Phlebotomy Technician Exam Preparation Program

This 90 hour exam preparation course prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology- blood collection procedures, specimen hands-on practice, and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.

Contact Hours: 90
Fee: $1599 (Textbooks included)

New class coming fall 2014

Pharmacy Technician Exam Preparation Program

According to the U.S. Department of Labor projections, employment of pharmacy technicians is to increase by 31 percent from 2008-2018, which is growing significantly faster than the average for all occupations. Now
more than ever, is the time to begin your career as a Pharmacy Technician!

This comprehensive 50 hour exam preparation course will prepare students to explore the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Get with the Program; enroll today & begin a career with a future!

Course Contact Hours - 50 hours

Fee: $999 (Textbooks included)

Location: UW-WC

New class coming fall 2014

Clinical Medical Assistant Exam Preparation Program

140 Classroom Hours + a Clinical Externship

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.

Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship

Student Tuition: $2,399 (includes all textbooks)

Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours

New class coming fall 2014 

Certificate Programs in Partnership with UWM

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New online E-Learning Healthcare Courses!

University of Wisconsin – Washington County announces the availability of our online e-learning healthcare courses from Health Ed Today. These courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience. Each course includes: 24 hour a day instructor support & course mentors; engaging labs, student exercises and course videos; all textbooks, workbooks and student materials; a new “Secure Student Website” – including career resources & other training.

These exciting courses include:

  • Pharmacy Technician Exam Preparation Program
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Exam Preparation Program
  • Dental Assisting Exam Preparation Program
  • Phlebotomy Technician Exam Preparation Program
  • EKG Technician Exam Preparation Program
  • Medical Billing and Coding Exam Preparation Program
  • And many more classes!

Note: all programs include textbooks, workbooks and students materials. Certain programs include clinical externships.. Visit us online at to to experience a course demo and to learn more about these exciting new exam preparation programs!

Retirement Panning Today®

In this course you will learn: How to manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make informed decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan to function properly under the new laws.

However, money is only one aspect of retirement planning. This course blends financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values, and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals.

This course includes a 225-page illustrated textbook. Couples may attend together for a single registration fee. Class sizes are limited so register today!

Dates/Times: Two sessions are available - choose the one that best fits your schedule.
Session 1:Tuesdays, TBD (6:30pm-9:30pm) 
Session 2: Wednesdays, TBD  (6:30pm-9:30pm)

Fee: $69 for one or two persons from the same household includes book. 
Location: UW-WC

Instructors: Joseph A. Herkert, President of Herkert and Associates

Register for Retirement Panning Today®

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SCORE Advising Sessions

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), founded in 1964, is a non-profit organization dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses nationwide. The University of Wisconsin-Washington County (UW-WC) in Cooperation with the West Bend Economic Development Corporation hosts advising sessions at the UW-WC campus.

SCORE volunteers are both retired and "working" business people. They bring a wealth of knowledge right to your fingertips about starting, managing and maintaining a successful small business. Advising sessions can be set up by calling 262-335-5259

Customized Business Training

Your organization may have training needs not available through traditional programming. The University of Wisconsin Colleges can help. We offer a variety of customized training solutions to fit your specific organizational issues at a time and location convenient to you. UW Colleges provide training support in a variety of areas.

Contact Mary.kurer, Director of Training and Business Development, or phone 262-335-5218.