Lifelong Learning

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 Technician

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 Technician

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.