decorative image of PSC-phlebotomy-students ,   2021-03-25 13:43:54 Published: 03-25-2021

Pensacola State College’s Allied Health Department will hold an open house from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Building 3100 on the Warrington campus.

Dental Hygiene, EKG (Electrocardiograph)Technician, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding and Billing, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography and Sonography are among the participating programs.

Information on other allied health programs also will be available at the event, said Julie Burger, director of the College’s Pharmacy Technician program.

“Some of our allied health laboratories and state-of-the-art simulators will be open for tours, and potential students can meet with TRIO and Admissions representatives,” she added.

Registration for Pensacola State summer and fall classes begin on Thursday, April 1.

Attendees must wear face masks and follow social distancing protocol. All other CDC guidelines also will be followed.

Burger said the need for allied health personnel is at an all-time high.

“In my program, the need is insane. There is such a shortage of pharmacy technicians right now. And Pensacola State is prepared to train the next generation of these health care employees,” she said.

The open house has nearly been a year in the making. In 2020, Pensacola State received a $400 League for Innovation in the Community College grant. An international nonprofit organization, the League’s mission is to cultivate innovation in the community college environment.

“We had originally planned to hold an event during Public Health Week in April 2020. However because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to change those plans,” Burger explained. “Public Health Week draws attention to allied health workers who play such critical roles in public health service.”

The Warrington campus is at 5555 W. Highway 98.

For more information on the event, contact Sheila Nichols, PSC’s Executive Director of Marketing and Information, at 850-484-1428 or snichols@pensacolastate.edu.

PHOTO: Pensacola State phlebotomy students draw blood from a simulator. The College’s Allied Health Department will hold an open house from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Building 3100 on the Warrington campus, located at 5555 W. Highway 98. Pensacola State College photo