Career Step Partners With Winona State University

OCEDCareer Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Winona State University in Minnesota. Winona State University will be offering Career Step’s online Pharmacy Technician training program.

“We are very excited about this partnership with Career Step,” said Diane Dingfelder, Executive Director of Winona State University’s Outreach & Continuing Education Department “We have been impressed with the depth of the program content and believe the Career Step Pharmacy Technician course will be an excellent addition to our catalog for our students interested in the flexibility of online training and preparing for a new career in just a few months.”

The pharmacy technician career is a rapidly growing healthcare sector. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics expects it to generate over 70,000 new jobs by 2022 and reports that professionals in this field earn average annual salaries of over $31,000.

The online career-focused program now offered through Winona State University’s Outreach & Continuing Education Department is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in this field. The Career Step curriculum incorporates feedback from employers and prepares students to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam upon graduation. The curriculum has been specifically approved by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy.

“We firmly believe that education is one of the best ways for people to improve their lives, and we are excited about this partnership with Winona State University because it brings the opportunity to train for a new career to more people,” said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Vice President of Academic Partnerships. “This partnership is great for Career Step and Winona State University, but really what it comes down to and what we’re really excited about is the life-changing opportunity it represents for individuals in the community.”

The job-focused training in this growing career field makes the Pharmacy Technician course now available through Winona State University an excellent choice for those looking to train relatively quickly for a new career. For more details on the training program, please visit or contact an Academic Advisor at 1-877-225-7151.

About Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for several of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and corporate employees alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, improving lives and business results through education. Career Step’s training programs are currently focused in healthcare, technology and administration, and more information can be found at or 1-800-246-7836.

About Winona State University
Founded in 1858, Winona State University (WSU) is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,800 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, WSU offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs in two primary locations: Winona and Rochester, MN. WSU’s Outreach & Continuing Education Department is responsible for extending the reach of the university by offering programs, courses and learning activities designed to meet adult and professional continuing education needs.  More information can be found at

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