Thursday, January 12, 2017

Accelerated training for high-demand entry-level health careers

• Pharmacy Technician class begins February 13

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The Midland College (MC) Health Sciences Continuing Education department offers multi-faceted educational courses with clinical experiences for entry-level health careers such as pharmacy technician, certified nurse aide, massage therapist, optical assistant and phlebotomist. The department also provides continuing education seminars and workshops focusing on health-related topics, including First Aid/CPR and HeartSaver courses. All of these educational opportunities are offered in accelerated formats throughout the calendar year.

An upcoming course in Pharmacy Technician training will begin on Monday, February 13, and will be offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:30 p.m. at the convenient location of the Midland College Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert (corner of Midkiff and Cuthbert, next to Furr’s Cafeteria).

“At the end of the six-week course, students will be prepared to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam,” explained Wendy Wood-Collins, director of MC’s Health Sciences Continuing Education department. “There is a huge demand in the Permian Basin for pharmacy technicians to work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies, retail drug stores and other healthcare settings. These professional technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist and may eventually advance to managerial positions within the pharmacy or retail store.”

Limited scholarships for specific courses are available. For more information, visit www.midland.edu/hsce or call (432) 681-6354.

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