Middlesex County College Announces Information Nights For Veterinary Assistant And Health Professions Offerings

EDISON — Two popular noncredit programs at Middlesex County College will hold information nights in December for prospective students. Veterinary Assistant Information Night is Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Health Professions Information Night is Wednesday, Dec. 14. Both are in L’Hommedieu Hall, room 205 on the Edison Campus and run from 6:30-8 p.m.

“As the pet population grows, there is an increased need for skilled, caring professionals to provide quality care to sick and injured animals,” said Lynn Lederer, director of professional and community programs at the College. “If you love animals and want to make a difference in their lives, becoming a veterinary assistant can be an excellent career choice for you.”

Those who complete this non-credit certificate will be qualified to work in a veterinarian’s office, helping to keep animals healthy. They’ll assist in examinations, obtain health histories and records, provide routine post-operative care, clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and care for the animals. Veterinary assistants also act as receptionists and handle much of the administrative work of the practice.

During the Health Professions program, prospective students can find out about career opportunities in five areas: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, ECG/EKG Technician, Health Information Coding, and Pharmacy Technician.

Dr. Lederer said these programs can lead to secure and enjoyable careers.

“When you finish the certificate, you have a number of career options,” she said. “There is a lot of room for advancement and growth in the health care industry and this program is a very good starting point.”

Credit toward a college degree through the Health Science Option may be awarded to qualified students who successfully complete the Health Professions program requirements.

For more information visit www.middlesexcc.edu/profcom or call 1-732-906-2556.

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