Since graduating a few short weeks ago, the graduates of the Computerized Business and Medical Applications have headed off into the world of work! Some graduates are making plans for more education and training, others are actively searching for employment and others have joined the workforce and are starting jobs they only dreamed off prior to their training at Grant.
Pat Marshall came to Grant for the CBMA program after her previous company was sold and her position was eliminated. “I decided to go back to school to enhance my skills. I became Microsoft Certified in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access and increased my knowledge in the medical field. I am currently working at Procter and Gamble and using my new Microsoft skills to the utmost. But most of all, I now have several choices of employment and I look forward to a bright future!”
Tara Morris came to the CBMA program to “change her life.” “When my job as a school bus driver had a mass layoff and no calls to return to work, I knew I had to do something. Anxiety set in and I remembered that Grant Career Center had a full-time training program. With the help of the Pell Grant, I knew I was going to succeed. I thought I would go into the medical field and landed a job in the insurance field.”
Tara has parlayed her skills into a great job at USI Insurance. “My job at USI Insurance is amazing! I never thought I would be this happy working. I get to use many of the skills I learned in the CBMA program. I got my job based on my certifications in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and my knowledge of accounting! Taking this class was a life changer.”
If you are ready for a change, check out what the Computerized Business and Medical Applications program can teach you! This nine-month training program prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants, insurance billing representatives, and personal secretaries for employers in business, government, and health care positions. Training includes financial accounting, medical terminology, anatomy and medical office procedures. Students will also be prepared to use the Microsoft software package, medical office software, medical billing and coding procedures as well as medical/financial records management. Students will gain experience in job search techniques by creating resumes, cover letters, office simulations and practicing job interview skills.
Registrations are currently being accepted for the next session of Computerized Business & Medical Applications which will begin August 19, 2013 and run through May 30, 2014. A $50 non-refundable registration fee will secure your place in the class. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants in the form of PELL Grants and agency assistance. PELL Grants for the coming school year total $5,645 and will cover tuition and book expenses for those who qualify for a full grant. Included in this school year’s tuition will be the Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Certification testing.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED to attend. For more information about the programs offered or to schedule an appointment with the financial aid office, please call the Adult Education Department at Grant Career Center at 513.734.6222.