Aug 08, 2022  
2022-2023 GSU Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 GSU Academic Catalog

The School of Extended Learning


The School of Extended Learning (SXL) at Governors State University serves as the lifelong learning partner for the Chicago Southland region, offering programs that enhance career readiness and lead to purpose-driven work and life for adults of all ages, the military-connected and businesses.

SXL is committed to helping adults of all ages achieve their personal and professional goals. Skills training, test preparation programs, industry certifications, military-connected services, English language learning programs, and convenient programs at off-campus locations provide accessible paths for adult learners to successfully realize career and life transitions.

Prepare to earn an industry-recognized professional certification or take an online career training course to make your resume stand out from the crowd. Many programs are approved for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding, all include certificates of completion, and some also offer digital badges to verify your achievement. Certification exam testing is offered through GSU’s on-site Testing Center.

Programs are delivered through online, hybrid and face-to-face instructional formats to support adult learners who may not be able to attend on-campus, daytime classes because of work, family, or active military service.

What is WIOA? WIOA is a federally funded grant program to assist unemployed or underemployed individuals in entering or returning to the workforce by providing training vouchers. Those who qualify will train for free. Learn more at www.govst.edu/wioa.

New to Digital Badges? A digital badge validates a learned skill or achievement. It has a unique URL that can be shared electronically via social media, online portfolios, web sites and email signatures. Develop your personal brand and demonstrate your knowledge to employers and contacts. Badges are also a great way to maintain relevance by enhancing older degrees with new credentials! Learn what to do with your badge here.

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Acronyms for courses:

  • CEKE = Knowledge Exchange
  • CEHH = Holistic Health
  • CEPD = Professional Development
  • CEEL = ESL
  • OL = Online
  • OS = Onsite
  • OC = On campus
  • HY = Hybrid
  • 21FA, 21SP, 21YR

Center for Veterans and Military Services

 English Language Learning Center

Career Pathways

Center for Veterans and Military Services

The Center for Veteran and Military Services helps the military-connected (Veterans, active-duty military, and military spouses) transition to civilian life and pursue a degree through seamless VA education benefits counseling and specialized career services. To register, visit https://govst.edu2.com/.

Courses offered through the Veterans Center include:

EKG Technician

EKG technicians are in demand! EKG technicians work in physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. EKG technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially.

This program covers topics and processes critical to conducting and interpreting electrocardiograms (EKGs). To begin, learners will review the anatomy and physiology of the heart. From there, learners will go on to explore the technology used such as the EKG machine. Next, participants will learn how to interpret a rhythm strip. And finally, learners will discover the details of a myocardial infarction. Successful completion of this program will help prepare learners to perform the role of EKG technician.

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical administrative assistants primarily work in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical administrative assistants. Employment of a medical assistant is expected to grow an impressive 34% by 2024.

This program covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. This program prepares learners to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. The content provides learners a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills learners require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career.

Phlebotomy Technician

The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO’s, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2024.

This program prepares learners to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Learners will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Topics in this course include medical terminology, related anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, and procedures for collection of other types of specimens within the scope of practice of the phlebotomist.

Pharmacy Technician

The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2024. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings. This high demand for pharmacy technicians is the result of a multitude of factors including the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians, and the aging population. Approximately 400,000 technicians will be employed by the year 2024 to meet our nation’s growing healthcare demands.

This comprehensive course will prepare learners to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Content includes pharmacy terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions, defining generic and brand names drugs, and much, much more.  This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.

Clinical Medical Assistant

The Clinical Medical Assisting online certification course from Governors State University is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

This online program prepares learners to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle. The purpose of the Clinical Medical Assisting certification course is to prepare learners to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office.

Physician’s Office Assistant with EHRM

Physician’s Office Assistants primarily work in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified physician’s office assistants. As access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients, the nation’s healthcare system needs to move to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Healthcare professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand.

This program covers information on medical administration and assistance, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. Additionally, this program prepares learners to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. The content reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.

Medical Billing & Coding with Medical Administration

Medical billing and coding and medical administration is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding and medical administrative professionals for insurance carrier reimbursement.

This program offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The program covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), the ICD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding, and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements. This program delivers the skills learners need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement. Additionally this program offers learners a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills individuals require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career.

Pharmacy Technician with Medical Administration

This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes pharmacy terminology, pharmacy calculations, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic & brand names drugs. Additionally, this program includes a Medical Administration course covering key topics such as medical ethics and law, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, and medical records management.

This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic and brand names drugs and much, much more. This program also prepares learners to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. The content offers learners a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career.

Medical Billing and Coding

Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.

This billing and coding program offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The program covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), the ICD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding, and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements. This billing and coding program delivers the skills learners need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement.

Electronic Health Records Management

Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nation’s healthcare system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Healthcare professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand.

This program prepares learners to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Learners will review the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.

Computer Support Specialist (CompTIA A+ + CompTIA Network +)

This program prepares students for a role in supporting computer users by installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and managing computers, hardware, wired and wireless networks. Upon completing this course, students will be able to support the IT infrastructure through installing and configuring systems to secure applications, networks, and devices as well as perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques allowing end users to connect to the data they need in order to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ (Core 1 and Core 2) and CompTIA Network+ Certification exams. Students are eligible for an optional externship with a local employer after successful course completion.

This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ (Core 1 and Core 2) and CompTIA Network+ Certification exams. Students are eligible for an optional externship with a local employer after successful course completion. This course is eligible for 3 course credits for IT - 3110 Fundamentals of Information Technology (3)  and 3 course credits for  CPSC - 4342 Introduction to Computer Networks (3) . Both apply to GSU’s Information Technology, B.S. 

Computer Security Technician (CompTIA Security+ and Network+)

The Computer Security Technician course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT security professional. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide information security for infrastructure, applications, and operations while being able to identify risks and understand risk mitigation activities. They will also acquire the knowledge necessary to apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, availability, and identify appropriate technologies and products. In addition, students learn to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate, and configure basic network infrastructure as well as describe networking technologies, understand basic design principles, adhere to wiring standards, and use testing tools. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+ Certification exams.

The purpose of this program is to prepare students to support the IT infrastructure through installing and configuring systems to secure applications, networks, and devices as well as perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques. It also prepares students to students learn to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate, and configure basic network infrastructure as well as describe networking technologies, understand basic design principles, adhere to wiring standards, and use testing tools. Students are eligible for an optional externship with a local employer after successful course completion. This course is eligible for 3 course credits for CPSC - 4580 Information Security (3)  that applies to GSU’s Information Technology, B.S.  and Computer Science, B.S.  degree. Additional course credits may be available through prior learning assessment. To learn more about prior learning credit, visit https://www.govst.edu/military-credit.

English Language Learning Center

ESL/ESOL Students and International students seeking to enroll in college take semester-length intensive English courses that enable education and career success, not just survival.

Courses offered through the English Language Learning Center include:

CEEL-ELLSOL-21YR1 - ELLC Listening, Speaking, and Grammar
This course focuses on listening and speaking skills in English. Focuses on appropriate skills in speaking management, problem areas in pronunciation, and appropriate vocabulary. It also teaches how to express ideas in formal and informal interactions on topics with level-appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Please contact the ELLC Director at esl@govst.edu for registration instructions.

CEEL-ELRVOL-21YR1 - ELLC Reading, Vocabulary, and Grammar
This course focuses on developing reading skills to prepare students for academic/professional reading in the university/professional settings. It also teaches new vocabulary, level-appropriate grammar, effective reading strategies, and synthesizing with readings. Please contact the ELLC Director at esl@govst.edu for registration information.

CEEL-ELWGOL-21YR1 - ELLC Writing and Grammar
This course focuses on developing writing skills to prepare students for academic/professional writing in the university/professional settings. It also develops proficiency in critical thinking and revising by working through the writing process with input from instructors and classmates.  Please contact the ELLC Director at esl@govst.edu for registration information.

Career Pathways

SXL offers several career pathways courses. These include:

CEPD-ACSMOL-21YR1 - ASCM: Association for Supply Chain Management Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)
As an APICS CLTD designee, you will have the skills and knowledge it takes to get noticed by employers and stand out from your peers. Earning the APICS CLTD certification will demonstrate your commitment to advancing both your career and your company’s operations. Topics include Logistics and Supply Chain Overview, Logistics Network Design, Sustainability and Reverse Logistics, Capacity Planning and Demand Management, Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Transportation, and Global Logistics.

CEPD-APMOOL-21YR1 - Administrative Professional w/ Microsoft Office Specialist 2019
Prepare for the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) credential exams for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. You will learn the fundamentals of workplace administration, including organizational communication, management, and human resources, as well as how to effectively use the Microsoft Office 2019 suite.

CEPD-APCCOL-21YR1 - Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
These advanced topics build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course© offered by over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. These classes are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law. Your study and concentration on substantively specific materials will enable you to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals. Fifteen advanced topics are available to choose from; six are required to complete the course.

CEPD-AHITOL-21YR1 - American Home Inspection Training
Earn a high-quality, state-approved certificate. This comprehensive home inspection course is taught by AHIT instructors with over 100 years combined experience and is recognized by ASHI, NAHI, NACHI, CREIA, TREC and other professional organizations.

CEPD-CADCOS-21FA - CADC Test Preparation
This course is intended to prepare applicants for the CADC exam. It has been approved for 21 CEU’s from the Illinois Certification Board and/or as a 2-hour credit course to GSU students. This course provides review of the material covered in the CADC exam including the 7 identified domains. The course is divided up into three on-campus full class days.

CEPD-CAPMOL-21YR1 - Certified Associate in Project Management Preparation Course
This introduction to project management fundamentals includes topics such as Communications, Procurement and Time Management, reinforced through pre-recorded videos and practical examples. GSU is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) with the PMI®. The textbook is an additional fee.

CEPD-CEHPOL-21YR1 - Certified Ethical Hacker Prep Course
This self-paced course offers instructor support and check-in throughout, and is 100% online, so you can start anytime, and finish as quickly as you like within a sixteen-week time frame. Explore critical issues plaguing the information security world.  Topics included in this course are incident management process, penetration testing, foot printing tools, network scanning techniques, enumeration techniques, system hacking methodology, steganography, Trojans, virus analysis, malware analysis procedure, social engineering techniques, identify theft, and social engineering countermeasures, wireless encryption, cryptanalysis, vulnerability analysis, and more.

CEPD-CMAAOL-21YR1 - Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding (Vouchers Included)
Prepare for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam! Administrative Medical Assistants are skilled multitaskers who direct the flow of patients through an office, ensuring efficient operations, increased revenue, and a positive patient experience. Medical billers and coders are also in high demand. Learn legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts central to this field, including HIPAA compliance, official coding guidelines, and third-party payer requirements.

CEPD-CNCMOL-21YR1 - CNC Machinist
Computers control much of the world today. The manufacturing industry is no exception, and you can make yourself an indispensable part of the future of manufacturing with this intensive overview of workholding, math, inspection, safety, metal cutting, materials, quality, and grinding skills. Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM concepts are also introduced.

CEPD-CTIAOL-21YR1 - CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training (Vouchers Included)
This course will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification. You can earn this certification after you pass two exams. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-1001, covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting. The CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures. CompTIA™ A+ Certification is vendor neutral and internationally recognized, giving you a competitive advantage no matter what country you’re working in and what hardware you’re working with. This course is eligible for 3 course credits for IT-3110 Fundamentals of Information Technology that applies to GSU’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

CEPD-NETWOL-21YR1 - CompTIA™ Network+ Certification Training (Voucher Included)
Whether you’re new to the field or ready to move forward in your career, a CompTIA Network+ certification course could be a great next step. This certification confirms that you have the knowledge you need to configure and troubleshoot both wireless and wired hardware. In the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals you need to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam (N10-007) and start a career as a network technician. With its comprehensive curriculum, you’ll master basic networking concepts and learn about network design, security, routing and switching, cloud computing, IPv6 and forensics, and common security practices. To help you learn networking skills in an interactive setting, you can set up your own virtual lab environment using VirtualBox. With VirtualBox, you’ll have the opportunity to put your new knowledge into action with networking scenarios you’re likely to encounter during your IT career. This course is eligible for 3 course credits for CPSC-4342 Introduction to Computer Networks that applies to GSU’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Computer Science B.S. degree.

CEPD-ITILOL-21YR1 - CompTIA A+ w ITIL Cert Training (Vouchers Included)
Earning a CompTIA A+ Certification is a critical first step in opening the door to your Information Technology career. Throughout this course, you will learn the essential skills needed to start a career working within the industry. CompTIA™ A+ Certification is internationally recognized, giving you a competitive advantage no matter what country you’re working in and what hardware you’re working with. You’ll also prepare for ITIL Foundation, an entry level certification which offers you a general awareness of the key elements, concepts, and terminology used in the ITIL® service lifecycle, including the links between lifecycle stages, the processes used, and their contribution to service management practices. Upon completion of the course, you will be given vouchers to sit for the following exams: CT-012 CompTIA A+ Exam 220-1001, CT-013 CompTIA A+ Exam 220-1002, and ITIL Foundation Certification Exam. This course is eligible for 3 course credits for IT-3110 Fundamentals of Information Technology that applies to GSU’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

CEPD-CSCTOL-21YR1 - CompTIA Security+ Certification Training (Vouchers Included)
The Security+ training course will assist you in preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification SY0-601 exam through comprehensive material that covers the key objectives and fundamentals to perform core security functions while pursuing an information technology-based career. Learners will be able to monitor and secure various security environments like cloud, mobile, and IoT (Internet of Things) in addition to obtaining an awareness of applicable laws, policies, and compliance standards. You will also be able to identify, analyze, and properly respond to security incidents. Cybersecurity skills have become imperative in security-related roles. With an estimated 31 percent employment increase projected over the next ten years according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for security professionals is high. This course is eligible for 3 course credits for to CPSC-4580 Introduction to Security Networks that applies to GSU’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Computer Science B.S. degree.

CEPD-CANSOL-21YR1 - CompTIA Certification Training: A+, Network+, Security+ (Vouchers Included)
 The A+, Network+, and Security+ credentials are the best CompTIA certifications to have in order to jumpstart or advance your IT career. This course will prepare you for three CompTIA IT certifications that are ideal for entry-level and mid-level professionals: A+, Network+ and Security+. The CompTIA certifications are the most-recognized, vendor-neutral credentials in the industry, and will assure employers that you have the skills they need. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the following exams: CompTIA A+ Exams 220-1001 and 220-1002, CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-007, and CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-601. This course is eligible for 3 course credits for IT-3110 Fundamentals of Information Technology, 3 course credits for CPSC-4342 Introduction to Computer Networks, and 3 course credits for CPSC-4580 Introduction to Security Networks. These apply to GSU’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Computer Science B.S. degrees.

CEPD-DACCOL-21YR1 - Data Analyst Career Certificate
Data Analysts translate numbers and data into plain English to help management make better business decisions. This training program consists of 4 or 5 college-level courses (80 hours each), depending on prior programming experience. Courses Include: SQL Fundamentals Advanced SQL Introduction to Python for Data Science Predictive Data Analytics with Python If trainees have little or no prior experience in computer programming, then Introduction to Computer Programming (80 hours) will introducing algorithmic (computational) thinking. 320 hours total.

CEPD-DIALOL-21YR1 - Dialysis Technician
This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of dialysis technicians. This course covers the following key areas and topics: specific procedures to operate kidney dialysis machines, preparation of the dialyzer, reprocessing and delivery systems, equipment maintenance, skills to monitor and record a patient’s vital signs, the process for a dialysis teams’ administration of local anesthetics and drugs as needed, assessment of patients for any complications that occur during a procedure, patient training for at-home dialysis treatment and techniques to provide emotional support patients need for self-care.

CEPD-EKGOOL-21YR1 - EKG Technician
EKG technicians work in physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. The EKG Technician Program covers the following key areas and topics: detailed anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes and terminology, medical ethics and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and echocardiography, an introduction to the components, function, and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other practices.

CEPD-FEWDOL-21YR1 - Front End Web Developer
Everything a user sees and interacts with on a website was built by a front-end developer. Considering how many websites exist, front-end web developers are in high demand. This course will prepare you for an entry-level career in this growing job market. You will learn how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create functional, responsive web applications. In addition to learning these three languages, you will also put theory into practice to build the front-end of a website. The portfolio you develop in this course will be a vital asset when you enter the web development field.

CEPD-FSSDOL-21YR1 - Full Stack Software Developer
Whether you’re new to web development or want to build on existing skills, this course will teach you how to create and maintain full-service websites. You will learn all the significant aspects of front-end, back-end, and full-stack development through several milestone exercises and a hands-on project. Throughout the course, you will build a website that hosts learning games. By course completion, your website will allow users to log in, play games, track their progress, see leaderboards, and manage their accounts.

CEPD-GREPOL-21YR1 - GRE Preparation Course
Acquire strategies in math, reading comprehension, writing, and verbal and quantitative skills to improve GRE scores using acclaimed Cambridge test preparation materials. Fee includes textbook, practice tests, and all course materials.

CEPD-HVACOL-21YR1 - HVAC/R Certified Technician
This course requires one year of HVAC/R experience and uses hands-on service call simulations to prepare for the HVAC Excellence or NATE certification exams. By course completion, you will be ready to pass the HVAC Excellence Core and Professional Technician exams, the NATE Core and Specialty Test exams, and the EPA 608 certification exam. Includes a voucher package to take the exams.

CEPD-ILCCOL-21YR1 - Illinois State Cannabis Certification Course: Responsible Vendor Training
This four-hour Illinois State Cannabis Certification Course will fulfill the state’s mandatory classroom training for individuals seeking to work with Cannabis and Marijuana upon recreational legalization on January 1, 2020 in the State of Illinois.

CEPD-ISTROL-21YR1 - Information Security Training
Holding a certification from ISACA or (ISC)2 demonstrates your ability to identify, assess, and mitigate evolving security threats. This online cybersecurity training course will prepare you for three globally recognized certifications: ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and (ISC)2’s Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP).

CEPD-LBBGOL-21YR1 - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Self-Paced Option
Learn how to integrate theories of business, statistics, and the elimination of waste with the goal of achieving tangible results. Start anytime! Students have 8 to 10 weeks to complete the course and have instructor check-in options available via Zoom. This program is accredited by The Council for Six Sigma Certification.

CEPD-LGHBOL-21YR1 - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate for Health Care Professionals Self-Paced Option
This certification will give healthcare professionals the tools to improve patient care delivery processes, quality of patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction through Lean and Six Sigma quality and process improvement methodologies. This course is intended for “Change Agents” in healthcare and is offered as a self-paced course, 100% online. Textbooks are an additional fee. Students have 8 to 10 weeks to complete the course and have instructor check-in options available via Zoom.

CEPD-LSSGOL-21YR1 - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate
Detailed and real-world examples of lean thinking will be reviewed with hands - on examples to enhance the learning experience. Learn how to integrate theories of business, statistics, and the elimination of waste with the goal of achieving tangible results. This program is accredited by The Council for Six Sigma Certification.

CEPD-LS3COL-21YR1 - LS3C: Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Certification
Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain (LS3C) is a fresh new perspective to improve Supply Chain process flow while utilizing tools that Lean Six Sigma offers. Focusing entirely on Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Transportation and Procurement enables the practitioner to analyze current trends and follow-thru implementation. For example, evaluating process flow from order fulfillment to customer delivery adds flexibility to a new responsive Supply Chain. Building a responsive Supply Chain has proven results with improved customer service while reducing errors to zero.

CEPD-LSATOL-21YR1 - LSAT Preparation Course
Prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). All American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools, many non-ABA-approved law schools, and most Canadian law schools require an LSAT score from applicants. The test lasts four hours and consists entirely of multiple-choice questions with one unscored writing exercise at the end. It is divided into five 35-minute sections: reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, two logical reasoning sections, and one un-scored “experimental” section.

CEPD-LSCSOL-21YR1 - LSW/LCSW Preparation Course
This licensure review course uses the most up-to-date examination materials from LEAP (Licensing Exam Preparation Services, LLC) and reflects the latest information for the DSM-5. The online video course presentation provides the convenience of 24/7 access and even allows for downloading when Internet connectivity is not an option.

CEPD-MKDCOL-21YR1 - Marketing Design Certificate
The Marketing Design Online Training course focuses on helping you develop technical skill and creative artistry using applied marketing principles. You’ll complete a variety of projects, including marketing concept development, retouching, compositing, illustration, advertising design, logo design, and corporate branding. You’ll learn in-demand software programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You will build a skill set in digital image preparation and vector illustration while applying foundation design concepts in color, typography, and identity design. Hands-on projects focus on essential skills and provide you with experience in business-focused design scenarios.

CEPD-MBNCOL-21YR1 - Medical Billing & Coding Certification Program (vouchers included)
This course prepares students for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Administrative medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who direct the flow of patients through an office. Effective patient flow allows the practice to operate efficiently, increase revenue, and provide a positive patient experience. Their duties can include scheduling appointments, entering demographic and insurance information into practice software, managing patient check-in, and check-out, answering phone calls, filing, and retrieving paper records, maintaining electronic records, composing correspondence, performing daily financial practices, assigning medical codes, and processing insurance claims.

CEPD-MDOMOL-21YR1 - Medical Office Manager (CPPM)
Medical Office Managers and Administrative Medical Assistants are versatile and valuable members of the healthcare team who can handle a broad range of duties, including patient registration, telephone, scheduling, medical records, accounts receivable, data entry, compliance regulations, human resources, and health information. This in-depth program combines several programs, Medical Terminology, Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft Excel 2016, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS), and Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM), to give you the foundation and training needed to be a Medical Office Manager.

CEPD-PLCCOL-21YR1 - Paralegal Certificate
This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Gain working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process and how to locate it through legal research. You will also learn the basics of law office management, substantive law (such as criminal law, domestic relations, real property law, and bankruptcy), and informal and formal advocacy.

CEPD-PYMNOL-21YR1 - Payroll Manager
This course will equip you with MBA-level business management skills and key areas of payroll. Prepare to sit for the American Payroll Association’s Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam. You will build a foundation in common managerial techniques, understand employment laws, and define your management style.

CEPD-PYPMOL-21YR1 - Payroll Practice & Mgmt. w Excel 2019 (Voucher Included)
Payroll professionals navigate financial laws and data to do their job efficiently. This online course covers all critical areas of payroll management and teaches you advanced practices for using Microsoft’s Excel 2019 software. You will be prepared to take the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam and the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert certification exam for Microsoft Excel 2019. Key topics include the major components of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, the Internal Revenue Code, and major parts of the state labor code for your chosen state.

CEPD-PHAROL-21YR1 - Pharmacy Technician Certification Program with Clinical Externship
This comprehensive online 50-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. An optional 80-hour clinical externship is available.

CEPD-PHLEOL-21YR1 - Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program with Clinical Externship
This 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.  Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Course includes terminology, anatomy, and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.  Students who successfully complete the program can sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Exam.

CEPD-SPHROL-21YR1 - PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation
The live online course will provide an overview of key areas in human resources management designed to better prepare HR professionals for the national PHR (Professional in HR) or the SPHR (Senior Professional in HR) exams.

CEPD-PMPCOL-21YR1 - Project Management Professional (PMP)® Test Preparation
Earn your PMP Certification by taking our 100% online, on-demand preparation course. Our curriculum is broken down into eight weeks and covers the five performance domains in detail. Learn simplifications of formulas in time, cost and procurement management, advanced problem-solving techniques, study over 200+ mock PMP exam questions, and more. This course exceeds the necessary 35 hours of project management training requirement by the PMI to apply for the PMP exam.

CEPD-PYTHOL-21YR1 - Python Developer Career Certificate
Python is a premier, flexible, and powerful open-source language that is easy to learn, easy to use, and has powerful libraries for data manipulation and analysis. This training program consists of 3 or 4 college-level courses, depending on prior programming experience. Courses Include: Python Fundamentals Advanced Python Applied Python Introduction to Computer Programming (for those with little to no computer science experience). 240-320 hours.

CEPD-CPIMOL-21YR1 - SCICBI: Association of Supply Chain Management (APICS) Certified in Production, Inventory Management (CPIM)
In this 142-hour training, students earn three valuable supply chain certifications: Manufacturing Management certification, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and APICS Certification in Production, Inventory Management (CPIM).

CEPD-PDCLOL-21YR1 - SCICBI: Supply Chain Certification; Level 1, 2 & 3 Logistics, Transportation & Distribution
Earn three certifications in one! Students will earn the Principles of Distribution & Logistics certification, Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain: LS3C certification, and the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation.

CEPD-PCPMOL-21YR1 - SCICBI: Supply Chain Certification; Level 1, 2 & 3 Manufacturing Management, Production, & Inventory Management
This course includes Level 1: Principles of Manufacturing Management; Level 2: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification; Level 3: APICS Certified in Production, Inventory Management (CPIM).

CEPD-PODLOL-21YR1 - SCICBI & ASCM: Level 1 Principles of Distribution and Logistics
Level 1: Principles of Distribution & Logistics - Time 32 hours (Self Study and Instructor Led). Price $1200, 100% Online. Student would be awarded “Principles of Distribution & Logistics” certification upon successful completion.

CEPD-POMMOL-21YR1 - SCICBI & ASCM: Level 1 Principles of Manufacturing Management
Level 1: Principles of Manufacturing Management - Time 32 hours (Self Study and Instructor Led). Price $1200, 100% Online. Student would be awarded “Manufacturing Management” certification upon successful completion.

CEPD-SCPROL-21YR1 - SCPro Certification Test Prep: Level 1
SCPro Level One is the only industry certification that covers the comprehensive supply chain, from end-to-end, and requires candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of the eight Cornerstones of Supply Chain Management via a multiple-choice exam. It was developed in partnership with supply chain experts and academics and is recognized by both companies and educational institutions as the most comprehensive certification available in the industry.