Allied Schools, a provider of online education, is proud to announce that alumnus Margaret Jones of Aliso Viejo, CA was awarded the 2010 Distance Education and Training Council's Outstanding Graduate Award.
When Margaret was laid off from her job, she faced a familiar challenge - she lacked computer skills desired by potential new employers. After several frustrating interviews, she took advantage of the services of a One Stop Center, which helps qualified individuals to locate government funded retraining options.
"I was going to the One Stop Center in Irvine, CA and discussed the possibility of retraining with them and they gave me a list of schools and courses," said Margaret. "I was impressed by the fact that Allied was offering all the courses I wanted to take."
Margaret enrolled in Allied's Vocational Rehabilitation School. She developed her computer skills by successfully completing the online Microsoft Office Professional and Computerized Financial Accounting courses.
"I started the courses in January and completed in September," said Margaret. "My experience was extremely positive. The materials were understandable and followed a logical order and the fact that I had a Student Representative calling me to make sure everything was ok was very helpful. I was self taught in Microsoft Office and knew nothing about accounting. I feel I have learned so much in the last few months."
According to the DETC, there are more than three million distance education students studying with DETC members. Allied is a part of this elite member group. And we encourage all of our students to continue their pursuits for brighter futures through quality distance education.
"Now I feel I have extra skills to offer. I would like to go on and further my career in accounting," says Margaret of her future plans.
To learn more about Allied's 20+ online, career training programs in medical, business, real estate and emerging green technologies, please call 888-501-7686.
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One of 20 accredited schools nationwide to offer an AHDI approved medical transcription program, Allied Schools' newly designed courses include concentrated training modules that provide students with a professional and affordable training option. Coursework is graded by professional QA specialists and feedback is supported by mapping to The Book of Style for Medical Transcription, creating a real-world educational experience.
"We partnered with industry experts and created a program that not only meets industry standards, but provides a practical foundation that today's students need to get their foot in the door," said George Achenbach, president of Allied Schools. "We are proud to offer a medical transcription program that puts the student first, with manageable course modules, hours of dictation practice and personalized support."
The college-level medical transcription education includes online modules that provide students with the opportunity to build their knowledge one course at a time. Upon successful completion of Allied's Medical Transcription Program, students will be prepared to sit for the AHDI Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) exam. The program includes:
Module 1 - Medical Terminology for Transcription
Module 2 - Microsoft Word for the Medical Transcriptionist
Module 3 - Medical Transcription for Professional Tools
Module 4 - Beginning Medical Transcription Practicum
Module 5 - Intermediate Medical Transcription Practicum
Allied's medical transcription courses are AHDI approved, which is the most effective way for students to ensure that they receive a high level of transcription education. Combined with national accreditation, students partner with a school that is evaluated and reviewed on a continual basis and held to a higher set of standards.
With their education, Allied students receive complimentary access to Medical Career Pathways, a valuable database of career planning tools and resources, which includes links to major medical job search engines, medical career tips, resume and cover letter templates, interviewing tips and more. They also benefit from a one-year AHDI membership that is included at no extra cost upon completion of their program.
Additionally, students looking to diversify their medical transcription education can enroll in Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Electronic Health Records and Health Information Management courses. For further information about Allied's Medical Transcription Program, please visit http://www.medtranscriptioncourse.com/program-details.asp or call (888) 822-2923.