August 15, 2005

Health Care Manager Certificate goes online

For the first time ever, health care professionals looking to improve their skills and update their knowledge now have the opportunity to go online and complete Columbus State's Health Care Manager Certificate. Beginning in Fall Quarter, health care workers currently serving as managers or those preparing for entry level management positions will be able to complete the certificate online in four quarters.

According to Peggy Mayo, Health Care Manager Program coordinator, "To meet the needs of health care workers that are employed full-time and/or outside of Columbus State's service area, Nursing and Related Services wanted to make the certificate accessible to everyone eligible for this training."

After completing the certificate, health care employees will be able to:

  • apply theories and principles of human resource management to real life health care situations;
  • generate action plans, implementation activities, and evaluation processes to ensure continuous quality improvement;
  • apply strategies, processes and current trends in health care management; and understand risk management and the underlying legal principles inherent in the health care system.

To complete the certificate, students will take classes in: Legal Aspects and Risk Management; Management Training for Supervisors, Human Resource Management for Health Services; Health Care Resource Management; and Total Quality Management/Utilization Management/Accreditation.

For additional information on the Health Care Manager Certificate, contact Peggy Mayo at or extension 2608.

University of Cincinnati helps students become Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II

For individuals in central Ohio looking to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II or III (LCDC II), earning those requirements just came closer to home. Through an articulation agreement with Columbus State, the University of Cincinnati is offering a bachelor's degree in addictions studies in Columbus via videoconferencing.

Ohio's recently enacted Independent Licensure Bill for Chemical Dependency Counselors gives graduates of addiction studies programs the ability to become licensed, not just credentialed. To help central Ohio residents complete the bachelor's degree needed to become eligible for the LCDC II, the University of Cincinnati is working with Columbus State.

Columbus State students in the Mental Health/Chemical Dependency/Mental Retardation Program can transfer their credits to the University of Cincinnati to complete their bachelor's degree in addictions studies. Taking the remaining program requirements by videoconferencing will allow students from across the state to attend class together through the use of this interactive two-way television technology.  

For more information on the transfer program, contact Brenda Smith, program coordinator of addictions studies at the University of Cincinnati, at 1-866-317-9199 or, or visit

Hellcab picks up one odd fare after another

Get ready for the ride of your life as Theatre Columbus State presents Hellcab by Will Kern, August 18-20 in Nestor Hall Auditorium. From hilarious to somber and philosophical, the play is a day in the life of a Chicago cab driver whose passengers come from all walks of life, including a trio of drug-addicts, a rape victim, a pair of fellow cab drivers, a smug lawyer, a born-again couple on their way to church, a randy couple on their way to a motel, and a pair of obnoxious New Yorkers.

Performances, which are free and open to the public, will be:
Thursday, August 18 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday, August 19 at 8 p.m.
Saturday August 20 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

For more information on the show, contact Nancy Kephart at ext. 2534.

LearningExpress Library offers skill-building courses

LearningExpress Library, a bank of interactive skill-building courses and practice tests in math, reading and writing, is available to all Columbus State faculty, staff and students. With 24-hour, seven-days-a-week access, anyone can go online and take practice tests in areas including: TOEFL; U.S. Citizenship; GED; job and career tests such as civil service, EMT, and real estate; college entrance exams; math, reading and writing skills improvement; and resume and interviewing success skills.

To take a test at LearningExpress Library, you must first set up an individual account at an authenticating site such as Columbus State or any Ohio public library or school. If accessing the system off-campus, you can use library barcodes to create an account and access LearningExpress Library remotely. Barcodes are available for no cost to Columbus State faculty, staff and students at the circulation desk in the Education Resource Center (ERC).

You can access the LearningExpress Library in three ways:

For questions about barcodes, call extension 2465, or for questions about using any of the research databases, call extension 2460 or stop by the References Services desk in the ERC.

Events to hit the big screen

Do you have important information you want to share with students across the campus? Would you like to have your information on the big screen?

Institutional Advancement is interested in publicizing campus happenings on the big TV screens around campus.   If you have a student event, club or organization, or information you want students to know, send your news to Of particular interest are student achievements and events that will be happening Fall Quarter, such as Welcome Back day, colleges visiting our campus, club or organization meetings, theater performances, and sports events.

Delaware Campus Committee holds forums

The Delaware Campus Committee will hold four hour-long forums for the campus next week. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. The dates, times and locations for the forums are:

Monday, August 22 - 2:00 p.m. - Delaware Hall 121
Monday, August 22 - 3:00 p.m. - Delaware Hall 121

Thursday, August 25 - 9:00 a.m. - Delaware Hall 121
Thursday, August 25 - 10:00 a.m. - Franklin Hall 104.

The forums will consist of an update on the work of the Delaware Campus Committee, followed by time for open discussion and feedback.