Course Descriptions

 

Petroleum Process Technology

The Process Technology program provides students with customized and valuable skills, which will put them in line for employment, career advancement and potential increases in wages. Students earn 17 college credits and a certificate of completion. LCCC created the program in partnership with industry.
 
The program is grounded in the Center for Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT) curriculum. CAPT supports the development of a highly skilled, educated and diverse process technician workforce for the chemical manufacturing, refining, oil and gas production, and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry sectors.

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Dental Assistant

The Dental Assistant program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing health care careers. The course familiarizes students with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provides training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant.
 
This course covers the following key areas and topics:
  • Administrative aspects: The history of dentistry and dental assisting, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, policies and guidelines.
  • Clinical aspects: Introduction to oral anatomy, dental operator, dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure, primary and permanent teeth, the oral cavity and related structures, proper patient positioning, dental hand-pieces, sterilization and other areas.
In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal dental hygienist program. An additional clinical of 160 hours of experience will be scheduled one-on-one for the student.

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in providing medications to patients (dispensing/distribution), and through administrative duties including answering phones, operating the cash register, etc.

The program teaches students pharmacy-related knowledge and other information such as the Pharmacy Technician Mathematical Calculation to become well prepared for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination provided by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

With the Pharmacy Technician Mathematical Calculation an important component of this course, WorkKeys© Applied Mathematics assessment for mathematical competency is a prerequisite. Students must achieve at least a Silver (mid-level) score on the applied math assessment to be eligible to enroll in this course.

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

The program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. CMA includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs with an additional 160 hours of a clinical externship at a local health care provider.

Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, ethics, a professional workplace behavior and the legal aspects of health care.

To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, submit to a drug screening and meet other requirements. The additional clinical of 160 hours will be scheduled one-on-one for the student. Upon successful completion of the classroom portion, students will be eligible to sit for the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.