Nov 04, 2014

Health Care Training Available in November

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Nov. 4, 2014) - - - In today's job market many people are looking for a new skill set that can lead to employment. Columbia State Community College's Center for Workforce Development is offering "Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider" and "Online Medical Coding" to those interested in a health care related career.

"Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider" is a four-hour course that reviews basic life support and airway obstruction. Students will work with mannequins to practice and perfect skills. This course is offered three different times in November and will take place at the Columbia Campus Nov. 10 from 5-9 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., and the Williamson Campus Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Medical coders generally work for hospitals, doctors' offices, insurance companies, outpatient surgery centers or temporary employment services. The "Online Medical Coding" program begins Nov. 10 and takes approximately 36 weeks to complete.

The Columbia Campus is located at 1665 Hampshire Pike, and the Williamson Campus is located at 104 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin. For full course descriptions, pricing, additional information, and to register for these or other continuing education courses through Columbia State's Center for Workforce Development, visit or call (931) 540-2659.

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, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at

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