At a Glance:

Contact: Michelle Roach
Michelle Roach, Management and Supervisory Development Instructor
Phone: 404-225-4563
Campus: Main
Department: Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs, Business & Public Service Technologies Division
, EMBA, Program Chair
Direct: (404) 225-4563


Certified Customer Service Specialist

Program Overview

The Certified Customer Service Specialist (CCSS) program provides training in the core interpersonal and technical skills required to deliver exceptional customer service in a broad range of customer contact jobs.  Customer Service Specialists will be able to assist customers in making purchasing decisions.

Minimum Program Length = 1 Semester

Estimated Program Cost $1,782


Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements
  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar
  • Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate


Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (11 hours)
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.