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Make your mark in an expanding career field that will change your life while making a difference in the lives of others.<br /><br />
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, eight of the top 20 fastest-growing professions are in the health care industry – an industry with more than 13 million jobs. And thanks to advances in medicine, and the country's aging population, the demand for medical professionals is only increasing.<br /><br />
Our health care certificate programs can help you embark on a new career or advance your current health care career in as little as two months.
<li>Skill-based, fast-paced, and hands-on learning programs</li>
<li>Preparation for state certification exams</li>
<li>Upgrading and cross-training of skills</li>
<li>Approved for <!--a href="/Pages/Engine.aspx?id=555">MyCAA</a>, veterans and--> <a href="/Pages/Engine.aspx?id=550">Workforce Partnership</a> benefits</li>
<strong>Where the jobs are:</strong> Doctors' offices and clinics, hospitals, emergency care centers, outpatient care facilities, medical laboratory and testing services, medical research services, pharmacies, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care.<br /><br />
<strong>Program Offerings</strong><br />
<a href="/Client/docs/pdfs/pd/infopackets/PharmacyTechnician.pdf" title="Information Packet PDF" target="_blank"><strong>Pharmacy Technician</strong></a>, <a href="/Client/docs/pdfs/pd/infopackets/EKGTechnician.pdf" title="Information Packet PDF" target="_blank"><strong>EKG Technician</strong></a>, and <a href="/Client/docs/pdfs/pd/infopackets/ClinicalMedicalAssistant.pdf" title="Information Packet PDF" target="_blank"><strong>Clinical Medical Assistant</strong></a><br /><br />
<strong>Location of Classes</strong><br />
SDSU Extended Studies/Gateway Center, Hardy Avenue entrance, unless otherwise noted.<br /><br />
<strong>For more information, email <a href="mailto:email@example.com" target="_blank">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> or call (619) 594-3297.</strong>
This comprehensive program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail pharmacy or other pharmacy setting. Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions, defining drugs by generic and brand names, dispensing prescriptions, and inventory control. The program includes 59.5 hours of classroom lecture including hands-on labs and an optional 80 hours of clinical externship opportunity at a pharmacy for students who qualify. Course material assists in preparation for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCE exam.<br /><br />
<a href="/Client/docs/pdfs/pd/infopackets/PharmacyTechnician.pdf" target="_blank">Pharmacy Technician Information Packet</a>
SDSU Research Foundation Program
The College of Extended Studies is a State-approved provider for the Federal Workforce Investment Act for this program.
Interest form - http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/client/iw/forms/site/hc.html