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Medical Programs in NJ and PA at Pennco Tech

Besides our auto and trade programs, we also offer two medical programs at Pennco Tech. These complete yet quick courses give students the skills necessary to pursue numerous careers as medical assistants and pharmacy technicians. Students can enroll at our Blackwood, NJ, or Bristol, PA, campus to receive a career-focused education that prepares them for success in the real world. Our programs include:

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If you want to pursue a rewarding career as a medical assistant or pharmacy technician, consider attending the accredited medical assistant program at Pennco Tech. Since 1973, we have provided students throughout the Tri-State Area and PA with real-world education that helps them find the ideal career path for their needs. Let our Career Services department put you in front of our national and local employers looking to hire our graduates. To jumpstart your career in the health care industry, contact us today and learn more about our medical programs.

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Duration

18 weeks

Start Dates

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Employment Opportunities

over 686,600 new jobs*

Lifetime career assistance

connecting graduates with employers

Commitment

12 hrs (PT)
33 hrs (FT)
per week

Delivery

hands-on training

Financial Aid

for those who qualify

Schedule

day and evening classes

Rapid developments in the health care industry have increased the demand for qualified medical assistants in the NJ and PA areas. With our Medical Assistant program, you can graduate in as little as 18 weeks and pursue rewarding jobs in the health care sector. Students who take this course acquire medical skills in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and clinical work and learn how to perform administrative tasks and laboratory tests.

A recent addition to our Medical Assistant program is the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) PersonAbility™ tool at our Bristol campus. This interactive technology provides students with vital soft skills through virtual simulations. Some of the competencies students attain are verbal and written communication, active listening, teamwork, and flexibility.

What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

Medical assistants play a crucial role in various medical organizations, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, and physician’s practices. Responsibilities for medical assistants differ depending on the size, location, and specialty, but some of the most common tasks are:

  • Evaluating vital signs and EKGs
  • Collecting patient medical history and personal information
  • Assisting doctors with examinations
  • Managing electronic health records
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Preparing samples for testing
  • Administering blood draws or injections

Gain the necessary skills in these in-demand fields:

Despite the name of this program, students can use their education to find positions other than being medical assistants. The versatile skills our medical assistant program graduates gain enable them to pursue the following alternative careers, as well:

  • EKG technician
  • Health information technician
  • Home health aide
  • Nursing assistant
  • Medical claims examiner
  • Phlebotomy technician
  • Surgical technologist

EKG technician

Surgical technologist

Health information technician

Nursing assistant

Phlebotomy technician

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

Duration

26 weeks

Start Dates

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Employment Opportunities

over 420,400 new jobs*

Lifetime career assistance

connecting graduates with employers

Commitment

12 hrs (PT)
35 hrs (FT)
per week

Delivery

hands-on training

Financial Aid

for those who qualify

Schedule

day and evening classes

This program prepares students for multiple positions as pharmacy technicians. This comprehensive course teaches you to classify and compound drugs, interpret prescriptions, measure doses, and perform various other tasks. Our program allows students with an externship to graduate in as little as six months – faster than the courses found at other pharmacy tech schools.

What Does a Pharmacy Technician Do?

These professionals primarily serve as assistants to licensed pharmacists but also may interact with customers and other medical professionals. Some of the core job duties for pharmacy technicians include:

  • Measuring, filling, and labeling prescriptions
  • Monitoring inventory to ensure there is a sufficient supply of medications
  • Gathering information from patients and doctors to make prescriptions
  • Processing payment and insurance for medications
  • Answering phone calls
  • Helping with immunizations

Gain the necessary skills in these in-demand fields:

In the Pharmacy Technician Program, you’ll gain the necessary skills to pursue the following career paths:

  • Pharmacy technician
  • Pharmacy aide
  • Billing and quality technician
  • Healthcare support field
  • Infusion pharmacy technician
  • Pharmacy insurance specialist

Billing and quality technician

Infusion pharmacy technician

Pharmacy aide

Healthcare support field

Pharmacy insurance specialist

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*The numbers and employment information are based on statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Full time classes are 7am – 2:30pm Mon-Fri.