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Phlebotomy May 2015 - 3

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HEALTHCARE TRAINING CLASSES POSTPONED

For the following Healthcare Training classes through MPC's Continuing Education Program:

  • Pharmacy Technician Skills and Externship (Part 2)

  • Phlebotomy Technician Training (Dec 7, 2019 to March 21, 2020)

  • Phlebotomy Technician Training (March 27, 2020 to June 26, 2020)

  • Phlebotomy Technician Training (May 2, 2020 to August 8, 2020)  

Based on the information below from MPC's Interim Superintendent/President, Mr David Martin, all Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy Technician classes will be postponed until such a time it is safe to resume face to face instruction. 

The Monterey County Health Officer issued a Shelter-in-Place order for Monterey County effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 18. Based on this Shelter-in-Place order, all MPC campuses will be closed to the public and students during this period. However, educational institutions are identified as essential businesses under section 10.e.xi; therefore, we will continue to provide services for the purposes of facilitating distance learning and performing essential functions. 

Students enrolled in the Phlebotomy Technician Training (May 2, 2020 to August 8, 2020) session are included in this notification due to the possibility of a delay in the start date. 

MPC will continue to provide updates and share information as we are able.  

If you have any questions, please email continuinged@mpc.edu or call Continuing Ed at 831-646-4058.

 

Current Course Offerings


 

Phlebotomy Technician Training Program

If you would like to be notified of when registration opens, please add your name to the Interest list

Interest list

The Phlebotomy Technician Training Program combines classroom instruction with hands-on training in a medical laboratory to help you develop the highly technical skill of blood withdrawal. No previous medical experience is required. This program will provide you with extensive training in the knowledge and skills required to be a successful phlebotomist, one of the fastest growing fields in healthcare.


This program includes 84 hours of classroom instruction and 5 hours of CPR training. Upon successful completion of the classroom training, you will be required to complete a 40-80 hour site externship. The externship is scheduled for 1 week, Monday-Friday only (no nights or weekends.)  Students will need to be available from 5am-6pm  for that week, specific schedule depends on the site.

Additional Details:
You are required to pass a drug and background check prior to externship placement and State Application.

There are some expenses in addition to the cost of the class for:

  • Books, Scrubs, Liability Insurance, CPR, Drug and Background screen, National Exam and CPT-1 License
    (These expenses may be subject to change)

Instructor:  Stacy Fraguglia and Heather Ewing

Requirements: Students must have a High school diploma or a GED, must be 18 years or older, must place $600 dollar deposit at the time of registration, and must attend Information Session (scheduled approximately 2 months prior to the first class meeting of the course).

Fall 2019 Course Offerings:

  • Saturdays, 8:00 - 3:30pm, December 7, 2019 - March 21, 2020 (excluding December 28, 2019 and January 4, 2020). 

Spring 2020 Course Offerings:

  • Fridays, 8:00am - 3:30pm, March 27, 2020 - June 26, 2020 (excluding April 10 and May 22, 2019) (Students who place their names on the Interest List will be invited to attend an informational session. Attendance at the informational session will be a prerequisite of enrolling in this course.  Click button above to add your name to the Interest List now!
  • Saturdays, 8:00am - 3:30pm, May 2, 2020 - August 8, 2020 (excluding May 22 and July 4, 2019) (Students who place their names on the Interest List will be invited to attend an informational session. Attendance at the informational session will be a prerequisite of enrolling in this course.  Click button above to add your name to the Interest List now!)

Externships: Dates and times will vary 

Location:  MPC, Marina Education Center, 289 12th St., Marina, MA 501

Fee: $2800 (Refunds will not be issued 30 days prior to the first day of class.  Students who withdraw after the class begins are obligated to pay in full and are not eligible for any refunds.)

 (Refunds subjected to an Admin Fee of $30.00)


Pharmacy Technician Program

INTEREST LIST

*Please Note: The Fall 2019 class is no longer open for registration, please click the INTEREST LIST above for Spring 2020 classes.

Pharmacy Technician Program Offerings:

In today’s fast growing medical field, a Pharmacy Technician plays a very important role. A Pharmacy Technician works closely with Pharmacists to provide medication and other health care items to patients.

Your role as a Pharmacy Technician is to:

  • make sure prescriptions are filled according to the Doctor's orders
  • have a professional understanding of the medications, insurance and laws pertaining to the Pharmacy
  • enjoy working with people, stay motivated and always willing to learn

Being part of any professional Pharmacy team means patients get the continued care they need.

The Pharmacy Technician program includes from 6 to 16 weeks of classroom training. You will learn drug calculations, purposes for medications, their effects, and proper dosages.  You will learn all aspects of the prescription and the laws in regards to prescription documentation. You will have the option to practice your skills in a 120-hour Pharmacy Technician externship after completing Part II of the classroom training.

This is an accelerated, intensive curriculum with frequent quizzes and tests designed to equip students for practical work in the healthcare field.

Classroom training with optional externship prepares you to take the California ExCPT exam and apply to the California State Board of Pharmacy to become licensed as a Pharmacy Technician.

Additional Requirements: You are required to pass a drug and background check prior to externship placement and State Application.  In addition, the State Board of Pharmacy requires a U.S. Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers and a high school transcript or equivalent to apply for a license. Must have a High school diploma or a GED. Must be 18 years or older.   

There are some expenses in addition to the fee for the class: Books, Scrubs, Liability Insurance, Physical with Immunizations, CPR, Drug and Background screen, State Certification Exam Fee and Pharmacy Technician License. (This list of expenses is subject to change.)

If you have questions about registering for these classes, please reach out to the Continuing Education Program at (831) 646-4058 for enrollment details.

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Part I:  Pharmacy Exam Preparation  

This course prepares students to sit for the ExCPT (Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians), which is given monthly.  Information about the exam is available in the student handbook or at https://www.nhanow.com/certifications/pharmacy-technician.

10 weeks

Students will need the current Textbook, Workbook and Exam book.

Students who complete this course with a satisfactory grade will receive a course certificate.  Entry-level employment will require a passing score on the ExCPT exam.  

This course is provided by Med Training Solutions through Monterey Peninsula College Continuing Education.

Instructor:  Kandace Barnett

Fall 2019 Classroom Meetings:

  • Saturday, 8:00am - 3:30pm, September 28, 2019 - December 14, 2019 (excluding November 9 & 30, 2019)   

Location: MPC, Marina Education Center, 289 12th St., Marina, Room MA402 

Fee: $1,700

REFUND POLICY:  A refund of your deposit minus $30 processing fee is possible up to 30 days prior to the first day of class.  Refunds will not be issued within 30 days prior to the first day of class.  Students who withdraw after the class begins are obligated to pay in full.

 

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Part II:  Pharmacy Technician Skills with Externship 

Students must have successfully completed Part I: Pharmacy Exam Preparation class.  

This course prepares students to perform entry-level skills under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.  Students who complete this course with a satisfactory grade will receive an Affidavit of Completed Coursework according to the Business and Professions Code section 4202(a)(2).  Successfully completing Part I and Part II will meet the documentation requirement in the application for a California Pharmacy Technician license: https://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/applicants/tch.shtml

6 weeks

120-hour externship will be scheduled under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist after successful completion of this course.

This course is provided by Med Training Solutions through Monterey Peninsula College Continuing Education.

Instructor:  Kandace Barnett

Fall 2019 Classroom Meetings:

  • Saturday, 8:00am - 3:30pm, January 11, 2020 - February 25, 2020   

Location: MPC, Marina Education Center, 289 12th St., Marina, Room MA402 

Fee: $1,200

REFUND POLICY:  A refund of your deposit minus $30 processing fee is possible up to 30 days prior to the first day of class.  Refunds will not be issued within 30 days prior to the first day of class.  Students who withdraw after the class begins are obligated to pay in full.

 

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Combination Part I:  Pharmacy Exam Preparation and Part II:  Pharmacy Technician Skills with Externship  

See descriptions and meeting times for individual courses above. 

This combination of courses prepares students to apply for a license as a Pharmacy Technician and perform entry-level skills under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist: https://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/applicants/tch.shtml

REFUND POLICY:  A refund of your deposit minus $30 processing fee is possible up to 30 days prior to the first day of class.  Refunds will not be issued within 30 days prior to the first day of class.  Students who withdraw after the class begins are obligated to pay in full.