Career Step Welcomes Merced College as Academic Partner

Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce that Merced College has joined its network of academic partners.

“In Merced College’s mission statement, they are focused on being a ‘gateway to the future’ through education and workforce training, and Career Step looks forward to joining them in furthering that initiative,” said Ryan Ewer, Vice President of Academic Partnerships. “We appreciate the emphasis Merced College places on adult education and technical career training. We have seen this type of training open doors to a better future for more than 100,000 students nationwide, and we know the Merced community will benefit from our joint venture as well.”

Merced College is a community college in Merced, California, offering more than 50 certificate programs and more than 80 associate degree programs. Four of Career Step’s programs—Professional Medical Coding and Billing with PCS, Medical Transcription and Editing, Computer Technician, and Pharmacy Technician—will join the Community Services program to enhance their professional development training options geared toward those eligible for workforce development services.

“Partnerships are an important part of our community education programming, and we are excited to offer our students Career Step’s outstanding trainings,” said Becky Barabé, Director of Business, Industry and Community Services at Merced College. “These programs will help our students gain career skills to help them join in-demand fields and create better futures.”

Career Step has partnered with higher educational institutions to provide students with training in growing industries for more than a decade. The schools usually partner with Career Step to offer these training programs through their community education departments, helping students quickly start new careers.

More information about Career Step’s partnership with Merced College is available at To learn more about Career Step’s academic partnership program, please visit

About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, offers a variety of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and has educated more than 8,000 health information professionals through its Corporate Training Division. Career Step provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and bettering business results through education. More information can be found at or 1-800-246-7836.

About Merced College
Merced College serves as a gateway to the future, providing accessible, affordable, and relevant education and workforce training for students in our richly diverse region. The college offers programs of study that lead to transfer, associate degrees, and certificates. Merced College provides basic skills and noncredit courses, as well as community education for personal and professional enrichment.  More information can be found at or 209-384-6000.

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