Career Enhancement

Tolles Career & Technical Center offers a variety of short term classes to enhance your job skills. 

Condensed Curriculum International - CCI Healthcare Programs

Since 1993, Condensed Curriculum International (CCI) has been supporting innovative, classroom-based healthcare education programs.Now through Health Ed Today, CCI expands into engaging, interactive online programs.

Dental Assisting Program with a Clinical Rotation

Next class:  Autumn 2014
Class meets:  Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30-9
Cost:  $1,199 (Textbooks included)
Contact hours  60 hours + Clinical Externship

     The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice.

     This course covers the following key areas and topics - Administrative Aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas. In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this couse is ideal for students interested inpursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. This course is designed to prepare students to sit for the DANB Radiology Health and Saftety Examination (RHS).  The cost of this exam is $175 and is NOT included in the cost of the program. The DANB exam is administered at Pearson Vue Testing Centers.

    To explore more information about a career in Dental Assisting, go to the U.S. Department of Labor's ONET site.

Pharmacy Technician Program with a Clinical Rotation

Next class:   Autumn 2014
Class meets:  Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30-9
Cost:   $899 (Textbooks included)
Contact hours:  50 hours + Clinical Externship

     This comphrensive program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments,pharmacy calcultions and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the "top 200 drugs", I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing & reimbursement.

    To explore more information about a career as a Pharmacy Technician, go to the U.S. Department of Labor's ONET site.

Physical Therapy Aide Program - 50 Hours

Next class:  Autumn 2014
Class meets:   Monday & Wednesday evenings from 5:30-9
Cost:  $999 (Textbooks included)
Contact hours:  50 hours

     This comphrensive program prepares students for the growing field of Physical Therapy. The Physical Therapy Aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients working under the direction of the physical therapist. Furthermore, these workers assist physical therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabiliation center and some orthopedic clinics.

NOTE: This program does NOT include a national or state certificaiton as part of its overal objectives.

     To explore more information about a career as a Physical Therapy Aide, go to the U.S. Department of Labor's ONET site.


Next class:

 Autumn 2014

Class meets:

 Wednesday evenings from 6-9



Learn the techniques and practical aspects of dog grooming. You will learn to use the different tools and equipment necessary to make your dog look like a champion, whether your pet is pedigreed, or a mixed breed. Problem or aggressive dogs are not permitted in the class. Students will need to furnish their own tools based on a list that will be given to them. The first class is an orientation without dogs. Class is limited to 5 students.


Next class:

 Autumn 2014

Class meets:

 Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30



Learn the basic techniques of shielded metal arc welding (stick), MIG & TIG, as well as burning and cutting techniques. No previous experience necessary. Class is mostly a "hands-on" practical lab experience. Students must provide welding helmet, gloves, leather boots, safety glasses, chipper hammer, 10" vice grips, and a stainless steel wire brush. (Estimated amount for supplies, $73.) These items may be purchased through sites like Fastenal, Praxair, or Valley National Gas. Class size is limited to 8 students