College of DuPage to Host Information Sessions on Spring Professional Programs

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By Mike McKissack

The Continuing Education program at College of DuPage will host free information sessions on three spring professional programs in the Berg Instructional Center, Room 1127, on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

During the sessions, attendees receive information on course logistics, expectations and professional ethics, as we as an overview of the program curriculum, including a look into mathematics used in the field.

An information session on College of DuPage’s Veterinary Assistant program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Prospective students are required to attend this introduction before beginning the program. The Veterinary Assistant program provides 150 hours of hybrid learning, including 80 hours of classroom and online instruction. Students engage in the classroom with knowledgeable and experienced instructors and learn hands-on skills through lab stations. In addition, students gain real-world experiences through a 70-hour externship and engage with peers and instructors through an online platform. 

An information session on COD’s Dental Assistant program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1. Prospective students are required to attend this introduction before beginning the program. The Dental Assistant program is a 240-hour hybrid course that prepares students for employment through a variety of teaching methods and lab work. In addition, students gain real-world experience through a 120-hour externship, while engaging with peers and instructors through an online platform.

An information session on COD’s Pharmacy Technician program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. Prospective students are required to attend this introduction before beginning the program. The Pharmacy Technician program is an 80-hour course designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a community or hospital pharmacy setting. In addition, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on practical skills through an optional externship component in a retail pharmacy location available as a part of the course fee. Students who complete the course can sit for national certification exams, including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (EXCPT).

While not required, registration is preferred. To register for any of these sessions, call (630) 942-2208.

College of DuPage is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.   Serving approximately 26,000 students each term, College of DuPage is the largest public community college in the state of Illinois. The College grants nine associate degrees and offers more than 170 career and technical certificates in over 50 areas of study.

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