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NC.CSKL-004 - Customer Service - Linda Tubb

Course:Customer Service
Professor:Linda Tubb
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Linda Tubb

Welcome to the COC Career Skills Program! I will be your instructor for this 2-week interactive online course. 

Course Description

Apply practical strategies to retain a valuable customer base, diffuse difficult situations and earn repeat business. Topics include the anatomy of a complaint, regulating verbal and nonverbal responses, active listening skills, creative problem solving, customer perceptions and expectations, adapting to different conflict styles, and steps to defuse angry customers.

What to Expect in this Course

Course Objectives

  1. Identify the levels of customer service, the value of outstanding customer service, and customer perspective.
  2. Identify rapport-building techniques to enhance relations.
  3. Practice active listening in overcoming listening barriers, identifying needs, and managing expectations.
  4. Apply problem solving techniques to issues, diffuse anger, emphasize, and utilize factors within ones control to impart positive experience regardless of factors outside ones control.
  5. Arrange data, performance metrics, and customer feedback to assess level of service provided, develop team relations, and plan actions to improve service.

Types of Assessments

Online Discussions:

There is a total of 3 separate discussions, each is worth 5 points.
= 15 points total

Final Assignment: You will create an Action Plan using the concepts covered in class.
= 15 points total


A passing grade requires earning a minimum of 24 points.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook


Other Relevant Course Information

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Video Playlist:

Most courses in the Career Skills Program will use a video playlist from LinkedIn Learning. Students enrolled in this course will have access to these videos. An email with instructions on how to log into LinkedIn Learning will be sent out to your My Canyons email.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

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Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 1085