ACTC Awards Scholarships to LCHS Graduates
Ashland Community and Technical College has awarded scholarships to four 2016 Lawrence County High School graduates: Jennifer L. Cyrus, Amber N. Fitch, Nicholas M. Miller and Johnathan T. Smith.
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, potential for college success and financial need. The scholarships are provided by businesses, organizations and individuals to make college more accessible for area residents.
ACTC also awards scholarships to continuing and non-traditional students. For information on establishing student scholarships, contact Willie McCullough, Dean of Resource Development and External Affairs, email email@example.com.
Apply for ACTC Pharmacy Program by July 1
July 1 is the new deadline to apply for admission to the Pharmacy Technology Program at Ashland Community and Technical College.
Pharmacy Technology offers a quick path into health care employment and can sometimes be the first step in becoming a pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians are employed in community and hospital pharmacies, and jobs for Pharmacy Technicians in Kentucky are expected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022 according to KY Occupational Outlook. The average wage in 2013 was over $25,000.
Under the direction of a pharmacist, a Pharmacy Technologist transcribes physician’s medication orders, fills prescriptions and pharmacy orders prepares admixtures of intravenous solutions, replenishes drugs, maintains patient profiles, and prepares bulk formulations.
At ACTC, Pharmacy Technology is a one-year diploma program, and a Community Pharmacy Assistant Certificate is also available. The diploma and certificate credits may be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Occupational / Technical Studies.
The program includes lecture and laboratory classes in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, microbiology, dosage calculations, pharmacy mathematics, pharmacy practice, pharmacology, drug classifications and IV admixtures.
Students also learn how to communicate the correct medical abbreviations and medical terminologies with patients, customers and the pharmacists they are assisting.
“Through an externship with area pharmacies, students learn to apply their classroom skills in a job environment, and this can give them an edge when applying for a job,” said Nikki Bryant, Associate professor and Pharmacy Program Coordinator.
Pharmacy Technology is a selective admissions program, and the application deadline is July 1. New students will need to submit both ACTC and Pharmacy Technology applications, which are available on line at: ashland.kctcs.edu.
For more information on Pharmacy Technology, email Bryant at 606.326.2261 or contact Roxanne Neal in the Health Science Division Office at 606.326.2 2086, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACTC Electrical Program Includes New Technologies
ACTC’s Electrical Technology Program, with new equipment for training on alternative energy sources, was featured in a video shown at the SOAR 2016 Innovation Summit June 6 in Pikeville.
SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) is focused on the future success of southern and eastern Kentucky. The Summit featured regional innovations in eight areas: food systems, 21st century skills, broadband expansion, entrepreneurship, Industrial development, tourism, healthy communities, energy and natural resources.
ACTC is one of five Kentucky Community and Technical College System colleges that are included in SOAR initiatives. For the Summit video, each college was asked to focus on program areas that offer preparation for in-demand and emerging career fields.
ACTC’s Alternative Energy Trainer, purchased through grant from American Electric Power (AEP) last year, provides hands-on training in solar and wind generated power systems. AEP gave another $16,000 grant to ACTC this spring for a second alternative energy trainer and for support to train faculty and keep the curriculum up-do-date in the ever-changing energy industry.
“We are committed to keeping ahead of the curve on electrical systems that our graduates will be hired to install, maintain and troubleshoot,” said Harold Henry, ACTC Associate Professor and Electrical Program Coordinator. “Solar and wind power are relatively new to this area, but the future will require electricians who can work with new systems as well as traditional systems.”
For information on fall Electrical Technology courses, contact Dr. Keith Brammell at 606.326.2426, email: email@example.com or Admissions Advisor Sheila Marcum at 606.326.2418, email: firstname.lastname@example.org