Career Development Programs

Pioneer offers Career Development Programs in five high-demand fields. Visit the program pages for more information about curriculum, schedules, and requirements.  Our State Tested Nurse Aide, Welding, Phlebotomy and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Programs are accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

State Tested Nurse Aide

Learn to provide nursing-related services to patients or residents in a long-term care or acute care facility.

This 87-hour course will prepare you for the STNA (State Tested Nurse Aide) exam. STNA classes are 80 hours which includes 16 hours of clinical experience at a local nursing home.

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Nurse Aid at Pioneer
Welding at Pioneer Career and Technology Center

Welding Technology

Pioneer can prepare you for certification tests in structural and pipe welding for STICK/MIG/TIG.

In this course, you can specialize or learn a combination of welding processes, gain hands-on experience in all welding positions and metals, and receive safety and related instruction.

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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)   


Learn the technical knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career as a CCMA or further education in the Health Science field. This 440-hour course will prepare you to test for a CCMA Certification from the National Healthcare Association.

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Learn the proper technique to collect a quality lab specimen.  This 180 hour class will prepare students to obtain a certification from the National Healthcare Association.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pioneer has partnered with North Central State College to offer a Pharmacy Technician program. This program will prepare you to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam to become a CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician). This course is completed mostly online with a facilitator. Please contact North Central State College to register.

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Pharmacy Technicians at Pioneer Career


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Shelby, Ohio, 44875

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