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 width=Lincoln Land Community College-Capital City Training Center is offering information sessions in July for its pharmacy technician and massage therapy programs. Information sessions will meet at LLCC-Capital City Training Center, 130 W. Mason St., Springfield.

Pharmacy technician is a 105-hour course that will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 8 through Dec. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. The pharmacy technician course is designed to teach students the fundamentals and particulars of being a pharmacy technician. Healthcare workers wanting to enhance their knowledge of prescription drugs, students interested in being a pharmacy technician and future pharmacists can benefit from the program, which includes training in pharmacy math, generics, pharmacy law and interpreting prescriptions.

The class also introduces students to various pharmacy practice settings and covers drug classes and interactions, daily pharmacy operations and basic physiology. Upon completion of the course, students will be efficient in completing daily tasks performed in a pharmacy setting and be prepared for entry-level pharmacy positions. Students must have a high school diploma or GED and a minimum 10th grade math level to enroll.

An information session for pharmacy technician is being held Wednesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Massage therapy is a 32-week program that prepares students to become licensed massage therapists. The full-time, intensive program covers various massage modalities, business and the therapeutic relationship, and applied sciences of anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and pathology.

Entrance requirements for the program include a high school diploma or GED. The course runs from Aug. 22, 2011 through May 4, 2012. The classroom portion of the courses meets from 6 to 10 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. The clinical portion of the course meets 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays.

An information session for massage therapy is being held Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m.

To attend an information session about the pharmacy technician or massage therapy program, pre-register by calling 217.524.6749. More information is available at www.llcc.edu/cctc.

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