Kish College offering online short-term training programs for fall

The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department will offer two, online short-term training programs during the fall semester. Participants are required to have access to a computer and the internet to participate in the programs.

The programs can be completed in 12 weeks and are a great way to explore a career before committing to a degree program.

They prepare students to not only work in their field but also successfully pass their national certification exam. Completion of a short-term training program provides an entrance into a career path that begins with a skilled, entry-level position and an opportunity for further career advancement.

The online, short-term training programs for fall are:

Pharmacy Technician
Sept. 1 to Nov. 20

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists to dispense prescription medication. Depending on the position, the technician may also manage third-party billing, answer telephones, direct customers to items or to the pharmacist for medication consultation, receive written prescriptions, clean and sterilize dispensing bottles and instruments, answer questions regarding non-drug products and collect payments.

Sterile Processing Technician:
Sept. 1 to Nov. 20

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.

Both programs are eligible for financial benefits from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

For information, visit or email Kish's coordinator of short-term training, Melissa Gallagher, at