Coastal Georgia Center for Driver Safety grant renewed for FY22

Student with driving simulatorSavannah, GA – The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has renewed Savannah Technical College’s grant ($140,571.50) for a second year (FY22) to operate the Coastal Georgia Center for Driver Safety.

Grant funds will continue to provide two core services: distracted and impaired driver prevention education for youth, young adults and parents in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties. These activities include community- and school-based workshops, virtual reality simulation education, social media messaging, and the promotion of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapters in all of area high schools.

In the grant’s initial year (FY21), a two-hour workshop was created for families of teen drivers to educate them on the dangers of distracted driving. The workshop has been presented to nearly 400 families. Five Virtual Reality simulators were also purchased during the initial year for teenagers to experience a five-minute distracted driving experience (300+ teenagers) and a 25-minute driving experience (1,235 teenagers). The grant also developed a monthly media campaign about the dangers of distracted driving and impaired driving with a focus on young drivers. The grant also included promoting the SADD program to all 20 public high schools in the grant’s four-county service area.

Additional priorities for FY22 include focusing on reaching private school students, attending more community events, and networking with community partners and colleges.

The top five dangers for younger drivers include distractions like cell phones and passengers; driving at night (drowsiness); speeding and street racing; not wearing seat belts; and impairments like underage drinking and drugs. The goal of the Coastal Georgia Center for Driver Safety is to bring awareness to young, young adults, and parents about the dangers of distracted driving.

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#2223 | December 16, 2021
Coastal Georgia Center for Drive Safety: Atina Brantley
912.443.3392 or abrantley@savannahtech.edu

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu

 

Peace Officer Academy honors December 2021 graduates

POA group photoSAVANNAH, Ga – Nine students from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy celebrated graduating from the program with a completion ceremony on December 10, 2021. The six men and three women have completed coursework containing the entire Georgia Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. Their successful completion of the program qualifies them to be state-certified peace officers.

This is the 36th group of students to complete the program since its inception in 2009. To date, the program has graduated more than 400 P.O.S.T.-certified officers. Many candidates are in various stages of the application process with statewide agencies. STC’s Peace Officer Academy has a 97% placement rate in field (AY20).     

Each cohort selects a fallen officer for whom the graduating class will be named. The cohorts have a tradition of giving the family of the fallen officer a challenge coin dedicated to the officer. A challenge coin is a symbol of an unbreakable bond of dedication and allegiance among military personnel and law enforcement officers. The challenge coin tradition started as a military tradition in World War I and was later adopted by law enforcement. 

This cohort honors Sgt. Robert L. Linton of Richmond Hill Police Department, who lost his life due to a heart attack on May 8, 2019. Sgt. Linton had served with the agency for ten years and had previously served as a Master Mechanic before joining the department. He was survived by his wife and children.

The Basic POST Certification Technical Certificate of Credit provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to become competent law enforcement officers. The 11-week cohort program utilizes classroom instruction pertaining to criminal justice theory and the prevailing principles of modern law enforcement, as well as practical application of pertinent enforcement skills. College coursework contains the entire Georgia Peace Officers Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Law Enforcement Training Course so that successful completion of the program will qualify the student to be a state-certified peace officer.

The next class begins in January 2022. Visit this link for more information about the Peace Officer Academy or contact the office at 912.443.5191 or njones@savannahtech.edu.

# 2222 | December 13, 2021

Peace Officer Academy: Nancy Jones
912.443.5191 or njones@savannahtech.edu

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu

Savannah Culinary Institute to host Big Pig Fundraiser (Fall 2021)

Big Pig Fundraiser pork bellySAVANNAH, GA – Savannah Culinary Institute student chefs will host a Big Pig Fundraiser feast to benefit the Patrick Ansley Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund for 2021. The pre-order meal pack (feeds six) features two smoked meats, three gourmet sides, two barbeque sauces, artisan bread, and dessert for $140.

Meals will be available to pick-up from noon until 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 4 at the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College (5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, 31406). Visit www.savannahtech.edu/big-pig to pre-order meals by October 28.

Big Pig Fundraiser Feast take out menu (feeds six):

  • Ancho Chili BBQ Pork Belly (3 lbs)
  • French Garlic Sausage (2 lbs)
  • Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese (1 qt)
  • Roasted Vegetables: Heirloom Carrot, Brussels, Butternut Squash, Parsnip, infused with Fresh Herb Oil (1 qt)
  • Country Style Baked Beans (1 qt)
  • Alabama White Sauce (8 oz)
  • Chipotle BBQ Sauce (8 oz)
  • Savannah Sourdough Bread with Yukon Gold Potato, Asiago and Chive (1.5 lb loaf)
  • Dutch Apple Crisp

Savannah Culinary Institute classes will prepare the items as part of instruction for Fall semester including Garde Manger (charcuterie, smoking, sauces), Nutrition (vegetables, beans), Retail Production (bread) Principles of Cooking (mac/cheese, cobbler). 

The Patrick Ansley Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund was started in 2012 by Bill Dickinson to honor the late Patrick Williams. Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to STC culinary and hospitality students with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, who are selected by the College’s scholarship committee. Funds are applied toward tuition, fees, books, and required supplies.

The amount of the contribution for the Big Pig Fundraiser feast, which is deductible for federal income tax purposes, is limited to the excess over the value of the goods or services provided by Savannah Technical College Foundation. The tax-deductible portion of the gift is $100; $40 will cover cost of goods and bank fees.

STC scholarship funds are managed by the Savannah Technical College Foundation, a 501 (c)3 organization whose sole purpose is to raise private funds to support the mission of Savannah Technical College. Gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

About Savannah Technical College’s Savannah Culinary Institute
The Savannah Culinary Institute, an American Culinary Federation-accredited culinary arts program, has been described as the “best in the U.S.A” by its ACF accreditation review board. According to the committee chair, the Culinary Institute of Savannah, offering ACF-accredited diploma and degree programs in culinary arts, has gone “well over and above the standards and expectations for a technical college teaching facility.” The committee recommended that the program receive the maximum accreditation time of seven years, when the average is three years. Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts associate degree graduates have a 100% placement rate in their field since 2015. The program has earned regional and national recognition with ACF-sponsored competitions. For more information visit: www.savannahtech.edu/SavannahCulinaryInstitute.

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#2210 | September 23, 2021
Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Dr. Irving Victor Scholarship to benefit EMS students

SAVANNAH, Ga. – A new scholarship for EMS and Paramedicine students has been established in Dr. Irving Victor’s memory at Savannah Technical College. Upon the passing of Dr. Victor in 2020, his longtime colleague and founder of the College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program, Dock Donaldson, set out to establish a scholarship to honor his legacy.

“I’ve been working in this field for more than 40 years, and it wasn’t uncommon for Dr. Victor to personally attend to accident victims early on. He understood that a quick response often meant life or death for patients,” said Donaldson, Central Training Center Coordinator for American Heart Association. “Dr. Victor was instrumental in establishing one of the nation’s first EMS systems in the country, right here in Chatham County.”

Eligible STC students must be enrolled in the EMS or Paramedicine programs with a 2.7 GPA. Students must have an intent to pursue emergency medicine as a career. Two awards ($750 each) will be awarded in fall semester 2021. Students must also have demonstrated financial need and have a balance due at the time the scholarship is awarded.

Savannah Tech offers programs for Emergency Medical Services and Paramedicine Technology through its Health Sciences division. Offered at the Savannah campus and on post at the Fort Stewart Army Education Center, the EMS faculty members are practitioners as well as teachers. To learn more about EMS/Paramedicine training at Savannah Technical College, visit www.savannahtech.edu/EmergencyMedicalServices.

Gifts may be made to the Irving Victor Scholarship via www.savannahtech.edu/about-stc/foundation/irving-victor-scholarship/ More information about applying for scholarships at Savannah Technical College may be found at www.savannahtech.edu/Scholarships. STC scholarship funds are managed by the Savannah Technical College Foundation, a 501 (c)3 organization whose sole purpose is to raise private funds to support the mission of Savannah Technical College. Gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Explore a Career as a Clinical Medical Assistant

Learn about the role of a clinical medical assistant in the healthcare industry 

Demand for medical assistants will grow 23 percent through 2024, so there’s never been a better time to explore a career in healthcare!

How Can This Course Help You Determine if a career as a Clinical Medical Assistant is Right For You?

This online course will give you an overview of the job duties and scope of practice of clinical medical assistants. You will learn about the different types of medical records and how to enhance the overall patient experience. You will also get an introduction to charting patient complaints, creating progress notes, and collecting medical history.

Below we’ll explore some of the topics covered in the course. 

Foundational Topics Covered in the Course

Becoming a Clinical Medical Assistant 

In this lesson, you’ll discover the attributes, qualities, and job description of a medical assistant such as effective communication, knowledge, skill, good health and hygiene, empathy, integrity, a positive attitude, and ethical behavior. You’ll explore a medical assistant’s employment opportunities, which include a variety of healthcare facilities such as urgent care, outpatient clinics, laboratories, nursing facilities, and more. The lesson will also discuss a medical assistant’s expected ethical behavior, scope of practice, and compliance with healthcare laws, including HIPAA (privacy and security laws)

Medical Documents, Reports, and the Medical Record
This lesson is a crash course in medical basics. It will discuss some common medical acronyms and how to decode intimidating medical terminology. It will also talk about the different types of doctors, equipment, and tests that nurses encounter and then finish up with an introduction to medical math. These topics may sound scary, but this lesson will serve as a foundation to understanding the ones that follow. The information presented here can be helpful whether you plan to work in the medical field someday or just want to know a little bit more about what’s really happening when you go to the doctor. 

Telecommunications, Enhancing the Patient Experience, and Professionalism Attributes

In this lesson, you will learn about the various types of communications in the medical office and how to deal with difficult patients. The lesson will discuss how the patient experience can influence the patient’s perception of the medical assistant, the office, and the care received. You’ll examine professional attributes such as being responsible, ethical, team-oriented, and to possess strong communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Today more than ever, employers are looking for employees with problem-solving skills and critical thinking capabilities.

Computers, Insurance, and Medical Billing and Coding

In this lesson, you’ll learn the definitions of EMR (electronic medical record) and EHR (electronic health record) and find out why the terms aren’t synonymous. You’ll also learn more about the financial features of practice management software.

Get started on determining if a career as a clinical medical assistant is right for you today

We’ve outlined a few of the basics that the course will cover, but there is so much more for you to discover. Learn more about our Explore a Career as a Clinical Medical Assistant by visiting the course page.

About Savannah Technical College Continuing Education

STC’s Professional Continuing Education Department provides short-term classes in both traditional and online classroom settings. Courses cover a variety of skills and workforce development options that match both personal and professional development needs. For more details about other classes visit: http://www.savannahtech.edu/learn-now

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Explore a Career in Nursing

Learn about the role of a nurse in the healthcare industry 

No segment of the economy is growing faster than the healthcare industry, and nurses have more options than ever before. If you’ve ever wondered about this career field, asked yourself “How do I become a nurse?” or been hesitant to commit to a full training program, our Explore a Career in Nursing online course is just for you.  

How Can This Course Help You Determine if Nursing Is Right For You?

This course will help you discover what it takes to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) and all the exciting and rewarding opportunities that await you in the different fields of nursing. You’ll also learn about the different types of nursing and specialties –from traditional bedside work to critical care areas, like the OR and ICU, to lesser known branches of the field, like nursing informatics. You’ll also gain information about what you can do with a graduate degree in nursing, and take a quick peek at some of the other medical positions you might be interested in, like radiology technician or physical therapist. If you’ve ever thought about nursing, now is the time to find out more!  

Below we’ll explore the topics covered in the course. 

Foundational Topics Covered in the Course

So You Want to be a Nurse 

In this first lesson, you’ll discover some of the many benefits of becoming a nurse. The lesson will discuss the different pathways to getting a nursing diploma or degree, and then you’ll look at the pros and cons of each. It will also talk about some things to think about before you seriously consider nursing school, like prerequisite classes and some of the skills that can help set you up for success. Got math? Are you a good multitasker? Do you like talking to other people? Great! If not, it’s never too early to start practicing! 

Medical Basics 
This lesson is a crash course in medical basics. It will discuss some common medical acronyms and how to decode intimidating medical terminology. It will also talk about the different types of doctors, equipment, and tests that nurses encounter and then finish up with an introduction to medical math. These topics may sound scary, but this lesson will serve as a foundation to understanding the ones that follow. The information presented here can be helpful whether you plan to work in the medical field someday or just want to know a little bit more about what’s really happening when you go to the doctor. 

What is nursing school like? 

This lesson is all about nurse training. First, you’ll take a look at exactly what happens in nursing school—from the coursework to the clinical rotations to the exams. But school is just the beginning! After graduation, there’s the NCLEX licensing exam, where you’ll demonstrate that you’ve learned enough to be a safe and competent nurse. Then, it’ll be time for your first nursing position, where you might enroll in a nurse internship or residency, or you might receive additional training in your department. By the end of this lesson, you’ll have a good idea of the different types of training you might go through on your path to becoming a nurse. 

The Frontlines of Nursing 

In this lesson, you’ll look at the three most common job settings for new nurses—hospital acute care, outpatient clinics, and long-term care facilities. You’ll learn about the different specialties you can pursue in each area, the colleagues you might work with, and what working as a nurse in these three areas is really like. 

Nursing Career Fields Covered During the Course

What kind of career fields are available to nurses? We’re glad you asked. Basically, there’s a nursing specialty for everyone, whether your dream is an adrenaline-fueled job in a fast-paced emergency department or a desk job working for the government.  We’ll dive into a few of the lessons we cover in our course areas below: 

Nursing for Adrenaline Lovers 

Many people consider emergency room (ER), operating room(OR), and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nursing the most exciting fields of nursing! This lesson will discuss what it’s really like to work in these settings—and how this compares to what you see on TV. You’ll learn how ERs triage patients, what it means to scrub or circulate in the OR, the different types of ICUs, and a whole lot more. 

Nursing for Therapeutic Communicators 

All fields of nursing require care and compassion. There are certain fields in nursing that require even more. This lesson will discuss psychiatric nursing, hospice nursing, case management, and health coaching. These positions are less likely to be adrenaline-fueled, but they’re rewarding in their own ways. These are careers that focus on the counseling and patient advocacy roles of nursing. The lesson will discuss psychiatric hospitals and substance abuse centers and the people you’ll work with there, as well as some of the most common tasks in working with patients who are dying and those who are looking to maintain good health and healthy practices. 

Nursing for Number Crunchers and Nine-To-Fivers 

This lesson is about careers that focus on the research, education, management, and change agent roles of nursing. You’ll look at research nursing, informatics nursing, and legal nurse consulting. Although most nurses working in these fields have at least a year of clinical nursing experience, none of these positions require additional certification or degrees. 

Nursing for Those Who Want to Better Their Communities 

What have you heard about community health nursing? This is a specialty that encompasses a variety of positions, from school nurses to prison nurses to Red Cross disaster relief nurses. Community health nurses engage in all six of the nursing roles, with heavy focus on education, patient advocacy, and being a change agent. You’ll explore what it really means to be a community health nurse by learning where you’ll work and what you might be doing. 

Nursing for Those Who Want to See the World 

This lesson is for wanderers! You’ll explore everything from working as a travel nurse in a neighboring town to taking to the high seas as a member of the Navy Nurse Corps. You’ll also look at medical mission work like Doctors Without Borders and Mercy Ships. If you want to use your nursing skills while seeing the world, get ready to love this lesson. 

Pediatric and Obstetric Nursing and More! 

No nursing survey course would be complete without touching on pediatric and obstetric nursing. You’ll take a look at these specialties and then check out a few other nursing positions that involve working on a team instead of in a department. Finally, you’ll take a quick peek at what it means to be a charge nurse or nurse manager. 

Nursing and Beyond: What’s Next After Becoming a Nurse?

Advanced Practice Nursing: Beyond the Bachelor’s Degree 

This lesson is for overachievers and forward thinkers. Maybe you want to be a nurse, but you know that you’ll want to do more than basic clinical nursing. You might be thinking about teaching or hospital administration. Or perhaps you want to become a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist. You’ll look at all of those options in this lesson! 

Still unsure if you want a career in nursing?

What if you’ve gone through this course so far and learned about nursing school and licensing exams and the different fields of nursing, but you still don’t know if nursing is right for you? That’s okay! This final lesson will recap the highs and lows of nursing and give you some ideas about alternatives to becoming a nurse. You’ll also look at some strategies for getting more information so you can be armed with the knowledge you need to make a decision. 

Get started on determining if a career in nursing is right for you today

 We’ve reviewed the basics that the course will cover, the career fields that you can enter as a nurse, and the opportunities available to you for more advanced training. Learn more about our Explore a Career in Nursing Course by visiting the course page.

About Savannah Technical College Continuing Education

STC’s Professional Continuing Education Department provides short-term classes in both traditional and online classroom settings. Courses cover a variety of skills and workforce development options that match both personal and professional development needs. For more details about other classes visit: http://www.savannahtech.edu/learn-now

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Earn your Restaurant Server certification at Savannah Tech

Savannah is known as the hostess city. We have a large hospitality industry here and more workers are needed now than ever before. It was recently reported that local restaurant owners are struggling to meet growing demand among staff shortage. This is a great time to enter the field and our Certified Restaurant Server course will help get you started.

The Restaurant Server certification recognizes the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as a food service professional at a front-line position in a dining facility.  Successful candidates who complete the program and pass the certification exam will receive a certificate, lapel pin and global recognition for their accomplishment.

Why get certified?

Becoming certified shows that you’ve not only learned the skills taught to you in the course, but your competency has been verified by the exam created by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, a nationally recognized organization.

Professional certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute is the ultimate distinction of professional excellence for the hospitality industry. AHLEI certifies and validates competencies in conjunction with academia and industry experts for more than 20 positions in the hospitality industry.

Is the Certified Restaurant Server the right course for you?

This class is great for those who want to stand-out among other applicants and advance their career. It is also a great way for you to explore what the hospitality industry is like before entering the field.

Ready to sign up?

Visit our Certified Restaurant Server course webpage to view upcoming sessions for the Certified Restaurant Server Course.

About Savannah Technical College Continuing Education

STC’s Professional Continuing Education Department provides short-term classes in both traditional and online classroom settings. Continuing Education classes do not require formal enrollment into the college. Courses cover a variety of skills and workforce development options that match both personal and professional development needs. For more details about other classes visit: http://www.savannahtech.edu/learn-now

 

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

How to Prepare for a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam

A preparation course (commonly referred to as a prep course) is a great way to help give you the confidence you need to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam of your choice. Learn more below about what’s available for you at Savannah Technical College

What is the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam?

This is an exam on a specific Office program(Word or Excel for example) to earn a Microsoft Office Specialist certification. The exam will assess your competency in that specific Office program. Successfully passing the certification exam will demonstrates you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office.

How you will benefit from earning a Microsoft Certification?

  • Learn to use all of the features in the specific Microsoft Program
  • Be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exam
  • Ability to have confidence in your skills and stand out among non-certified peers

Watch the video below to learn more about the value of Microsoft Certifications.

When and where can I take the MOS Prep courses?

Our MOS Prep courses are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

How long does it take to complete this course?

Our MOS Certification prep courses are online and self-paced so you can take it from the comfort of home. It’s also an open enrollment course which means you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

What Microsoft Office Specialist Prep Courses does Savannah Tech offer?

Whether it’s Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, or Access, we have you covered. We even offer the ability to purchase the course with the exam voucher included.  See below for a full list of classes offered through the professional continuing education department at Savannah Tech.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word 2019 Certification Training (Voucher Included)
Microsoft Word 2016 Certification Training (Vouchers Included)

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel 2016 Certification Training (Vouchers Included)
Microsoft Excel 2019 Certification Training (Voucher Included)

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 Certification Training (Voucher Included)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Certification Training (Voucher Included)

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 2019 Certification Training (Voucher Included)
Microsoft Access 2016 Certification Training (Voucher Included)

Get started today and become closer to achieving your goals!

You’re equipped with the information you need to get started with achieving your career goal of becoming a MOS Certified professional. View our MOS prep courses above or click this link to browse available Microsoft Certification prep courses.

About Savannah Technical College Continuing Education

STC’s Professional Continuing Education Department provides short-term classes in both traditional and online classroom settings. Continuing Education classes do not require formal enrollment into the college. Courses cover a variety of skills and workforce development options that match both personal and professional development needs. For more details about other classes visit: http://www.savannahtech.edu/learn-now

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

VFW opens Veteran Service Officer site at Savannah Tech

Savannah Technical College is one of five sites in Chatham County with Veteran Service Officers (VSO) that help wounded warriors with disability claims. The new site is located in the Veterans Service Center at the Savannah Campus (5717 White Bluff Road, 31405).

The volunteer VSOs help veterans in all service branches with both in-person and virtual sessions. They specialize in disability claims, using their expertise to help veterans navigate the system.

VSOs are required to go through extensive training at their own expense to understand the disability regulations and guide other veterans. They offer advice and assistance to expedite claim submission. They also help find out why a claim was denied and help veterans resubmit “VA Determination.”

One of the volunteers is the 2014 Chatham County Veteran of the Year Frank Mullis, a Vietnam wounded warrior who has been assisting veterans for nearly 15 years.

“Wounded warriors need and deserve to speed up their receipt of necessary physical rehabilitation and occupational re-training to regain their ability to support their families and regain their dignity,” said Mullis.

The other four veteran service officer sites are located at the Savannah Veterans Administration clinic, Savannah Vet Center, the Elk’s Lodge and at the GSU Armstrong campus.

For more information about Veteran Services Officer services at Savannah Tech visit: www.savannahtech.edu/VFW-veteran or email VAclaims@savannahtech.edu to schedule an appointment.

Savannah Technical College has the highest military-affiliated enrollment in TCSG. One in four STC students is a veteran, active duty service member, or a military dependent/spouse. The College has been ranked one of the top Best for Vets public technical and career colleges in the U.S. by Military Times. STC also has scholarships available to active duty, veterans, and dependents.

STC continues to offer a blend of in-person and on-line training options this spring at all of its campuses.

 

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Savannah Tech is the first in Georgia to offer virtual admissions for Adult Education

SAVANNAH, Ga. ~ Savannah Technical College has created a virtual admissions process for Adult Education including high school equivalency (GED) and English as a second language (ESL). As the first technical college in Georgia approved to offer this service, STC’s plan is being shared throughout the state as a model.

“I am so proud of my team for making this possible for the community,” said Dr. Thomas Bullock, STC’s dean of adult education. “We have already been helping hundreds of students since this pandemic started. Now we can register and serve new students with the need and time right now

Previously, the state of Georgia required in-person, notarized registration for adult education admissions. The College has been unable to register new adult education students since it closed to the public for COVID-19 social distancing.

The College continues to offer live instructor-led classes and self-paced online learning for both high school equivalency (GED) and ESL students.

New adult education students may now register online at https://www.savannahtech.edu/ged-esl/. There is a video explaining the registration process, links to submit new applications and an appointment with an advisor to confirm their registration. A state-issued ID is required to apply for adult education.

In Academic Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019), Savannah Technical College yielded 486 GED graduates. One of those graduates, Victoria “Ida” Nelson, was named STC’s Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) student of the year. Also, she was selected as the runner up for TCSG – Technical College System of Georgia EAGLE student of the year. Nelson earned her GED in October 2019 and is now enrolled in STC’s Emergency Medical Services diploma program. Her goal is to become a coroner. Currently, she works in the food and beverage industry.

Savannah Tech’s Adult Education Program serves those who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, practice for the GED® test to attain a high school equivalency degree, and prepare for college. Instructors also help students with science and social studies test preparation for GED® testing. Adult education classes for GED®-prep are currently free for all U.S. citizens. To register for free GED® classes, call 912.443.5446 or visit www.savannahtech.edu/FreeGEDClasses.

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# 2029 | April 27, 2020

 Adult Education Information: 912.443.5446
www.savannahtech.edu/FreeGEDClasses

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu

 

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).