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SDSU Students Credit Health Care Program with Landing Prime Jobs

If you are hoping to build toward a new and rewarding job in the New Year, consider the prospect of enrolling in the health care career program through SDSU’s College of Extended Studies.

Health care will add more jobs than any other group of occupations through 2024 and the industry is projected to have a 19 percent growth rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

SDSU offers students the opportunity to enroll in classroom certificate programs through its College of Extended Studies in the booming health care field, which has eight of the top 20 fastest-growing professions, according to the BLS.

Accelerated courses prepare students for state certification exams and start March 13: Clinical Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician Training and Test Prep, and EKG Technician Certification. The Clinical Medical Assistant course also includes an externship opportunity where students earn valuable clinical patient hours.

“This program is well-rounded, professional and innovative,” said Makenna Wilcoxson, a graduate of the Clinical Medical Assistant program. “It can really help open many doors for students — whether it’s getting medical assistant licensure or going on to further your medical profession. The externship is a great way to get your foot in the door. Students leave the program with 150-160 hours of medical experience. This looks great on a resume.”

The Pharmacy Technician Training and Test Prep program now offers an 80-hour externship. Dan Ines, a graduate of this program, said it has been invaluable to his career progress.

“I took the PTCB exam and I’m proud to say that I passed,” he explained. “This is what I had hoped to gain and, with certainty, the expectation has been met. I give credit to the Pharmacy Technician Program at SDSU for helping me meet this milestone.”

Added student Lucinda Bartek from the EKG Technician Certification program: “It was a wonderful experience and I will tell others about this program. The teacher, Dr. Farook, was exceptional and I felt blessed to have been taught by him. He made the class very interesting and held my interest, especially after a full day at work.”

The health care program is approved for the Federal Investment Workforce Act and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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News Release: SDSU Students Credit Health Care Program with Landing Prime Jobs
Submitted on: December 06, 2016 06:35:25 PM
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