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Please note: For more information about courses, including start date, payment plans, or to register, contact Academy of Medical Professions 866-516-8274 or 

Courses include:

Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Dental Assistant, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Office Specialist with Billing Certification, Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA), Medical Coding with CPC Certification, and Certified Group Exercise &/OR Personal Trainer. 

Care & Comfort


with Karen Richards Toothaker

Calendar Nov 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Children in grief need care and comfort. Children's literature can help. High quality picture books dealing with loss can open doors to conversation and provide space for healing in a natural comforting way. We will read some of these books, discuss methods for sharing them with children, and explore activities that may provide extended comfort. One such book is The Rag Doll Gift a gentle story about loss, but more than that it is about the strength of family, the comfort of traditions, and the boundlessness of love. You will becieve a bibliography of the books we read in class. You will also create and hand sew a patch work fabric heart ornament to take home. All materials included, howeverif you have some special fabrics or items of clothing from a loved one you are invited to bring it to create your ornament. Each participant will receive a free signed copy of The Rag Doll Gift.

From Idea to Here!


with Karen Richards Toothaker

Calendar Nov 8, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Karen Richards Toothaker will share her picture book The Rag Doll Gift and speak about the process of bringing this book from an idea to a published picture book. Participants can see and hear about the journey of The Rag Doll Gift from Idean to Here! Each participant will receive a free signed copy of The Rag Doll Gift.

Handling Aggression


with Martial Arts Institute

Calendar Nov 3, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Handling Aggression will address the 3 stages of conflict and conflict management. The situations presented are geared for real life engagements. Focus will be placed on strategies that deal with verbal disagreements as well as those situations that can escalate and get physical. This 3.5 hour course will begin by focusing on verbal intimidation and how you can respond to someone who is trying to intimidate you or make you feel uncomfortable. We then cover scenarios that go beyond words, where "reasonable force" is needed in order ot regain control of the situation. De-excalation strategies, avoidance techniques, and physical restraining exercises and controlling tactics. Adults 18 and over. No experience necessary

Importance of Family Traditions - This Is Us!


with Karen Richards Toothaker

Calendar Nov 15, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is for parents, grandparents, teachers and any adult who loves a child! Research shows that traditions are one of the three pillars of strong, healthy families. As we enter the holiday season, come explore the importance of family traaditions, share your traditions, and look at establishing new traditions. Traditions are behaviors and routines that give a family its identity and purpose. They pass through generations connecting us and giving us all a sense of belonging. At this class we will also read The Rag Doll Gift, a children's picture book about the strength of family, the comfort of tradition, and the boundlessness of love. Family food traditions are strong during the holiday season - participants are invited to bring a recipe to share if you wish. All materials provided. Each participant will receive a copy of the Simple Cookies to Make with a Child Cook book and a plate of cookies along with a Free signed copy of The Rag Doll Gift.

Many Gifts


with Karen Richards Toothaker

Calendar Oct 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In The Rag Doll Gift, Kimberly receives a Rag Doll homemade with love from Gran. She also receives many other gifts of love from Gran: time in the garden discovering bees and worms, baking cookies, learning about American Sign Language and more! Come hear The Rag Doll Gift and experience some of these gifts with hands on activities and crafts to make and take. You will make you own no-sew rag doll and learn some American Sign Language and songs. All materials provided. Each participant will receive a free signed copy of The Rag Doll Gift.

Personal Safety


with Martial Arts Institute

Calendar Sep 29, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Personal Safety is designed for any individual who wants the tools to be confident in their everyday life. This class will teach the skills necessary to stay safe in a variety of situations; from outward appearance and confidence level, to utilizing the body as a weapon. Every day items that can be used as a form of self progection will be addressed as well. this 3 hour course will employ a variety of techniques that are easy and practical to use. Ages 14+. No experience necessary.

Pet First Aid


with Josh Wheeler

Calendar Oct 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This 3.5 hour course is designed to help pet owners provide temporary, urgent care to pets until they can reach a veterinary or emergency clinic. Training covers a wide array of pet emergencies including bleeding and bite wounds, cardic arrent, choking, burns, poisoning, trauma and more.

Price includes the class and  $17.50 book fee.

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