Online certification programs for people interested in
careers in the travel and healthcare industries are available through
Coastal Carolina University's Division of Extended Learning and Public
The short-term, self-paced certificates allow people to complete
class work at their own pace in the comfort of their own homes.
Otherwise, the work is handled via the Internet on the student's own
timetable from any Web-enabled computer within a 12-week period. Upon
completing the course, students are immediately ready to apply for
full-time jobs without any additional training.
The Travel Agent certificate program is designed for individuals
who are seeking entry into the tourism industry. The travel training
certification program delivers the skills critical to success in the
booming travel industry, which experts predict will add almost 140,000
new jobs by 2005. The program introduces students to domestic and
international air travel, vacation packages, tour operations,
ticketing, cruises, sales methods, job search skills, resume
preparation and interview strategies. Students also learn about the
most popular computer reservation software.
The medical industry is also experiencing a significant job boom,
with several of the fastest growing career paths in the country. The
medical transcription and administrative medical specialist certificate
programs are designed to deliver immediate job skills in areas
experiencing rapid growth. This includes training in new coding and
billing requirements for healthcare providers, medical transcription
For more information, call 349-2665 or visit www.coastal.edu/
learn/online on the Internet.