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-August 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-August 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-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 (6-9 pm) in a local dental office.
Phlebotomy Technician: June 13-September 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, 2021. Prospective students should contact Melissa Gallagher,
Director of Short-Term Training & Continuing Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to schedule a phone meeting.