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|Interested in learning about a career in healthcare? Paris Junior College is offering a free information session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 in the Bobby R. Walters Workforce Training Center on 2400 Clarksville Street. Learn about what you would need for classes such as dental assistant, nurse aide, pharmacy technician and more before signing up.
For information on the information session or any of the continuing education courses offered in January by PJC, call 903-782-0447 or go to www.parisjc.edu/ce. Here is a complete list of courses being offered:
GED® Preparation Classes provide adults education in reading, writing and math skills to prepare for the General Education Development test. You must call 903-782-0424 or email email@example.com to sign up in advance. The classes are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 21 through March 6 at either 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 6-9 p.m.
The Initial Basic Life Support teaches lifesaving skills for respiratory and cardiac emergencies and meets from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. The course repeats at 5:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 22-23, or on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30-31. The American Heart Association certifies the class.
Basic Life Support Recertification for CPR certified cardholders is offered from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6. The American Heart Association certifies the class.
The Heartsaver First Aid CPR & AED (automated external defibrillator) class targets day care workers, church nursery staff and parents wanting to adopt. The course teaches basic first aid and CPR/AED procedures, including first aid skills recommended by the Occupational Safety and Health Agency, to those with a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency. It will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 28-29.
Medication Aide Update will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, through interactive television (ITV) format. The course content fulfills Texas Department of Health specifications on annual renewal requirements for certified medication aides. Med Aides should take this course one month before their certification card expires.
Medication Administration instructs non-licensed nursing personnel preparation and administration of designated medications. The book is purchased separately at the PJC Bookstore. The class is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-5:55 p.m., Jan. 27-June 11, in ITV format.
A Nurse Aide class will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, or from 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 11. The class offers preparation for entry level nursing assistants.
The Driver’s Education class, approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety, meets from 4-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Jan. 6-30.
Professional Truck Driving I is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, Jan. 13-24. This class offers hands-on skill and development and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation.
Professional Truck Driving II is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, Jan. 27-Feb. 7. Basic and advanced skills drill and safe operating practices for shifting and backing are included in this class.