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Continuing Education

Your Center for Personal and Professional Development

Professional Development

Shift Your Gears Start a New Career with our EKG Technician Certification program (pg 8). Make a Difference with Paralegal Studies (pg 14). Serve and Protect with our Unarmed Security Officer Certificate (pg 16).

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Continuing Education Rethinking your career? Stay competitive by developing your professional skills. Certificate programs have rapid growth nationally. One million certificates were awarded in 2010. Increase your potential. Get started now.

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Winter Open House

January 10, 2013 6 to 8pm Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center located at the corner of E. Lindsay Drive and College Drive • Attend FREE Information Sessions to learn more about Certificate Programs that can open doors to a new career. • Try before you buy select personal enrichment classes in our FREE class samplers. • Meet Continuing Education instructors and staff.

Enroll during this event and get 10% off tuition (some restrictions apply.)

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What Students Say About Continuing Education

“Learning where to find word processing tools in the Discover Microsoft Word class and how to use them on the computer opened my eyes to a wealth of resources available. Having these things explained to me gave me more confidence to work with the tools on my own.” – Barbara Brown


C ourse Locations All professional courses are held at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center - EBTC Most photography courses are held at the Rankin Arts Photography Center - RAPC

Inside... Professional Development

Computing & Software . . . . . . . . 2-6

Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9

Project Management . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Legal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15

Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-18

Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . 19-20

Going Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-22

Creative Pursuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Call 706.507.8070 Look for courses with these icons: Online New for Winter 2013 CP Certificate Program WIA Approved for funding by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) VA Approved for funding by the Veterans Administration $ Eligible for payment plan–Call 706.507.8071 for more information.


Professional Courses

| Computing & Software

Comp u t i n g & S o f twa r e

Focus on Microsoft Excel: Formulas

“Computer Basics instructor, John Wright, is very knowledgeable. He demonstrated aspects of the computer that most of us didn’t realize existed. He is an energetic teacher and his enthusiasm spreads throughout the classroom. He is extremely passionate about computers and it shows!” ~ Barbara Brown

Feb 5-7

Instructor: John Wright This introductory course to personal computing will orient you to a Windows-based operating system, the Internet, word processing and email applications. You’ll learn basic computer concepts and terminology while exploring the mechanics of accessing and inputting information, as well as file storage, retrieval, securing and sharing. Jan 15-17

Tu/Th 6-8pm

EBTC

$59

Feb 25-27

M/W 6-8pm

EBTC

$59

EBTC

$59

Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s job market. Online Classes: Computing and Software

Instructor: Felecia Moore Are you interested in learning how to design a high-quality newsletter, brochure, flyer or business card? Want to create your own party invitations, greeting cards or post cards? Discover how to create and design these publications for immediate use at home or work in this tip-filled course. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and Windows-based software; familiarity with Microsoft Office software. Feb 19-21

Tu/Th 6-8pm

EBTC

$59

Discover Microsoft Word 2010

Computer Skills for the Workplace

$109

Discover Microsoft Excel 2010 Instructor: John Wright Manage your data accurately with one of the most powerful and versatile software programs ever written. Familiarize yourself with the 2010 version and learn to create spreadsheets and workbooks that do the number-crunching for you. You’ll wonder how you ever kept track of it all without Excel. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and Windows-based software. Tu/Th 6-8pm

EBTC

$89

Mar 25-Apr 3 M/W 6-8pm

EBTC

$89

Instructor: John Wright Microsoft Word is the foundation of the Microsoft Office suite, and the 2010 version incorporates many revisions to the software. Learn how to navigate the toolbars and customize them with your favorite functions. Make the most of features like templates to create polished looking documents with ease. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and Windows-based software. Mar 4-13

M/W 6-8pm

EBTC

$89

Top Ten Apple Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed Instructor: John Wright There are hundreds of thousands of applications available for your iPhone or iPad, so how do you know which ones are worth downloading and which ones aren’t? Let our iGuru introduce you to ten apps you never knew you needed to make life a little easier and more enjoyable. These apps can be useful to you in many contexts: budgeting, travel, photography... the possibilities are truly endless. Be sure to bring your mobile Apple device to class. Feb 11

2

Tu/Th 6-8pm

Discover Microsoft Publisher 2010

Computer Basics

Jan 22-31

Instructor: John Wright Formulas turn the workhorse of Microsoft Office Excel into a powerhouse. Find out how to harness the power of formulas to make processing large quantities of data a snap. Learn to manipulate data quickly so you can pull the information you need to make competent business decisions, and say goodbye to the old way of doing it all by hand. Prerequisite: Discover Excel 2010 or previous Excel experience.

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6:30-8pm

EBTC

$29

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Computing & Software

| Professional Courses Safe Surfing: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family on the Internet Instructor: John Wright Are you cyber smart? You can safely shop and work on the internet while protecting your personal information from hackers and thieves. Discover how to protect your children from sites that are not so family friendly. Topics include adjusting browser settings, comparing internet service providers and what they may offer, file sharing software, downloading files, chat rooms, instant messaging and privacy issues. We’ll also discuss types of filtering software and monitoring software which can limit content and track where your family surfs. Mar 18

Instructor: John Wright Learn the basics of managing your digital photo collection and improving less than perfect snapshots. You will learn how to obtain and install the FREE Picasa photo editing software. We’ll teach you how to gather the images you have collected on your camera and move them to your computer, or scan them from old photographs. Removing red-eye flaws, basic retouching and trimming away unwanted areas will be discussed. W 6-8pm

EBTC

$29

Instructor: John Wright Ever wanted to take a tour inside your personal computer? This short course will take the fear out of troubleshooting simple hardware problems like replacing a hard drive, which only takes a few minutes to do, but can be very costly if you can’t fix it yourself. You’ll learn how the internal components of your computer work together and how to make small repairs. W 6-8pm

EBTC

$29

EBTC

PC Maintenance: Preventing and Removing Viruses/Spyware Instructor: John Wright Don’t waste another dime paying someone to remove a virus and salvage data from your computer. This class will introduce you to free tools you can use to remove a virus and/or spyware from your computer. Find out how to prevent malware from infecting your computer in the future and what to do when you just can’t remove the virus completely. In many cases, you’ll never need to call in the geek brigade again. Mar 20

Secrets of a Personal Computer

Feb 20

6-8pm

“PC Maintenaince: Preventing and Removing Viruses/Spyware was great! I learned exactly what I needed to know and more. The instructor made it easy for the computer illiterate like me to understand.” ~ Linda White

Picasa for the Beginner

Feb 13

M

$29

W 6-8pm

EBTC

$29

Create Your Own Website With Google Sites Instructor: John Wright You won’t believe how easy it is to set up a website for your business on your own with little to no cost. Google Sites and templates will enable you to provide a basic web presence for your business or personal ventures with minimal effort, and we’ll show you how to start and maintain the website. Small business owners can’t afford to miss this valuable how-to course. Basic understanding of computers, word processing and internet navigation required before enrolling. Apr 8-17

M/W 6-8pm

EBTC

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Professional Courses

| Computing & Software

Creating Web Pages

Creating Cell Phone Apps for your Business

Learn the basics of HTML so you can design, create and post your very own site on the Web. Online Classes: Computing and Software

$109

Mobile Marketing In partnership with UGotClass More than half of U.S. consumers who’ve made purchases on their smartphone have done so in response to a mobile marketing message. Sales of smartphones currently exceed $420 million, and analysts forecast these sales will surpass 1 billion by the end of 2016. The way consumers are interacting with brands and connecting to the world is changing. Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications and mobile coupons. You will learn how mobile marketing can increase your capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ ColumbusState for more information. Feb 4-Mar 1 ONLINE $195 Apr 1-26 ONLINE $195

Video Marketing In partnership with UGotClass Sight, sound and motion are much more compelling than static words on a page. Video is a hypnotic medium that quickly speeds up the “know,” “like” and trust factors with your audience. Discover how to use simple online video to quickly bond with your viewer, drive traffic to your website, boost business and build brand awareness. Find out how to shoot simple, effective videos without costly fancy equipment or savvy technical skills. Discover the secrets to creating content that commands attention. Learn how to dominate Google and YouTube to market your business 24/7. Visit www. yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Feb 4-Mar 1 ONLINE $195 Apr 1-26 ONLINE $195

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In partnership with UGotClass It seems that nearly everyone is carrying a smartphone these days. Organizations across the globe are investing in building cell phone applications for their businesses to reach customers. In this fourweek course, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and BlackBerry platforms. The course is ideal for business owners and executives who want to understand how smartphone applications can be inexpensively built, and also for technical users who want to understand how to deploy smartphone applications. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Mar 4-29 ONLINE $245

Facebook for Business In partnership with UGotClass Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Facebook Pages in order to increase the chances that your message is seen and acted upon. Discover new tools and proven techniques to increase business and expand your reach. Discuss how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform and how to integrate Facebook across all marketing areas. This is an advanced class that assumes you have started a page on Facebook and have some basic knowledge of the platform. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ ColumbusState for more information. ONLINE $245 Mar 4-29

Google Analytics In partnership with UGotClass If you are not reviewing your website statistics, you are missing several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This course, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the key website analytics techniques using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool. You’ll understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for your online advertising, and find out how to get more conversions and sales from your website visitors. This is a can’t-miss course for anyone serious about leveraging more success from their website. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog. cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Mar 4-29 ONLINE $195

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Computing & Software

Social Media for B u s i n e ss C e r t i f i c at e

| Professional Courses

CP

Get in on this exciting and growing way to market your product and communicate with your customers and clients. This certificate is perfect for businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and other organizations. From Facebook to Twitter to blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks can work. Learn how social media is used to develop a marketing strategy for your organization. Find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social media into your communications and marketing plan. Whether you are new to social media or already involved, you will come away with an understanding of social media and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social media into your organization or business. Your instructors are outstanding practitioners who also speak, write and train others on social networks media best practices.

SAVE MORE! Take all three courses in the Social Media For Business certificate for just $495. Call 706.507.8070 to enroll.

Introduction to Social Media In partnership with UGotClass Get involved in the transition from in-person to online communication. Learn what social media is and its role in your business. Find out how businesses are using top social media sites for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and customer service. Explore the options for your organization and examine case studies of what others are doing. Let your instructor guide your exploration of Facebook and YouTube. This course is for anyone interested in social media, not just business owners. Visit www.yougotclass.org/ catalog.cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Feb 4-Mar 1 ONLINE $195 Apr 1-26 ONLINE $195

Marketing Using Social Media In partnership with UGotClass Develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization using social media. Let your instructor guide you in exploring social media platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn and blogging. Learn quick, easy ways to use Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn to engage your customers or clients and keep them interested in your organization or business. You’ll find out the advantages and disadvantages of each, and learn what’s right for your line of work and organization. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog. cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Mar 4-29 ONLINE $195

Integrating Social Media in Your Organization In partnership with UGotClass Take away practical strategies and techniques for implementing social media for your organization or business. Learn how to create your own private social media network using Ning, work socially using Google Docs and calendars, and upgrade your website to an interactive Web 2.0 site. Choose which social media tools are right for your organization and integrate them with your website. Develop a social media strategy for your organization. Find out what you can, and should be doing, and create a plan to integrate social media into your marketing and communications plan. Visit www.yougotclass.org/ catalog.cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Apr 1-26 ONLINE $195

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Professional Courses eMarketing

E ss e n t i a l s C e r t i f i c at e

CP

Get a fundamental, yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, while learning to improve email promotions, analyze website traffic, use search engine optimization and employ successful online advertising. Instructors are subject matter experts and can provide the latest, most advanced information and answers to your toughest questions.

SAVE MORE!

| Computing & Software

It’s a whole new way to learn online.

UGotClass

Take all three courses in the eMarketing Essentials certificate for just $495. Call 706.507.8070 to enroll.

Improving Email Promotions In partnership with UGotClass Discover new ways to improve your email practices, including when to email, what to email and how to test email copy. Find out how to analyze your email response rates, including obtaining benchmarks for open rates and clickthrough rates. Learn how to improve your email promotion and responses with tracking and testing. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ ColumbusState for more information. ONLINE $195 Feb 4-Mar 3

Learn anytime, anywhere, from industry experts.

Boosting Your Website Traffic

Achieving Top Search Engine Positions

In partnership with UGotClass Acquire basic skills to boost your website traffic. Analyze visitor traffic and use search engine optimization for greater visibility in Google searches. Learn to redesign your website copy to increase visitor rates and results. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Feb 4-29 ONLINE $195

Learn proven, step-by-step strategies to achieve the highest possible position within major search engines.

Online Advertising In partnership with UGotClass Make online advertising work for your organization. See how pay-per-click advertising with Google AdWords works. Learn how to test low budget campaigns and target local audiences. Discover Facebook advertising and how you can determine the demographics and number of people you want to reach. Visit www. yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ColumbusState for more information. ONLINE $195 Apr 1-26

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Online Classes: Computing and Software

$109

Introduction to SQL Learn the key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL) and gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful and universal database programming language. You’ll learn the basic structure of relational databases, how to read and write simple and complex SQL statements and advanced data manipulation techniques. Online Classes: Computing and Software

$109

Introduction to CSS and XHTML Learn how to create state of the art websites using modern CSS and XHTML techniques. Take your existing HTML skills to the next level and start building sites like the pros. Online Classes: Computing and Software

$109

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Health Care

| Professional Courses Intermediate Medical Coding $

Healt h c ar e

Medical Coding & B i l l i n g C e r t i f i c at e

CP

WIA VA

In order to earn a Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing, five core classes and an optional 80-hour internship (158 hours; 238 w/internship) must be completed. Go beyond the classroom with hands-on training and “real world” experience. Upon completion of the courses, students will be prepared to pursue credentials from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

FREE Information Session–This

FREE information session will tell you everything you need to know about pursuing the Medical Coding and Billing Certificate and is a requirement in earning the certificate. You will learn about each of the classes in the curriculum and how to apply for the certificate once you have completed your coursework. Recommended as your first step in pursuing a certificate, but may be completed at any point in the curriculum. Jan 8

Tu 6-6:30pm

EBTC

FREE

Core Classes Medical Terminology (online) Human Anatomy & Physiology (online) Basic Medical Coding Intermediate Medical Coding Medical Billing & Reimbursement Internship (80 hrs, optional)

Instructor: Mayra Solomon Continue your growth in the field of medical coding. The intermediate level includes more experience with ICD-9/10 and CPT coding, as well as progression into HCPCS coding. Feel confident in your mastery of key diagnostic and procedural manuals and your ability to code effectively and efficiently. Access to a computer and a valid email account outside of class is required. Textbooks required. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, and Basic Medical Coding. Visit continuinged.columbusstate. edu/book_lists.php for book lists. [No class 1/21] Jan 14-Mar 4 M/W 6-8:30pm

EBTC

$425

Medical Billing and Reimbursement $ Instructor: Angela Foster Gain a working knowledge of the medical billing and reimbursement process. You will cover all areas of submitting, tracking and appealing insurance claims for a full range of healthcare plans. Topics such as government funded programs, managed care plans, fraud and HIPAA will be introduced and discussed, along with hands-on coding of claim forms, recognizing denials and understanding how to determine if correct reimbursement has been made. Access to a computer and a valid email account outside of class is required. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Basic Medical Coding, Intermediate Medical Coding, or instructor approval. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ book_lists.php. for book lists. Mar 11-May 15

M/W 6-8pm

EBTC

$499

SAVE MORE! Take all 5 courses in the Medical Coding & Billing Certificate for just $1395. Call 706.507.8070 to enroll.

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach Prepare for a career in the health services industry by learning medical terminology in a memorable and enjoyable fashion. Online Classes: Healthcare

$109

Human Anatomy and Physiology body.

Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the marvelous complexity of the human

Online Classes: Healthcare

$109

Phlebotomy Technician Certification

CP

In partnership with Boston Reed College The health care field is booming! The Phlebotomy Technician program will prepare you to draw blood samples from patients in a clinical laboratory or public health setting and prepares you for a national certification exam. Over the course of three months you will gain exposure to on-the-job duties that include drawing blood samples from patients, producing quality laboratory results, gaining the trust and confidence of patients and more. You will also have the opportunity to complete a 40-hour externship. Course includes textbooks to be mailed to your home, so don’t delay registration. Log on to www.adultedreg.com/ colstate/ or call 800.201.1141 for more information about the course and financing options. Jan 22-Mar 26 Tu/Th 6-9:30pm EBTC $1,699

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Professional Courses EKG Technician Certification

| Health Care

CP

In partnership with Boston Reed College The EKG Technician program will prepare you for an excellent career and to sit for a national certification exam. You will gain 70 hours of classroom instruction to help you acquire a strong understanding of electrocardiography. Over the course of 10 weeks you will gain exposure to job duties that include unit operation and troubleshooting, lead placement, use and understanding of EKG grid paper, recognizing EKG patterns in all 12 leads, plotting the EKG axis and much more. Course includes textbook to be mailed to your home, so don’t delay registration. Log on to www.adultedreg. com/colstate/ or call 800.201.1141 for more information about the course and financing options. Class will break one hour for lunch. [No class 2/16 & 3/30] Jan 26-Apr 13 Sat 9am-4:30pm EBTC

$1,499

Pharmacy Technician CP

“I would definitely recommend Pharmacy Technician Certification to someone else. The instructor was great and pushed us to do our very best! She was also warm and friendly which helped me to be a better student. Thank you Columbus State University.” ~ Loretta Richardson

Pharmacy Technician Certification CP WIA VA

In partnership with CCI Well-trained pharmacy technicians are a pharmacist’s biggest asset and are always in demand. These technicians are needed in hospitals, pharmacies and other health care settings. This comprehensive 70-hour course, led by staff from Condensed Curriculum International (CCI), will prepare you to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) exam. This course will cover medical terminology specific to the pharmacy setting, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. You will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement. Tuition includes textbook.

Pharmacy technicians support licensed pharmacists in providing health care to patients. Train to enter this rapidly growing field with this respected online program. Online Classes: Healthcare

$1,995

Electronic Health Record CP Specialist In partnership with Boston Reed College As an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Specialist you will assist health care providers to choose, implement, train and maintain an electronic health records system. Learn the essential components of the electronic health record and health information exchange essentials, system selection and implementation, project management and fundamentals of change and human factors. This course is 216 hours in length offered online with live, weekly required teleconferences. Students will complete additional course requirements at their convenience. Log on to www.adultedreg.com/colstate/ or call 800.201.1141 for more information about the course and financing options. Feb 20-Jul 11 W 8:30-9:30pm ONLINE $3,600

Mar 11-May 16 M/Th 6-9:30pm EBTC $1,295

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Health Care

| Professional Courses

Basic Life Support Certification (CPR & AED)

Explore a Career in Medical Transcription

Instructor: Carmen Evans Be prepared in case the unthinkable happens to yourself, a loved one or even a stranger. This basic life-saving course will teach you to correctly perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) on adults, children and infants. After demonstrating proficiency in the skills learned in class, you will leave this course as an everyday hero, certified by the American Heart Association (AHA). This course meets all requirements for health care providers, childcare specialists, educators, personal trainers and those working in service related fields.

Start a new career as a medical transcriptionist with this online training program. You’ll gain the skills to transcribe recordings and create medical reports.

Feb 16

Sat

9am-12:30pm

EBTC $59

Apr 13

Sat

9am-12:30pm

EBTC $59

SAVE MORE! Take Basic Life Support Certification (CPR & AED) and First Aid Certification for just $79. Call 706.507.8070.

$109

Become a Physical Therapy Aide Prepare for a rewarding career as a valued member of the physical therapy team. Online Classes: Healthcare

$109

Spanish for Health Care Spanish for Health Care is a self-paced, online Spanish course designed for nurses, doctors, health care administrators, front desk workers and anyone working with Spanish-speaking patients. In addition to basic greetings and general Spanish vocabulary, the course covers job titles, admissions and initial intake, insurance terms, body parts and organs, medical history, patient examination, discharge instructions and common injuries and accidents. Online Classes: Business and Industry

First Aid Certification Instructor: Carmen Evans Expand your skill set and earn first Aid certification as well as CPR/AED certification. This additional time in the classroom will enable you to administer basic, life-saving techniques in the case of injury or medical emergency. This American Heart Association (AHA) course meets all requirements for health care providers, child care specialists, educators, personal trainers and those working in service related fields. Feb 16

Sat 12:30-2pm EBTC

$29

Apr 13

Sat 12:30-2pm EBTC

$29

Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant Learn all about the in-demand career of medical information management as you explore the job of an administrative medical assistant (AMA) in a doctor’s office from appointment scheduling and chart creation to medical billing and coding. Online Classes: Healthcare

Online Classes: Healthcare

$109

$165

Administrative Veterinary Assistant Our veterinary assistant classes can prepare you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, university or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences. Developed by veterinary professionals, our veterinary assistant training will teach you the procedures and skills necessary to bring health and comfort to animals and their owners. Learn how to channel your love of animals to help you make a difference in their lives. Online Classes: Healthcare

$1,425

CP

Home Health Aide Certificate

A home health aide (HHA) may also be known as a home caregiver or residential assistant and provides basic, personal care and health-related services to a variety of patients who require more assistance than family and/or friends are able to provide. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a home health aide, our indepth curriculum could help you learn important fundamental, practical skills involved in a career as a home health aide. Online Classes: Healthcare

$1,425

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Professional Courses

| Project Management Managing Project Risk: Risky Business

P roje c t Ma n a g e m e n t

CP

WIA VA

In order to earn a certificate in Project Management, four core courses and two elective classes (72 hours) must be completed. Upon completion of the courses, students will be prepared to pursue the Project Management credentials from the Project Management Institute. These courses can also be used to earn Professional Development Units to fulfill Continuing Certification Requirements. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/book_lists.php for book lists. For a full description of this certificate including core classes and electives, visit continuinged. columbusstate.edu/Project-Mgmt.php.

FREE Information Session–This FREE information session will tell you everything you need to know about pursuing the Project Management Certificate and is a requirement in earning the certificate. You will learn more about each of the classes in the curriculum and how to apply for the certificate once you have completed your coursework. Recommended as your first step in pursuing a certificate, but may be completed at any point in the curriculum. Jan 10

Th 7-7:30pm

EBTC

FREE

SAVE MORE!

Enroll in the full certificate now for just $1249. Call 706.507.8070.

Project Management Fundamentals: The Buck Starts Here Instructor: Alison Mills-Long Take charge of your projects! Designed for both aspiring and seasoned Project Managers, this course will introduce you to the core competency areas as defined by the Project Management Institute. Explore the fundamental project management tools utilized to make the most of your resources on a given project and learn to work your team members more efficiently and effectively. Textbook required. Visit continuinged. columbusstate.edu/book_lists.php for book lists. Jan 22-31

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Tu/Th 6-9pm

EBTC

Instructor: Sheila Connally Is your method of managing project risks based on a checklist of previous mishaps? Think again! Learn how to perform qualitative and quantitative risk analysis to ensure your risk management plan is complete. Establish a measurement for risk tolerance early in the project, then develop response strategies and contingency plans to avoid interruptions and keep you on schedule. Textbook required. Prerequisite: Project Management Fundamentals: The Buck Starts Here. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for book lists. Feb 7-28

Th

6-9pm

EBTC

$225

Managing Project Scope: Scoping it Out Instructor: Alison Mills-Long Having trouble telling the difference between the scope of the product and the scope of the project? Several important factors will still need to be developed at the time the project manager is assigned, and they may or may not be within the realm of your responsibilities. Learn how to define the scope of your project and keep your project on schedule and within budget. Textbook required. Prerequisite: Project Management Fundamentals: The Buck Starts Here. Visit continuinged. columbusstate.edu/book_lists.php for book lists. Mar 5-14

Tu/Th 6-9pm

EBTC

$225

Effective Project Communication: Is That What I Said? Instructor: Alison Mills-Long Excellent communication skills are crucial for resolving challenges and completing projects on schedule. Learn how to standardize communication in your project plans and practice managing meetings and internal conflict competently. Your professional response, no matter what the issue, can ease heightening tensions and make finding a workable solution a stress-free task. Textbook required. Prerequisite: Project Management Fundamentals: The Buck Starts Here. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for book lists. Apr 2-11

Tu/Th 6-9pm

EBTC

$225

$225

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MyCAA

| Professional Courses

ATTENTION MILITARY SPOUSES: Did you know spouses of active duty service members (pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2) may be eligible for up to $4,000 in education and training assistance?

ADVANCE YOURSELF!

Go anywhere and do anything with portable careers, funded by MyCAA. The Military Spouse Career Advancements Accounts Program (MyCAA), a component of the Department of Defense’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, is a career development and employment assistance program. MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees (excluding degree programs in general studies, liberal arts or interdisciplinary studies without a concentration area) necessary for gainful employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields.

GET STARTED TODAY. Visit the MyCAA Spouse Portal online at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa for more information and to download the MyCAA Fact Sheet. After providing required spouse profile information, a real-time DEERS eligibility check will confirm if you meet MyCAA eligibility requirements so you can move forward and establish your MyCAA account.

Continuing Education programs that have been previously approved for MyCAA students include: • • • • • • •

Medical Coding & Billing Certificate Paralegal Studies Certificate Real Estate Salesperson Pre-Licensing Course Project Management Certificate Digital Photography Certificate Personal Trainer Certificate English Language Institute (ESOL training)

For more information: https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/ or 800.342.9647

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Spotlight

Health Care

In Demand Careers CSU offers affordable training as health care continues to grow. Demand for skilled health care workers remains strong as the health care industry continues to face labor shortages in the face of an aging population and the effects of the Affordable Care Act. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry added 44,000 new jobs in September 2012 and 295,000 jobs over the past year, making it one of the few bright spots in an otherwise challenged job market. Health Care is projected to be

the fastest growing sector for employment through 2020.

In fact, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is projected to be the fastest growing sector for employment through the year 2020. Within health care occupations, employment in health care support roles is expected to grow the fastest, at 34.5 percent, and health care practitioners and technical occupations is expected to grow at 25.9 percent.

As job opportunities disappear or remain stagnant in other areas, many job seekers are considering a career change. Fortunately, beginning a health care career doesn’t have to consume years of study and tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. In many cases, someone who wants to take advantage of the job growth in that industry can start with a certificate program demonstrating acquired skills in areas such as phlebotomy, electronic health records or electrocardiograph diagnostics.

“We take great pride in providing the adult learners in our community with access to affordable training that can help them pursue sustainable job opportunities in the health care industry,” said Kat Cannella, Program Manager, Columbus State University, Continuing Education. “We believe this training continues to meet an important community need.”

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Spotlight

Continuing Education Health Care Programs Continuing Education at Columbus State University offers these career training and certification programs (see pages 7-9):

• Medical Coding & Billing

• Pharmacy Technician

• Phlebotomy Technician

• EKG Technician

• Electronic Health Record Specialist

...and more

We offer these programs in partnership with organizations that specialize in providing quality health care career training programs for busy adults seeking a new career in the health care industry. Two of the best in the field are Boston Reed College and Condensed Curriculum International (CCI). Boston Reed College has provided health care career training programs through public and private training partnerships, educating more than 100,000 students in the past 20 years. In addition to classroom instruction, the company has relationships with more than 6,000 hospitals, medical offices, pharmacies and other health care organizations to help graduates find externship opportunities. Within its partnership with Columbus State University, Continuing Education, Boston Reed provides the materials, instructors and externship placement required to obtain certificates in several health care positions. Upon completion of the training programs, many students are immediately eligible for employment and often pursue higher education, working toward nursing or other health care careers. For over 18 years, Condensed Curriculum International has been partnering with leading institutions and organizations to support innovative health care education and training in communities nationwide. Through partnerships, CCI has experience offering programs to the military, job training agencies, one stops, national health care organizations, hospitals and other government and business industry customers.

If you’ve always wanted to work in the exciting field of health care, now is the time.

Find the path to your new health care career. Register today!

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Professional Courses

| Real Estate, Legal

Real Estat e

Real Estate Salesperson Pre-Licensing Course $ WIA VA

Instructor: Danny Amberson & Chris Jiles Making your own hours, showcasing beautiful homes, generous commissions– what job could be better? This intensive, 75-hour course will cover real estate laws, valuation, contracts, qualifying and financing the buyer and more to prepare you for the Georgia Real Estate Salesperson Exam. Extensive reading and homework assignments will help you gain a full understanding of what it takes to be a real estate agent. Access to a computer and a valid email account outside of class is required to take homework exams. Columbus State University is approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission as a provider of real estate education. Textbook included. Career night will take place 5/6. [No class 3/18, 4/1, or 4/4] Jan 31-May 13 M/Th 6:15-10pm EBTC

$549

Real Estate Investing Learn how to make money in any area, in good times and bad, even if you have little money to start with. Online Classes: Business and Industry

$109

l e g al

Paralegal Studies Certificate Information Session This FREE information session will tell you everything you need to know about pursuing the Paralegal Studies Certificate. You will learn more about the topics to be covered and have an opportunity to ask questions about the program. Recommended as your first step in pursuing a certificate, but not required. Jan 10

Th 6:30-7pm

Paralegal Studies $

EBTC

FREE

CP

WIA

VA

Instructor: Bob Poydasheff This intense, condensed course examines both the practical and academic aspects of the paralegal profession. Case research, preparation and technique in the preparation and application of both civilian and military law will be discussed. Learn first-hand from guest speakers representing a broad variety of legal experience. You will also become acquainted with the use and application of technology-based resources, such as WESTLAW and LexisNexis. Class will meet every other weekend; lunch is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Textbooks required. Visit continuinged.columbusstate.edu/book_lists.php for book lists. [No class 3/30-3/31, 4/13-4/14, 4/274/28, 5/11-5/12, 5/25-5/26] Mar 23-Jun 2 Sat 9am-3:30pm; Sun 10am-3:30pm EBTC $1,295

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Legal

| Professional Courses

Courses on this page are offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. Please visit www.legalstudies.com/finanaid for financial aid options recommended by The Center for Legal Studies.

Advanced Paralegal CP Certificate Course The Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course picks up where the Paralegal Certificate Course© left off. These substantive law classes provide students with more indepth coverage of specific topics of law. Each topic is completed in one 7-week online session, and students can take up to three topics per session. Students may take as many or as few topics as they choose. However, a certificate is only issued when six topics are completed. These topics are: • Advanced Legal Research • Victim Advocacy • Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties • Criminal Law • Bankruptcy Law • Family Law • Mediation and Other Forms of ADR • Estate Planning • Business Law and Practices • Water Law • Immigration Law • Education Law • Criminal Procedure • Intellectual Property • Real Property Law There are no certificates issued for individual advanced topics. Students who successfully complete six advanced topics will receive a Certificate of Completion from Columbus State University. Prerequisite: The Paralegal Certificate Course©, or at least one year of legal experience. Textbooks required: Textbooks vary depending upon the topic taken. Visit http://legalstudies.com/ courses/advancedparalegal.html for book lists. Online Courses: Legal

$1,650

Legal Nurse Consultant CP Training Course Building on your medical education and possible clinical experience, this course provides you with the fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies and governmental agencies regarding medical issues, and provide testimony in court as an expert witness. This course is completed in one 7-week online session. You will be

awarded a Certificate of Completion from Columbus State University upon successful completion of the LNC Training Course, and a certificate of contact hours from The Center for Legal Studies. Textbooks required. Visit http://legalstudies.com/courses/legalnurse.html for book lists. Online Courses: Legal $849

Victim Advocacy Certificate Course CP This intensive program is designed to train and qualify students to provide assistance to crime victims, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Participants will be prepared to work with state and county governments as advocates for crime victims, assisting them in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. This course is completed in one 7-week online session. Successful graduates of this non-credit course will receive a certificate of Completion from Columbus State Univertsity. Online Courses: Legal $575

Legal Secretary Certificate Course CP This course will provide those interested in a career change with new, marketable job skills and help those already working as legal secretaries to increase efficiency and productivityin their offices. This course is completed in one 7-week online session. Those who successfully complete this non-credit program will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Columbus State University. Textbooks required. Visit http://legalstudies.com/courses/legalsecretary. html for book lists. Online Courses: Legal $575

Advanced Legal Research & CP Writing Certificate Course This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing. This course is completed in one 7-week online session. Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Columbus State University. Prerequisite: Completion of the Paralegal Certificate Course© or the equivalent, or one year law office experience. Textbooks required. Visit http://legalstudies.com/courses/alrw.html for book lists. Online Courses: Legal $729

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Professional Courses

| Security, Business

Secur i t y

B us ine ss

Unarmed Security Officer CP Certificate Instructor: Richard Horton Private security is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Become familiar with the most important duties of an unarmed security officer and master the skills needed to enter this rewarding field. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to actively identify, meet and evaluate security objectives in multiple environments. Taught by a board-certified instructor with many years of federal law enforcement experience, this course meets the requirements of the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies for initial security guard training. Upon successful completion, participants will be able to apply for security guard positions statewide with the confidence and skill set needed to obtain the job. Class will break one hour for lunch. Columbus State University is an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) for the Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies (GBPDSA). Feb 16-Mar 2 Sat 8:30am-5:30pm EBTC

Supervisory & Leadership CP Certificate In partnership with UGotClass Your employees are your most valuable resources. Ensuring the efficiency of your team is the key to the success of your organization and is your most important responsibility. Get practical, easy to understand and insightful methods for new and even experienced supervisors and managers. Learn about effective delegation, performance management and how to write a constructive performance review. Discuss the specifics of the supervisor’s role and responsibilities and strategies for improving your overall effectiveness as a leader. Take home practical information along with tips and techniques that can be applied at your job immediately. Visit www. yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Sep 4-Oct 26 ONLINE $395

$249

Unemployed? Need assistance to return to the workforce?

You may qualify for training under the Workforce Investment Act. Visit www.GCIC.edu/GaWIA to determine your eligibility. If you have questions please call:

Georgia Department of Labor at 706.649.7423 The following Columbus State Univesity Continuing Education programs have been approved by the Department of Labor in Columbus, Ga:

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• Medical Coding & Billing Certificate • Pharmacy Technician Certification • Paralegal Studies • Real Estate Salesperson Prelicensing

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Business

| Professional Courses A to Z Grant Writing Get the tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing. You’ll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You’ll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign and how to put together a complete proposal package.

Creating a Successful Business Plan Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Online Classes: Business and Industry

$109

Learn the people skills required to motivate and delegate, and learn tools for solving problems and resolving conflicts.

Web Design Certificate

$109

CP

Learn to use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash to create stunning websites. Online Classes: Business and Industry

$5,995

Understanding the Human Resources Function No matter what role we play in an organization, we are all affected by human resources. This course, designed to help people without experience in human resources, will prepare both managers and business owners to handle basic human resource functions in a way that will ensure the best possible result. Online Classes: Business and Industry

$109

HRCI/PHR Certification Program

CP

The Human Resource Certification Institute is the credentialing affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to professional human resource management. This online, 13-course series, corresponds to the six functional areas and is an excellent tool for helping students prepare for the PHR exam. Online Classes: Business and Industry

$1,695

Spanish for the Workplace

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management

Online Classes: Business and Industry

Online Classes: Business and Industry

$109

Spanish for the Workplace is a self-paced, online occupational Spanish course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English and Spanish-speaking co-workers and clients. The course is designed for beginning Spanish learners who simply want to communicate in basic Spanish as well as the opportunity to learn approximately 700 commonly used Spanish words and phrases in the workplace. Online Courses: Business and Industry

$165

Spanish for Construction Spanish for Construction is a self-paced, online Spanish course designed for construction workers, contractors, foremen or anybody who works with Spanish-speaking employees and co-workers in the construction industry. In addition to basic greetings and general Spanish vocabulary, the course covers building areas, hand tools, power tools, construction equipment, building supplies, hardware, landscaping, painting, electrical terms, safety equipment and supervisory expressions. Online Courses: Business and Industry

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Professional Courses

| Business, Accounting

Spanish for Hospitality Spanish for Hospitality is a self-paced, online Spanish course designed for hotel and housekeeping supervisors of Spanish-speaking employees and guests. In addition to basic greetings and general Spanish vocabulary, the course covers lodging vocabulary, housekeeping phrases, cleaning supplies, maintenance and grounds terms, hiring, training, job expectations and job performance. Online Courses: Business and Industry

$165

Spanish for Human Resources Spanish for Human Resources is a self-paced, online Spanish course designed for HR professionals and anyone hiring Spanish-speaking employees. In addition to basic greetings and general Spanish vocabulary, the course also covers job titles, departments, reception terms, employment applications, verification and pay, payroll, benefits, medical insurance, hiring, training, job expectations, job performance, accidents and common injuries. Online Courses: Business and Industry

$165

Accou n t i n g

Accounting Fundamentals Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting and more. Online Classes: Business and Industry

$109

Give yourself skills that are in high demand by exploring corporate accounting with a veteran instructor. $109

Chartered Tax Professional The Chartered Tax Professional (CTP) designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons who typically advise clients on income tax situations. After completing this comprehensive program, certificants will be prepared to handle almost any individual and small business income tax situation encountered. Candidates must successfully complete a series of six 30-hour modules, with each module consisting of ten 3-hour lessons. Books included. Online Classes: Business and Industry

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The Professional Bookkeeper (PB) program trains individuals in full bookkeeper and accounting services. Upon completion, qualified students receive the PB designation, assuring potential employers and clients that graduates are qualified to take care of their small business bookkeeping needs. Also included is Professional Bookkeeper’s Guide to QuickBooks, designed to help you master the features and shortcuts of the software so you can work much more efficiently. DVDs and manuals included. Online Classes: Business and Industry

Accounting Fundamentals II

Online Classes: Business and Industry

Professional Bookkeeper Certificate w/QuickBooks CP

$2,725

Professional Tax Preparer CP Certification (DL) In response to the increasing demand for income tax professionals, we offer The Professional Tax Preparer (PTP) designation that certifies individuals fully in personal and business returns. Upon certification, qualified individuals receive the PTP designation, assuring potential employers and clients that they are qualified to take care of all their income tax needs expertly. Fittingly, those with the PTP designation find better, higher paying opportunities. Books included. Online Courses: Business and Industry

$2,199

$2,199

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Health & Fitness

| Professional Courses

Healt h & Fit n ess

Personal Trainer Certificate Information Session Get comprehensive information on one of the hottest job fields without even leaving your home. Fortune magazine and ABC News report the fitness and personal training industry as thriving, with the national average pay at $34 an hour. Meet a veteran instructor in this online teleconference hosted via WebEx, who will paint a clearer picture of what to expect in the course and what great rewards await you as a personal trainer. You will be able to participate and ask questions in a live chat with the instructor. WebEx log-in information will be emailed to you prior to the webinar. Feb 9

Sat 1-2pm

Online

FREE

Personal Trainer Certification CP VA

In partnership with W.I.T.S. Get paid to pump iron! Put your passion for fitness to work and become a certified personal trainer. This extended-length, comprehensive course includes topics such as biomechanics and physiology while utilizing a show-tell-do approach to the practical training at a local gym facility. The national certification will be issued after the successful completion of the written and practical skills exams, proof of CPR/AED certification and a 30 hour internship. Textbook required. Class will break one hour for lunch. Visit continuinged.columbusstate. edu/book_lists.php for book lists. [No class 3/30] Feb 23-Apr 6 Sat 9am-4pm EBTC $649

Veterans Affairs

Opening Doors to your Future You have served your country honorably. So where does the road lead next? You may have funds available to you through the Department of Veterans Affairs to pursue training and education in a new career field. Trade your boots for books and enroll in a Certificate Program with Continuing Education! Approved programs include: • Medical Coding & Billing • Paralegal Studies • Personal Trainer Certiicate • Pharmacy Technician • Project Management • Real Estate Visit www.va.gov and click “Veterans Services” for more information and to determine eligibility.

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Professional Courses

| Health & Fitness, Going Green G oi n g Gr een

Green Supply Chain Professional (GSCP)

Nutritional Fitness Consultant This course combines two courses, Nutritional Consultant and Fitness & Nutrition, in a well-balanced combination of nutrition and physical fitness training to help you take the first step toward a new career in nutrition and fitness. Nutritional Consultant training provides students with an understanding of how food nutrition contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health, to include in-depth diet and lifestyle evaluations and how to advise individuals on food plans customized for taste, temperament and health goals. Proper health management is important to a growing number of consumers who are interested in enhancing their lives through increased physical fitness and better nutrition practices. Online Classes: Healthcare

$2,495

Our GSCP certification program is designed to give our graduates a comprehensive knowledge of the sustainability areas confronting supply chain and operations professionals. This program will provide the graduate with unique credentials and experience. Five courses are included in this program: Green Purchasing Fundamentals, Sustainability 101: Corporate Social Responsibility Essentials, Green Transportation: 12 Best Practices, Carbon Strategies and Green Supply Chain Management. Online Classes: Going Green

$1,499

Sustainability Professional Our certification program is designed to give our graduates a great balance of core sustainability topics to enable them to stand out individually or to step into a sustainability leadership role with confidence. Courses included in this program are: Green Purchasing Fundamentals, Sustainability 101: Corporate Social Responsibility Essentials, Carbon Strategies, Sustainability Leader: Your First 180 days to Success, and Environmental Management System (EMS) & ISO 14001. Online Classes: Going Green

$1,449

Solu t for y ions Busi our ness

Customized Training Access a wide range of training solutions that will benefit your organization and allow you to make the most of your training dollars! We will work with you to ensure that the course content and learning outcomes are aligned with your training goals.

For more information contact Kat Cannella at 706.507.8334

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Education

| Professional Courses

Edu cat i o n

O n l i n e T e a c h i n g C e rt i f i cat e CP For those new to teaching online, or those already teaching online. Get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online. From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, the program will give you the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching.

SAVE MORE!

Take all three courses in the Online Teaching certificate for just $495. Or, become a Certified Online Instructor (COI) for only $795. See page 22 for COI. Call 706.507.8070.

Advanced Teaching Online In partnership with UGotClass Half of all learning happens online. The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online. Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Take home a ten-step model for developing your online course. Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Plus, find out how self-quizzes enhance learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise and dynamite welcome pages. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. An instructor book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included. Visit www. yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Apr 15-21 ONLINE $195

Designing Online Instruction In partnership with UGotClass Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating studentstudent interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation. Your instructor is coauthor of the book The Online Teaching Survival Guide, which you will receive in the mail with this course. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ ColumbusState for more information. Feb 13-15 ONLINE $195

Building Online Learning Communities In partnership with UGotClass In the online classroom it is the relationships and interactions among people through which knowledge is primarily generated. Learn how to build communities from the foremost authorities and authors of Buildng Online Learning Communities (copy included with course registration). Acquire a new understanding for redefining online communities and the importance of a learning community. Learn about dialogue as inquiry, negotiating discussion guidelines and intergroup and other forms of collaboration. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Mar 11-15 ONLINE $195

Spanish for Educators Spanish for Educators is a self-paced, online Spanish course designed for teachers, administrators, front office staff and anyone working with Spanish-speaking students and parents. In addition to basic greetings and general Spanish vocabulary, the course covers phrases for the reception area, registration, classroom items, phrases for younger students, study skills, behavior, school rules and course titles. Online Courses: Business and Industry

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Professional Courses

| Education

Certified Online Instructor (COI) CP

for the awarding and processing of your graduate credit. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ ColumbusState for more information. Mar 4-29 ONLINE $245

In partnership with UGotClass For those new to teaching online or those already teaching online. Get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online. From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, this program will give you the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching. This innovative program includes enrollment in the three certificate courses at a more rigorous level and course materials. After completing them in any order you choose, succesfully take a comprehensive, 50-question exam. Design and administer an online course to be evaluated by participants. A final critique by the Chair of the Learning Resources Network (LERN) Faculty Advisory Board will complete your journey to become recognized as a Certified Online Instructor (COI). Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Feb 11-Apr 19 ONLINE $795

Online Learning & Teaching for K-12 Teachers

Social Media for K-12 Teachers In partnership with UGotClass Since many of your students are already using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, have you wondered whether any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class? Do you ever wonder if there might be some time-effective ways to communicate with their parents? GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, Animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Optional 1.0 graduate credit for each course is awarded by the School of Education at the University of South Dakota, a nationally recognized university and academic pioneer in distance learning. After registering for the course, an additional fee of just $40 must be paid to the University of South Dakota for the awarding and processing of your graduate credit. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ ColumbusState for more information. Apr 1-26 ONLINE $245

In partnership with UGotClass Designed specifically for K-12 teachers, this course will show you why and how your students learn online. Become acquainted with all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-anddrop games to virtual labs, and how you can begin to use the Web in your own teaching. Optional 1.0 graduate credit for each course is awarded by the School of Education at the University of South Dakota, a nationally recognized university and academic pioneer in distance learning. After registering for the course, an additional fee of just $40 must be paid to the University of South Dakota

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Creative Pursuits

| Professional Courses

Creat i ve Pu rs u i t s

Turn your life’s passion into your life’s work! FREE Information Sessions Available During the Continuing Education

“LIKE” Continuing Education

on Facebook for information and updates on programs and events.

Open House January 10, 6-8pm

www.facebook.com/ContinuingEducation.CSU

These free information sessions will inform you of everything you need to know about pursuing a certificate in one of our creative areas. You will learn more about each of the classes in the curriculum and how to apply for the certificate once you have completed your coursework. Recommended as your first step in pursuing a certificate, but may be completed at any point in the curriculum.

Is there a topic you wish you knew more about? We want to hear from you! Continuing Education is planning future courses now, and we would love your feedback to shape our course catalog. You can tell us about it on Facebook or email assistance@ columbusstate.edu.

Free Information Sessions will be held for: Sewing Certificate – For more information, continuinged.columbusstate.edu/sewing.php Digital Photography – For more information, continuinged.columbusstate.edu/digi_photo.php Cake Decorating – For more information, continuinged.columbusstate.edu/cake_decor_cert. php Floral Design – For more information, continuinged. columbusstate.edu/FloralDesignCert.php

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You Are Invited! Continuing Education Winter Open House January 10, 2013 6-8pm • Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center Discover how Continuing Education can help you reach your personal and professional goals. Preview our Winter 2013 programs!

Register during this event and get 10% off of tuition! *Some restrictions apply.

Learn English!

English Language Institute Accredited English as a Second Language Program • We offer a level ESL program • TOEFL preparation • Day and evening classes

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C O N TA C T U S SAVE YOUR SPACE. REGISTER TODAY! http://ColumbusState.edu/CE

Phone: 706.507.8070

Continuing Education Columbus State University 4225 University Avenue Columbus, GA 31907-5645

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I M P O RTA N T I N F O R M AT I O N WHEN TO REGISTER Register EARLY! Registration is now available and should be completed early to guarantee a space in the class. Late registration will be accepted if the class is not full. FEES Course fees are stated at the end of each course description and payment is due at the time of registration. Laws exempting senior citizens from college tuition costs do not apply to these self-supported courses. No cash is available after 4:30 p.m. If you register after 4:30 p.m., please have the exact amount or pay by check, credit card, or company billing (purchase order number and contact person required). Make checks payable to Columbus State University. PAYMENT PLAN POLICY Continuing Education offers payment plans for select Professional Development courses. Eligible courses are taught in-house with a tuition fee of $300 or more. Online courses or courses offered via third-party educational partners do not qualify for this payment plan option. However, some of these programs may be eligible for financial assistanceoffered through the educational partner. The Continuing Education payment plan offers the option of paying tuition in three installments. 50% of the tuition is due at the time of registration. The remaining 50% is divided into two equal installments: the first is due on or before the first day of class; the last installment is due by the mid-point of the class. In order to utilize the Continuing Education payment plan option, you must register for the desired course(s) in person and complete a Payment Plan Agreement. For more information or to inquire about the eligibility of specific classes, please call 706.507.8073. REFUND POLICY As Continuing Education (CE) is a self-supporting branch of Columbus State University, we rely on student registration fees to cover all costs. If you must withdraw from a class, please notify us by 5:00 PM at least three business days before the course begins. A full refund minus a $15 processing fee will be issued. You

may also choose to accept a CE credit voucher for the full course amount, in lieu of a refund, and processing fee will be waived. If you withdraw after the 3-day period, but before the class begins, you will receive a 50% refund or credit voucher. No refunds can be given after a class begins. In the event of class cancellation or changes of times and dates, we will attempt to notify you at least two business days before the course begins. If you cannot attend the course due to these changes, you will receive a CE credit voucher, which is valid for 18 months from the date of issue. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY Columbus State University will not issue refunds for classes which have been postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control. We will make every effort to reschedule such classes. In the event of inclement weather, tune into your local radio or television station for information about closings. PERMANENT RECORDS The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized measurement of noncredit course work. One CEU (1.0) may be awarded for each ten hours of participation in an approved program. We keep a permanent record of participation in selected programs, issue a certificate to acknowledge successful completion of the program, and provide official transcripts to you or your employer. All requests for transcripts must be in writing. FUNDING OPTIONS Many of our certificate courses are approved for VA education benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For information or to inquire about a specific course, call 706.507.8070. Military spouses may also use MyCAA funds for certain courses. For more information regarding MyCAA, go online to https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/ or call 800.342.9647.


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