Train for a new or advanced career in healthcare.
Pharmacy Technicians are in High Demand
Employment as a pharmacy technician is expected to increase much faster than in many occupations. The 50-hour Pharmacy Technician Digital Badge program will prepare you to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam, required in the state of Illinois within two years of becoming employed as a technician. As a technician, you can work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies or other health care settings. Learn the medical terminology specific to pharmacies as well as how to read and interpret prescriptions and define drugs by generic and brand names. Learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.
Learn the role of a dental assistant in supporting dentists and dental hygienists in a rapidly growing industry. Demand for dental assistants is expected to increase by 36% through 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prepare to become a dental assistant in this 12-week online program, designed to teach all aspects of dental assisting and enable you to be job-ready. Topics include anatomy and physiology, infection control, imaging, and patient care. Students are eligible for an externship of at least 40 hours (background check/drug screening may be required). All materials are mailed to your home once you register. Students must be 18 years of age or older at the time of enrollment.