Currently, the program is being re-evaluated and fall classes have been cancelled.
However, classes will be scheduled at a later time. Be sure to visit this site for
updated information on the new class schedules.
The Ferrum College Lifelong Learning Program offers non-credit classes for personal and professional development.
Health Care Programs
- Pharmacy Technician Certification
- EKG Technician Certification
- Medical Billing & Coding Professional
- Dental Assisting Program
Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their
main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors' orders. Pharmacy
Technicians may work in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies,
long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, and large industrial complexes. The
demand for Pharmacy Technicians is high due to the constant availability of new drugs,
the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy
technicians and the aging population.
EKG Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests in order to
monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. EKG Technicians work
in physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities and organizations.
Similar to other healthcare professions the demand for EKG Technicians is expected
to continue to grow substantially.
Dental Assisting Program
Dental assistants work in a variety of health care settings including dentist offices,
hospitals and other similar facilities. With the national increase in health care
related services and the national shortage of health care professionals, the need
for Dental Assistants is growing substantially. The Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting dentists and dental hygienists
with patient care as well as providing certain administrative support to the office.
Medical Billing & Coding Professional Program
Medical billing and coding professionals keep records, calculate patient charges,
and review files. Medical Billing and Coding is one of hte fastest growing careers
in the health care industry today! The need for professionals that understand how
to code health care services and procedures for third party insurance reimbursement
is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care
facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices and other health care
providers alld depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.