Feb 05, 2013


Computer Training, Medical Transcription, & Administrative Dental Assistant Courses Available

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 from computer training to an online "Administrative Dental Assistant" course.

"Introduction to QuickBooks 2010" covers banking and billing activities, working with reports and budgets, and protecting and backing up data. This class will be held on the Columbia Campus on Friday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The fee of $129 includes text.

"Internet/Email for Seniors" teaches participants about Email, a quick and inexpensive way to keep track of friends, communicate with grandchildren, and get the latest information on hobbies and interests. Learn how to get started with Email, send and receive messages, and use popular Email tools in this four-hour seminar. This class will be held on the Columbia Campus on Friday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee for the course is $84 and includes text.

The "Online Medical Coding" program consists of six consecutive blocks. Each block contains four to five courses 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. This class will begin on Monday, April 12. The fee of $1,999 does not include books.

The "Online: Gatlin Education" courses 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. A team of available online professionals, anytime scheduling, and educational textbooks combine to give you a relevant, interactive learning experience. Programs typically take three to six months to complete. To register, go to the Gatlin career training website at www.gatlineducation.com/cscc and select a topic. Registrants will be contacted within one business day.

The following courses are also "Online: Gatlin Education" courses:

The "Administrative Dental Assistant" course is a nationally recognized online certificate program that teaches the essential administrative tasks for managing the business aspects of a dental practice and becoming an Administrative Dental Assistant. The program includes instruction in dental terminology and anatomy, medical records management, accounts receivable and reimbursement management, insurance and patient billing, patient scheduling, and procedural and diagnostic coding. The Administrative Dental Assistant online program will prepare you for a new career working in a dental office. Textbooks are included. Students will complete 150 hours of training during the program. The fee of $1595 includes all materials.

"Pharmacy Technician" is nationally recognized as an online course and training program that teaches the skills needed to gain employment as a pharmacy tech in either the hospital or retail setting. The objective of the Pharmacy Technician Program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies as well as prepare for national certification. Students will complete 240 hours of training during the program. The fee of $1795 includes all materials.

To register or for more information on continuing education classes call (931) 540-2660. To register for the "Online: Gatlin Education" courses visit www.gatlineducation.com/cscc.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.