Building a Better Workforce Together

Create the skilled workforce you need! Charter Oak State College was built for adults seeking career advancement. Today we work with many employers large and small as their trusted educational partner. Together, let us help you build the workforce you need, with the convenience and flexibility your employees seek. We also partner with Community Based Organizations and the State of Connecticut to offer entry level non credit training in health care.

Charter Oak successfully serves a busy, working adult population with high value workforce programs delivered 100% online with minimal disruption to work and home life. Ask us how we can help advance your workforce with Certificates, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. And now offering microcredentials to help upskill both an entry level and seasoned workforce!

Career ConneCT Grant

The Charter Oak State College Foundation, Inc. was awarded a grant through the State of Connecticut, Office of Workforce Strategy Career ConneCT program to offer tuition-free, online training in Health Information Management (HIM). This non-credit, microcredential program is comprised of three levels of training that mirror the front, middle and back end of the revenue cycle of a hospital or other health care organization. This training will lead directly to entry-level employment opportunities and to educational pathways with credit-bearing certificates or degrees at Charter Oak State College.

To apply please contact Olivia Maffucci at

Have questions? See the Career ConneCT FAQs.

Each level of training is 8 weeks long and 100% online. Students can choose to complete one, two or all three levels of training. Students will be given a badge for completing each level of training and students who complete all three levels will earn a microcredential from Charter Oak State College.

  • Level 1: Patient Access and Revenue Preparation
    Job Title: Patient Access Registrar. Starting Salary: $40k.
  • Level 2: Claims Preparation
    Job Title: HIM Associate I. Starting Salary: $40-45k.
  • Level 3: Ensuring Optimal Revenue
    Job Title: Financial Counselor. Starting Salary: $40-45k.

Charter Oak State College will be providing wrap-around support services to ensure the success of participating students. All students will receive free laptops upon enrollment as well as training stipends of approximately $2,000 upon completion of each level. Throughout the training, students will have access to faculty, an academic and career navigator and HIM career mentors to help guide them along their career path. Participants will also have free access to LinkedIn Learning courses.

The eligible student population are CT residents 18 years or older who are either unemployed or underemployed. This grant is particularly focused on CT residents who have been disproportionately impacted by Covid, including those who lost their jobs in the health care, retail and service industries and BIPOC, women, veterans and people with disabilities.

Prospective students can be referred directly to Charter Oak’s Career and Academic Navigator, Olivia Maffucci who will walk them through the onboarding process. Before enrolling in the first course, students will create accounts with the Department of Labor CTHires and the Office of Workforce Strategy Career ConneCT portal and complete the skills inventory to assess current skill level and record educational/ employment history.

For more information please contact: Olivia Maffucci at

This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP0128 awarded to the State of Connecticut by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

For Our Corporate Partners



Available to your enrolled employees.


100% Online Courses

Suitable for your busy employees delivered by a reputable, regionally accredited state college.


Dedicated Staff

Will help customize your corporate learning needs and guide your employees from application to graduation.


Transfer College Credit

Flexible credit transfer policies save time and money.

Current Corporate Partnership Employers

American Red Cross
The Alliance
City of Alexandria Virginia
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Oak Hill
Bristol Health
Hartford HealthCare