MIAMI, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In August 2014, Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers began offering the Computer Applications Technology, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with tracks in Medical Office and Business. They are proud to announce their first graduate, Nicole A., who graduated and earned her degree with the Medical Office track.
Prior to completing her degree, Nicole earned a Certificate of Completion in the Medical Office Assistant Program at the Kendall Campus where 100% of her Medical Office Assistant program credits were transferred into the AAS degree program. Vice President, Sheila Chapman, reflects, "We were thrilled to hear of Nicole's interest in furthering her education as she has been an exemplary staff member who consistently shares our purpose of improving lives through education. Whenever we have an internal opening, the first place we look is our own student body which is how Nicole became a staff member."
Nicole began her degree with a concentration in Medical Office in October of 2014 and completed the remainder of her credits in order to obtain her Computer Applications Technology, Associate of Applied Science degree in just eight months.
Growth is exactly what Nicole has experienced. Today, she is a full-time classroom instructor at Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers through which she facilitates students with hands-on skills training in Microsoft Office Applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook; ensures students maintain strong career-ready keyboarding skills and conducts medical billing and coding workshops. The goal for our students is to develop competency, confidence and professionalism in order to prepare them for meaningful employment.
Here's how Nicole feels about her achieving her degree:
"My favorite part of the degree was the Introduction to Psychology course. It was interesting to learn about human behavior. I also enjoyed the Medical Law course because I found out more about my options with healthcare.
"Everything I learned is going to help me understand my students more. I have a better understanding of their issues now that I have been in their shoes.
"Getting my degree has set a great example for my 16-year-old daughter. She was happy for me and is now thinking about when she will get her own college degree.
"I would definitely recommend the AAS degree to other people. It can seem overwhelming, but once you pass the midway point, it gets easier. To anyone who may not be sure about whether or not they want to take this course, I would say it's a commitment, but it's gratifying in the end. The excitement when you finish is worth it!"
About Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers:
Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers was established in 1993 for the purpose of improving the quality of life through education. Since 1993, we have trained over 13,000 students and prepared them for meaningful employment in the areas of administrative, accounting and finance, management, medical/healthcare administration and information technology.
There are two campus locations in Miami, Florida and online training is available in 36 states. Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers is nationally accredited through the Council on Occupational Education (COE) (www.council.org).
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