Stetson partners with Boston Reed College to offer pharmacy, veterinary assistant programs


As demand for skilled health care workers increases, Stetson University is launching a new, affordable health care training program.

The short-term training opportunity will provide interested, motivated individuals seeking a job in health care the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a job in allied health fields. Classes in the pharmacy technician and veterinary assistant programs will begin in September, and registration is now open.

“We take great pride in offering this training for the first time to provide access for local adults to affordable training that can lead to sustainable job opportunities in the health care industry. It’s estimated that 20 percent of new jobs through 2014 will be located in the medical industry, and the majority of these positions will be filled by individuals with four years or less of training,” said Emily Richardson, associate vice president for Boundless Learning at Stetson.

Classes in DeLand and Celebration
Through a partnership with Boston Reed, a national education provider, Stetson now provides health care training programs that prepare students for job opportunities in the growing allied health industry.
Stetson will offer Boston Reed’s health care training programs in the areas of pharmacy technician (at the Stetson University Center at Celebration) and veterinary assistant (at the DeLand campus).

“We are pleased to partner with Stetson University to offer this high-demand, science-based curriculum for local residents seeking a career change or additional skill set for today’s fast-growing health care industry,” said Grant Wells, program manager of Boston Reed.

“Boston Reed commits to offering a high-quality education option for schools that do not have immediate resources or expertise to offer this type of coursework. All courses are taught by seasoned experts including doctors, nurses and pharmacists.”

Program fees
As part of its partnership model, Boston Reed provides all materials, instructors and helps place students in externships upon completion of classroom instruction. Upon completion of the partnership program, many students are immediately eligible for employment and often pursue higher education, working toward nursing or other healthcare pathways.

Program fees are approximately $2,995 for pharmacy technician and $1,199 for veterinary assistant and include textbooks, classroom materials, externships and certificates of completion.

The pharmacy technician program will run Sept. 11 through Feb. 14, 2013 at the Stetson University Center at Celebration, 800 Celebration Ave Suite 104.  The Veterinary Assistant program will run Sept. 15 through Oct. 20 at the DeLand campus, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

Course registration is open and interested attendees can learn more and register at


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