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 SRU's Lifelong Learning Center gears up for allied health courses 



December 8, 2009

CONTACT: K.E. Schwab



SRU's Lifelong Learning Center gears up for allied health courses    


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Office of Lifelong Learning has collaborated with a number of local workforce investment boards to create a program of short-term, non-credit professional development courses in the allied health field.

           The courses will be offered on the SRU campus and at SRU's Center for Lifelong and Community Learning beginning in February.

            "According to the Department of Labor, the top 30 fastest growing jobs through 2010 are in allied health areas," said James Brockman, director of workshops and professional development in SRU's lifelong learning program.

            SRU's lifelong learning program has also partnered with the Community Health Clinic of Butler County to provide non-paid internships and externships in support of the programs offered.

           The internships and externships will provide students with valuable hands-on experience in the program they have chosen, Brockman said.

           Course areas include a medical assistant career track, pharmacy technician career track, medical billing and coding career track, IV therapy, home health aide, EKG technician and phlebotomy technician. Courses run 50 to 260 hours. Those completing the course will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

           A description of the courses, tuition and registration materials are available at:

            Additional information is available by calling 724.738.1601.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.


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