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The Importance of Hands-On Photoshop Experience for Graphic Designers

How students of all backgrounds can benefit from our redesigned course 

We have redesigned our Graphic Design with Photoshop course to better train beginner graphic design students from all types of creative and non-creative backgrounds who are looking to expand their understanding of graphic design tools, concepts, and terminologyThis includes helping students build a portfolio of projects and skills they can implement in the real world.  

Demand for skilled graphic designers is rising 

The need for innovativeprofessionally designed interactive media keeps growing, which means the demand for qualified graphic designers will continue to rise. In fact, Burning Glass Technologies reports that 37,630 jobs for graphic designers were posted within the last 12 months, and 40 percent of those jobs required applicants to have minimum of 0-2 years of experience. It also projects a 4.2 percent growth in the profession over the next 10 years. Due to this robust growth, education that can provide people with the confidence and skills to enter this in-demand field is desperately needed 

Graphic Designer median salary, $53,380

The Graphic Design with Photoshop course from ed2go was developed a few years ago to provide beginning and aspiring graphic designers with the skills they need to enter a new career. However, we felt that our course could use some revamping to offer more hands-on, interactive learning that students could apply in the real world—no matter their career field 

Previously, the course focused on creating marketing materials using Photoshop. Its learning path started by teaching students how to interact with clients and contained one lesson on design fundamentals. A typical lesson had eight hours of textbook reading with about one hour of online course content. Many of the projects taught in the course would typically be completed in InDesign or Illustrator in the real world, not Photoshop, and we felt that the 200-hour program length was unnecessarily long. Overall it was a good course for students to get their feet wet in the world of graphic design, but we felt it could be improved. 

We have made some big changes…for the better 

We now teach graphic design fundamentals bolstered by hands-on projects using Photoshop CC in each lesson of the Graphic Design with Photoshop course. The redesigned learning path will introduce students to Photoshop CC and graphic design fundamentals at the beginning of the course. Graphic design fundamentals are then reiterated as lessons progress and reinforced in each project-based lesson assignment. 

The course contains all new Screencast videos illustrating how to use Photoshop tools and create visual elements—replacing videos that were once voice-over PowerPoints. It also includes two key lessons to help boost soft skills needed for employment and guides students through building their professional portfolio using Adobe Behancea web-based site for showcasing and sharing creative work. This all combines to further give students the tools they need to be able to begin a successful career in graphic design or apply what they learned in their current career after completing the course.  

Additional changes we have made:  

  • Program hours have been reduced from 200hours down to 130hours 
  • Reliance on textbooks has been reduced by strategically replacing reading with key narrative content  
  • Lessons have been authored so the main concepts are introduced in the online portion of the course 
  • Readings are now assigned to help reinforce conceptual learning 
  • More projects have been added that will give students practice with assignments they are likely to see in the real world 
  • Graphic design concepts are taught starting with fundamentals and are reinforced throughout the course 
  • The use of rich media and video has been increased to make the course more compelling 

When will this course be available?  

The new and improved Graphic Design with Photoshop course will be available on May 27, 2021. Contact your Account Manager to learn more or to add this course to your catalog today.  

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Product Changes: April 2021

New Courses in April

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new and updated courses to the ed2go catalog in April. Keep reading for more information on each new course offering and other changes.   


New Courses

Medical Billing Specialist (Voucher Included)
Course Code GES1019 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,495 | LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 27, 2021

Medical Billing Specialist with Electronic Health Records (Vouchers Included)
Course Code GES1026 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,495 | LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 27, 2021

Business Budgeting for Beginners, Fundamentals
Course Code bfb | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115 | LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 13, 2021 

Business Budgeting for Beginners (Self-Paced Tutorial), Fundamentals
Course Code T14276 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115 LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 13, 2021 

Adobe Illustrator CC, Fundamentals
Course Code T14277 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $119 | LAUNCH DATE: APRL 20, 2021

Advanced Python, Fundamentals
Course Code T14278 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $119 | LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 20, 2021

Python Data Analysis with JupyterLab, Fundamentals
Course Code T14275 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $119 | LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 20, 2021 


Revision Courses 

Graphic Design with Photoshop (Software Included) Advanced Career Training
Course Code GES518 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,195 | LAUNCH DATE: May27, 2021

Graphic Design with Photoshop, Advanced Career Training
Course Code GES516 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,995 | LAUNCH DATE: May 27, 2021 

Previous courses GES516 & GES518 have a retirement date of 5/31/21.  These courses are decreasing from 200 hours to 130 hours.  We are strategically replacing reading and including key narrative content in the platform, thereby vastly reducing reliance on textbooks.  Lessons have been authored so the main concepts are introduced in the online portion of the course and then readings are assigned to reinforce conceptual learning.   

 

Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease, Fundamentals
Course Code md2 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115 LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 27, 2021

Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease (Self-Paced Tutorial), Fundamentals
Course Code T9213 SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115 LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 27, 2021

Medical Terminology Series, Fundamentals 
Course Code B8719 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $199LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 27, 2021

A to Z Grant Writing, Fundamentals
Course Code gw1-6 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 6, 2021

A to Z Grant Writing (Self-Paced Tutorial), Fundamentals
Course Code T8492 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 6, 2021 


Retirement Courses 

Python Data Analysis with NumPy and Pandas, Fundamentals
Course Code T9792 | Retirement Date 5/31/21  

Python Data Analysis with JupyterLad
Course Code T14275 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE $119 | LAUNCH DATE: APRIL 20, 2021 will replace T9792.


CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep 1

Course Code T9224/scp, Retirement date April 30, 2021 

CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep 2
Course Code scp3, Retirement date April 30, 2021 

CompTIA updated the certification exam, effective July 2021, and the current course does not provide sufficient preparation for the new exam. We are removing this course from the catalog to avoid having any new students who would plan to take CompTIA Security + in July or later.   

There is no direct replacement offering, however, our Advanced Career training course, CompTIA Security + Certification Training (course code GES330) is a good option.  If you’re not currently offering our ACT product line, contact your Account Manager to add these products in your catalog.  


Courses QuickBooks Updates 

Retirement of Older QuickBooks Programs-ACTs   

Professional Bookkeeping + QuickBooks 2018 (Software Included)
Course Code GES2022 Suggested Retail Price $2,195 Retirement date May 312021  

Replacement Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Online is live Course Code GES2046 Suggested Retail Price $2,195 

Related Bundles Updates
Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2018 with Payroll Practice and Management (Software Included), Course Code GES2026 | Suggested Retail Price $3,595 

Optical Manager, Veterinary Office Manager & Dental Office Manager will be updated to include QuickBooks Online, GES2046 May 31, 2021replacing the desktop version.  Bundle codes will remain the same.  

    • Optical Manager,Course Code GES175 
    • Veterinary Office Manager,Course Code GES179 
    • Dental Office Manager, Course Code GES176 


Professional Bookkeeping + QuickBooks 2019 (Software Included) 

Course Code GES2005 | Retirement date May 312021 | Replacement GES2046 is live   

Related Bundle:
Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 with Payroll Practice and Management (Software Included), Course Code GES2036 

Intuit no longer produces QuickBooks 2018 & 2019, so our “software included” courses will be retired on 5/31/21. However, students with previous access to the 2018 and 2019 software can enroll in the current courses.  Additionally, Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks online GES2046 is currently live and a suitable replacement.  The online version doesn’t include software, but it is not required for the course. 


Retirement of Older QuickBooks Programs-Fundamentals 
  
 

Introduction to QuickBooks 2013 
Course Code q13 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $149 

Introduction to QuickBooks 2014 
Course Code q14 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $149 

Introduction to QuickBooks 2015 
Course Code q15 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $149

Introduction to QuickBooks courses can be replaced with 
Introduction to QuickBooks Online | Course Code qol | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115
June is the last session for all fundamentals courses.  Current students or students registered for a future session (up until June) will be able to finish their course.  


Intermediate QuickBooks 2013

Course Code qi3 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $149 

Intermediate QuickBooks 2014
Course Code qi4 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $149 

Intermediate QuickBooks 2015
Course Code qi5 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $149 

Introduction to QuickBooks courses can be replaced with Intermediate to QuickBooks Online | Course Code qio | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115
June is the last session for all fundamentals courses.  Current students or students registered for a future session (up until June) will be able to finish their course.  


QuickBooks for Contractors 2013

Course Code qc4 

QuickBooks for Contractors 2014 
Course Code qc5  

June is the last session for all QuickBooks Contractors courses.  Current students or students registered for a future session (up until June) will be able to finish their course.  There is currently no replacement for these courses. 


Updated Office Manager Bundles

Office Manager Bundles (Voucher Included),
Course Code GES441 & GES442 SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $5,495 | July 27, 2021

These bundles will be updated to include the GES2046 QuickBooks online course, replacing the desktop versions. 


Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Retirement

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Exam Cost Included) 
Course Code GES276, Retirement Date 5/27/21 

Bundle Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt
Course Code GES2062, Retirement Date 5/27/21 

Our Six Sigma vendor is retiring their Yellow Belt program, which is currently a 10-hour course.  While they do plan to have a replacement, it will only be 2 hours in duration, and we are not including the new program in our catalog due to the short duration. 


Retirement of Older Microsoft Programs 

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Certification Training
Course CodeGES830 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $795 | Retirement Date May 27, 2021  

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Certification Training   
Course Code GES852 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $795| Retirement Date May 27, 2021  

The replacement courses for older Microsoft SharePoint courses are liveMicrosoft SharePoint 2019Course Code GES886, Suggested Retail Price $795 


What Partners Need to Do

If you have elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. Otherwise, you will need to add these courses manually in the Online Administration Center.  Active students in retiring courses won’t be affected and can complete their courses.  Pending students need to be active by the removal date.    

If you are unsure if you have the auto-add feature set up,contact your Account Manager. 

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TOP 5 REASONS TO CHOOSE A MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING CAREER

 

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Jobs continue to grow in medical billing and coding, and in a time when jobs are hard to come by, you could help provide the education people need to enter this in-demand field.  

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs in medical billing and coding are expected to grow 8 percent through 2029. This is double the average expected national job growth of 4 percent and equates to 29,000 additional trained medical billing and coding professionals needed within the next eight years. This strong job growth will be fueled by an aging population, increasing reliance on health informatics, and the move of more healthcare providers to electronic health records systems.

Magnifying Glass,50,000 job postings

In addition to growing job prospects in medical billing and coding, there are many other reasons that make this career a great move. 

  • Medical billing and coding offers a relatively easy field to enter. Professionals looking to start a career in medical billing and coding need only earn a certification that shows their commitment to excellence. Certificates can be completed online in a relatively short amount of time meaning students can enter the field quickly and take advantage of the job growth we are seeing today.  
  • Professionals can often work from home in a medical billing and coding career. While some medical billing and coding workers do report for their roles on-site, a majority have the flexibility to work remotely. In fact, according to the HIM Professional Census 2020 conducted by Libman Education, more than 50 percent of coders working for hospitals and health systems are fully remote-based employees; only 17 percent of coders reported that they were based entirely on-site. This information was collected at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and based on the shuttering of selective services, creating temporary facilities, incorporating new communication methods, and re‐deploying trained healthcare workforce in new ways. 
  • Medical billing and coding is a great first step towards a career in healthcare. Every area of medicine requires medical billers and coders. Professionals in this field will be able to put their toes in the water and try out any and all of the specialties that interest them while gaining valuable experience before committing to a longer healthcare education program. 
  • Medical billing and coding allows people to work part-time. Medical billing and coding can be a full-time career, but it can also be a great option for those who want to work part-time. The work is extremely flexible and could even be done on nights and weekends to earn extra money.
  • Medical billing and coding professionals, even those who are part-time, can earn a good salary. According to the BLS, the median annual salary of medical billers and coders is $42,630 or just over $20 per hour. Those working in hospitals make slightly more, while those who choose to work for physicians’ offices may make slightly less. The top 10 percent of those in the profession currently earn over $70,000 per year. Hand holding dollar bill

NEW ONLINE MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING COURSE | Course Code: GES1014 | SRP: $2,995 

We’ve recently taken all of our previous medical billing and coding courses and bundles and combined them into one comprehensive course. This course offers students valuable training in healthcare including legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts and official coding guidelines. All phases of the healthcare revenue cycle will be taught  from registration through medical coding, claims submission, reimbursement, and collections. Students will also be exposed to common medical terminology they will need to know on the job and will study basic anatomy as well as disorders and procedures common to each body system.  

Our comprehensive Medical Billing and Coding course prepares students over a 12-month period for not one, but three different nationally recognized certifications: CBCS Medical Billing and Coding, CCA Medical Billing and Coding, CPC Medical Billing and Coding. This process allows each student to learn about medical billing and coding jobs and certification paths throughout the course and choose the certification that is right for them upon course completion of the training and experience they need for success.  

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:  

If you’ve already elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. If not, you will need to add this course manually in the online administration center in order to offer it through your institutionContact your Account Manager if you have any questions or to see how to set up the auto-add feature.  

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Product Changes: March 2021
New Courses in March 

We are pleased to announce that we have added two new Advanced Career Training courses to the ed2go catalog in March. Keep reading for more information on each new course offering and other changes.   


Advanced Career Training Courses
CompTIA Cloud Essentials +

Learn core cloud computing concepts and prepare for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ certification exam in this comprehensive online course. 

COURSE CODE: GES3037| SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,195 | LAUNCH DATE: March 30, 2021


CompTIA Cloud Essentials + (Voucher Included) 

Learn core cloud computing concepts and prepare for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ certification exam in this comprehensive online course. 

COURSE CODE: GES3038| SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,195 | LAUNCH DATE: March 30, 2021


Retiring Courses
RETIRING Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, COURSE CODE: GES411 & Purchasing and Supply Chain Management + Freight Broker/Agent Training (bundle), COURSE CODE: GES427 | RETIREMENT DATE: May 23, 2021 
Courses GES438 Certified Supply Chain ($2,295) and GES2105 Procurement & Purchasing ($2,295) are both live anreplacements for the standalone and bundle. 
RETIRING Legal Secretary, COURSE CODE: GES223 | RETIREMENT DATE: May 23, 2021 
The replacement course, GES2106 Certified Legal Secretary, launched 1/12/21 with no change in list price. 

Reminders

RETIRING Intermediate Oracle, COURSE CODE: NOC | RETIREMENT DATE: March 31, 2021 

RETIRING Introduction to Oracle, COURSE CODE: IOC | RETIREMENT DATE: March 31, 2021 

RETIRED GES348 ITIL Foundation on 3/16/21 – reminder – 1st notification 2/23  

The older ITIL Foundation course that is aligned to the certification exam will retire on July 31, 2021. The updated version, GES3025, will align witthe new certification exam that was released in November 2020. There will be no change in price, hours, or duration of the course.   Partners should substitute the new course as soon as possible as GES348 will retire on March 16, 2021.     


What Partners Need to Do:

If you have elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. Otherwise, you will need to add these courses manually in the Online Administration Center. 

If you are unsure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: ONLINE MARKETING SKILLS CAREER OUTLOOK

The demand for marketing and communications professionals is continuing to grow at a fast rate. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in media and communication occupations is projected to grow 4 percent over the next eight years and will result in the creation of over 46,000 new jobs in this career field aloneThis comes in addition to projections of Chief Marketing Officers spending nearly $150 billion by 2023 on search marketing, banner and outstream advertising, instream advertising, and email marketing in the U.S., according to Forrester Research’s recent U.S. Digital Marketing Forecast.  

300 K + New Jobs posted in the last 12 months

This increased demand stems from a need for competent marketing and communications professionals who can create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through various platforms. The U.S. BLS also predicts overall employment for advertising, promotions, and marketing managers to grow 6 percent through 2029 — substantially higher than the projected annual growth rate of 0.4 percent for overall employment during this period 

So, what does this mean? Marketing communications professionals are not only in-demand, but they can apply their skills in a variety of industriessuch as technologyfinancial services, healthcare, real estate, and more. Modern marketers often must wear multiple hats and be up to date on current trends and best practices. Our courses supply students with the information required to gain highly employable marketing and business skills in SEO, content writing, advertising, email, social media, and blog and podcast creationDelivered 100% online, students can learn anywhere at their own pace.  

TOP OCCUPATIONS REQUESTING SKILLS 

    • Marketing Manager 
    • Marketing Specialist 
    • Marketing Coordinator  
    • Sales Representative 
    • Social Media Strategist/Specialist 
    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist 

NEW ONLINE MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS COURSES 

Online Marketing Communications Suite | Course Code: B14246 | SRP: $395 

Course Description: Our comprehensive Business and Marketing Writing, Marketing Your Business on the Internet, Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners, and Using Social Media in Business courses provide the information and insights students need to succeed as a digital marketer. This bundle ensures students have a firm understanding of writing fundamentalslearn the basics around online marketing, and understand the inner workings of today’s social media platforms.  

Written Communication for Business Suite | Course Code: B14244 | SRP: $299 

Course Description: Written Communication for Business Suite provides students with the in-demand writing expertise they need to achieve success through detailed, self-paced, and instructor-led courses. Students learn how to create robust copy for business and marketing objectives that will differentiate them in today’s competitive landscape.  

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: 

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. Otherwise, you will need to add these courses manually in the online administration center. If you’re not sure if you have the auto-add feature set upcontact your Account Manager. 

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Product Changes: February 2021
New Courses in February

We are pleased to announce that we have added two new fundamentals titles to the catalog in February. Keep reading for more information. 

Fundamentals

Written Communication for Business Suite

Students will learn in-demand writing skills to create robust copy for business and marketing objectives that will help differentiate them in today’s competitive hiring landscape. Written Communication for Business Suite provides students with the in-demand writing expertise they need to achieve success through detailed, self-paced , and instructor-led courses. 

COURSE CODE: B14244| SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $299 | LAUNCHED: February 9, 2021


Online Marketing Communications Suite

This comprehensive course provides the information and insights students need to succeed as digital marketers. The bundle includes Business and Marketing Writing, Marketing Your Business on the Internet, Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners, and Using Social Media in Business courses.

COURSE CODE: B14246| SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $395 | LAUNCHED: February 9, 2021


REVISING CompTIA Security+, COURSE CODES: GES904 | GES330 | LAUNCH DATE: February 23, 2021
These courses will update automatically with no changes in the course code or priceNo action needs to be taken at this time.

RETIRING ITIL FOUNDATIONS, COURSE CODE: GES348 | REPLACE WITH GES3025 
The older ITIL Foundation course that is aligned to the certification exam will retire on July 31, 2021. The updated version, GES3025, will align to the new certification exam that was released in November 2020. There will be no change in price, hours, or duration of the course.   Partners should substitute the new course as soon as possible as GES348 will retire on March 16, 2021.  

What Partners Need to Do:

If you have elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. Otherwise, you will need to add these courses manually in the Online Administration Center. 

If you are unsure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

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Catalog Update: January 2021

Our catalog is constantly changing and that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information on recent and upcoming course updates.

Fundamentals 

The following course will be updated effective immediately:

  • Certificate in Integrative Mental Health

How is this course changing?

This course title will change from Certificate in Integrative Mental Health to Certificate in Integrative Behavioral Health.


The following course will be retired and removed from the catalog effective immediately:

  • Introduction to Adobe Acrobat X (iax/T14090)

Will this course be replaced?

No.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish their course with no changes to course access.


The following course will be updated effective January 28th:

  • Technical Writing Suite (B14247)

How is this course changing?

This revision involved removing retired course Introduction to Adobe Acrobat X from the bundle.


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as these changes will be reflected in your catalog automatically.

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Product Launch: January 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new titles to the catalog throughout January. Please read below for more information.

Advanced Career Training 

We are excited to share that a new and improved Medical Billing and Coding course has launched! We’re combining all individual medical billing and coding career training courses and bundles into one comprehensive course designed to prepare students for a new career in this high-demand field. This course prepares for industry certification in either CBCS Medical Billing and Coding, CCA Medical Billing or Coding, CPC Medical Billing and Coding. Click here to learn more about this course update.

Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included)

Train for an in-demand healthcare career in medical billing and coding and prepare for industry certification in this course. 

COURSE CODE: GES1014 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,995 | LAUNCHED: JANUARY 27, 2021


Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding (Vouchers Included)

Administrative healthcare workers are in high demand. Whether you’re just starting your career or transitioning into a different field, there has never been a better time to become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant or work in Medical Billing and Coding.

COURSE CODE: GES1015 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,495 | LAUNCHED: JANUARY 27, 2021


Professional Bookkeeping with Quickbooks Online

Acquire the skills you need to make the most of QuickBooks Online. This course will help you understand how to get your business finances in order and save time with this powerful and useful tool. This course also serves as preparation for the QuickBooks Certified User exam.

COURSE CODE: GES2045 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,095 | LAUNCHED: JANUARY 12, 2021


Procurement & Purchasing Management

Learn the basics of the supply chain process, purchasing, contracting issues, and management in the Procurement & Purchasing Management course.

COURSE CODE: GES2105 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,295 | LAUNCHED: JANUARY 12, 2021


Certified Legal Secretary

The Certified Legal Secretary course will help you gain the skills you need to begin work as a legal secretary and prepare for the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) certification exam through NALS the Association of Legal Professionals.

COURSE CODE: GES2106 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,295 | LAUNCHED: JANUARY 19, 2021


Fundamentals 

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Gain a foundational knowledge of the science behind creating computer systems that can perform tasks typically requiring human intelligence in this introductory artificial intelligence (AI) course.

COURSE CODE: ial | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115| LAUNCHED: JANUARY 5, 2021


Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This self-paced course features the same content as the instructor-led Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (ial) course.

COURSE CODE: T14257 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115| LAUNCHED: JANUARY 5, 2021


Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2019/Office 365

Are you overloaded with emails, meetings, and to-do lists? Make use of Microsoft Outlook 2019 functions, and you will rapidly increase your efficiency and productivity.

COURSE CODE: im9 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129 | LAUNCHED: JANUARY 12, 2021


Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2019/Office 365 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This self-paced course features the same content as the instructor-led Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2019 (im9) course.

COURSE CODE: T14235 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $129 | LAUNCHED: JANUARY 19, 2021


What Partners Need to Do:

If you have elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. Otherwise, you will need to add these courses manually in the Online Administration Center.

If you are unsure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

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New Medical Billing and Coding Course Available in January

We could all use a little good news in 2020, so we are pleased to announce that a new and improved Medical Billing and Coding course will launch in January 2021! We’re combining all individual medical billing and coding career training courses and bundles into one comprehensive course designed to prepare students for a new career in this high-demand field.

In the past, students had to decide which medical billing and coding course and professional certification to pursue before fully understanding the field. It could be an overwhelming process when ultimately all of the courses aimed to help them achieve the same outcome: a career in medical billing and coding.

One Comprehensive Medical Billing and Coding Course

In the new Medical Billing and Coding course, students will learn about medical billing and coding jobs and the different certification paths. Upon course completion, students choose the certification that matches their career goals. Learning about the profession first allows them to make more informed decisions about their future and the type of healthcare setting or specialization they plan to pursue.

This change removes a big hurdle for students, partners, and admission teams, and makes the first step toward launching an exciting new career easier and more enjoyable for everyone.

Key Benefits of this new course include:
  • 3 voucher choices: CBCS Medical Billing and Coding, CCA Medical Billing and Coding, CPC Medical Billing and Coding
  • Hands-on billing experience with medical billing and coding software
  • Externship Starter Kit to help students gain valuable experience in the field
  • Medical Biller standalone option for those who aren’t interested in Medical Coding

That’s not all. Our team has been working hard behind the scenes to make other course updates and improvements that will help students better prepare for a successful career as a medical biller and/or coder.

Additional updates and benefits:

  • MBC hours increase from 340 (280 MBC + 60 Medical Terminology) to 370 (310 MBC + 60 Medical Terminology)
  • CMAA + MBC bundle hours increase from 500 to 510
  • New Textbook and Workbook:  Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement 2021, 16th Edition, by Michelle A. Green (Replaces A Guide to Health Insurance Billing)
  • Modularized content: Introduction => Billing => Coding => Certifications
  • Information on various medical billing and medical coding job functions and environments
  • A scenario-based “Reality Check” feature begins each lesson providing a real-life look at situations medical billing and coding professionals may encounter
  • Putting It Into Practice features in the Review section provide learners with “real-life” billing and coding scenarios and follow-up questions to assess knowledge of the content
  • Coding and claim form activities and assignments offer learners hands-on experience
  • Refreshed Learning Checks throughout the lessons allow learners to assess their knowledge of the content that was presented
  • Key Terms/Flashcards at the end of each lesson provide learners with an opportunity to review important terms introduced in the lesson
  • Optional Workbook assignments help learners apply concepts presented in the course
  • Callouts to certification-specific topics where appropriate
  • A certification prep lesson helps learners decide which certification is right for them
  • An Externship Starter Kit assists learners in finding and securing an externship

How will this impact current medical billing and coding courses?

With this change on January 26, 2021, all other individual medical billing and coding courses and course bundles will be discontinued on June 30, 2021. For any students who are currently enrolled in any MBC programs before January 26, 2021, nothing will change. We will continue to teach out these courses until all students have completed their lessons or the time for completion expires.

Pending students will have the option to enroll in the current courses through January 26, 2021. Or, they can choose to enroll in the new MBC course when it launches on January 26, 2021. We will add a disclaimer to the website which states that current courses will be available through June 30, 2021.

Additional medical billing and coding course information:

Our marketing team has been hard at work to ensure that marketing content will be available before the course launches on January 27, 2021. Check your inbox for additional information on this new course and the impact it may have on your catalog. You can also contact your account manager at any time for specific marketing needs or questions.

We’re so excited to be able to offer this new medical billing and coding course for you and your students, and we’ll be here for you every step of the way to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible.

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Product Launch: November & December 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new titles to the catalog throughout November and December. Please read below for more information.

November 2020

Advanced Career Training 

Human Resources Manager

Prepare for a career in Human Resources and gain the essential knowledge you need to manage and lead others.

COURSE CODE: GES443 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,695 | LAUNCHED: NOVEMBER 3, 2020


Human Resources Senior Manager

Prepare yourself to take the Senior Professional Human Resources certification (SPHR) and the Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) to showcase your new skills.  

COURSE CODE: GES444 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,695 | LAUNCHED: NOVEMBER 3, 2020


Fundamentals 

Introduction to SharePoint 2019

Learn the basics of using Microsoft SharePoint to advance your skills and increase employability.

COURSE CODE: T14215 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $79


Goal Setting & Time Management Training

Learn valuable professional skills to achieve goals and manage your time effectively.

COURSE CODE: T14217 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $79

December 2020

Advanced Career Training 

Lean Six Sigma Champion (Exam Cost Included)

Build your problem-solving muscles and learn to deliver remarkable improvement results with this streamlined approach to teaching Lean Six Sigma in a fraction of the time and cost of other providers.

COURSE CODE: GES2103 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $895 | LAUNCHED: DECEMBER 1, 2020


Career Counselor and Life Coach

This certification course teaches the critical skills needed to become a career counselor and a certified life coach. Upon completion, you will receive the Certified Professional Coach (CPC) certification issued through the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches (IAPRC).

COURSE CODE: GES2104 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,795


Certified Phlebotomy Technician (Voucher Included)

Train for a career in phlebotomy and prepare for national Phlebotomy Technician certification exams.

COURSE CODE: GES1016 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,995 | LAUNCHED: DECEMBER 15, 2020


Certified Phlebotomy Technician (Voucher + Lab Included)

Train for a career in phlebotomy and prepare for national Phlebotomy Technician certification exams. In the Lab Included course, the following materials will be shipped to you once the Release Agreement has been signed and returned:

  • Phlebotomy Technician Lab Kit
    • Simulation Arm
    • Practice Needles

COURSE CODE: GES1010 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,295 |LAUNCHED: DECEMBER 15, 2020


EKG Technician (Vouchers Included)

Prepare for a career as an EKG technician. This 100% online course will train you to work as an EKG tech and prepare you for nationally recognized EKG Technician certification exams.

COURSE CODE: GES1011 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,995 |LAUNCHED: DECEMBER 15, 2020


Fundamentals 

Financial Planning Suite

Learn to determine the best way to achieve your financial goals, protect your assets, and take control of your money once and for all with this online course.

COURSE CODE: B14226 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $299


Django Training for Python Developers

Learning Django will help python developers looking to advance their skills to increase their employability.

COURSE CODE: T14207 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $399


Master VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel

Master the VLOOKUP function in Microsoft Excel and gain valuable skills applicable in any workplace where data is used.

COURSE CODE: T14216 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $79


What Partners Need to Do:

If you have elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. Otherwise, you will need to add these courses manually in the Online Administration Center.

If you are unsure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

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