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This 10-week course consists of classroom instruction and hands-on skills labs where students will learn how to operate power tools and machinery, read blue prints, basic rigging and knot tying, and how to perform basic construction math. In addition, students will receive specialized training in forklift operation, materials handling, and OSHA 10 safety.
Students enrolled in this program will have an opportunity to earn multiple certificates accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The NCCER is recognized by the construction industry as the training, assessment, certification, and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional.
This course will cover basics in carpentry and will include the use of power tools, blueprint drawing, and basic building.
Successful completion of this course will result in a nationally recognized credential with the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).
Students enrolled in this program must also complete Introduction to Skilled Trades, either prior to or at the same time as Carpentry I.
Klamath Community College is excited to offer a pharmacy technician certificate program! The goal of this program is to help you gain several skills that will help you pass the ExCPT national certification exam and make you employable for an entry level pharmacy technician position.
KCC has partnered with National Healthcareer Association’s PharmaSEER digital learning and Pioneer Rx to bring you critical concepts to be applied to your new career in pharmacy. This program is 20 weeks long and includes the full online training program, 16 labs, practice exams, and the ExCPT exam . Application to the program is competitive, with only 15 students accepted per course. Applications require proof of age and proof of high school diploma/GED. An interview with the pharmacy department team is required prior to acceptance to the program.
*If you have ever been cited for, charged or convicted with a crime, offense, or any violation of the law, surrendered a professional license, or been in violation of any liquor or drug laws it may prevent you from obtaining a license from the Oregon Board of Pharmacy and being able to work as a pharmacy technician.
Commercial Driving provides training to help students gain the qualifications to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) and job in the industry. The course covers all of the aspects needed to safely operate a vehicle and complete a CDL drive test.
Applicants will need to obtain and submit a copy of their DMV driving record showing their history of traffic accidents, violations, and or convictions (including DUI, license suspensions, etc.) Participants will also be required to pass a drug screen prior to the start of training.
This is a 20 week program that consists of classes 2 days per week for a total of 110 classroom hours. In addition, each student will be required to complete 90 externship hours in a clinical setting. After the successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the NHA (National Healthcareer Association) National Certification Exam.
The KCC Dental Radiology Course will prepare candidates for both the Oregon Dental Radiology Certification Exam and the ability to take radiographs in the dental office. Students can expect a hybrid online and in-person class that will allow flexibility for students to learn the clinical applications of dental radiography. Topics covered include radiation safety, patient positioning, dental anatomy, and infection control. Classes are interactive and student participation is encouraged.
The KCC 'Introduction to Dental Assisting' course will prepare candidates for the Dental Assisting National Board Exam and give them the ability to work chairside in a dental office. Students can expect a hybrid online and in-person class that provides flexibility for students to extern at local dental offices. The curriculum will focus on clinical applications of dentistry. Classes will be interactive and students are expected to participate in clinical discussions and presentations.
Apprenticeship is not just a job, but a career opportunity! It is occupational training that combines supervised on-the-job training experience with classroom instruction. Apprenticeship committees, made up of employee and employer representatives from the specific industries, operate apprenticeship programs. Both State and Federal Government have a role in regulating apprenticeship programs, along with the committees and apprenticeship coordinator.
The focus of this course is on acquiring proficiency needed to carry out successful blood draw and specimen processing for the purpose of clinical laboratory analysis in preparation for national certification. Principles of communication, quality control, safety and caring interventions will be included. At the end of this class students will be ready to test for their AMT or NHA certification.