants to improve the indoor air quality of your building? Are you properly prepared to handle air quality complaints? Common mistakes can turn a small grievance into a wildfire of speculation and accusation. Not only does our program teach you practical skills to improve your building's indoor air, it also prepares you for third-party certification by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). The Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Program will educate the student on all the pertinent topics covered on the certification exam.
The Biofuel Production Operations training program will give participants the education they need to begin an exciting career in biofuel production. As a biofuel production operator, your job will be to ensure the quality and purity of the biofuel your plant produces. This involves inspecting and repairing equipment, operating computer systems, and handling lab equipment. The online program will ensure you have the skills you need to handle these tasks.
The Building Analyst Quick Start Program was developed and written in partnership with nationally recognized building science experts. Participants will learn about the principles of green buildings—from insulation to indoor air quality—as well as how to perform comprehensive building assessments. The Building Analyst Quick Start Program consists of two online training programs: Principles of Green Buildings and Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments.
The Principles of Green Buildings program will give the participant the science behind the concept of house-as-a-system by going through all of the major sub-systems that affect the way the entire structure system performs. A building is the sum of many parts, and for best performance for the occupants, it must be set up correctly with those sub systems synced together. A building that performs correctly will offer the best energy efficiency, provide a healthy environment for its occupants, and maintain its structural integrity.
Certified Indoor Environmentalist - Would you like to become an indoor air quality (IAQ) or green building consultant? Would you like to better understand how to create a healthy home or building by preventing, diagnosing, and resolving indoor environmental problems? If so, the Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) Online Certification Program is for you. Most everyone is concerned about the air quality in their workplace, home or school. The CIE program will help you determine if these clients do, in fact, have a problem. The student will learn the practical steps to follow in an indoor environmental assessment, how to take samples, and how to resolve common IAQ problems. The participant will learn about HVAC, building science, and the major contaminants, including their health effects.
To register, visit www.gatlineducation.com/cscc and select your 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.