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The Certified Customer Service Specialist (CCSS) Technical Certificate of Credit program provides training in the core interpersonal and technical skills required to deliver exceptional customer service in a broad range of customer contact jobs.
*This program is generally reserved for local area high schools only.
*Submit a completed application and application fee;
*Be at least 16 years of age;
*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
This course introduces the learner to the service industry. Topics include: an introduction to the service industry business environment, an introduction to life-long learning, work ethic and positive behavior required for exceptional customer service, an introduction to customer relations, working together successfully on teams, and basic business principles.
This course provides students with skills necessary to communicate with customers and successfully manage that relationship in both telephone and face-to-face situations. Topics include: skills to effectively communicate with customers, developing rapport with customers, problem-solving in customer service, telephone skills, sales skills in the service environment, managing the difficult customer, and managing the multicultural customer. Computer-Based Training (CBT) is used to allow students to practice skills using simulated business situations.
Provides students with the fundamentals of computer skills used in a customer service environment. Topics include: introduction to computer technology, introduction to the Windows environment, introduction to word processing, introduction to spreadsheets, introduction to databases and introduction to E-mail.
Provides students with the fundamentals of basic business skills used in the customer service environment. Topics include: introduction to business correspondence, basic business calculations, change management, managing multiple tasks and priorities, and tolls for team problem-solving and service improvement.
Provides students with skills that will allow them to present a positive image to both co-workers and customers. Topics include: personal wellness and stress management, positive image, and job interview skills.