TRAINING FOR IN-DEMAND JOBS we are getting older. By “we” I mean the United States. The shifting demographics have been the topic of discussion for economists and urban planners for a couple of decades now. The tail end of the “Baby Boomer” generation is now 54 years old. Past the peak spending mode and getting into that medical expense mode. While all age groups are taking more prescription drugs, 69% of the over 45 age bracket takes at least one prescription drug. The dispensing of those prescription drugs is an in-demand job. Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of environments from retail, insurance companies to hospitals. Google “pharmacy technician jobs near me” and you will be shocked at the results.
CHCTC NEWLY ACCREDITED PHARMACY TECH PROGRAM – A SEAL OF RECOGNITION OF QUALITY We are fortunate to have a great training facility available for those wanting a career in healthcare. They recently became Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Director Dena Scully cut the ribbon on July 25th to celebrate their accreditation of the Pharmacy Technician program. The program meets the requirements of the Michigan Board of Pharmacy.
With a 100% pass rate and 100% of the students finding jobs in the field, they are on the path to help a lot of new pharmacy technicians enter the workplace.
The Pharmacy Technician program will train students to work closely with pharmacists to help prepare and distribute medication to patients in hospitals, community pharmacies, and other medical settings. Students will experience an interactive classroom environment, practice in a state-of-the-art mock pharmacy lab, and receive hands-on training in two local pharmacies during their clinical externship.
Students will spend an optimal amount of time in a pharmacy simulation lab. They will learn how to fill prescriptions, compound medications, and prepare sterile IV medications, a skill highly valued by hospital pharmacy employers. These labs will prepare students for their externship experience where students will apply their new skills as they gain real-life experience working in the pharmacy field.
Students are provided extensive review sessions and practice exams to ensure they are fully prepared to pass the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by PTCB. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have gained valuable skills and experience to help them move seamlessly into the workforce.
There is a high demand for pharmacy technicians. The training only takes six months and the typical annual salary is more than $32,000. After completion of the program, students will be well prepared to take the nationally accredited Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam administered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Students will earn the title Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT), and can apply to be licensed by the State of Michigan.
OTHER IN-DEMAND PROGRAMS OFFERED: The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4-million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
To meet these needs, Charter Health Care Training Center offers a great environment to learn. Their fully equipped state of the art classrooms and hands on labs include everything needed to learn as if students were on the job already. Other programs offered by CHCTC are:
NURSE AIDE The Nurse Aide Training program trains the student to perform the skills necessary to help patients or clients with healthcare needs in a wide variety of settings: nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, private homes and assisted living facilities. The course prepares the student to take the state required test to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Graduates of this program also receive an Alzheimer’s Care Certificate and a CPR certificate.
HOME HEALTH AIDE The Home Health Aide Program offers a bridge for current Nurse Aides who have completed a 75 hour Nurse Aide training program to also become a Home Health aide. Students will learn the skills and requirements to successfully provide client care in the home care environment.
MEDICATION AIDE The Medication Aide program offers additional training to current Nurse Aides who have completed a 75 hour Nurse Aide training program. This program teaches the basic medication administration skills needed to administer medication to those living in an assisted living environment.
Nurse Aide students will also earn a Dementia Care certificate during training. In addition, there is a four hour prep day and practice tests to help students prepare for the State Certification Exam taken on the premises.
Course Information includes:
- Infection Control
- Safety and Body Mechanics
- Interaction Skills
- Vital Signs
- Bed Making
- Developmental Disabilities
- Dementia Care
- Mental Health
- Personal Care
- Cultural Diversity
- Clinical Rotation
- Death and Dying
Charter Health Care Training Center also offers CPR/AWD/First Aid and Basic Life Support classes. You can contact CHCTC Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm to learn more about their programs and to inquire about class schedules or visit www. charterhealthcaretraining.com to get more information.
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Charter Health Care Training Center
1055 Charter Dr., Flint Twp.