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5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134-7693

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737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-3322

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DATE: February 5, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247

Southwest To Host Luncheon at the Fayette County Career Center;
Will Give Overview of E-Commerce Curriculum

Southwest Tennessee Community College will sponsor a luncheon at the Fayette County Career Center, 121 W. Court, Somerville, Tennessee, at noon, Friday, February 15. Representatives from Southwest will make a presentation on the Fayette County E-Commerce Program during the luncheon. This event is free and open to the public.

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.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is the fourth largest institute of higher learning in the state. Southwest is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college whose mission is to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of students, employers, and communities of Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region.

For more information about the E-Commerce curriculum developed by Southwest Tennessee Community College, call the Fayette County Career Center at 901/466-7656.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.