Explore the psychopathology of mental illness from the causes, assessment and diagnostic criteria, and treatment, and gain a conceptualization of the sociological, psychological, and biological understandings of mental illness.
Investigate why people use illegal substances and the policies around the enforcement of illicit substances through exploring American History and examining social research.
Behavioral Crisis Management gives students information regarding crisis prevention, intervention, suicide prevention, and methods for managing challenging behavior in outpatient treatment settings.
Introduction to Operations gives students information regarding the operation of an inpatient residential treatment facility. Topics range from services provided in a facility, roles of staff members, types of admission and therapy, and methods of patient management.
The need for Incident Safety Officers is vital in all Firehouses to ensure the safety of the men and women who risks their lives every day to protect others. This course prepares individuals who are interested in gaining this certification.
A Health and Safety Officer has the important role of protecting employees from potentially fatal situations. This course helps prepare individuals who are interested in gaining this certification.
Becoming an officer is a huge step in a Fire Fighter's career, but it comes with many new responsibilities. This course provides the necessary training individuals will need to advance into a management position in the Fire Industry.
Already a certified Fire Officer I? Interested in continuing your training for the potential to serve an even larger managerial role in your Fire House? CSU now offers Fire Officer II completely online which will help you move up the ladder and become the professional you hope to be.
Based on feedback from our students and the safety community, the Continuing Education Department at CSU has developed this training course to help prepare students for the CHST Exam; all completely online.
After completing CE 1102, you will have a better understanding of what Industrial Hygienists do and why they are a valued member of the Environment, Safety, & Health Team.
Based on feedback from our students and the safety community, the Continuing Education Department at CSU has developed this training course to help prepare students for the ASP Exam; all completely online.
The course prepares students for the Certified Safety Professional Exam offered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. This online course provides students with a comprehensive review of the CSP subject matter.
This course covers a cross-section of Dynamic Internal Crisis and Event (DICE) situations that include terrorism, active shooters & mass violence, explosives, hostage and barricade situations, kidnapping, CBRNE events, and other potential internal crises that could occur in a school setting.
This course defines the crime of human trafficking, and provides the student with an awareness of what human trafficking is in the United States.
This course defines in more depth the crime of human trafficking and reviews the United Nations' Anti-Trafficking Protocols and the United States' Trafficking Victims Protections Act of 2000 (TVPA). The role of various federal agencies involved in teh fight against human trafficking will be examined in detail.
This course examines the role and importance of law enforcement in the fight against human trafficking. The resources available to law enforcement to fight human trafficking will be examined.
This program prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office.
Columbia Southern University and the IAFCCP are happy to announce our partnership for the development of the Community Paramedic Certification Review Course!
The CompTIA A+ course will build upon students’ existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer software and hardware in order to present fundamental concepts and techniques that technicians will use every day on the job.
This program takes students through the ins and outs of the US Corrections system and the laws that govern it alongside the individual, political and societal issues.
This program offers a comprehensive look at the American criminal justice system, particularly from the legal side.
The legitimacy of American criminal jurisprudence lies in the function and fairness of its criminal courts and students will examine exactly how these institutions uphold the most basic of constitutional rights and values in their daily application.
The program prepares students for entry-level positions as a chair-side dental assistant. This course covers the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, introduction to tooth structure (primary and permanent teeth), the oral cavity; and other areas.
This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge needed to perform as a dialysis technician. This program will review kidney dialysis machines, preparing dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems, and review equipment maintenance.
This course will include information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing.
Taking students through both theoretical and real-world examples to demonstrate the valuation of assets, this program will help students in various decision-making processes not only in business, but in personal finance as well.
Foundations for Success is a course designed to accompany Chantell Cooley’s book, Winning the Game of Life, and the accompanying workbook, Equipped for the Game of Life. Chantell Cooley is Co-founder and Vice President of Columbia Southern University.
This program is designed to prepare successful students to work in various Homeland Security agencies at a local, state or federal level.
The Human Resources Professional Program introduces human resources (HR) functions and related elements and activities to students wishing to enter a career in this field or anyone who runs or may start a business of their own.
The Continuing Education Department at CSU is excited to partner with Human Trafficking Investigations and Training Institute (HTITI) to offer this new CEU Certificate Program.
The CompTIA Security+ course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT security professional. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
The CompTIA Network+ course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT network practitioner.
Students who complete this program will work through hands-on exercises and labs using real Java code.
Law Enforcement Professionals operate every day inside an ever-evolving world of crime and violence. Facing an array of issues from localized criminal activity to emergency and public health issues that constitute a national or international threat can come up at a moment’s notice, Law Enforcement Professionals are on the front lines of defense for our communities.
This program offers an in-depth view of the role of legal assistants and paralegals play as an essential part of the overall profession.
This program covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances.
The National Sheriffs’ Association Center for Public Safety is dedicated to enhancing jail operations in the United States by providing training, current events and resources.
Through a partnership with Columbia Southern University, the online training is offered to meet requirements for various certifications offered through the NSA Institute for Jail Operations.
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge base necessary to become a Nursing Assistant Specialist and potentially begin the career path toward Registered Nurse.
This program offers an in-depth view of the role of paralegals play within the American legal system.
This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.
The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.
This program includes training and exam preparation for students to become a Project Management Professional (PMP)® as designated by the Project Management Institute.
The Public Speaking Expert program helps students to set themselves apart from their peers and colleagues with polished, professional presentation skills that will be tapped by superiors for a variety of presentations, from bringing in prospective clients and ultimately close deals.
The Six Sigma Professional program is designed for high-performance employees and leaders of business improvement projects.
The Six Sigma Specialist program helps professionals to strengthen organizations by employing the core concepts of Six Sigma geared toward enhanced problem-solving skills with an emphasis on the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) model.
This course provides an overview of the theoretical principles for common massage therapy systems and manual techniques. The course discusses the historical influences from a variety of cultures in order to best understand the massage therapy industry and profession today.
The Writing Professional program develops written communication skills with an emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings, and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.
Terms for Payments, Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions:
All tuition payments must be paid in full upon 14 business days of registration confirmation. Failure to pay by this time period will result in the forfeiture of your registration. You may re-register as long as enrollment is still available.
Cancellations must be made up to 30 days before the event start date. Columbia Southern University will refund half your paid tuition in this time frame. Any cancellations made less than 30 days of the event start date is nonrefundable. Full refunds will be given at Columbia Southern University’s discretion. Any refund issued will be done by the same method of tuition payment.
*Documentation may be required for cancellation.
Columbia Southern University reserves the right to cancel any event that does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. Should this occur, we will call registered participants to reschedule. If the alternative event is not convenient for you, a full refund will be issued. Columbia Southern University’s liability is solely limited to refunding of event tuition payments.
Substitutions may be made up to one week of the event start date. The substitute must meet the specific qualifications of the event in order to attend. The participant, or representative, is responsible for providing Columbia Southern University with the substitute’s information.
Any event hosted or sponsored by Columbia Southern University is subject to change. This includes -but is not limited to- the event facility, agenda, and instructors /presenters. If applicable, participants will be notified of changes before event start date.
*Please contact ContinuingEd@columbiasouthern.edu if you have any questions about these terms.