Feb 05, 2013


Choose From a Wide-Range of Computer Training, Medical Transcription and Leadership Non-Credit Courses

(Columbia, Tenn. - October 27, 2010) - - - Columbia State's Center for Economic and Workforce Development is offering several non-credit courses during the month of November covering a variety of topics.

Introduction to Excel 2007 includes getting started with Excel 2007, working with formulas and functions, formatting a worksheet, working with charts, analyzing data using formulas and functions. The class will be held on the Columbia campus on Friday, November 5, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The fee for the course is $129 and includes the textbook.

Online Medical Transcription program is offered through a partnership with Oak Horizons. The program consists of six consecutive blocks, and will take about 9-10 months 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 Friday, November 8. The fee of $1,999 does not include textbooks.

Coaching for Success will teach those attending how to prepare people to successfully handle challenging situations and tasks; expand your team's capabilities to give the organization a competitive edge; delegate with confidence in your team's ability to assume new responsibilities; and spend less time reacting to problems because you have prepared your work groups to succeed. The class will be held on the Columbia campus on Wednesday, November 17, from 8 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. The fee is $149 includes a textbook.

Online: Gatlin Education 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. Even though you don't have to attend class, you won't be on your own. 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 Web site at 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.

Administrative Dental Assistant is nationally recognized as an 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 included. Students will complete the program 150 hours. The fee of $1,595 includes textbooks and 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 technician 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 the program in 240 hours (approximately six months). The fee for the program is $1,795 and 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.