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Information Sessions Set for CE Veterinary Assistant, Certified Medication Aide

Information sessions set for Continuing Education programs

Veterinary Assistant, Certified Medication Aide highlight additions for fall 2012

Aug. 1, 2012 – Collin College’s Continuing Education is hosting upcoming information sessions mandatory for students interested in two new programs.

A pair of free information sessions about the new Certified Medication Aide program are set from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano.

The Certified Medication Aide program is ideal for Certified Nurse Aides who want to increase their marketability. The 140-hour course fills the requirements of the TX DADS. Students in the program will learn to summarize the standardized drug legislation and resource references for drug pharmacodynamics, define the fundamental medical abbreviations, symbols, terminology and common equivalents required for medication administration, describe the basic anatomy and physiology of each body system and the common diseases related to each system and more.

The program begins Saturday, Sept. 8. For more information, call Dr. Kimberly Head at 972.985.3708 or visit

Also, a free information session about the new Veterinary Assistant program is set from 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Courtyard Center. Classes for this program begin Thursday, Sept. 6 and sessions are 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The courses follow the curriculum provided by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. The program consists of 618 contact hours of training to educate students on the skills necessary to achieve Level 1 Certification.

The Veterinary Assistant program is for individuals interested in getting their foot in the veterinary door, or who have been working in veterinary medicine as an assistant and would like to become certified.

The Veterinary Assistant program curriculum entails Animal CPR, Orientation to Veterinary Medicine, Introduction to Veterinary Technology, Health Career Success and Practicum – Veterinary Assistant.

For more information, visit or contact Dr. Kimberly Head at 972.985.3708.

Collin College Continuing Education is the leading career skills training institution for adults who are not seeking a degree.  More than 53 certificate series and certification preparation training programs are offered in the health care, computer, administrative, manufacturing, logistics, education, management, service and hospitality career fields.

Collin College serves about 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.