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  1. 1. Gatlin Education Services Online Course Proposal There’s not a bad seat in the class with Gatlin Education Services online career training programs! INTRODUCTION Gatlin Education Services (GES) is the world’s largest provider of web-based, instructor supported training programs to colleges and universities nationwide. Our open-enrollment programs are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations. GES currently offers online certificate programs in the following subject areas:  Healthcare  Business  Construction Technology  Internet, Design, and Technical  Networking and CompTIA Certification Prep  Microsoft Certification Prep  Video Game Design and Development We build our programs with a team of professionals from each respective field who work with an existing textbook or base of material to provide the most effective online learning experience. Instructors are actively involved in the student’s online learning experience. They respond to any questions or concerns as well as encourage and motivate the students to succeed. Each program has a set of lessons and tests; student’s grades are calculated using a combination of computer-graded tests and the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s work. Students love the quality as well as the convenience of anytime, anywhere learning. The Programs Healthcare Programs Hours Cost/Suggested Retail  Administrative Medical Specialist 240 $1095/$1395 The Administrative Medical Specialist program imparts a working knowledge of medical billing and reimbursement and the national diagnostic and procedural coding systems. This self- paced, open enrollment program will give students a working knowledge of medical billing and coding as well as an introduction to medical office computer software. The Administrative Medical Specialist program also provides preparation for two entry-level national certification exams. Students will be given Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) certification preparation. Upon successful completion of the Administrative Medical Specialist course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical billing or coding in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for either the CCA or CMAS national certification exam.  Advanced Coding for the Physician’s Office 80 $895/$1195 Continuous changes in the medial billing and coding industry and HIPAA changes have created an incredible demand for those trained in coding. The Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office course is designed for students with previous coding experience, a basic coding education, or the GES Administrative Medical Specialist course. CPT, ICD-9-CM (Volumes I and II), and HCPCS Level II Coding will be covered along with information on the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI), compliance and reimbursement issues, E&M guidelines, and 1 *Click the course name to follow the link to detailed course information including outlines, descriptions, and frequently asked questions.
  2. 2. much more. This course prepares students for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep 80 $1195/$1495 This Advanced Hospital Coding course prepares students to take the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) official certification exam to become a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). This program covers advanced ICD-9 coding procedures and is designed to help students meet the challenge of today's changing standards while learning and improving their coding skills. Course access and test prep included.  Coding, Reimbursement and Documentation for Physicians 12 $695/$795 Coding Reimbursement Documentation for Physicians (CRDP) is designed to teach physicians how to maximize their reimbursement by emphasizing proper coding and compliance. This course will provide the skills doctors need to obtain optimal reimbursement for the services they perform. By completing this course, physicians will learn about medical necessity, bundled services, modifiers, and efficient ways to be compliant while getting the maximum reimbursement due for services performed. CRDP walks students through situations and presents simple solutions to obtain reimbursement.  HIPAA Compliance (4 user licenses) 12 $499/$599 The HIPPA Made Easy for Physicians online kit will provide doctors and their staff with a simple route to compliance without the confusing maze of regulations. Instead of attending countless seminars and spending endless hours researching HIPPA regulations, training employees, and rewriting contracts, internal documents, patient forms, and policy and procedure manuals, you could get it all simply by purchasing the HIPPA Made Easy for Physicians online kit. This kit includes all necessary steps, tools, and templates your practice will need to implement HIPPA compliance all in a unique step-by-step approach that walks students through everything they need to including all forms, contracts, training, policies and procedures, and reference materials. This kit is ideal for office administrators, practice managers, or physicians. This course can be taken from home or the office and includes four user licenses.  Medical Transcription 240 $1095/$1395 According to the current Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Transcription is among the ten fastest growing occupations in the U.S. This online program provides students with a working knowledge of medical terminology as well as proficiency in the transcription of medical reports. Medical Transcriptionists work with pharmacists, therapists, technicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, chiropractors, medical doctors, and many others. All of these providers rely on legal documents created by the medical transcriptionist. Transcriber and all materials included.  Pharmacy Technician 240 $1295/$1595 This online program will provide learning experiences, coordinated with the texts and lab activities to enable students to obtain basic competency needed for employments as Pharmacy Technicians in either the hospital or retail setting. A technician is an individual who, under the supervision of a pharmacist, assists in the performance of activities of the pharmacy department not requiring the professional judgment of a pharmacist. The objective of the Pharmacy Technician Program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies as well as prepare for national certification. This self-paced, web-based program pairs students with an instructor for one-on- one assistance and includes a forty-hour externship. All materials included.  Revenue Cycle Management for Healthcare Providers 12 $695/$795 Revenue Cycle Management for Providers and Business Office Managers will teach students the skills necessary to evaluate the performance of revenue cycle systems and processes. This course enables students to develop an understanding of the components of the revenue cycle, the best methods of benchmarking performance, and proven methods of improving cash flow. In addition, students will learn about the latest technology, business office staffing, resource management, and recent government regulations related to revenue cycles. 2 *Click the course name to follow the link to detailed course information including outlines, descriptions, and frequently asked questions.
  3. 3. Business Programs Hours Cost/Suggested Retail  Administrative Professional with MOS 240 $1495/$1795 In order to become an administrative professional employed in this technological and international workplace, your goals must be proficiency in your field and development of strong communication, critical thinking, and human relations skills. This online program will help you to learn the skills that you must acquire to be successful as an administrative professional. Students will also learn the most popular Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and Outlook. An introduction to QuickBooks is also provided.  Bookkeeping the Easy Way 140 $1195/$1495 Bookkeeping The Easy Way with Quick Books introduces the concepts of bookkeeping/accounting using the theory of double entry bookkeeping. This cumulative on-line experience progresses lesson by lesson. Understanding basic bookkeeping procedures is vital to developing and controlling activities in business. This course is designed for students who are interested in gaining knowledge of basic bookkeeping practices in planning a more profitable future or seeking a new career. Textbook and thorough tutorial for Quick Books are included.  Certified Bookkeeper 80 $1295/$1595 This online course for professional bookkeepers leads to national certification with the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). The AIPB certification is a high professional standard and the only national standard for bookkeepers. Becoming a Certified Bookkeeper (CB) can increase earning potential, enhance professional status and offer a decisive edge in any job market. This course was created by AIPB to prepare bookkeepers for the certification exam at any Prometric Test Center. The web-based format allows students to move at their own pace from any web-enabled computer. Certified Bookkeepers are to bookkeeping what CPA’s are to accounting.  eBusiness 120 $1695/$1995 The Internet is causing organizations throughout the world to experience tremendous change in the way daily business is conducted. eBusiness trained workers are in great demand, and they command some of the highest wages in the market today. This web-based course provides a comprehensive introduction to eBusiness, or business that takes place online. eBusiness is increasingly important in our networked world of global transactions and global competition. This course will examine major topic areas such as: Introduction to eBusiness, Electronic Retailing, Introduction to eCommerce Web Design, eBusiness marketing, and eBusiness Infrastructures.  Lean Mastery 60 $1195/$1495 Lean Mastery contains clear, concise information on transforming an enterprise to Lean. It is packed with examples, photographs, graphics, quizzes, progress tests, case studies and many interactive features that provide tips, "try this" exercises and in-depth information. The program contains 60 hours of study that covers all of the Lean Enterprise concepts and was authored by people who have successful, hands-on, practical worldwide experience.  Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 120 $1095/$1395 The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) program is the only comprehensive, performance-based certification program approved by Microsoft to validate desktop computer skills using the Microsoft Office 2003 programs Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Access. The MOS program provides computer program literacy, measures proficiency, and identifies opportunities for skills enhancement. This certificate is a valuable credential recognized worldwide as proof that an individual has the desktop computing skills needed to work more productively and efficiently. This program includes four core units and two expert units. 3 *Click the course name to follow the link to detailed course information including outlines, descriptions, and frequently asked questions.
  4. 4.  Paralegal 225 $1295/$1595 The paralegal profession has grown tremendously since it first appeared in the mid-1960's. There are now more than 120,000 paralegals in the United States. Presently, paralegals are involved in sophisticated legal work in traditional law office settings and in the corporate, government, and public arenas. The occupation has achieved recognition and has moved rapidly to professional stature. Obtaining a quality paralegal education is the best way to prepare for the paralegal profession. Obtaining a quality paralegal education is the best way to prepare for the paralegal profession. This self-paced, web-based program prepares students for an entry-level paralegal position. All GES Paralegal students receive free access to NALA Campus certification exam prep and Westlaw! All materials provided.  Project Management 40 $995/$1295 Project management is growing exponentially. It is used in virtually all industries, such as health care, government, education, and banking. Projects are how organizations streamline to improve productivity. As mid-level management positions are reduced, project managers fill the void. Expertise in project management is a source of security, prosperity, and power to these survivors. Students will learn the basics of project management via the nation's premier web-based program at their own pace! Textbook included.  Records Management 80 $895/$1195 Virtually every organization is faced with staggering amounts of records created, received, processed, distributed, filed, discarded, and stored. As a result, businesses overstuff filing cabinets, experience costly delays, misplace documents, lose documents, and miss important business opportunities. Office personnel, executives and administrators become frustrated with inadequate records and information. This power packed online program will give you the ability to manage electronic records and conquer the paper pile-up.  Six Sigma Greenbelt 100 $1395/$1695 Six Sigma Greenbelt is a Quality Improvement methodology structured to reduce product or service failure rates to a negligible level (roughly 3.4 failures per million opportunities). To achieve six sigma levels, the Six Sigma process encompasses all aspects of a business, including management, service delivery, design, production and customer satisfaction. Six Sigma companies typically spend less than 5 percent of their revenues addressing and repairing quality problems. As a philosophy Six Sigma drives business culture and requires a nearly flawless execution of key processes making Six Sigma a high standard for companies and individuals to achieve. This interactive online experience will communicate the skills needed to affect this highly valuable skill as well as prep for the national certification. All materials included.  Travel Agent Training 120 $1095/$1395 This industry-leading program will help prepare students for the Institute of Certified Travel Agents TAP Certification. Students learn the basic skills needed to operate a computer reservation system, whether with the airlines, travel agencies, and car rental agencies, cruise lines, hotels, and tour companies, resorts, as a corporate travel coordinator or as a home based agent. The online program consists of two modules including your choice of SABRE, WORLDSPAN, APOLLO OR AMADEUS GDS systems. All materials included. Construction Technology Hours Cost/Suggested Retail  Home Inspection Certificate 200 $1595/$1895 A professional, well-trained home inspector can provide consumers with information needed to make an informed purchase decision and a good investment! This program covers the major elements of a house and the principal components of a home inspection. A written home inspection report will detail the home's condition including the heating and cooling systems, the 4 *Click the course name to follow the link to detailed course information including outlines, descriptions, and frequently asked questions.
  5. 5. plumbing and electrical systems, the roof and siding, as well as the framing and foundation. The program focuses on standards of practice, defects recognition, inspection guidelines, reporting methodologies, and liability management.  HVAC Technician Certificate 320 $2595/$2895 HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) employers know how difficult and expensive it is to find qualified HVAC technicians or develop quality training programs. Statistics indicate there are approximately 60,000 heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration jobs unfilled in the industry today and that number is projected to get larger. GES has partnered with to offer the only online HVAC Core Technician Certificate program of its kind. Internet, Design, and Technical Programs Hours Cost/Suggested Retail  AutoCAD 2002 120 $1295/$1595 Auto CAD an essential tool in many industries, including mechanical and civil engineering and architecture. Employers seek workers skilled in AutoCAD more than any other CAD system. The course takes a systematic approach to learning AutoCAD. This course starts by teaching the basic skills needed to create and edit simple drawings and gradually introduces tools that are more advanced. The examples and practice exercises are adapted from a variety of industries where AutoCAD is used including mechanical designs, architectural floor plans, schematic diagrams, and civil site plans.  Graphic Design 80 $995/$1295 Graphic Design is an ideal course for students looking to take their interest in art and turn it into an enjoyable and creative career. Gatlin Education Services Graphic Design course was written by professional artists and will get students into the job market. This course begins with the fundamentals of design and takes the student through the terms and processes they will use to turn their knowledge of design into a career. The student will learn the rules of design, (and when to break them) as well as useful marketing strategies and information about art in the electronic age.  Help Desk Specialist 200 $1895/$2195 The Help Desk Specialist certificate program will prepare students for a challenging technical support role. Upon completing the course work, students will be qualified to assist customers, troubleshoot hardware and software problems, and document solutions. The Help Desk Specialist Certificate will facilitate a higher level of understanding of the vital communication skills necessary for conflict management and effective user training as well as provide students with strong technical foundations. This program includes four core courses and three elective courses.  Web Database Developer 200 $1895/$2195 The Web Database Developer Certificate will provide students with intermediate and advanced knowledge and skills in utilizing and leveraging databases on the Internet. As a result of the course work, students will be able to incorporate database design, development and deployment into e-commerce sites, dynamic web sites, and business-to-business data collaboration. Students will also learn about current and emerging trends impacting high-end web site development and enterprise-class data warehousing along with resources to keep them current in this fast moving technology. This certificate program includes five core courses and two electives. See website for list of core courses and electives.  Webmaster 150 $1295/$1595 Webmaster is a dynamic Internet based career. Every company, institution, and organization feels a compelling need to be online. At the very least, they want to develop a presence on the Internet. Webmasters design, develop, and maintain these highly visible web sites. This Webmaster course starts with the beginning of web page development and introduces new 5 *Click the course name to follow the link to detailed course information including outlines, descriptions, and frequently asked questions.
  6. 6. concepts through involving the student in active web page implementation using HTML and Dynamic HTML. Textbook included. Networking and CompTIA Certification Programs Hours Cost/Suggested Retail  A+ Certification Training 160 $1195/$1495 The Comp TIA A+ certification is the industry standard for validating vendor-neutral skills expected of an entry –level computer technician. Those holding the A+ certification have a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventative maintenance, and basic networking. Every business uses computers and skilled technicians are a necessity. A+ opens the door to an exciting career in computer technology at an affordable price. A+ certification is the perfect launch pad into other more challenging careers in information technology. This A+ preparation program includes two units and it is required that students have an extra computer running with Windows 98 or Windows 2000.  Cisco™ CCNA® Certification Training 80 $1295/$1595 This program will provide the student with the essential knowledge to install, configure, and operate simple routed LANs and WANs and obtain Cisco™ Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. The student will gain knowledge of switched LAN Emulation networks made up of Cisco™ equipment. The program is a focused coverage of Cisco™ router configuration procedures, which will be mapped to exam objectives and prepare you for Cisco Exam 640-801. All materials included (CCNASim 3.0 Standard Edition software and SYBEX CCNA Study Guide).  Linux+/LPI Level One Certification Training 300 $1695/$2095 Linux+ is an entry-level certificate program, developed by CompTIA, which measures vendor- neutral Linux knowledge and skills for an individual with at least six months practical experience (Network+ or A+ background). The online Linux+ Certification Preparation course will prepare students to write the CompTIA Linux+ exam. Linux Professional Institute Advanced Certification Training was developed by the Linux Professional Institute to provide a useable, common measurement of Linux skills. Students taking these courses will learn the fundamentals of the Linux operating system including how to configure Linux system services, how to manage a Linux system in a networked environment, and finally, how to manage the servers a Linux system provides. Textbooks included.  Network+/Server+ Certification Training 80 $995/$1295 The CompTIA Network+ certification is the worldwide standard of competency for professionals with nine months experience in network support or administration. The Network + certification validates technical competency in networking administration and support. This certification is geared toward those with nine months field experience in network administration and support. The demand for skilled network support professionals has grown significantly. The technology community identifies Network+ as the perfect entry point into a networking career. Server+ certification is a standard of competency for mid- to upper-level technicians responsible for server hardware functionality. The Server+ certification credential validates advanced-level technical competency of server issues and technology, including installation, configuration, upgrading, maintenance, troubleshooting and disaster recovery. This certification is geared toward mid- to upper-level technicians. The demand for skilled hardware support professionals has grown significantly and candidates as well as the industry have indicated that a foundation-level certification for this job function is necessary.  Security+ Certification Training 120 $1195/$1495 6 *Click the course name to follow the link to detailed course information including outlines, descriptions, and frequently asked questions.
  7. 7. Security + is a two part course that maps to Comp TIA's Security+ certification. Part One covers Network Security. Students capture, analyze, and generate IP traffic, exploit protocol weaknesses, examine defensive solutions, install, configure, and test a powerful NIDS solution, and create a Linux based router/firewall solution. Part Two is Host Security. A broad range of general security techniques such as packet filtering, password policies, and file integrity checking are covered. Special attention is given to securing network services common to each platform. Microsoft Certification Training Programs Hours Cost/Suggested Retail  ASP.NET Web Developer 200 $2895/$3295 The ASP.NET Web Developer Certification Program is the industry's most in-demand certification. Students learn how to take advantage of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET in order to rapidly build ASP.NET applications. Web-based connectivity through Microsoft® .NET offers businesses a flexible, responsive IT solution that enables business to reach their full potential. This program will prepare students to work closely with project managers, other senior developers, and the client to provide quality services. Materials included.  Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) 460 $2595/$2995 The Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) certification is internationally recognized and is the designation awarded to professionals who design, implement, and administer Microsoft SQL Server databases. The MCDBA certification may lead to career opportunities as Database Administrators, Technical Support Specialists, Network Technicians, and Technical Consultants. Microsoft Official Curriculum textbooks included.  Microsoft Certified System Administrator 2003 (MCSA) 440 $1995/$2396 This MCSA certification program provides expert instruction on the Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 family, making it easier to deploy, manage, and use. Achieving the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Microsoft Windows 2003 credential provides a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise to successfully manage and maintain the typically complex computing environment of medium-to- large-sized companies operating on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 System. Microsoft Official Curriculum textbooks included.  Microsoft Certified System Administrator Plus 2003 (MCSA+) 340 $1695/$2095 A four-course program, MCSA 2003+ is for those that hold one of the following third-party certifications or certification combinations: Security+ Certification, A+ and Network+ certifications or A+ and Server+ certifications. The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) can successfully implement, manage, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows server- based operating systems in addition to systems that contain messaging services, file and print servers, and firewalls. They may also be responsible for configuring Internet access, enabling remote access for users, and managing client computers. An MCSA may be a System Administrator, Network Administrator, or Technician. Microsoft Official Curriculum textbooks included.  Microsoft Certified System Engineer 2003 (MCSE) 700 $2795/$3195 The MCSE credential is the premier certification for professionals who analyze the business requirements, and design and implement the infrastructure for business solutions based on the Microsoft Windows® 2003 platform and Microsoft server software. Implementation responsibilities include installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network systems. The MCSE 2003 credential is one of the most widely recognized technical certifications in the industry, a credential in high demand. By earning the premier MCSE credential, individuals are demonstrating that they have the skills necessary to lead organizations in the successful design, implementation, and administration of the most advanced Microsoft Windows platform and Microsoft server products. Microsoft Official Curriculum textbooks included. Video Game Design and Development Programs Hours Cost/Suggested Retail 7 *Click the course name to follow the link to detailed course information including outlines, descriptions, and frequently asked questions.
  8. 8.  3ds max 650 $3795/$4395 This exciting new certificate program will teach students how to use both 3ds max and Character Studio to design, develop, and animate 3D video game characters. This program offers the chance for students to immerse themselves in a 3D world. If you are looking to design professional 3D games that look and feel just like the ones you play at home then you don't want to miss this course!  Digital Entertainment Business Development 250 $2595/$3195 Digital Entertainment is a specialized course for students with a career interest in Digital Entertainment. In addition to a business overview, this course is designed to provide student with an understanding of advertising, sales, event marketing, and communications. Major areas that will be covered are the new product introduction (NPI) process as it pertains to digital entertainment including games, interactive content, TV and movie licensing, branding, operations, and strategic partnerships.  Maya 5.0 650 $3595/$4195 Art, Model, and Character animators work in 3D, 2D, as well as other media, using their imagination to create characters with realistic motion of everyday life. With this certification program, students can begin their career in the 3D Gaming Profession fully equipped with a solid foundation in art and animation using Maya 5.0. Students will also learn skills in computer graphics, animation, and audio/video techniques. The goal of this program is for the student to have a digital portfolio that showcases their imagination, creativity, and skills that make it all come to life.  Mobile Video Game Programming 700 $3195/$3795 Opportunities abound in Mobile Game Development with companies like Alltel, Cellular One, Bell South, Midwest Wireless, Moviecom, US Cellular, Verizon, Nokia, Panasonic, Sharp, Kyocera and the list goes on and on and on! This program will provide insight into the programming of instant messaging, email, smart navigation, Office applications synched up to go mobile, photo and video sharing, late-breaking information, and, yes, games!  Video Game Audio Design and Programming 400 $2295/$2895 This program was designed to introduce the student to the 2D and 3D audio programming, Microsoft Direct Sound, and the Open AL SDKs in a hands-on learning environment, gaining experience in integrating sound into a prototype video game.  Video Game Design 200 $1795/$2395 The most important, but least emphasized as a career in the video game industry, is game play, or what makes the game compelling and entertaining. This Program prepares you to move from being a video game programmer, a game artist, or animator to being the influential leader of the game designing processes. This Program is the most up-to-date, tightly focused method of driving your career in Video Gaming to the next level. You will be exposed to the entire game development process, from brainstorming the ideas, to establishing the focus, to writing the storytelling, to documenting the design.  Video Game Production 250 $2695/$3295 The Video Game Production Program has a primary focus on the process of creating a game design document during the development of an imaginary video game. Students will interact with their instructor via email, chat, document exchange and video lectures. The instructor will act as the various characters students will have to work with during the project. Each module will add layers and depth to the design document, so that by the end of the course, students will have created a robust manuscript they can use as part of their Producer’s Portfolio to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to prospective employers.  Video Game Programming 700 $3195/$3795 8 *Click the course name to follow the link to detailed course information including outlines, descriptions, and frequently asked questions.
  9. 9. This course introduces the future game developer to concepts about the hardware technologies and concepts involved in console and PC hardware. Bus and memory architectures are covered, as are examples of various coprocessors that these game systems employ. Architectures of contemporary 3D video cards, 3D and multimedia extensions for CPUs by Intel and AMD will also be studied. The student will write short assembly language programs for the PC demonstrating common game-related operations, such as background DMA transfers, and callback mechanisms. The student will also learn debugging techniques at the assembly language level. Detailed program outlines, descriptions, and demos are available at 9 *Click the course name to follow the link to detailed course information including outlines, descriptions, and frequently asked questions.