CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Certifications offered at McDowell are carefully selected for their relevance and direct link to jobs in Southeast Indiana. We offer on-site certification classes taught by McDowell instructors, as well as in partnership with Trainer Connect.

We also provide onsite customized classes for local employers.

Please contact Lynnsay Swan at (812) 376-4451​​​​​​​, Ext. 106 or

fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page, for all inquiries. 

Start by earning your certification in Microsoft Word, and then add on Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and/or Access.

This certification can help you become a customer service specialist, administrative assistant, office manager or lead to other career pathways. 

Offered onsite at McDowell Education Center, Jackson County Learning Center

  • Qualified individuals can earn Ivy Tech credits upon completion of this certification.

  • Classes are both in-person and virtual. 4 hrs/ week minimum

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MSSC - Certified Production Technician (CPT)

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council offers the curriculum and testing for this certification. CPT is a nationally portable, industry led program that prepares individuals for in-demand jobs in the manufacturing industry.

Offered onsite at McDowell Education Center, Jackson County Learning Center

  • Qualified individuals can earn Ivy Tech credits upon completion of this certification. 

  • Classes run on 9 week cycles, 6 hrs/week in person, additional study hours required

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Nursing aides, also called nursing attendants or assistants, provide basic care and help with basic living activities for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities. Some nursing aides and attendants may also dispense medication. 

In nursing homes, nursing aides are often the principal caregivers. They have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Because some residents stay in a nursing home for months or years, aides and attendants may develop close, caring relationships for their patients. 


McDowell Adult Education partners with Trainer Connect to offer this certification.

Students must meed eligibility requirements to qualify for registration and funding.

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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Medical assistants help and care for patients. The day-to-day job of a medical assistant includes carrying out routine treatments, conducting lab tests, and maintaing office records. Assistants are in charge of scheduling patient appointments and completing insurance forms. The basic duties of a medical assistant are to provide the physician with any aid necessary. 

The work that medical assistants do includes performing a limited amount of basic medicinal duties. Assistants are needed to measure the vital signs of patients. This includes recoridng patients' weight, pulse rate, blood pressure, and any other vital sign. Assistants also may give patients shots and distribute medication. They also clean and sterilize instruments and change dressings and bandages. 

McDowell Adult Education partners with Trainer Connect to offer this certification.

Students must meed eligibility requirements to qualify for registration and funding.​​​​​​​

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Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Also called Medical Office Secretary, the role of a CMAA is to keep healthcare front offices running efficiently and effectively. This role includes operating computer systems, managing patient registration and scheduling, and maintaining patient and other practice-specific information.
​​​​​​​McDowell Adult Education partners with Trainer Connect to offer this certification.

Students must meed eligibility requirements to qualify for registration and funding

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MSSC - Certified Logistics Technician (CLA/CLT)

CLT is a nationally portable, industry-led program that prepares individuals for front-line material handling and supply chain logistics jobs in fulfillment centers, warehouses, distribution centers and factories.

This Manufactuing Skill Standards Certification program consists of both Foundational-Level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) Certificat and Mid-Level Technical CLT Certification (CLT).


Offered virtually 

  • Qualified individuals can earn Ivy Tech credits upon completion of this certification. 

  • Classes run on 8 week cycles, 2 virtual sessions per week plus additional outside of class study

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