Kish offering five short-term training programs in Summer 2022

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The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is offering five Short-Term Training programs during the Summer 2022 semester. Short-term programs at Kish are designed to provide students with skills and training needed to meet local workforce demands. The programs range from 11 to 20 weeks and allow students to immediately start a career or build upon their skills with additional training. Summer 2022 classes will be offered in online, in-person and hybrid formats. Participants will need access to a computer and the internet to participate in the programs with an online component. Some programs will include an externship.

The Short-Term Training programs offered in Summer 2022 are:

Dental Assistant: May 8-July 30 (Online Lecture/In-Person Practice) Dental assistants are skilled health care professionals who work closely with dentists and dental hygienists to provide quality preventive and corrective dental care and administrative support in dental offices. In-person practice will be conducted from 6-9 pm on three Tuesdays in a local dental office.

Pharmacy Technician: May 8-August 20 (Online) Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists to dispense prescription medication while performing a variety of other duties in a pharmacy setting. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding is available to those who qualify.

Phlebotomy Technician: June 13-September 2 (In-Person) Phlebotomists are skilled health care professionals who have been trained to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture and micro collection techniques. Instruction and in-person practice will be conducted from 9:30 am-12:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Kishwaukee College.

Sterile Processing Technician: May 8-August 13 (Online) Sterile processing technicians provide support to all patient care services in a health care facility. They are responsible for decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing and distributing the medical devices and supplies needed in patient care, especially during surgery.

Veterinary Assistant: July 24-December 16 (Online Lecture/In-Person Practice) Veterinary assistants are critical members of a veterinary staff trained to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians with medical procedures on sick and injured animals. In-person lecture/practice will be conducted from 5-8 pm on Wednesdays at Ashton Animal Clinic in Kaneville and from 4:30-7:30 pm on Fridays at Ashton Animal Clinic in Ashton.

Registration for the Summer 2022 session will open in early April. Contact Melissa Gallagher at to schedule a phone meeting to discuss your program of interest and possible funding options. For more information on short-term training at Kish, visit