Course Descriptions


The Dental Assistant training 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.

The Dental Assistant Training course familiarizes and prepares students for both clinical and clerical positions within a dental practice. Dental Assistant training includes 120 hours classroom lecture with an additional 67.5 hours laboratory application, 30 hours of hands- on dental radiology, 60 hours in the clinic working with a dentist and live patients, and finishing with a 40 hour externship at a local dental office. Total training hours of 277.5 plus the 40 hour experience within a dental environment is 317.5 hours. Upon completion of the training, each student will earn certifications in CPR (Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), Wyoming Radiation Safety, and Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners Pit and Fissure Sealants, which are all Industry Recognized Credentials (IRC's) for LCCC's service area. Upon completion, students may progress professionally through on-the-job training and meeting requirements of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) for their Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), which is a nationally recognized credential.

Instruction includes the following key areas and topics – Administrative Aspects includes the history of dentistry and dental assisting, introduction to the dental office and the dental team, legal aspects of guidance, laws, and ethics. Additional time is spent defining professionalism and how to function as a professional dental team member and healthcare provider. Clinical Aspects include introduction to oral anatomy, tooth structure, primary and permanent teeth, head and neck anatomy, periodontal disease, preventive dentistry, nutrition, oral pathology, and infection control with a focus on principles and techniques of disinfection, sterilization and occupational health and safety. Students practice and learn about proper patient positioning, delivering comprehensive dental care, moisture control and anesthesia, responding to dental emergencies, taking and recording vital signs, mixing and placing dental materials for restorative and esthetic procedures, mixing and taking dental impressions, fabricating mouth guards and temporary restorations, and performing coronal polishing. Students gather patient's personal and medical history information and assessment, as well as record informed consents and completed treatments in the dental record. , each student learns the foundations of radiography, dental radiographic equipment and safety, dental film processing, and digital radiography, foundation and procedures for placement of dental sealants.

To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 277.5-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, submit to a drug screening and meet other requirements. The additional externship hours will be scheduled one-on-one for the student. Upon successful completion of the classroom portion and clinical rotation/externship, students receive a LCCC A.C.T. Now Certificate of Completion in addition to the IRC certifications above.

In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal dental hygienist program.

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.

Program Summary

The Industry Recognized Credentialed (IRC) course will train students to support pharmacists in dispensing and distributing medications and are accountable to the supervising pharmacist who is legally responsible for the care and safety of patients served by the pharmacy. Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) training includes 72 hours of classroom lecture with applied concepts. Students receive a guest-speaking lecture by the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy (when available) and they visit a local pharmacy (when available).

Instruction includes preparing patients for examination on Pharmacology for Technicians, Pharmacy Law and Regulations, Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding, Medication Safety, Pharmacy Quality Assurance, Medication Order Entry and Fill Process, Pharmacy Inventory Management, Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement and Pharmacy Information Systems Usage and Application. Additionally, Compounding requires Pharmacy Technician Mathematical Calculations, which is an important component to the course and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) examination.

Upon successful completion of the classroom portion, students will be eligible to sit for the PTCB national examination. Passing the PTCB exam and receiving their certification is a Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy Industry Recognized Credential required for their Wyoming Pharmacy Technician License.

To be eligible for their Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy License, which is required to practice as a pharmacy technician, students must earn their PTCB certification and submit their PTCB certification along with a Wyoming license application, which includes a thorough background check and a complete drug test.

The Industry Recognized Credentialed (IRC) program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. CCMA training includes 144 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs with additional integrated clinical rotations at a local medical facility, followed up with an additional 60-90 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 cover the following topics during class in preparation for their national certified clinical medical assistant exam: Health care systems and settings, Medical Terminology, Basic Pharmacology, Nutrition, Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical patient care, Infection control, Testing and laboratory procedures, Phlebotomy, EKG and cardiovascular testing, Patient care coordination and education, Medical administration for electronic health records and billing, Communication and customer service, Medical law and ethics, Scope of practice and Standards of care. During clinicals and externship experiences, students are provided hands-on exposure with the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology with EKG and the proper placement of leads, ethics, and demonstrating a professional workplace behavior.

To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 144-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, submit to a drug screening and meet other requirements. The additional clinical hours will be scheduled one-on-one for the student. Upon successful completion of the classroom portion and clinical rotation/externship, students will be eligible to sit for the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant national examination. The NHA CCMA exam is a Wyoming/Regional Industry Recognized Credential.

Advanced Manufacturing

Both organizations NCCER and MSSC advance the skills tradesmen through career and technical training and provide nationally recognized credentials in manufacturing, plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Electrical, Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA). Often the trainings coincide with a federal apprentice program within the industry and an individual can come out of their training with multiple credentials that are recognized industry wide.

For both manufacturing production and logistics, MSSC offers industry a new set of tools to ensure that both entering and incumbent workers are flexible, easily trainable and highly motivated knowledge workers able to keep pace with technological change. MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation's front-line production and material handling workers.

The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century. MSSC has been accredited under the International ISO 17024 Standard. This makes MSSC the first national certification body accredited under this international standard for manufacturing and logistics. This is a welcome further recognition of the quality and long-standing leadership of MSSC in the field of industry-recognized national certification. The accreditation under ISO Standard 17024 has been a major boost to MSSC's ability to serve the closely-linked manufacturing economies.

Certified Production Technician (CPT)
Non-Credit course, 6 weeks each (taking 2 modules within 12 weeks is one course): Professionalism will be in addition to core class - only required once per all 4 modules

The CPT Certification is divided into 4 classes that addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing. MSSC awards certificates to individuals who pass any of its Production Modules: Safety; Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production; Maintenance Awareness; and a full Certified Production Technician Certification to those who pass all four original modules.


Develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER's Registry System that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires.

NCCER's workforce development process of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, registry, assessment and certification is a key component in the industry's workforce development efforts. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry.

This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 70 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States. NCCER also drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry, primarily through its Build Your Future initiative.

Intro to Construction
Intro to Construction with NCCER's Core Curriculum course, which is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum. Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings. After the Core Curriculum class, individuals can advance towards specialized areas such as carpentry, masonry, concrete finishing, electrical work, HVAC, and plumbing as individualized courses that build upon the "Core" foundation. Students involved in this course will complete the NCCER Core Curriculum, the 10-hour OSHA course in General Industry and receive First Aid/CPR certifications. Students who attend this class will gain the skills and certifications necessary to obtain work with contracting companies as entry-level employees. Students can expect to work at new construction sites and in existing buildings where remodeling or renovation projects are taking place. Professionalism will be in addition to core classes.