Waubonsee Community College is offering a new program this fall for students interested in advancing their career in health care.

The Operating Room Patient Care Technician (ORPCT) Program offers a Certificate of Achievement and is part of a sequence of credentials on a career path in health care. Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) can complete the ORPCT Certificate of Achievement in just one semester. The program trains people in providing pre- and post-operative care to patients.

The ORPCT is a relatively new occupation with a projected growth rate of more than 7 percent. The program at Waubonsee is designed to meet this industry need. CNA’s who earn the ORPCT certificate are more marketable and have a broader skill set that can lead to other opportunities in health-related careers. The ORPCT certificate can also be a step towards a degree in nursing.

Seats are available for the fall term and there is still time to enroll. Visit www.waubonsee.edu/orpct for more information and to register for classes.

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