CCI Training Center

CCI Training Center is a vocational college in Dallas and Arlington, Texas, that provides training for allied health, business, and information technology careers. Their blog provides career and study advice for students who are predominantly ethnic, female, and aged in the 30s.

Trump Media managed the entire blog process including idea generation, content planning, blog post writing, image sourcing, editing, WordPress layout, and social media sharing.

The blog had five major topic streams.

Allied Health Careers

HIPAA and You: protecting patient privacy

Maintaining patient confidentiality is no longer just a matter of keeping private information you learn on the job to yourself. The storage of individual

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Spotlight on Pharmacy Technicians

As America’s medical industry continues to grow faster than almost any other sector, demand for pharmacy technicians is increasing as well. As well as factors

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3 essential certifications for Pharmacy Technicians

If it’s your goal to become a pharmacy technician in Texas, then you're in luck. The industry is experiencing massive growth.

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Health administration vs other clerical work

The difference between secretaries that work in healthcare compared to those who work in other industries comes down to one thing: their skills.

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The Psychology of Caring

Most people go into healthcare for one reason: they want to help people. These types of people are natural givers in their social circles, and this extends into their caregiving role at work.

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How the NHA can kickstart your healthcare career

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the USA. Our population is aging, and the obesity epidemic sadly shows no signs of going away.

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NHA Certifications: what you need to know

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) was formed in 1989 with two goals: improving healthcare career opportunities and patient care.

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Medical Secretaries: The welcoming face of healthcare

Medical Secretaries are the friendly face that welcomes you to your physician’s office. They liaise with healthcare professionals to ensure patients

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Spotlight on Medical Assistants

Medical Assistants: At the front line of patient care Health care isn’t just concerned with finding cures or making people better when they get sick.

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Medical Transcribers: Reporting your health

Demand for Medical Transcribers, or Transcriptionists, is tipped to rise by 14 percent in Texas by 2024.

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Ten questions on medical records, coders, and billing

When it comes to healthcare work, the variety of roles and responsibilities can get confusing.

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Spotlight on Health Information Technicians

The healthcare industry is booming, increasing demand for those trained in handling the masses of data required to provide quality care to patients.

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Technology Careers

Microsoft: Certification from the biggest in the business

Microsoft is a global software company whose roots stretch all the way back to 1975.

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You need to know about CompTIA

CompTIA is the largest non-vendor issuer of IT certifications in the world, and the second largest overall after computing giant Microsoft.

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Cisco certifications and your career

If you are starting out or continuing in an IT career, Cisco certification should be near the top of your list of must-have certification.

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Linux certifications to boost your career

Is it your dream to pursue a career in IT? If so, you need to understand one of the most flexible and widely used operating systems around: Linux.

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Which IT career is best for you?

When you work in information technology (IT), most positions require the same fundamental, technical understanding of the computer systems

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Teaching IT students to ‘get curious’

Curiosity, patience, and business knowledge are essential traits for a successful IT career, according to CCI Training Center's IT Instructor Gary Drumm.

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5 ways certification can boost your IT career

Information technology (IT) is a dynamic industry and a great place to start building a vibrant, exciting, and long-lasting career.

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24 security threats that all IT staff should know about

As more of our lives become connected to the internet, threats to our private data and computer systems increase.

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Spotlight on Computer Network Support Specialists

Jobs that provide you with the opportunity to solve problems can lead to a greater sense of accomplishment and contentment.

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Information Security: Secure a future in IT

If you are looking for an entry-level IT career with a bright future, Information Security Specialist is the ideal choice. The projected annual job openings for

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Network Administrators: Designing the System

As businesses reliance on technology increases, demand will grow for IT professionals who can implement and maintain complex computer systems.

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Spotlight on Desktop Support Technicians

Desktop Support Technicians are problem-solvers, who enjoy working with computers and helping others.

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Demand for IT skills drives salary increases in Dallas

Dallas is facing a rise in IT professional salaries, and candidates with networking and storage skills are currently in high-demand.

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Flying Taxis? The future looks smart with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the latest buzzwords in IT, but their potential impact on our life and our

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Under attack: identifying and preventing cyber security breaches

The internet is dark and full of horrors. Three very different types of cyber attack have made the news this month, highlighting the importance of security

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Business Careers

Accounting Clerks: Balancing the Books

No matter what industry or what size the company, every single organization requires someone to manage their accounts and finances. If you have a

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How to listen and learn from customers and patients

Interacting with other people is a necessary part of life, no matter how much we’d like to avoid it sometimes. Too often, we all have conversations

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An industry for all industries

There really is no industry that doesn’t require people to fill business, administration and accounting roles. Every single workplace requires someone to undertake administration.

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Four Reasons to choose Business and Accounting

Administration and accounts form the backbone of any business. Without them, the entire company structure would collapse.

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Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Do you dream of being your own boss? Have you often been told you have leadership potential (AKA you like to tell people what to do)?

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Five things you need to know to run a business

If you’re considering running your own business, there will be plenty of industry-specific information and skills that you will need to gather.

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Don’t reinvent the wheel: try franchising

Stuck for a unique business idea? Looking for a developed business structure? Or perhaps you long for the market power of a well-known brand?

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Spotlight on Retail Management

If you work in retail or would like to, an understanding of business practices can prove a vital addition to your skills-base, especially if you want to take on a management position.

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Spotlight on Warehouse Administration

If you like diverse responsibilities and a fast-paced work environment with a little bit of risk, then warehouse administrator may be your ideal career.

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Study Tips

Five tips to prepare for certification tests

Good preparation is essential for success in your certification exam. By the time you sit for the actual test you need a detailed understanding of

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8 (conflicting) tips on how to balance parenting and online study

It begins before the child is born, with well-wishers providing suggestions on everything from how to figure out if the baby is a boy or a girl to what foods to

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Study your way up the career ladder

“What’s the point of studying if I’ve already got a job?” you might ask. But, the real question you should ask yourself is “Do I want a career or just a job?”

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Three ways to study, according to science

We all have certain study methods we like to use, but there's no point wasting time on old habits if they do not actually help you to retain the information you

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8 reasons to choose career college instead of university

It’s the age-old debate: university vs. technical college, which is better? They both have their pros and cons depending on your situation, but when it comes to

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Take Note: How To Improve Your Note-taking

When you start studying, it is a case of information overload. As I have said before, it helps to store everything in one spot.

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My five top signs of a good school

I know a fair bit about schools. I have attended at least ten educational institutions since I was five years old. I have studied on- and off- campus, online and in-person, freshman and as a senior

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Improve your studies by learning your way

While learning how to take notes and be productive are going to improve your study techniques, discovering your personal style can change studying from

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Google: Your Ultimate Study Tool

Google is so pervasive that it is officially listed as a verb in the Oxford English Dictionary. The famous search engine has grown to be more than just that.

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10 amazing websites to boost your study potential

Twitter, Tumblr, even news sites, are all like quicksand for your mind; once you get stuck into one, it’s hard to get back

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5 Step Guide to Great Study Habits

I’m a really organized person, but I’m also great at bad habits. I check Facebook way too much, I hardly exercise at all, and worst of all I leave

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Five steps to study success

Starting to study as an adult can be quite intimidating, but with some preparation, you can ensure the transition is smooth. Three years ago I decided to go back to school after a ten-year break.

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Five productivity systems to streamline your studies

At the moment I can feel life is getting the better of me. I’ve got assignments due, regular class work to keep up with, writing projects to complete, my house

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Career Advice

How to plan for career and business success (Part 1)

Whether you are ready to take the first step into business ownership or you want to map your path to that dream career, planning your journey will make

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How to plan for career and business success (Part 2)

If you want to create a successful business or career, you need to have a plan of action. It can often take years to achieve your goals, so a written guide to

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Your career is Sonia's goal

When you take the field in search of a career, it’s people like CCI Training Center’s Sonia Gomez that will ensure you get the home run you deserve. It’s easy to forget that when CCI Training

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How to hold your own in any negotiation

I realized early on in my career that I valued time with my family, and myself, as highly as I did a good wage. This attitude has proven useful, as it provides

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How to survive a video interview

Technology has changed the way employers screen candidates, and I’m not just talking about automated resume screeners. While previously more commonly used when

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Everyone talks about these soft skills but what do they mean?

We’ve talked a lot about soft skills in general and how they can be applied to different types of jobs, but there are some terms that crop up a lot that are

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DFW population explosion prompts job growth

A new report has confirmed what everyone knows: Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the best places to live. The DFW population is booming

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10 things you should never do in an interview

Last week we discussed what you should do during an interview to enhance your chances of success. But just as important as what you should do is knowing what

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First impressions last: how to be memorable (in a good way)

No matter how good your resume is, how much you’ve prepared, or how skilled you are: the initial impression you give an interviewer will last throughout

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How to say everything in a job interview (without saying a word)

While first impressions mean everything, sometimes what you don’t say can make as much difference as the words you speak. Body language can

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7 Tips for the Perfect Job Interview

It’s easy to get bogged down worrying about all the things you could get wrong during a job interview. Here are some simple tips to help you stop worrying and start getting results from your

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How to prepare for tricky interview questions

It’s all very well to know what to do, and what to avoid, in a job interview. But we all know the hardest part isn’t looking or sounding the part. The

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Five common resume mistakes that will get your application rejected

Just like writing a cover letter, planning a resume is not an easy task. On average, employers spend six seconds looking at your CV, but you’re sure to put hours

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Writing resumes that work (even if you don’t yet)

A resume is your personal advertisement. Almost every employer requires one and will use it to get a better idea of whether you are suited to

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How to prep for an interview like a pro

Everyone can empathize with how nerve-racking attending an interview can be: facing a panel of strangers would be intimidating even without your

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Using your skills to change careers

I’ve had many different jobs in my life in many unrelated, industries: but every single one has contributed to my current career.

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No experience? No worries!

Experience may be key to getting a career but don’t get stuck thinking your skills need to be gained ‘on-the-job’.

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Cover letters that get results

So you’ve started planning your career, found the jobs you want, and collected a list of the hard and soft skills you need to achieve your goals. Finally, it’s

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Essential secrets to resume style

By taking the time to create a template for your resume, you’ll find it easier to adapt to the jobs that come your way. If you are writing your resume for the

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Sell yourself (without selling out)

‘Networking’ brings to mind visions of uncomfortable small talk and blowing my own trumpet to boring people in

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Digital job search

While it has added complexity to the career landscape, the internet also provides tools you can use to your advantage.

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