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Students experience hands-on apprenticeship in the skilled trades at Dixie Technical College, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Dixie Technical College, St. George News

CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Dixie Technical College summer cohorts arrive for various health science programs. These include medical assisting, nursing aide and practical nursing, as well as a brand new program in biotechnology.

Medical assistance

Medical assisting is a great career for those who enjoy the medical field and interacting with patients. Physician Assistants play a vital role in every medical practice, whether specialized in the front office or the back office, supporting all aspects of a practice, making them a valuable member of the team.

The next cohort of Medical Assist begins August 15, with daytime classes Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Auxiliary nurse

The practical nursing program prepares students for entry into professional nursing as a CNA. This is the front door through which anyone interested in a nursing career must pass. Kindness and compassion are unstated prerequisites for the program, which is fast-paced and offers plenty of hands-on learning opportunities. There are currently over 100 job postings in Washington County alone for health care aides.

Students experience hands-on apprenticeship in the skilled trades at Dixie Technical College, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Dixie Technical College, St. George News

There are several cohorts of nursing assistants to come. An evening class begins August 15 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Also starting August 15, the AM STEM cohort is for high school students only. These classes will meet Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

On August 23, an accelerated cohort begins Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. And for the first time ever, Dixie Tech is offering a four-week hyper-accelerated cohort to begin October 24 and meet Monday-Friday from 4:30-9:30 p.m.

Practical nursing

The practical nursing program prepares students to take the NCLEX exam to become a licensed practical nurse. Licensed practical nurses are in high demand in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, care and rehabilitation facilities, home care, and hospices. An essential member of the nursing team, the nursing assistant license is also the next step in the famous progression of nursing.

The next cohort of practical nurses starts on October 3 as evening classes. A CNA certificate is required to enroll in this program.

Biotechnology

This brand new cutting-edge field explores the intersection of technology and living beings. This includes discovering better ways to deliver drugs, creating better treatments, understanding laboratory techniques, improving nutritional supplements, using technology to aid in rehabilitation, or even creating limbs. artificial.

Students experience hands-on apprenticeship in the skilled trades at Dixie Technical College, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Dixie Technical College, St. George News

The next cohort in biotechnology begins on September 26 and classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Each of these Dixie Tech programs is also available to current high school students.

About Dixie Tech

Not to be confused with the new Utah Tech University, Dixie Tech is located atop Tech Ridge in St. George. Dixie Tech trains students to master essential skills that they will bring directly to the job market, enabling them to support their families, strengthen the community and contribute to local industry while advancing their careers.

To learn more about Dixie Tech or their health science programs, visit DixieTech.edu or call 435-674-8400.

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