Career Technical Education



Career Technical Education:  


You are not alone!  Many students face the same issues and struggle to make education a priority.  Our staff and teachers are always willing to give you the attention you need to feel comfortable and to help you develop the career skills you need to succeed.


Certificate Programs

  • Accounting/QuickBooks

  • Bookkeeping

  • Cisco

  • Computer Fundamentals

  • Medical Office Assistant

  • Microsoft Office Essentials (MOE)

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

  • Microsoft Excel and Access

  • Essential Office Skills for the Workplace

  • PC environment.

  • Microsoft Office version 2013

  • Quick books version 2013


Classes Offered

Review the Schedule of Classes by clicking the link below and pick the classes and locations that are best for you.  
Click HERE to see the CLASSES PDF
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This instructional program prepares individuals to perform any combination of the following tasks:  apply the accounting cycle for both a service and merchandising business through closing the books for a sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation; select and use appropriate computer hardware and software to develop, process and maintain accounting records and create reports; create and maintain subsidiary ledgers; prepare, analyze and interpret financial statements; apply procedures for asset acquisition and disposition and analyze and calculate depreciation methods; create budgets, design flexible budgets and make capital budgeting decisions.

We are a QuickBooks Certified Testing Site

Our Courses:                                         Book Prices:

  • Accounting 1A, 1B & 1C   $ 182.50 Includes textbook and workbook
  • Bookkeeping          $ 16.00   textbook
  • QuickBooks             $ 150.00 Includes textbook, three practice
  •  (prices can vary as we order new books)  tests and one official test



The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist is responsible for maintaining the integrity and protecting the privacy and security of patient information.  As a Certified EHR Specialist, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:  Audit patient records and clinical information for inclusion into reports, Perform basic coding to submit claims for reimbursement of insurers, Process Release of Information requests for medical records, collect and review patient records and insurance information. Costs for this course: (CEHRS) Certified Health Record Specialist Certification Exam $105. Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) Online Study Guide and Practice Test $56.

Our Courses:

  • Fundamentals for the Medical Office
  • Medical Office Administrative     
    • $65.00   includes online textbook
  • Electronic Medical Records
    • $105.00 includes textbook and online
  • (prices can vary as we order new books)



This series of courses provide an overview of the nature, organization, and function of the continuum of healthcare administrative services. Instruction includes topics such as healthcare reform, healthcare costs, accessibility of services, governmental influence on health care delivery, private industry role in health care, services for the medically indigent and elderly, ethical issues regarding transplants, reproductive technology, end of life decisions and funding. Students have the opportunity to learn the practical application of leadership communication, organizational culture, problem solving, conflict and negotiation, decision-making, productivity measurement and budget management. We are an Allied Health Certified Testing Site (National Healthcare Association)






This course is project-based designed to provide students with hands-on use of spreadsheets, word processing and presentation applications while studying computer concepts such as cloud computing and the Internet. The effective use of technology and internet resources are used to further develop teamwork, communication and presentation skills in a variety of formats. These applications may be taught through a wide variety of units of study which may include topics like:

Internet Safety, Career Exploration, and Financial Literacy.

We are a Microsoft Certified Testing Site

Our Courses:                                               

  • Computer Fundamentals
    • $22.50 eLab key or $100.00 Textbook 
  • Microsoft 2013 Application courses:
    • $50 - Includes one official test for Word and Excel
  • MOE (Microsoft Office Essentials 2013)
    • Online eLab key is $22.50 or Textbook PLUS Online eLab key is $100.00
    • Key and Textbook both cover Word, PowerPoint Excel and Access
  • MOS (Microsoft Specialist)
  • (prices can vary as we order new books)


ESSENTIAL OFFICE SKILLS                                                    

The National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC is a series of tests designed to determine if candidates have the skills they need to enter the workforce.  A student, job seeker, or worker who earns the WRC will have a national, transferable certification of skill and knowledge in entrylevel employment. Skills addressed in this class, necessary to succeed in today’s workplace are: Listening, reading with understanding, using math to solve problems, solving problems and making decisions. The ACT NCRC is awarded at four levels, based on the scores achieved. For more information go to

Our Course:                                Official tests are $8.50 each




In Microsoft Office Essentials 2013 over the course of a year will cover Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access at two applications per semester.  In the fall semester, we learn PowerPoint including animation and transitions and Word through Mail Merge.  In the spring semester, the students will learn Excel through graphs and charts and Access through tables, forms, reports and some queries.  Complete all four of Microsoft Office’s main programs in two semesters.  Great for career and academic minded students.  The Word and PowerPoint class this fall is perfect for beginners.  These computer skills will make you more competitive in the job market!

 MOE (Microsoft Office Essentials 2013)
  • Online eLab key is $22.50 or Textbook PLUS Online eLab key is $100.00
  • Key and Textbook both cover Word, PowerPoint the first semester and Excel and Access the second semester
  • (prices can vary as we order new books)


This curriculum provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) professionals. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of PC technology, networking, and security, and also provides an introduction to advanced concepts.

Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software.

Upon successful completion of the academy, the student will be prepared for the Comp TIA A+ certification exam. The Cisco academy is offered at the Overfelt Center only.






This course prepares students for jobs as network technicians and helps them develop skills required for computer technicians. It provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide email services, web space, and authenticated access. Students learn about the soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions, and help them prepare for industry certification exams. Students perform a great deal of hands-on work on routers, switches, and firewalls as they learn to design, build, and maintain data networks using some of the most powerful enterprise network technologies of the day. The course covers some of the most powerful technologies used on enterprise networks including wireless networks, virtual LANs (VLANs), Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP), traffic management with access control lists (ACLs), dynamic routing, and wide area network (WAN) technologies.


Courses: Cisco IT Essentials, 

Cisco Home and Business

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