Deadline is May 15 for pharmacy tech class at Learning Center in Rapides

The Shelby M. Jackson Campus of the Central Louisiana Technical College now is recruiting pharmacy technician students for a class beginning May 31 at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish on England Airpark in Alexandria.

The program takes three semesters to complete. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination.

The deadline to apply for admission is May 15.

Questions regarding applications, financial aid, and tuition can be directed to Student Services at (318) 757- 6501.

Few details offered, but medical school at Louisiana College said to be on track for 2013

PINEVILLE -- Officials say plans for Louisiana College's medical school are on track and that the school should welcome students in the 2013-14 academic year.

They also say they are unable to disclose specifics of key parts of the plan. 

 "I can't speak specifically, because it's individual donors and it's all in the conceptual model," said Paul O. Umbach from Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Tripp Umbach, the main consulting firm on the project.