330 Students Ready to Start New Health Care Careers
After eight months to 18 months of hard work at Four-D College, these 330 graduates completed programs in Vocational Nursing, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Medical Coding/Billing and Massage Therapy. Four-D College presented them diplomas in a graduation ceremony held Friday, Feb. 11 at the Ontario Convention Center.
“If you have the desire to achieve, the determination to follow through the process, and the drive for an energy level necessary to accomplish one’s desires, then you will deliver,” said Linda Smith, President, CEO and founder of Four-D College. “Today these graduates have delivered.”
Graduation speaker Kimiko Ford, who is the vice president for Mission and Support Services at Community Hospital of San Bernardino, also praised the graduates for putting in the hard work necessary to obtain the education they need for the next step, obtaining a license or certification in their chosen health care field.
“Many, many people with very good intentions enter into programs such as yours,” Ford said. “You are to be commended for successful completion.”
“Health care is not an ordinary business,” Ford added. “It calls for extraordinary people to work in the field.”
“We can all pick out those who put the minimum effort into a job,” she said. “Those individuals are a drag on an organization and ultimately hurt the team. Be a full member and contribute your talent, creativity, sense of humor, and support for others.”
Ford also noted that because of the national Affordable Health Care Act of 2010, and because of an aging population, health care is one of the fastest growing career fields.
“Perhaps you are drawn to the health care field for a very good reason,” she said. “There is a strong demand for the positions for which you are entering.
“I am confident that Four-D College prepared you to succeed,” Ford concluded. “Now it is up to you to make the difference.”
Four-D College holds graduations for those students who wish to walk during the graduation ceremonies in the presence of their family and friends. The participating graduates were from both the Colton and Victorville campuses.
Four-D College provides education in the growing health care fields at locations in Colton and Victorville. It offers programs in vocational nursing, medical assistant, medical billing and coding, dental assistant, massage therapy and pharmacy technician.
New courses begin monthly at Four-D College and courses are available in the morning, afternoon and evening to meet the needs of working students. For a tour or more information, call (800) 600-5422; in the High Desert call (760) 962-1325; go online to www.FourDCollege.edu