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APSU offering allied healthcare training courses

2/12/2014

                   CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University’s Center for Extended and Distance Education, in partnership with ProTrain, is now offering allied healthcare training programs that will prepare students to enter the healthcare industry – the largest employment sector in the country today. 

                  The courses, which are conveniently offered with schedules planned for busy adults, are listed below.

                 • Pharmacy Technician Training is an 11-week program of online instruction and classroom practice that prepares students to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. This online class includes weekly classroom meetings to reinforce and practice new skills. To introduce students to this program, a free one-hour information session will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, in the APSU McReynolds Building, room 219.  The class will begin on March 1, meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

                • Phlebotomy Technician Training is a 10-week course that provides fast-paced training designed to prepare students for a career as a phlebotomist in the growing healthcare workforce. Following 64 hours of classroom instruction, students will experience a 40-hour, hands-on externship with a local healthcare facility as part of their training. Textbooks, classroom materials and externship placement are all included in the course fee. To introduce students to the program, a free one-hour information session will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, in the APSU McReynolds Building, room 219.   The class will begin on March 3, meeting from 6-9:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

                 • Clinical Medical Assistant Training is a 14-week program that combines 98 hours of classroom instruction and 36 hours of online instruction, with a 160-hour externship, to prepare students to work in a physician’s office or clinic setting. The training also prepares students to sit for the national certification offered through the National Health Career Association. To introduce students to this program, a free one-hour information session will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, in the McReynolds Building, room 219. The course will begin on March 8, meeting from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

                 To register for any of the free information sessions, call 931-221-7816 or visit the Web site at http://signmeup.apsu.edu. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today. For more information about this and other training programs offered by the Center, call (931) 221-7816 or visit the Web site at http://www.apsu.edu/continuingeducation/classes.