Press Release

Franklin’s Global Center for Healthcare Education Establishes New Partnership with CareerStep


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
(614) 947-6581

Columbus, OH (March 8, 2021)

Invested in student success since 1902, Franklin University, through its Global Center for Healthcare Education is committed to providing relevant programs that meet the needs of students, organizations and communities, and also responds to the ever-increasing demand for qualified healthcare professionals around the world. With this commitment, Franklin’s Global Center for Healthcare Education has announced its partnership with CareerStep, a healthcare industry certification provider.

This new partnership will permit students with select programs of study to transfer course credit back to Franklin University, satisfying elective requirements. The following training programs are now available online, including:

  • Contact Tracing and Infection Control
  • Medical Coding and Billing
  • Medical Scribe by AHDPG
  • Medical Transcription and Editing 202
  • Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE)

Each program is self-paced and can be completed in as little time as a few weeks or up to a year. Like Franklin, each program is a personalized approach to me a student’s training needs to an exceptional degree. Most courses also provide pre-course evaluation, to help determine a student’s strengths and opportunities, while targeting those specific topics.

This exciting partnership with CareerStep provides students with a low-cost pathway into the growing healthcare sector using short-term training. With this training foundation, students are ready to make a global impact in a successful healthcare career.

To learn more about this partnership and course overview for each program, click here:

To learn more about the Global Center for Healthcare Education:

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides on-site course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Franklin is only one of three schools in Ohio designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. 

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