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Mississippi College Offers Medical Training Programs at Flowood Center

April 22, 2013

Two medical training programs will be offered at Mississippi College’s Flowood Center in Rankin County starting this summer.

Offered from June 17 through September 19, the courses include pharmacy technician and clinical medical assistant.

“We also hope to roll out other programs in the future in an effort to meet the growing national need for certified healthcare professionals,” says Ken Gilliam, Mississippi College’s director of continuing education.

MC’s Office of Continuing Education is sponsoring the medical training programs at the two-story facility off Lakeland Drive near the Dogwood mall. It is located next-door to the Flowood Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. The center caters to the needs of working professionals in metro Jackson.

The programs offered at the Flowood Center are more than “reading out of a book,” Gilliam said. The medical training programs will include classroom lectures and hands-on labs to simulate a real world professional experience, he said. Students who complete the courses could be qualified to sit for National Certification Exams. The classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays.

“We hope to help create entry-level job opportunities for individuals by providing low cost, short-term training programs in healthcare-related fields,” Gilliam said.

Mississippi College seeks to service the growing allied health education and training needs of healthcare organizations, hospitals, long term care facilities, and other organizations.

For more information or a registration form, visit the Mississippi College Office of Continuing Education website at www.mc.edu/offices/ce and click on medical training programs or call 601.925.3301.

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