Continuing and Career Education at Assumption College (CCE)
Continuing & Career Education at Assumption College offers superior academic and professional programs for adult students. Our professional programs are designed to meet the constantly evolving needs of professionals and the organizations they work for. New technologies, new markets, and new work climates require up-to-date training and education. Students are educated to meet challenges, advance careers, and achieve goals, both for themselves and their employers.
In a survey by an outside agency, 100 percent of our students who responded to our survey, reported they would choose Assumption again, if given the choice.
Distance Learning at Assumption College
Assumption College is known for its classic liberal arts curriculum, as well as strong business and professional studies programs. Our online courses offer the same course content, the same qualified instructors, and the same grading criteria as our traditional courses. The only difference is the method of delivery.
Online courses offer adult learners the flexibility to choose the best time and place to learn. Sometimes family and career obligations prevent students from attending class at specified times, on campus. Online courses provide the opportunity to earn college credits by participating in discussions and completing assignments at times convenient for you.
All programs are taught by professionals with real-life experience and expert faculty attuned to the unique realities of adult learners. Instructors are specially trained in online course delivery. You will interact with your instructor and classmates through threaded discussions and chat online, and you will submit assignments and participate in group projects via Blackboard™, our instructional management system.
Our tuition is as much as 85 percent LESS than competing non-credit programs offered by other colleges and local professional schools. We put our students needs first. We offer online courses to make learning more convenient for adult students, as well as free tutoring and free academic counseling.
Online Pharmacy Technician Program
In just ten weeks, Assumption's Online Pharmacy Technician Certification Training program will prepare you for entry-level pharmacy technician positions by teaching you medical and pharmaceutical terminology, basic anatomy related to the pharmacology of medications, and pharmaceutical calculations. You will gain hands-on practice in retail pharmacy procedures through an online lab module. You will learn what information is necessary to process prescriptions and physician orders. The curriculum also includes the ethics of pharmacy practice and education about prescription medications, patient care and interaction, and charges and reimbursement.
The program is distinguished by a long list of special features that benefit adult students, including: career planning for life, the most generous transfer credit policy in the area, values-based core curriculum, superior instruction in a nurturing environment, and a safe, renowned community of learning that supports you for the rest of your life.
Career as a Pharmacy Technician
Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by 31 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. The increased number of middle-aged and elderly people — who use more prescription drugs than younger people — will spur demand for pharmacy workers throughout the projection period. In addition, as scientific advances lead to new drugs, and as more people obtain prescription drug coverage, pharmacy workers will be needed in growing numbers.*
* Information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics