5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134-7693
Union Avenue Campus
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-3322
901/333-STCC * www.southwest.tn.edu
DATE: January 29, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247
Southwest To Host Luncheon for Fayette County Chamber of Commerce; Will
Give Overview of E-Commerce Curriculum
Southwest Tennessee Community College will sponsor the Fayette County
Chamber of Commerce luncheon, scheduled for noon, Wednesday, February 6.
Representatives from Southwest will make a presentation on the Fayette
E-Commerce Program to chamber members and their guests during the
luncheon. This informative session is set for the Oak Room of the
Somerville Bank & Trust Company, 16790 Highway 64, Somerville, Tennessee.
Reservations for this special event are due by noon, February 5. For
reservations and to get additional information about the luncheon, call
the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce at 901/465-8690.
The following administrators will represent the College at the luncheon:
Jim Willis, vice president for Continuing Education and Workforce
Development; John Kirk, vice provost, Macon Cove Campus; and Bettie
Abernathy-Phillips, the College's Webmaster and an instructor in the
Business and Career Studies Department. She spearheaded the efforts to
develop the E-Commerce curriculum.
Southwest developed this innovative E-Commerce curriculum specifically for
Fayette County and the Fayette County Career Center. Classes are
tentatively scheduled for 6-8 p.m., Monday, February 25. This pilot
program is limited to the first 15 people. It will award Continuing
Education Units (CEUs). Participants will receive one CEU for each course
that is successfully completed.
The cost for enrolling in the program is $25 per person. The two-hour
classes will run once a week for six consecutive weeks.
The Fayette County Career Center is offering the program in partnership
with Southwest Tennessee Community College and the U.S. Department of
Agriculture/Rural Development. The classes being offered include
E-Commerce for Small Business Owners, Website Development for Small
Businesses, E-Commerce Strategies, Internet Marketing, The Internet and
the Law, and Electronic Payment Systems for E-Commerce-Capstone Course.
E-Commerce is the conducting of business communication and transactions
over networks and through computers. It also includes all inter-company
and intra-company functions such as marketing, finance, manufacturing,
selling, and negotiation that enable commerce and the use of electronic
mail, EDI, file transfer, fax, video conferencing, workflow, or
interaction with a remote computer.
For more information about the E-Commerce curriculum developed by
Southwest Tennessee Community College, call the Fayette County Career
Center at 901/466-7656.
Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.