• Dental students practicing on a manikin in class

CCBC is now offering classes for Dental Assistants and Pharmacy Technicians at CCBC Randallstown at Liberty Center
Through the college’s Continuing Education program, students can earn a certificate in either of these high-demand health care fields, leading to well-paying jobs.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow nine percent from 2014 – 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of dental assistants is projected to outpace that statistic by double – with an anticipated 18 percent growth for that profession during the same time frame.

Thanks to new laboratory facilities, students will learn using state-of-the-art equipment as they prepare to earn national certifications in these growing fields. Both program options provide direct patient contact, flexible schedules and a wide range of career options.

The Pharmacy Technician program can be completed within 11-18 months, which includes a clinical experience; the Dental Assistant program can be completed within 16-20 weeks.

“Careers in health care are still top choices for job security, good salaries and career satisfaction,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “We are excited that we can now offer this training at our CCBC Randallstown location. It’s a great opportunity for the community.”