MALTA — The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is offering four Short-Term Training programs during the Summer 2021 semester. Two are offered online. Two are offered in a hybrid format (online learning/in-person practice). Participants are required to have access to a computer and internet to participate in the programs.
Short-term training programs prepare people for a variety of entry-level positions in a wide range of career fields. The programs are a great way to explore a career before committing to a degree. Short-term training programs range from 11 to 20 weeks. Some include an externship. The programs prepare students to work in their field and pass their national certification exam, if available. Completion of a short-term training program provides an entrance into a career path that begins with a skilled, entry-level position with the opportunity for further career advancement.
The Short-Term Training programs offered in Summer 2021 are:
Pharmacy Technician: May 9 through Aug. 21
Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists to dispense prescription medication. Pharmacy Technicians may also manage third-party billing, answer telephones, direct customers to items or to the pharmacist for medication consultation, receive written prescriptions, clean and sterilize dispensing bottles and instruments, answer questions regarding non-drug products and collect payments. Instruction is provided via D2L/Bright Space in an asynchronous format.
Sterile Processing Technician: May 9 through Aug. 14
Sterile Processing Technicians provide support to all patient care services in a health care facility. They are responsible for decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing and distributing the medical devices and supplies needed for patient care, especially during surgery. Instruction is provided via D2L/Bright Space in an asynchronous format.
Hybrid (Online Lecture/In-Person Practice)
Dental Assistant: May 9 through July 31
Dental Assistants are skilled health care professionals who work closely with dentists and dental hygienists to provide quality preventive and corrective dental care and administrative support in dental offices. Dental assistants are trained in the history of dentistry and dental assisting, oral anatomy, dental equipment, operation and maintenance, proper patient positioning, dental anesthesia, and sterilization as well as an introduction to the dental office legal aspects of dentistry. Instruction is provided via D2L/Bright Space in an asynchronous format. In-person practice will be conducted on Tuesdays (6 to 9 p.m.) in a local dental office.
Phlebotomy Technician: June 13 through Sept. 3
Phlebotomists are skilled health care professionals who have been trained to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture and micro collection techniques. Instruction is provided via D2L/Bright Space in an asynchronous format. In-person practice will be conducted on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday (6-8:30 pm) at Kishwaukee College.
Registration opens on April 5. Prospective students should contact Melissa Gallagher, Director of Short-Term Training & Continuing Education, at email@example.com as soon as possible to schedule a phone meeting.