From left are Desmond Gordon, who completed the Project Management Professional Certificate program; Dean Barbara Calhoun; and guest speaker Raymond Higginbotham, a certified fraud examiner.
Special to the MDJ
Paralegal, teaching english as a second language, project management and human resources were among the professional certificates awarded from KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education on Dec. 17. Dean Barbara Calhoun addressed the crowd of more than 300 people. She was accompanied by Assistant Dean Tamara Grooms and guest speaker Raymond Higginbotham, a certified fraud examiner. Higginbotham educated the crowd on the Pathways Program which provides job and internship opportunities with the federal government.
Professional certificates allow graduates to learn new skills and enhance their marketability for the workforce.
Real estate property management, basic office technology, and health coach were among the new certificate programs represented at the graduation. students also earned certificates in administrative professional, bookkeeper, certified nursing assistant, EKG technician, medical billing and coding, medical interpreter, medical office assistant, meeting and event management, Microsoft Office, Olli Scholar computer technology, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician, project management, and technical writing (advanced).