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Joseph Ruffing's responsibilities as the Communications Specialist for the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology include creating, managing and updating the department's web sites and web server.  Also, his responsibilities include designing and producing a variety of internal and external promotional pieces for the department. Along with his website and graphic design responsibilities, he acts as a computer and software support for the Rehabilitation Science and Technology staff and project coordinator for online educational programs for CEU certification. This program allows people to set up users accounts, pay for courses or use promotional codes for payment. This program has two main functions, in person events and online webinars. This service linked people to content served on the internal server, PayPal for payment processing, and University Media Site Live servers. 

The onsite events are managed within the online registration, online paper submission, and online exhibitor space reservation system. The webinar's program allows people to pay for courses or use promotional codes for payment, review course information and content. After reviewing course information, content and case examples including images, video's and documents, customers are provided a graded test online.  After successfully completing the online test, customers receive an automated email with their certificate of completion for the course. This project is in its second phase and the third phase will include online credit searching, online applications for program certification, as well as integration of programs that are certified. 

He has over 1700 hours of specialized training related to graphic design and web based computer applications, and Twenty-eight years of experience in the field of graphic design, communications and related technologies.