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UTSA has always served as a driver of economic prosperity and social mobility for the city of San Antonio and Bexar County. Now, more than ever, the university is in a position to help the city’s workforce regain their footing in the face of unprecedented unemployment rates and financial insecurity.

UTSA is providing scholarships up to $500 toward a set of self-paced career training programs in customer/client support, administrative support, information technology, sales, and healthcare/medical support. Courses range from 3 to 12 months and prepare students for national certification testing.

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Preparing for Now: Skill Clusters

By identifying local skill clusters, job seekers can better match educational pathways with career opportunities in their area.

Bexar County Skill Clusters

Through an analysis of over 68,000 job postings in Bexar County from March 2019 to February 2020, UTSA identified the most sought after skillsets by employers. For inclusion in the analysis, a posting must request a high school diploma or an associate's degree as the highest education level required to apply.

The top five skill clusters included: administrative support, customer support, healthcare, information technology, and sales. Often, multiple skill clusters were found in a single job posting. For instance, an information technology job posting may also request customer support skills.

Administrative Support:    % - 31,159 posted jobs
Customer Support:    % - 22,588 posted jobs
Healthcare:    % - 22,702 posted jobs
Information Technology:    % - 11,932 posted jobs
Sales:    % - 9,495 posted jobs
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of jobs will require a certificate or degree beyond a high school diploma by the year 2020
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of the 6,929 certificates attained in 2018, were in Health Professions and related Clinical Services.
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increase in unique online job postings in IT, Manufacturing and Healthcare in San Antonio during Q4 of 2019.

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Scholarship Programs

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UTSA Accounts Payable Specialist Certification
Cost with applied scholarship: $995

This online program will prepare you for the Institute of Finance & Management's (IOFM) Accounts Payable Specialist (APS) certification.

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UTSA Certified Administrative Professional
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,395

The Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) program prepares you to take the CAP exam offered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

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UTSA Human Resources Professional Program
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,495

You will be prepared to take the HRCI's Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam. The PHR certification recognizes that an individual holds the knowledge and experience needed to excel in human resource management.

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UTSA Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 (MOS) Certification Training
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,695

This program prepares you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2019 certification exams for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

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UTSA Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 Certification Training
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,795

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 (Software Included) will teach you how to utilize QuickBooks for everything from handling accounts receivable and accounts payable to accounting for fixed assets.

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UTSA Call Center Manager Training
Cost with applied scholarship: $2,595

In this program, you will gain the skills needed to ensure your call center operates efficiently, including employee supervision, quality assurance, and workforce management.

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UTSA Restaurant Management Training
Cost with applied scholarship: $895

This program will impart the theory behind food and beverage production and management, human resource management and basic accounting for the restaurant industry.

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UTSA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,195

Administrative medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who direct the flow of patients through the practice to operate efficiently, increase revenue, and provide a positive experience for the patient.

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UTSA Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English)
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,995

The Medical Interpreter training program prepares you to work in hospitals, medical offices and in any healthcare environment where a Spanish interpreter is needed.

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UTSA Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,495

Through this National Healthcareer Association (NHA)-certified program, you'll learn what kind of information is stored in an electronic health record (EHR) system, what steps are required to implement a system in a medical practice, and how staff members and patients interact with EHR systems.

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UTSA Certified Medical Transcriptionist
Cost with applied scholarship: $2,295

In the Certified Medical Transcriptionist program, you will develop skills using online simulations and learn about speech recognition software to prepare you to take the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam.

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UTSA CPC Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding
Cost with applied scholarship: $2,795

This comprehensive program will provide a foundation of medical vocabulary, to help you better understand doctors' notes and medical record contents.

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UTSA CompTIA A+ Certification Training
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,695

This program will prepare you for CompTIA A+ certification. The CompTIA A+ Certification is vendor neutral and internationally recognized, giving you a competitive advantage no matter what hardware you're working with.

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UTSA CompTIA Network+ Certification Training
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,395

In the program, you'll learn the fundamentals you need to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam and start a career as a network technician.

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UTSA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,095

This online training program will fully prepare you for the ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification exam.

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UTSA CompTIA IT Fundamentals
Cost with applied scholarship: $795

From networking and cybersecurity essentials to hardware and software basics, IT Fundamentals demonstrates your readiness for the digital workplace.

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UTSA Help Desk Analyst: Tier 1 Support
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,195

This program uniquely prepares you to work as a support specialist by focusing on the business needs of the customer, establishing credibility and trust, and handling the most difficult customer scenarios.

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UTSA Certified Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Program
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,795

This program bundle provides a foundational training to help you build your knowledge in technical, scientific, and medical domains.

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UTSA Sales Manager Program
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,695

The Sales Manager course consists of two parts, one focusing on the role of sales representative and the other on the role of sales management. Learning both aspects of a sales strategy is key to building a team, managing different skill sets, and ultimately meeting sales goals.

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UTSA OMCP<sup>®</sup> Search Marketing Professional Program
Cost with applied scholarship: $1,695

In this program, you will learn how to write appealing content, understand the nuances of helping a site rank, and develop a conversion optimization framework to turn visitors into customers.

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UTSA Together

UTSA is offering two special summer career advancement programs, all fully online and many completely free of charge. The courses will run from May through August; participants are not required to have a college degree to enroll.

UTSA Extended Education
Job Jumpstart Courses

These online courses offer San Antonians—particularly those in the service, hospitality and retail industries—the opportunity to upskill through a series of deeply discounted six-week courses. Upon completion, participants earn a professional certificate.

UTSA Extended Education
Professional Digital Badges

UTSA is offering San Antonio professionals the opportunity to earn a professional digital badge completely free of charge. Normally reserved for students pursuing a UTSA graduate degree, the badges build transferable skills across a variety of careers.

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