The Division of Professional and Community Education at Augusta State has partnered with Career Step, an online school providing professional career education, to help active duty military service members interested in using their tuition assistance (TA) benefits. This partnership gives military service members using TA benefits the opportunity to train online for a number of growing career fields in the healthcare, technology, and administrative services industries.
“We’re very excited to be working with Career Step,” said Denise Moore, ASU’s director of the Professional and Community Education Division (DPCE). “They’re a company with a great reputation for offering quality education with a strong expertise in allied health training. Together, we think Career Step and Augusta State University DPCE will help military service members attain their educational goals and achieve successful careers in their chosen fields.”
The Career Step training programs, which are being offered through ASU, are entirely online, allowing service members to gain career skills on a flexible schedule that exactly fits their individual needs. Programs offered include Computer Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Transcription and Editing, Administrative Assistant, and Medical Administrative Assistant. All of these career training programs can be completed in a year or less and are designed to help students gain exactly those skills they will need on the job, often incorporating practical applications and new technologies into the courses.
Career Step has been working with the military community for many years as an active participant in the MyCAA military spouse education funding program in addition to offering military tuition discounts. The Career Step courses are attractive training options for military service members and their families because the online training allows them to complete their studies regardless of where they live and at a pace that fits their unique lifestyles.
“Career Step and Augusta State University both have a strong history of working with the military community,” said Tim Reynolds, Career Step Military Liaison. “Now we’re teaming up to expand our efforts to support the needs of active duty service members. Our partnership will allow us to bring the same high-quality curriculum and excellent customer service to those who are using tuition assistance benefits.”
Active duty military service members interested in learning more about the Career Step and Augusta State University DPCE partnership or the training programs, call 1-800-411-7073 or visit CareerStep.com/asu/