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Frequently Asked Questions

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Healthcare Professional Courses FAQs:

There are no admission requirements.

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Once your credit card payment is processed, you have immediate access to the course.

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No RN license is required to apply for the business courses. To complete the full requirements for SANE certification, an RN license is required. There are no prerequisites for the courses.

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Students should expect to spend 30-35 hours on each course. Students will have 45 days (six weeks) to complete a course.

Students taking the CA-SANE course will have 90 days (three months) to complete the course.

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There are a series of short quiz assessments throughout the courses.

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No, but learners will have the ability to send a support email for technical questions.

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Access to the course content ends once the learner has completed the course.

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No. All materials are included within the course. Students may have the option to purchase additional materials.

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The courses are not eligible for financial aid.

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You may request a refund within five business days of purchase if you have not viewed more than 10% of the course.

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You will receive a digital certificate based on completion of the course (viewing all pages) and passing all assessments at 80%.

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Only the Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (CA-SANE) Didactic Course for the State of Texas is part of certification requirements.

The CA-SANE course is a required part of completed Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) certification, consisting of three parts. In addition to the didactic course, students must also complete clinical requirements and courtroom observation. The student must be an RN with a current and unencumbered nursing license in Texas or a compact state, with at least two years of active practice as an RN within the last five years. All SANE requirements must be completed within two years from application.

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Digital Skills Certificates FAQs:

There are no admission requirements or prerequisites for TAMIU's Digital Skills Certificates, which are available on a non-credit basis. These certificates are designed to provide workforce relevant skills that can be utilized at any stage of your career. You don't need to send us transcripts, admission materials or even complete an application. All that is required is the desire and commitment to learn.

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Yes! Our program is designed for working professionals, full-time parents, and other busy people who are balancing work and life commitments.

The entire program is designed to be completed fully online, and on your schedule. There are no set times to log into your online classroom. You will just need to keep up with the work and deadlines that are clearly spelled out in each course.

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Courses will close four weeks after you gain access to the course, which you'll no longer be able to access the course or submit projects for grading. If you need a few extra days to complete the coursework and final projects, we can grant a course extension for 1-2 weeks depending on what your instructor approves.

The program is flexibly paced, meaning you can move as quickly or slowly as you'd like through each course, as long as you complete all sections and projects during the six-week course period.

We provide a suggested course schedule to help pace yourself through each course. Students who follow this schedule are more likely to earn the certificate and get more out of the course by spreading out their workload, and our instructors often provide weekly nudges to keep you on track. As long as you submit all projects by the course end date, you can progress through the course at whatever pace works best for you! For example, you might do all your work over the weekend or space it out throughout the week. We've found that students who follow our suggested course schedule are much more likely to earn the certificate.

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This certificate is not eligible for federal student loans or TAMIU's institutional aid but do talk to your employer about the potential for tuition reimbursement. Some employers set aside training dollars for programs like this, so check with your manager or your human resources department. In addition, your state may offer funding, including grants or scholarships, for job training programs if you are unemployed. Visit your state's labor department website for more information.

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We don't believe that career-enhancing skills need to break the bank. That's why you can pay for this affordable certificate in two ways: all up front or in monthly payments. All course materials are included in your tuition. There are no expensive software programs or textbooks to buy.

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Your tuition includes everything you need to be successful in completing your certificate. You'll get access to your courses and assessments, all course materials (including all software and labs where required in your program), and TAMIU faculty instructors.

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You only need a Windows or Mac computer (or laptop) and a reliable internet connection to fully access the classroom, your assignments, labs, and projects.

For added convenience, many of your lessons can be completed on a mobile device or tablet. However, labs and projects do require a Windows or Mac computer.

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Once your payment is processed, you have immediate access to the course.

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At the completion of your certificate program, you will be able to print a co-branded certificate of completion from TAMIU if you pass all of the courses in the program.

We highly recommend you share your accomplishment on your LinkedIn profile under "education" and add the skill set earned to your skills so your current and future employers can see them.

Lastly, don't forget to add your new skills and your education to your resume, and to your employer's human capital management system, if applicable.

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Access to the course content ends once the learner has completed the course.

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No, these courses are non-credit bearing and will not count toward a graduate degree at TAMIU.

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How can we help?

If you still have questions about what our professional certificates and courses can do for you, or wish to speak with an enrollment specialist, please reach out!

Call us toll-free at 888-905-1211 or

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