[Music] Welcome to the Fast Track Customer Service Certificate.
This unique program will assess your existing competencies in the field so that you can move ahead quickly through the areas that you already know and focus on the things you need to learn.
Everyone gives and receives customer service, even if they aren't engaged in selling a product.
Customers include not only people who enter a business to purchase a product or service, they also include those who work within organizations every day to make operations a success.
There's a natural tendency to focus on the relationship with external customers, however seeking ways to improve internal customer relations can lead to a healthier work environment.
While external and internal customers fulfill different roles, both are critical to the viability of businesses.
In this online program, you'll learn and demonstrate customer service principles and corresponding skills in a series of courses that are rich in video, interactive learning activities, readings, practice quizzes and assessments.
Of course, your instructor will only be a mouse click, email or phone call away.
We want you to be successful, so we'll provide the tools to help you learn how to deliver the great service needed so your customers know that you care about developing long-term relationships with them.
As you look at the road ahead, you may want to know how you'll find your way, especially if you've never done this before.
But people just like you have found that they can learn customer service strategies and know how and when to apply them.
You'll improve your communication, critical thinking, problem solving and negotiating skills in this program and get a better understanding of marketing, social media, and the general world of business.
The Customer Service Representative Certificate applies 100% to the Business Marketing Associate degree should you later decide to continue your education giving you a solid educational foundation and career path that will always be in high demand.
It can help you advance into leadership roles or learn to be a better customer service provider in your current job.
You'll also add practical, real- world business skills to your resume.
The Customer Service Certificate consists of six, eight-week online courses.
The courses are taken two at a time allowing you to finish in twenty four weeks.
The courses are: Principles of Marketing, Business Principles, Customer Relationship Management, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Business Correspondence and Communication, and Cooperative Work Experience.
All of the materials needed are built right into the courses, so there are no textbook costs or added fees.
Tuition is very affordable, especially for Dallas County residents.
Financial aid is also available to those who qualify.
This eighteen credit-hour college program is waived from admissions testing, meaning you won't have to pass exams in English, writing or math in order to start the program.
Once you enroll, you'll be given a username and password to access e-Campus where the courses are located.
The system is very easy to learn and user friendly.
Just click on your course and you're in! Review the syllabus and begin with Unit One.
There's a short Pre-Assessment at the beginning of each unit to test your prior knowledge of the subject matter.
If you pass, you go directly to the Mastery Assessment.
If you don't pass, no need to worry.
Just go to the unit content and review the readings, videos and learning activities.
As you move along, take the self- assessment to see how well you comprehend the subject.
Each unit culminates with a Mastery Assessment.
Passing a Mastery Assessment at 80% or higher allows you to move to the next unit.
You have eight weeks to pass each set of two courses, but with as little as twelve hours of study per week you can easily do it.
Cooperative Work Experience is the capstone of the program.
In this course, you'll demonstrate the skills acquired in all the prior courses.
You'll set goals with your supervisor and have those goals evaluated at the end of the course.
This is a great opportunity to highlight your skills for your employer and earn college credit, too.
Since you'll be working and taking classes at the same time we know that you'll need to make every minute count.
You can work on your courses anytime from home, on your lunch break at work or while traveling.
Your instructors are seasoned professionals.
Many have P.H.D.'s with more than twenty-five years of experience in the field.
Your instructors are also there for you to offer mentoring, coaching, guidance and critical, timely feedback.
You'll never have to wait and wonder how you're doing in the classes.
Unit assessments are scored promptly.
That way, you can either move ahead to the next section, or review with your instructor before trying the unit assessment a second time.
The Fast Track Customer Service Certificate will help you get the results you want by increasing your knowledge and skills using your time more effectively and becoming more confident.
You probably already have some customer service knowledge.
This accelerated, competency-based program is an extension and refinement of what you already know blending your knowledge with the experiences of others.