Yearly Archives: 2020

Student Success Story: Kayla Brown, PMP

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    While many people associate project management with industries like construction and information technology, it is actually used in almost every industry–including design. Former PMP Exam Prep student Kayla Brown uses her project management knowledge while serving as the project manager for Simple Focus, a design agency. I recently sat down with Kayla to hear about how she is implementing PMP practices to create smoother experiences for her

Student Success Story: Laura Bramell, Medical Billing & Coding

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Laura Bramell’s story is one full of beautiful optimism and hope. She has never let living with Asperger’s syndrome stop her from accomplishing her goals. Laura has faced other challenges throughout her life; for example, five years ago, she started suffering from horrible migraines. The 24/7 headache tensions would often leave her bedridden for days at a time. But, with the help of incredible doctors and her own determination,

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20 in 2020: Lessons Young Professionals Learned This Year

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As I was writing 20 in 2020: Lessons Professionals Learned This Year, I was inspired to hear more stories of how others are growing, both personally and professionally. Many of my peers and I started our professional careers either in 2020 or in the recent years before, so I decided it would be interesting to hear their perspective on what they learned in such an unprecedented (and let’s be

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20 in 2020: Lessons Professionals Learned This Year

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Are you looking for inspiration as we enter into 2021? Take a look at 20 lessons that 20 professionals learned in 2020—and how they are planning to apply what they learned to make 2021 brighter and better. Then, take their insight and apply it to your 2021 as well! Gene Pledger, Supply Chain Director, D&F Equipment Sales, Inc. “In 2020, I learned that, with all of the important issues

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Student Success Story: Chris Donahue, CMA

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    After a life-changing event, Chris Donahue experienced an epiphany regarding his career. He realized he wanted an occupation where he could help others and make a difference in the world. Chris decided to transition into working in healthcare, and his journey began when he enrolled in UTC’s Clinical Medical Assistant course.   Marah: Why did you choose UTC’s Clinical Medical Assistant course over other similar courses? Chris:

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Student Success Story: Sandra Cordell, PMP

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  After earning an undergraduate degree in finance from UTC, Sandra Cordell had no idea that her career path would lead her back to a UTC classroom eight years later. While working as an administrative assistant in UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business post-graduation, she coordinated a couple of small events. Upper management noticed her talent for planning and asked her if she would become the project and

December 2020 Job Opportunities

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Clinical Medical Assistant Certified Medical Assistant, CHI Memorial Chest and Lung Cancer Center Medical Assistant, Center for Sports Medicine Certified Medical Assistant, CHI Memorial Medical Group Medical Assistant, HCA Healthcare Medical Assistant PRN, American Family Care   Pharmacy Tech Pharmacy Technician, CVS Health Pharmacy Technician, Genoa Healthcare Pharmacy Technician/Pharm Tech Apprenticeship, Walgreens Certified Pharmacy Technician, CHI Memorial Chattanooga   Medical Billing & Coding Central Access Specialist, Erlanger Baroness Hospital

Student Success Story: Brittney Wooten, Pharmacy Tech

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  When the pandemic forced Brittney Wooten’s employer, a local preschool, to close, she didn’t become discouraged. Instead, she saw an opportunity to make a career change. Brittney had always wanted to work in healthcare, so she decided to find a program she could complete quickly. After discovering UTC’s Pharmacy Tech Academy during an online search, she made the choice to enroll. Brittney completed the course, interned at Parkridge,

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Student Success Story: Alison Sparks, Medical Billing & Coding

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  When a friend in nursing school needed a “guinea pig” to practice nursing assessments, Alison Sparks was more than happy to help. What started out as a kind gesture turned into something more as Alison’s interest in the medical field grew. She ended up taking a few healthcare courses and, as a business-minded individual, immensely enjoyed learning about coding and insurance. Alison has worked in a variety of

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Staying Thankful in 2020: UTC CPE’s Gratitude List

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There is no denying that 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride. Despite unprecedented circumstances, our team at UTC CPE discovered that there are still things to be thankful for this year. Check out the people, experiences, and memories that we are thankful for—and hopefully, you’ll find that you are able to add similar things to your own gratitude list. Ginger Duggan, MBA, PMP Assistant Director of Business Development for