October 16, 2020

Kish College offering six, short-term training programs in Spring 2021

The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is offering six short-term training programs during the Spring 2021 semester.  Programs will be offered in a mix of online and hybrid formats. Participants are required to have access to a computer and the 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, with the opportunity for further career advancement. They are also a great way to explore a career before committing to a degree program. 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 required.

The Short-Term Training programs offered in Spring 2021 are:

Pharmacy Technician (Online)
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.

Sterile Processing Technician (Online)
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 in patient care, especially during surgery.

Real Estate Broker Pre-License (Online)
Real Estate Brokers are skilled professionals who work closely with home buyers and sellers to provide quality guidance and support in both listing/preparing homes for sale and closing home sale transactions.

Dental Assistant (Hybrid-Mix of Online and In-person)
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.

Phlebotomy Technician (Hybrid-Mix of Online and In-person)
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. 

Veterinary Assistant (Hybrid-Mix of Online and In-person)
Veterinary assistants are critical members of a veterinary staff who are trained to assist Veterinarians, and veterinary technicians with medical procedures on sick and injured animals.

All programs begin January 17. For more information about Short-Term Training programs visit www.kish.edu/shortterm or contact Kish’s coordinator of short-term training, Melissa Gallagher, at mgallagher1@kish.edu.