Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

STONE RIDGE – Medical technician certification programs are available for students of all experience levels at SUNY Ulster this fall.

These noncredit programs are offered through the Office of Continuing and Professional Education at SUNY Ulster and include pharmacy technician, patient care technician, and phlebotomy technician.


This certification course provides the basic practical skills and knowledge required for a career in a hospital, home healthcare, mail-order, and retail pharmacy environments. The course prepares students for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Prerequisite: high school diploma. Class meets on Tuesdays, September 19 through December 12, from 6:30–9pm at the Kingston Center. Course fee is $539.


Patient Care Technicians work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, physician offices, and assisted living facilities. These professionals must possess the technical skills necessary to service complex patient care issues including rehabilitation services, diagnostic tests, basic bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, phlebotomy, and EKG’s. This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) – Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT); Certified Nurse Technician (CNT); and/or Certified Patient Care Associate (CPCA) national certification exams. Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, September 18 through December 18, from 6–9:30 pm. In addition, the class meets on September 30, October 14 and 28, November 18, and December 2 from 9 am-4 pm. All classes meet at the Kingston Center. Course fee is $1,899.


This is a 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program to prepare professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. This class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 3 through December 14, from 6–9:30 pm at the Kingston Center. In addition, class meets on October 21, November 11, and December 2 from 9 am-3 pm. The course fee is $1799 and includes the textbook.

For more information or to register, contact SUNY Ulster Continuing and Professional Education at (845) 339-2025 or register online at sunyulster.edu/ce. Pre-registration is required for all courses.


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