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Pickens Technical College Trains Students for Health Careers

Pickens Technical College is the perfect setting in Aurora, CO for students to advance their education in pursuit of a health & human services career. We provide a wide range of certificate programs to ensure all our pupils find an industry in which they can thrive. Each program is available to adults and high school students through the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System and Aurora Public Schools. Credits are transferable to any community college or area technical school in Colorado. We endeavor to relay professional skills, knowledge, and work habits to our students to prepare them for a rewarding career. Contact us today to learn more about our foundations for a career in health services.

The staff at Pickens Technical College in Aurora, CO is devoted to helping students achieve their dreams of working in the health industry. We are proud to offer programs that serve as a foundation for that goal. The health-related programs within our catalog include:

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Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting is a 1 to 1.5 year program focused on teaching students how to:

  • Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures.
  • Clean and prepare medical instruments/equipment for use.
  • Perform procedures such as taking x-rays and impressions.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Interview patients to gather medical information.
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Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting is a 1 year program focused on teaching students how to:

  • Record vital statistics or other health information.
  • Document physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
  • Clean patient rooms or patient treatment rooms.
  • Interview patients to gather medical information.
  • Perform back office functions such as: phlebotomy, ECG/EKG machines, handling specimens
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Nurse Aide

Nurse is a 1 semester program focused on teaching students how to:

  • Transfer disabled patients or residents between the bed and chair.
  • Feed patients.
  • Record vital statistics or other health information.
  • Assist patients with daily activities and needs.
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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician is a 1 year program focused on teaching students how to:

  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Verify accuracy of patient information.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Process medical billing information.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing is a 1 year program focused on teaching students how to:

  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Administer intravenous medications.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Administer basic healthcare or medical treatments.
  • Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
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Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy is a 2 year program focused on teaching students how to:

  • Implement advanced life support techniques.
  • Treat medical emergencies in collaboration with health care teams.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.

Contact Pickens Technical College Today

Pickens Technical College is looking for ambitious, self-motivated students to enroll in our health programs for the upcoming semester. We provide specialized training for each of our students who aim for a health & human services career. Our friendly instructors are happy to help students achieve their lifelong goals and dreams, whatever they may be.

Contact Pickens Technical College in Aurora, CO today to take the first step toward your new and fulfilling profession.

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