KENNESAW One of Cobb's four year universities has become an excellent place for locals to change careers after their companies were downsized or jump into Air Force 1 High Black And Gold the workforce for the first time all together.
didn't really know if I could do it," she said. "Not only did I get my certification, but I learned that I could still think, study and do well on exams."
"It's very important that we celebrate the success of our students," she said.
"We make a difference in people's lives and give them options. I'm totally committed to it and that's exactly why every day is more exciting than the next. Education opens the door to opportunities."
Dean Barbara S. Calhoun, who has led the school for the last 19 years, said it offers a traditional graduation ceremony for students like Haarala so that they can be formally recognized for their accomplishments.
She chose KSU after hearing about its reputable continuing education programs.
KSU offers programs so students can complete a certification in a shorter period of time compared to a two or four year college.
"I have been a registered nurse for the last 27 years but wanted to go in a different direction while still being able to use my nursing knowledge," she said. "I hated the thought of my previous experiences going to waste and I thought this would build on that."
"That's where I'd like to start and eventually go into hospital coding or working with insurance companies," she said. "But, in the meantime, I'm still trying to get my foot inside the door."
Medical billing and coding is one of 42 programs offered in the college.
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"What we do is work with people who are changing careers where their job has been downsized, or people who are coming into the career fields for the first time," she said.
For example, a paralegal certification takes 18 months to complete, a culinary certification nine Nike Air Force 1 High Green
months, and a majority of their health care certifications take about six weeks.
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"In this economy, people who have been downsized and don't have time to go back and get a four year degree, and are typically married with families, need a program with a short turnaround," she said.
The four month program, which she chose to take in person as opposed to online, was difficult at times but helped her prepare for a billing and coding position in a physician's office.
Kennesaw State University's College of Continuing and Professional Education held its annual summer graduation ceremony Thursday night.
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approximately 18,000 students enrolled in classes.
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