KSU to offer new certificate courses
by MDJ staff
May 09, 2014 12:00 AM | 1455 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education announced that it will offer a pair of certificate courses created to assist students in growing their professional worth.

The Administrative Professional course will begin May 19, while the Basic Office Technology course will begin May 20. The two programs are designed to help students set themselves apart in the workforce by gaining the knowledge needed to be hired or promoted in high-demand fields.

“These courses provide a tremendous opportunity for those seeking to stay current with their skills by making a minimal commitment for a lifelong benefit,” said Barbara Calhoun, dean of College of Continuing and Professional Education. “One of the great-est investments you can make is in yourself.”

The Administrative Professional Certificate will teach students a variety of practical application and foundational skills such as Microsoft Office suite, professional writing, meeting and event planning and web conferencing. Additionally, the course will prepare students interested in taking the Certified Administrative Professional exam.

The Basic Office Technology course will infuse students with the know-how of the No. 1-trait most employers seek — computer skills. The program is ideal for small-business and base-level IT professionals and those responsible for technical equipment maintenance.

Instructed by Donna Ferguson, who brings 21 years of relevant experience, the course allows students to become savvy in the technical integration of several hardware systems, Microsoft Office products, various Internet browsers, protection methods and security safety.

“These two courses represent the core fundamentals required for most office positions,” said Pam Moss, program manager. “The importance of these skills is not overlooked by employers.”

Registration remains open until classes are filled. For more information, call (770) 423-6765 or visit ccpe.kennesaw.edu.

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