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Canvas – Course Navigation Tutorial

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by FTC Online

Keeping up with the latest technology trends, Canvas is now releasing its new design. Don’t worry, the platform will continue working as always. You’re going to love its new look!

Canvas Overview – Dashboard

Posted on June 21st, 2016 by FTC Online

The Dashboard is the first thing you see when you log into Canvas. This tutorial will show you how to navigate across all your courses.

Canvas Overview for Students – Global Navigation

Posted on June 7th, 2016 by FTC Online

Learn about the three main components of the Canvas user interface: the Dashboard, Global Navigation, and Sidebar. This video will provide you with an overview of the global navigation menu.

Flexible Class Schedules: How FTC Supports Its Students

Posted on May 10th, 2016 by FTC Online

 Flexible Class Schedules: How FTC Supports Its Students Pop culture movies make it seem like every college student is a fresh-faced teenager just out of high school. But in the real world, student bodies are becoming more and more diverse. The majority of students (63%) are over age 25. The median number of children per college student is one and when it comes to handle school life and personal life, having flexible class schedules options is the number one priority. Education becomes even more important as you age; it can unlock doors that allow you to create new career paths or advance in your current occupation. That’s why Florida Technical College provides students with so many options when it comes to flexible class schedules. Here are just a few of the benefits we offer. Our flexible Class Schedules Online Classes Many of our programs are offered online so our students can take great advantage of flexible class schedules. This isn’t feasible for some courses, of course, where you’ll want to get hands-on experience under the guidance of your instructor, but our students can take advantage of online classes when possible. And this doesn’t just save you the drive time; you can actually participate in some classes at your own pace. Instead of logging in at a particular time each day or week, some of our online classes are asynchronous – you just log in to your virtual classroom at a time that’s convenient for you, whether that’s six in the morning or just past midnight. Upload your assignments, participate in class discussions on forums, and communicate with your professor through email. E-Books Technology and convenience go hand in hand, and Florida Technical College (“FTC”) facilitates that by providing each student with the new iPad. Students can then load their new iPad* with their assigned e-books (included with tuition), so the work can go anywhere! Get a little reading done while you’re stuck in the carpool line, in the waiting room at the dentist, or on your lunch or coffee break. There’s no excuse for skipping homework now! FTC students are more than just students; they may be parents, caretakers, and homemakers as well. An education can change your life – the earnings gap between young degree holders and high school graduates is the widest it’s been in almost fifty years. Whether you’re interested in a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree, or one of our many diploma programs, you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold for your education. At FTC, you don’t have to. More information is available in the catalog or by calling FTC at (855) 999-5741 * New students must attend at least one class and completely process their financial aid payment plan information with the Financial Aid Department to receive The New iPad.

Medical Coding and Billing: 4 Common Myths

Posted on May 4th, 2016 by FTC Online

Medical Coding and Billing: 4 Common Myths around these professions There are a lot of misconceptions concerning medical coding and billing since over the years, this industry has gained a lot of popularity. Here are some of the most common myths: Myth #1: There is only medical knowledge and material involved. Medical coding and billing professionals must have a good knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and common diseases, among others. That is true; however, they must also need to know about: insurance policies coding guidelines HIPPA regulations have good math skills be detail oriented and organized   Medical coding and billing professionals must have the ability to read and understand detailed, extensive medical records. In addition, these professionals must be willing to communicate with physicians and insurance companies. Myth #2: Medical coding and billing jobs mostly involve data entry. Billing professionals must be familiar with different insurance company requirements whereas coding specialists must decipher a physician’s notes in order to choose the right code for billing purposes. A medical coder needs to first read and understand medical records or notes; then they must determine what information is relevant, and finally translate that information into codes. At Florida Technical College, you’ll be able to learn these and other skills when completing a Diploma or Associate’s Degree in Medical Billing and Coding. Myth #3: Systems will become automated in the years to come. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians will increase by 15% by 2024. The reason for this increase is due to the growth of the aging population, who will require more health care services. In order to perform these tasks appropriately, there will be more government regulations that will require more man-hours of labor. Myth #4: Medical coding and billing professionals work from home. Remote coding is becoming more popular as electronic record systems become adopted. If you wish to obtain entry-level experience, it will be most likely onsite, until you build coding expertise and are able to work independently. Professionals without experience are more likely to work under direct supervision. In the end, medical coding is similar to other careers. It requires education, dedication, hard work, and expertise. The harder you work, the more you will succeed. If you’re interested in getting a degree from the comfort of your own home and with the convenience of a flexible schedule, contact FTC today!   RELATED ARTICLES : Get Started in a Career in Medical Billing and Coding! 8 Questions to Ask When Searching for a Medical Billing Program How to Prepare for a Great New Career as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Get Your Networking Degree Without Leaving Your House

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by FTC Online

Get Your Networking Degree Without Leaving Your House Networking Degree: The statistics U.S. News & World Report ranks a career as a computer systems administrator 8th in its list of best technology jobs, and 31st on the list of best jobs in any field. A Robert Half Technology survey found that 57% of technology executives said that network administration is one of the most in-demand skill sets in their IT departments. With a high median salary ($74,000) and a low unemployment rate (just 0.3%), this is the industry to get into if you want to change the course of your current career path and get a networking degree. But you can’t just quit your job to go to school full time. Maybe you have children to support, or aging parents to take care of. Some people get discouraged, believing that if they didn’t go to college right out of high school, a college degree isn’t a possibility. At Florida Technical College, we’re offering an online degree program that’s accessible to qualified learners with internet access. Are you: Interested in embarking on a career in one of the fastest-growing fields in America? Able to commit a small amount of time to your studies each week? Looking for a new direction for your career? Ready to get your degree without sacrificing your current priorities? If so, the Network Administration Associate in Science Degree program at Florida Technical College could be right for you! Our program provides entry-level skills in network design, administration, and configuration. Our courses place a special emphasis on wireless technology, which is particularly important for today’s IT professionals. And there’s no better way to learn about this technology than by getting your networking degree online! Networking Degree : The benefits What benefits does an online program offer? Our network administrator students have immediate on-the-go access to the wealth of knowledge offered by our experienced professors and cutting-edge technology. FTC uses the revolutionary Canvas learning system, so you can study and submit assignments wherever you have internet access. You can even take all your classes on your phone! Online education is exploding, and it’s become an accepted and even lauded way of obtaining an associate’s degree and opening doors to your future. Check out these statistics[1][2][3] on learning in an online program like the Network Administration Associate’s Degree program at Florida Technical College: 49% of distance education students live in a different state from their institution. 74% of academic leaders rate the learning outcomes in online education as the same or superior to those in face-to-face education. Over 70% of chief academic leaders report that online learning is critical to their long-term strategy. In 2012, 12.5% of college students were enrolled exclusively in distance education courses. Online learning is here to stay because it offers the flexibility that so many adult learners need. Parents don’t always have the ability to attend a regular class session at the same time each week. FTC’s online learning program lets these adult students learn at their own pace and on their own schedules. You shouldn’t have to miss your child’s soccer game or hire an after-school sitter so you can get your education. Your education and career will always take a back seat to your family, but what if you could have it all? Are you sick of driving every day to a low-paying job you hate? You don’t have to quit your job to advance your career. You can get your Network Administration Associate’s Degree in as few as 18 months. FTC’s online program will prepare you for a career in the exciting, in-demand field of professional networking. U.S. News & World Report finds that job satisfaction is above average, and administrators note that they like the variety and challenge of solving new problems each day. If you’re ready to take the path towards higher education , a networking degree and a more satisfying career future, contact FTC. Family, work, and other priorities don’t have to stand in the way of your education. At FTC, you can have it all.   [1] National Center for Education Statistics [2] Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States [3] National Center for Education Statistics

Online degrees are the future of business

Posted on January 19th, 2016 by FTC Online

In the first quarter of 2014, 78% of the U.S. population bought something online. Digital commerce is growing at a rate of 15%, and billions of dollars are spent on products and services every year. Online degrees are the future of business  so what better forum is there for business education?

Get Your Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Now!

Posted on December 16th, 2015 by FTC Online

Get Your Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Now! The ‘traditional’ college student – fresh out of high school and ready to take the leap from parent’s house to dorm room – isn’t actually traditional at all anymore. Only 15% of undergrads attend four-year colleges and live on campus. Today’s students are much more diverse, and at Florida Technical College, we’re here to accommodate those changing needs.