Kish holding information sessions for Fall 2019 short-term training programs

MALTA – The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is holding Information Sessions about the Fall 2019 Short-Term Training Programs. Veterinary Assistant information sessions are June 24 and July 22 from 6-7 p.m. in room A1221 at the College. Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Sterile Processing Technician information sessions are on July 31 and Aug. 21 from 6-7 p.m. in room A1221 at the College. Information sessions are free and open to the public.

Short-term training programs prepare people for a variety of entry-level positions in a wide range of career fields. They are also a great way to explore a career before committing to a degree program. Short-term training programs range from 4 to 20 weeks, including an externship. The programs prepare students to not only work in their field but also successfully pass their national certification exam. Completion of a short-term training program provides an entrance into a career path that begins with a skilled, entry-level position with the opportunity for further career advancement.

The Short-Term Training program descriptions and schedules for Fall 2019 are:

Dental Assistant: Sept. 3–Dec.10, Tuesday/Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

Dental Assistants provide quality preventative and corrective dental care under the direct supervision of a dentist or dental hygienist.

Pharmacy Technician: Sept. 3–Dec. 10, Tuesday/Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists to dispense prescription medication.

Phlebotomy Technician: Sept. 3–Dec. 11, Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Phlebotomy Technicians obtain and prepare specimens for laboratory processing.

Sterile Processing Technician: Septe. 3 – Dec. 10, Tuesday/Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

Sterile Processing Technicians provide support to all patient care services in a health care facility.

Veterinary Assistant: July 30 – Dec. 19, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 6-9:45 p.m.

Veterinary assistants are critical members of a veterinary staff who are trained to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians with medical procedures on sick and injured animals.

For more information about Short-Term Training programs or to register, visit

For more information, contact Kish’s Coordinator of Short-Term Training and Continuing Education, Melissa Gallagher, at [email protected] or 815-825-9466.