Non-Credit and Professional Development Course Descriptions

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Non-Credit and Professional Development Course Descriptions

Online, Open Enrollment, Pearson Professional Development Courses
(Not all these courses are offered each semester)

Six Sigma Green Belt 
The Six Sigma Green Belt course presents an overview of the key concepts for the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam. This course explores process and team management, operational metrics, and key tools and techniques to achieve process excellence. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding and knowledge of Six Sigma processes, as well as statistics, project and process management, and Lean Six Sigma. This 69 hour time-on-task, self-paced, self-directed online course is developed to correlate to American Society for Quality guidelines and is designed for individuals who are preparing to sit for the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification exam.
 
Six Sigma Black Belt 
The Six Sigma Black Belt course presents an overview of the key concepts for the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exam. This course explores process and team management, operational metrics, and key tools and techniques to achieve process excellence. Although a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate is not required for this course, students will be expected to have a basic knowledge and understanding of Six Sigma processes, as well as statistics, project and process management, and Lean Six Sigma. This 69 hour time-on-task, self-paced, self-directed online course is developed to correlate to the American Society for Quality guidelines and is designed for individuals who are preparing to sit for the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exam.
 
Search Engine Optimization
The Search Engine Optimization course provides an introduction to the basic principles and strategies of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This self-paced online course will also provide the tools on how SEO can be used to market websites and companies, and will provide an understanding of the strategies, techniques, and tools used to optimize the information presented online to improve visibility using search engines. This 19 hour time-on-task, self-directed non-credit course is intended for students and professionals who would like to learn methods to market and optimize corporate or individual websites.
 
Lean Bronze Certification
The Lean Bronze Certification online course is designed to enable an individual to sit for and successfully pass the Lean Essentials I Certification exam. This 60 hour time-on-task self-paced, self-directed online course correlates with American Society for Quality guidelines and is intended for individuals who are new to the field of product/process improvement and are looking for additional techniques and a certification to provide validity to their work and to become more marketable. E-book included.
 
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls
The Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls course introduces students to the history and development of Programmable Logic Controls. This self-paced online course explores the main parts of a PLC system, including how a PLC works, installation wiring diagrams, basic programming symbols and logic, and basic troubleshooting. This 41 hour time-on-task, self-directed non-credit course is intended for those in the skilled trades, manufacturing or maintenance fields, but have limited or no experience with PLCs.
 
Medical Math   
The Medical Math course provides an introduction to mathematical instruction and review. Students will explore the three systems of measurement used to calculate dosages administered orally and intravenously. This self-paced online course will also provide the tools for students to use critical thinking skills and arithmetic to understand medication orders and use equipment for preparation, administration, and labeling of medications.  This 41 hour time-on-task, self- directed, non-credit course is intended for individuals new to health care or incumbent health care workers. E-book included.

On-Line, Open Enrollment Career Steps Courses

Inpatient Auditing
The Inpatient Auditing program requires students to have at least three years of experience in inpatient acute care medical coding as well as a current RHIA, RHIT, CCS, or CPC credential prior to enrollment. The course is designed for busy adult learners who have limited time, and students can test out of material they already know. Students will learn both the technical and soft skills required to be a good auditor, including ICD-10-CM/PCS, fundamentals and reimbursement concepts, regulatory compliance, healthcare law, and documentation integrity. The program also includes an audit practicum with 50 to 100 cases for hands-on experience. Includes two textbooks and a hands-on auditing practicum.  https://partner.careerstep.com/wmcc

Medical Transcription Editor
Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription Editor program focuses on teaching the skills needed to work as a medical transcriptionist and medical transcription editor. Students study medical terminology, anatomy, healthcare documentation, and editing theory and technique and they develop and practice their typing and listening skills on hundreds of authentic, employer-provided dictations from a variety of specialties. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, enrollment includes ebooks, a transcription foot pedal, an AHDI membership, a subscription to an online reference library, and a voucher to take the RHDS exam.
https://partner.careerstep.com/wmcc

Microsoft Office 2016
The Microsoft Office 2016 training course prepares students to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification by training them on the Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access applications. Students learn beginning and advanced concepts and complete a variety of hands-on exercises, allowing them to apply and practice the skills learned throughout the curriculum. The course's online format provides students the flexibility to study on the schedule and at the pace that fits their needs. In addition to one-on-one access to experienced instructors and a technical support team throughout the course. Includes eBooks and five quick reference cards. https://partner.careerstep.com/wmcc

BLS
The Basic Life Support (BLS) online certification course is built on the most recent Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) guidelines published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), which is the international body responsible for coordination of all aspects of cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation worldwide. The curriculum is developed by licensed healthcare professionals experienced in emergency medicine, and it provides unlimited practice exams and free certification exam retakes. The program is nationally accredited, meets Joint Commission (JCAHO) standards, and provides 4 hours for certification and 2 hours for renewal through PIM or CAPCE.  https://partner.careerstep.com/wmcc

Physical Therapy Aide
The Physical Therapy Aide program is specifically designed to prepare students to pass the Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialist (CPTAS) exam after graduation. The online curriculum includes exercises, learning games, and interactive simulations on key procedures. Students learn Microsoft Office skills, patient interaction, documentation and reimbursement, medical word building, anatomy and pathophysiology, patient preparation, physical therapy modalities, and treating physical dysfunctions. In addition to ebooks, a personal Student Advocate to help navigate the program, and one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course, students receive access to personalized graduate services and a voucher to take the CPTAS exam after graduation.   https://partner.careerstep.com/wmcc

Pharmacy Technician 2.0 (Non ASHP)
The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam. The course connects students with an externship partner, so they can fulfill graduation requirements. In addition to one-on-one instructor support, students will receive a lab kit, e-books, and an exam voucher. https://partner.careerstep.com/wmcc

Pharmacy Technician 3.0 (ASHP/ACPE)
The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam. The course, currently pending ASHP/ACPE accreditation, connects students with an externship partner so they can fulfill graduation requirements. In addition to one-on-one instructor support, students will receive a lab kit, e-books, and an exam voucher. https://partner.careerstep.com/wmcc

NOTE: Career Step is an online school offering career-focused education designed to help students quickly enter the workforce. The school is committed to providing the best online education experience, incorporating interactive learning tools such as hands-on practice, videos, games, forums, and chat rooms into its curriculum. Students also have one-on-one access to instructors who have years of experience actually working in the positions students are training for. After graduation, students have access to comprehensive graduate resources such as resume reviews, interview tips and tutorials, and new job opening notifications to help them successfully transition from education to employment. Payment plans available.

Training

 

Class B CDL Driver Training

A 4-6 week competency-based, CDL-B driver training program that focuses on both classroom work and in-vehicle training time. Through hours of driving time, labs, lecture, and range time, participants master a wide range of driver competencies to become safe, comfortable, confident drivers. When trainees have mastered driver competencies and earned their CDL, they can begin working in the industry, often having lined-up jobs before finishing the course. Students can test for numerous CDL-B endorsements including hazmat and tank (neither school bus nor motor coach training is currently offered).

Training topics include trip planning, daily log maintenance, cargo handling and documentation, hazmat, employer relations and public relations. The course prepares students for their written and practical tests. The College can provide tutoring time in the on-campus Learning Center for those who may need extra help in reading or test-taking. Students who complete the CDL B training earn a certificate of course completion and receive assistance in job-seeking skills and job placement. Even though the course is currently non-credit, participants are graded on attendance, understanding regulations, keeping log books, pre-trip inspection, range skills, and road skills.            

 
Class A CDL Driver Training
A 12-week tractor-trailer, competency-based, driver training program that focuses on both classroom work and in-vehicle training time. After hours of driving time, labs, lecture, and range time, participants master a wide range of driver competencies to become safe, comfortable, confident drivers. When trainees have mastered driver competencies and earned their CDL’s they can begin working in the industry, often having lined-up jobs before finishing the course.
 
Training topics include trip planning, maintaining daily logs, handling cargo, cargo documentation, employer relations, and public relations. The course prepares students for their written and practical tests. The College can provide tutoring time in the on-campus Learning Center for those who may need extra help in reading or test-taking.  Students who complete the CDL-A training earn a certificate of course completion and receive assistance in job-seeking skills and job placement. Even though the course is currently non-credit, participants are graded on attendance, understanding regulations, keeping log books, pre-trip inspection, range skills, and road skills.