Real Estate

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Real Estate Pre-Licensing

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. CSU is approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission as a provider of real estate education. Textbook included. Free information sessions are available for this program.

NOTE: Real Estate courses begin during both the fall and the winter semesters. Please check back often if you do not see the course that you are looking for.

“I liked the fact that the Real Estate instructors would allow time for questioning and feedback. They were very informational when explaining the course material and were well able to help us understand the information. I believe that the course, as fast pace as it was, was handled well and don’t think that it could have been taught any better!”
-Earl Stephens
“I took the Real Estate class as an insight to learning about the home buying process. To my surprise, I fell in love with it and have now decided to try and become a realtor! I loved everything about the class.”
-Ashley O’Dell

Supervisory & Leadership

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Ensure the efficiency of your team. This is the key to your success and the success of your company. It is your most important responsibility! Learn about effective delegation, performance management and writing performance reviews. Discuss the specifics of the supervisor’s role and responsibilities, and examine strategies for improving your overall effectiveness as a leader. Take home practical information along with tips and techniques that can be immediately applied at your workplace.

This program has been approved for 32 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

UGotClass Partnership

Experience state-of-the-art online learning with UGotClass. These online courses include an audio presentation from your instructor, with slides, each and every week of the course. Unlike other text-only courses, you get to hear your instructor and learn visually too. UGotClass instructors are experts and authorities in their fields. Many are authors, speakers and consultants from all over the United States and Canada. If you choose to successfully complete this online certificate program, you will get a PDF certificate verifying your successful completion of the coursework. You will pass the unit quizzes and participate in discussions to earn and document your learning and knowledge.

“This course has paid immediate dividends in my current job/role and will have numerous long term positive affects in my future job/role. I’ve recommended it to several of my colleagues who are also middle managers. I can’t thank you enough for this course.”
-­David Tyler, Wye Mills, MD

Pharmacy Technician

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Continuing Education partners with several organizations to offer certificates in the high-demand medical field. Our Pharmacy Technician Certificate program trains students for immediate employment in the pharmacy field and also provides an easily accessible career field for students.

Well-trained pharmacy technicians are a pharmacist’s biggest asset and are always in demand. Beginning with medical terminology specific to the pharmacy setting, this 70-hour course will prepare you to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) exam. You’ll cover dosage calculations, drug compounding, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, billing and reimbursement and more. Tuition includes textbook. Free information sessions are available for this program. Call 706.507.8070 for information.

NOTE: Not all health care programs are available every semester. Please check back often if you do not see the health care course that you are looking for.

“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

OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CCI

Since 1993, Condensed Curriculum International (CCI) has been supporting innovative, allied healthcare training and education programs in partnership with colleges and universities, adult education centers, workforce agencies, career centers, and healthcare organizations nationwide. Currently, with over 300 partnerships operating in 40 states, CCI helps support Pharmacy Technician, Medical Billing & Coding, Electronic Health Records Management, Medical Office, Home Health Aide, IV Therapy, Phlebotomy, EKG Technician and other leading healthcare programs. Their goal is to ensure that students who successfully complete these programs will have the necessary skills to pursue employment opportunities in hospitals, clinics, research and other healthcare organizations nationwide.

Personal Trainer

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Put your passion for fitness to work and become a certified personal trainer. The National Academy of Sports Medicine 80 hour, comprehensive course covers topics such as biomechanics and physiology while utilizing a hybrid online and in class approach: learn the material in your online courses, review the information in class, and participate in 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 & practical skills exams, proof of CPR/AED certification. Access to a computer and a valid email account outside of class is required. 30 hours will be completed in class and 50 hours will be completed online. Free information sessions are available for this program. Call 706.507.8070 for information.

NOTE: Not all health & fitness programs are available every semester. Please check back often if you do not see the health & fitness course that you are looking for.

“I really enjoyed taking the Personal Trainer Certification course at Columbus State University. Most classes for Personal Trainers only last one weekend, but I learned so much more in the 6-week course at Columbus State than I could have ever learned in a one weekend course somewhere else. Our teacher was knowledgeable in the area of fitness and very approachable which made it easier to engage in the class. I’ll say it was definitely worth not sleeping in on Saturdays because now, I am working as a Personal Trainer! Thank you Continuing Education for your caring staff and for my certification.”
– Desiree Strickland

Online Teaching

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Develop the skills to teach online and create a teaching career that easily moves with you. This is the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. 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 both 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.

You may register for these courses separately or as a part of a discounted certificate package.

UGotClass Partnership

Experience state-of-the-art online learning with UGotClass. These online courses include an audio presentation from your instructor, with slides, each and every week of the course. Unlike other text-only courses, you get to hear your instructor and learn visually too. UGotClass instructors are experts and authorities in their fields. Many are authors, speakers and consultants from all over the United States and Canada. If you choose to successfully complete this online certificate program, you will get a PDF certificate verifying your successful completion of the coursework. You will pass the unit quizzes and participate in discussions to earn and document your learning and knowledge.

“Great course … a must-have experience for online teachers!”
– Jonathan C.

REQUIRED COURSES

  • Advanced Teaching Online
  • Designing Online Instruction
  • Fostering Online Discussion

Mobile Marketing

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

The way consumers are interacting with brands and connecting to the world is changing because of mobiles. 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. Then get step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. Finally, get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign.

You may register for these courses separately or as a part of a discounted certificate package.

UGotClass Partnership

Experience state-of-the-art online learning with UGotClass. These online courses include an audio presentation from your instructor, with slides, each and every week of the course. Unlike other text-only courses, you get to hear your instructor and learn visually too. UGotClass instructors are experts and authorities in their fields. Many are authors, speakers and consultants from all over the United States and Canada. If you choose to successfully complete this online certificate program, you will get a PDF certificate verifying your successful completion of the coursework. You will pass the unit quizzes and participate in discussions to earn and document your learning and knowledge.

REQUIRED COURSES

  • Mobile Marketing
  • Creating Cell Phone Apps for Business
  • Advanced Mobile Marketing

Medical Coding & Billing

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Our Medical Coding & Billing Certificate integrates the parallel career paths of Coding and Billing & Reimbursement into a unified perspective that prepares students for real-world work experience and credentialing by the leading organizations in these fields.
In order to earn a Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing, five required courses for a minimum of 192 contract hours must be completed.

Upon completion of the certificate, you should have a complete comprehension of the connection between medical coding and billing and be prepared to:

  • Enter the medical coding and/or billing field at entry level
  • Pursue credentials from the American Health Information Management
  • Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

Free information sessions are available for this program. Call 706.507.8070 for information.

REQUIRED COURSES

You may register for these courses separately or as a part of a discounted certificate package. Courses must be completed in the order below.

  • Medical Terminology (online or in class)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology (online or in class)
  • Basic Medical Coding
  • Intermediate Medical Coding
  • Medical Billing & Reimbursement
  • Advanced Medical Coding
“I really liked our instructor for Medical Billing and Reimbursement. She was a very good teacher. She made us feel that she really cared about us and helped us understand the material. I feel that I learned a lot this quarter. I really enjoyed this class!”
 – Jane Eastridge

Management

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Management Certificate (Online Certificate)

Enhance your management skills through this program for supervisors, managers and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Learn how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees and increase your effectiveness. Get tips and techniques you won’t get anywhere else for managing time and increasing productivity, and learn how to manage different generations in the workplace. Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to and what messages they value.

You may register for these courses separately or as a part of a discounted certificate package.

UGotClass Partnership

Experience state-of-the-art online learning with UGotClass. These online courses include an audio presentation from your instructor, with slides, each and every week of the course. Unlike other text-only courses, you get to hear your instructor and learn visually too. UGotClass instructors are experts and authorities in their fields. Many are authors, speakers and consultants from all over the United States and Canada. If you choose to successfully complete this online certificate program, you will get a PDF certificate verifying your successful completion of the coursework. You will pass the unit quizzes and participate in discussions to earn and document your learning and knowledge.

“Knowing how your employees will react and how to make everything make sense to them will be a great asset in managing my employees.”
­- Mike Mullis, Fort Collins, CO

REQUIRED COURSES

  • Management Boot Camp
  • New 21st Century Strategies for Productivity and Time Management
  • Managing Generations in the Workplace

Data Analysis

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Certificate in Data Analysis (Online Certificate)

Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then, learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally, you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand.
You may register for these courses separately or as a part of a discounted certificate package.

UGotClass Partnership

Experience state-of-the-art online learning with UGotClass. These online courses include an audio presentation from your instructor, with slides, each and every week of the course. Unlike other text-only courses, you get to hear your instructor and learn visually too. UGotClass instructors are experts and authorities in their fields. Many are authors, speakers and consultants from all over the United States and Canada. If you choose to successfully complete this online certificate program, you will get a PDF certificate verifying your successful completion of the coursework. You will pass the unit quizzes and participate in discussions to earn and document your learning and knowledge.

“This course really helped me realize my potential in Data Analysis. It is fantastic and I enjoyed every minute of it.”
– Markel Thomas

REQUIRED COURSES

  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Intermediate Data Analysis
  • Advanced Data Analysis

Digital Photography

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

The Digital Photography Certificate Program provides a structured photographic curriculum. In order to earn this certificate, four required courses and six additional courses (minimum of 84 hours) must be completed. Students who wish to gain practical, hands-on knowledge in the field will be able to develop new skills and build on existing skills in a relatively short time. Our program allows students, whether hobbyists, dedicated amateurs or aspiring professionals, to focus on the right techniques for their own personal success. A certificate may be general or awarded with a specialty in Portrait, Digital Imaging or Fine Art. Free information sessions are available for this program.

“After being laid off during the recent housing down turn I decided to pursue more aggressively the art of digital photography, earning a Digital Photography Certificate with Columbus State University, Continuing Education in January of 2011. I now work professionally as a portrait photographer. On my own time I have gravitated towards fine art photography because of the challenge that it presents to create a style that is unique to the artist.”
–Ricky D. Kammenga

REQUIRED COURSES

  • Digital Photography I
  • Digital Photography II
  • Photoshop I
  • Lightroom I

Customer Service

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Certificate in Customer Service (Online Certificate)

It is essential for all organizations to offer excellent customer service. Good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. This certificate will allow you to improve your customer service skills, enhance your skill set, improve productivity and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else. Register now for the Customer Service Certificate.

UGotClass Partnership

Experience state-of-the-art online learning with UGotClass. These online courses include an audio presentation from your instructor, with slides, each and every week of the course. Unlike other text-only courses, you get to hear your instructor and learn visually too. UGotClass instructors are experts and authorities in their fields. Many are authors, speakers and consultants from all over the United States and Canada. If you choose to successfully complete this online certificate program, you will get a PDF certificate verifying your successful completion of the coursework. You will pass the unit quizzes and participate in discussions to earn and document your learning and knowledge.

“Great information. This program really helped me to hone in to what I want to concentrate on to provide exceptional customer service. Made me realize that I only need to concentrate on a couple of items and not try to implement EVERYTHING that is suggested to me.”
-­Tara Kaae, Mangilao, Guam

REQUIRED COURSES

  • Extraordinary Customer Service
  • Keys to Customer Service

Clinical Medical Assisting

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Medical Assistants are in high demand! Become well-versed in a number of medical topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, and cardiology. Learn to prepare patients for examination and treatment, conduct routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, and more. The 140 hours of classroom lecture, hands on labs, and a clinical externship at a local healthcare provider will prepare you to assist physicians with a number of clinical responsibilities.

Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national exam. Free information sessions are available for this program. Call 706.507.8070 for information.

NOTE: Not all health care programs are available every semester. Please check back often if you do not see the health care course that you are looking for.

OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CCI

Since 1993, Condensed Curriculum International (CCI) has been supporting innovative, allied healthcare training and education programs in partnership with colleges and universities, adult education centers, workforce agencies, career centers, and healthcare organizations nationwide. Currently, with over 300 partnerships operating in 40 states, CCI helps support Pharmacy Technician, Medical Billing & Coding, Electronic Health Records Management, Medical Office, Home Health Aide, IV Therapy, Phlebotomy, EKG Technician and other leading healthcare programs. Their goal is to ensure that students who successfully complete these programs will have the necessary skills to pursue employment opportunities in hospitals, clinics, research and other healthcare organizations nationwide.

Business Research

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Certificate in Business Research (Online Certificate)

Master the knowledge you need to succeed as you research and use the best quality and most appropriate data for decision making for your organization. Get the skills needed to effectively communicate research results to a specific audience for maximum impact and effective decision making. This certificate will benefit anyone who is in business and needs specific information about a particular topic such as market potential, competitive intelligence, standard industry practice, productivity improvement, etc. This certificate will give you the specific knowledge you need to succeed in your research quest.

UGotClass Partnership

Experience state-of-the-art online learning with UGotClass. These online courses include an audio presentation from your instructor, with slides, each and every week of the course. Unlike other text-only courses, you get to hear your instructor and learn visually too. UGotClass instructors are experts and authorities in their fields. Many are authors, speakers and consultants from all over the United States and Canada. If you choose to successfully complete this online certificate program, you will get a PDF certificate verifying your successful completion of the coursework. You will pass the unit quizzes and participate in discussions to earn and document your learning and knowledge.

REQUIRED COURSES

  • Introduction to Business Research
  • Business Statistics
  • Qualitative Business Research

Project Management

Posted on: May 16th, 2016

Our Project Management Certificate is instructed by Project Management professionals with decades of combined experience, and works hand-in-hand with the local Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter to expose students to the body of knowledge required to prepare for the credentialing exam.

In order to earn a certificate in Project Management, four required courses and two additional 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 (PMI). These courses can also be used to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) to fulfill Continuing Certification Requirements. Free information sessions are available for this program. Call 706.507.8070 for information. You may also choose to view a video of this information session.

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Schedule customized Project Management training for your business.

REQUIRED COURSES

You may register for these courses separately or as a part of a discounted certificate package. Not all Project Management courses are available every semester.

  • Project Management Fundamentals: The Buck Starts Here
  • Managing Project Scope: Scoping it Out
  • Managing Project Quality: Quality Assurance
  • Effective Project Communication: Is That What I Said?

ADDITIONAL COURSES

  • Managing Project Risk: Risky Business
  • Microsoft Project Software: Keeping it All in Check
  • Managing Project Procurement: Getting What You Need
  • Managing Project Portfolios and Corporate Project Offices: The Longview
  • Managing Project Schedules: Timing is Everything
  • Project Management: Untangling IT Project Management and the SDLC (12)

TEXTBOOKS (REQUIRED FOR ALL PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSES)

“I’ve had the pleasure of attending the Project Management Certificate classes offered by Continuing Education at Columbus State University this year. After completing my certification, I have been able to apply the knowledge I acquired towards the projects I support at work. I have been able to successfully use my new skill sets to organize my projects in more efficient ways, increase my work quality, and improve my relationships with my team and management. By doing so, opportunities for growth within the company have been offered to me.
The classes are beneficial not only to people interested in becoming PMP certified, but to people who could use assistance and knowledge on daily projects. As for me, I am now one step closer to receiving my PMP designation. I certainly feel more prepared, and I value the education I received from these classes. My certification plays an essential role as I continue my journey towards working in a Project Management Office.”
-Mahesh Ramroop

Graphic Design

Posted on: May 16th, 2016

By combining art and technology, graphic designers create visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate consumers. The Graphic Design Certificate provides students with a solid foundation for entry in the graphic design industry. Working with Adobe software, you’ll learn design and publishing fundamentals to produce print and online media. Upon completion of the certificate students will have developed samples of work to compile into a professional portfolio. Classes are hosted in our state of the art PC lab; students may choose to bring their own laptop. Upon completion of this program, certificate students will have developed samples of work they can compile into a professional portfolio.

In order to earn a certificate in Graphic Design, six required courses (100 hours) must be completed. Upon completion of the courses, students will be prepared to pursue work in the field of Graphic Design. These courses can also be used to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) to fulfill Continuing Certification Requirements. Free information sessions are available for this program. Call 706.507.8070 for information.

Schedule customized Graphic Design training for your business.

REQUIRED COURSES

You may register for these courses separately or as a part of a discounted certificate package. Not all Graphic Design courses are available every semester.

  • Foundations of Graphic Design
  • Adobe Photoshop for the Graphic Artist
  • Adobe Illustrator for the Graphic Artist
  • Adobe InDesign for the Graphic Artist
  • Publishing for Print and Web
  • Brand Identity through Color and Typography