LBW starts new fast-track training programs

Published 12:44 am Thursday, January 3, 2019

LBW Community College will soon offer four new, non-college credit training programs to prepare participants for the workforce in a short amount of time.

“LBWCC is partnering with Condensed Curriculum International to offer affordable training to help individuals get the rewarding career they want in a short amount of time,” said LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel. “The first four programs can be completed within three to four months.”

These fast-track training courses prepare assistants for several fields through this partnership, which is offered within LBWCC’s Workforce Development Division.

“Participants in these courses are required to have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.”

Since the programs are approved for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding, students may qualify for tuition assistance. Training for these courses includes evening classes twice a week, with some courses requiring additional Saturday classes.

The Medical Assistant Program is the first to get started, Feb. 12-May 23, on the MacArthur Campus in Opp. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-9:30 p.m., and five Saturday day-long classes.

This program prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the National Healthcare Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam.

On March 5, 2019, on the MacArthur Campus in Opp, the Veterinary Assistant Program begins and runs through May 23. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-9:30 p.m., and three Saturday day-long classes.

This program provides students an opportunity to obtain the necessary skills to succeed in an entry-level position in the field of veterinary technology.

Beginning March 18 through May 13, the Dental Assistant Program will be held on the Andalusia Campus in the Adult Education Building. Classes will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6-9:30 p.m.

Students will become familiar with all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting, focusing on the responsibilities required to function as an assistant in a dental practice. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board – Radiation Health and Safety exam, as well as the Infection Control exam.

The Pharmacy Technician Program, March 25-May 13, will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and pursue certification, including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s exam. This program will be taught Monday and Thursday evenings, 6-9:30 p.m., on the Andalusia Campus.

Students will learn pharmacy calculations, terminology, top 200 drugs, drug identification by generic and brand names, dosage calculations, prescription dispensing, inventory control, billing, and reimbursement.

More information is available for all programs at, or by calling 334-881-2231.