Three healthcare-related training programs in particular are especially attractive to new students. They include the:
- Practical Nursing Program (LPN),
- Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTA) and
- Physical Therapist Assistant Program (PTA).
The students we meet with in Workforce Education who are interested in any one of these three training programs frequently ask, "How do I get started?" It's a good question, and this post intends to answer it succinctly in three parts.
One, if you're interested in enrolling in either the LPN, OTA, or PTA program, do a little bit of homework by reading a detailed breakdown of each training program. You can find these breakdowns on www.greenriver.edu/ (or you can click here for a shortcut).
Two, you may want to consider taking a career assessment and speaking with a counselor at the college to determine whether your interests and strengths align with the rigors of healthcare-related occupations. For more information on available career assessments at Green River, see our earlier blog post on the subject.
Three, attend an information session (or "info session," for short) at the college to learn even more about the specific entry requirements for each training program. Green River offers three different types of info session - one for each training program - on a regular basis and they are facilitated by eminently qualified ed planners. Interested in LPN? Click here to sign up for the next available info session. Or OTA? click here. Or PTA? click here.
There you have it. Do some homework, take a career assessment, and attend an info session at the college. Three simple steps you can take to investigate three popular training programs at Green River Community College. Good luck!