July 29, 2016
For Immediate Release
Student Torri Christensen prepares to practice drawing blood from Amanda Riley, phlebotomy instructor/clinical site manager at Campbellsville University.
By Joan C. McKinney, coordinating director
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University offers four allied health certificate programs, including state registered nurse aide (SRNA), phlebotomy technician, pharmacy technician and medical assistant, at locations in Harrodsburg, Hodgenville and Campbellsville.
Classes start in August, September, October and December in 2016 and some in January, March and April 2017.
Allied health facilitator Christie Minor said allied health programs are for students who
are eager to enter the job market, and they know a four-year degree is not for them.
“With certification in any track in the medical field, you have a good chance of finding a
job,” Minor, who coordinates the programs, said.
“Right now, nurse aide positions are the most in demand,” she said.
To become a SRNA, you must complete 59 classroom hours, and 16 hours of clinical. Nurse aides care for residents/patients in long term care and hospital settings as well as in-home care. They obtain vital signs and assist nurses with basic care needs.
The phlebotomy technician course requires 50 hours of instructional time, and a minimum of 100 hours and sticks during clinical time. Phlebotomy students will learn how to draw blood, label the specimens correctly and prepare and assemble equipment needed for venipuncture.
Phlebotomists can find work in hospitals, outpatient labs, blood donation centers and doctor offices.
To earn a certificate in medical assistant, the student must complete the 6 month, 350- hour course including a clinical rotation in a medical office setting.
Medical assistants can find jobs in physician offices such as primary care or specialty offices. Medical assistants administer injections, obtain vital signs, schedule appointments and record information into Medical record.
The pharmacy technician course is an online program students have one year to complete but can be completed sooner at the student’s pace. Pharmacy technicians can be employed by hospitals and pharmacies. The pharmacy technician program teaches students how to assist the pharmacist with filling patient prescriptions.
The pharmacy technician program is online, and there will be an orientation program for those who have registered and will be completing the program. There will be a session at each of the university’s locations.
Courses are available at the Campbellsville location at 119 Nancy Cox Drive in Campbellsville; the Harrodsburg location at 1150 Danville Road in Harrodsburg and the Hodgenville location at 813 Old Elizabethtown Road.
Courses at each site follow:
Campbellsville location –
SRNA classes are the following: Aug. 22-Oct. 10, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Sept. 13-Dec. 1, Tuesday and Thursday, 5-8 p.m.; Oct. 17-Dec. 14, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Dec. 19-30, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;
Phlebotomy classes include: Aug. 9-Nov. 4, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Oct. 10, 2016-Jan. 6, 2017, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Jan. 9-April 14, 2017, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-11 a.m.; March 7-June 9, 2017, Tuesday and Thursday, 4-7 p.m.;
Medical assistant classes include: April 4 –May 12, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon;
Pharmacy technician – Orientation days are Aug. 2, Sept. 2, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6, all at 10 a.m.
Harrodsburg – SRNA classes are the following: Sept. 6-Nov. 22, Tuesday and Thursday, 5-8 p.m.; Oct. 18-Dec. 22, Tuesday and Thursday, noon-4 p.m.;
Phlebotomy classes include: Aug. 29-Dec. 2, Monday and Wednesday, 5-8 p.m.; Sept. 19-Nov. 18, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Jan. 9-April 14, 2017, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-4 p.m.; March 13-June 9, 2017, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-11 a.m.; and April 24-July 17, 2017, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Medical assistant classes include: Sept. 12, 2016-April 12, 2017, Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Nov. 7, 2016-June 9, 2017, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.
Pharmacy technician – Orientation days are Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7, all at 3 p.m.
Hodgenville – SRNA classes include: Aug. 4-Dec. 14, Monday-Friday, 2-3:30 p.m.;
Phlebotomy classes include: Sept. 20-Dec. 16, Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4 p.m.; and April 24-July 17, 2017, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.;
Medical assistant classes include: July 12-Jan. 6, 2017, Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
Pharmacy technician – Orientation days are Aug. 2, Sept. 2, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6, all at 4 p.m.
For more information on these courses call Christie Minor at (270) 789-5393 or email at
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.