Learn about Pre-Certification Allied Health Programs at JCC on July 10

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Continuing Education Division will hold an information session for non-credit allied health training programs on Thursday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Room E-129, Extended Learning Center, (Building E). Anyone interested in training to become a phlebotomy technician, pharmacy technician or clinical medical assistant should attend.

The Phlebotomy Technician training program will run 14-weeks from August 19 through November 18. Classes will be held on JCC’s campus in Watertown on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The program consists of 90 hours of classroom training. Phlebotomy technicians draw blood from patients for laboratory analysis. The course fee, including the cost of textbooks, is $1599. Application deadline is July 31, 2014.

The Pharmacy Technician training program will run 15-weeks from August 22 through December 5. Classes will be held on JCC’s campus in Watertown on Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The program consists of 50 hours of classroom training. Under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, pharmacy technicians work in hospitals, community pharmacies and other healthcare setting. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. The course fee of $999 includes the cost of textbooks. Application deadline is July 31, 2014. 

The Clinical Medical Assistant training program runs September 9, 2014 through February 10, 2015. Classes will be held at the Fort Drum Education Center Annex, 10450 5th Armored Division Drive, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The program includes 140 hours of classroom training, hands-on labs, and a 160 hour clinical externship. Medical assistants prepare patients before they are seen by a physician. Amongst many tasks, they measure and document vital signs, administer medication, draw blood, sterilize instruments and perform administrative duties. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association certified clinical medical assistant national examination. The course fee of $2399 includes the cost of textbooks. Application deadline is August 15, 2014.  

Funding may be available for military spouses through the Department of Defense My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA). For information about MyCAA funding, contact Don Johnson, JCC’s Director of Military Programs at Fort Drum, at 315-786-6566.

Attend the information session on July 10 to learn more about the allied health programs and pick up a free application. For more information, call the JCC Continuing Education Division at 315-786-2438.