TCL offering new certificates in crime scene investigation, electronic health records
PRESS RELEASE: July 18, 2013
Media Contact: Leigh Copeland | 843.525.8231 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Technical College of the Lowcountry will begin offering three new certificates this fall: Crime Scene Investigation, Database/Reports for Electronic Health Records, and Networking for Electronic Health Records.
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“We are excited to add these certificates to the list of more than 80 academic programs we offer,” Interim President Dr. Gina Mounfield said. “These three programs are in demand locally and will help meet employers’ needs for qualified workers in these disciplines.”
The Crime Scene Investigation certificate program will provide students with the basics for investigating crime scenes, interviewing and interrogation, and testifying in court. The certificate consists of 31 credit hours in courses such as crime scene investigation, forensic writing and documentation, advance bloodstain analysis, forensic chemistry, a crime scene practicum, and more. Program graduates would expect to find employment in state and local law enforcement agencies, security companies, correctional facilities, and attorneys’ offices.
The Database/Reports for Electronic Health Records and Networking for Electronic Health Records certificates will prepare students for emerging health information technology designed to help physicians and hospitals transform from paper-based and local online medical records to electronic health records that can be exchanged with other health care providers. Both certificates are 33 credit hours and are geared toward persons who already have a medical background and want to add computer technology skills. The Database/Reports for Electronic Health Records certificate will cover topics such as programming and computer applications and will prepare students to enter the electronic health records field as entry-level database specialists. The Networking for Electronic Health Records will cover topics such computer networking administration and data communications and will prepare students to enter the electronic health records field as entry-level networking specialists.
TCL has campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hampton. And with S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance, South Carolina residents pay less than $850 a semester for full-time tuition, regardless of need or income. In addition, TCL offers in-state tuition to military members and their spouses who are stationed in Beaufort and to residents of Chatham and Effingham counties in Georgia.
Registration for the fall semester ends August 9, and classes start August 15. Prospective students can apply online anytime for free at www.tcl.edu/apply.
For more information about any of these programs, please contact the Business Technologies Division at 843.525.8241.
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