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Superior Edventures Summer Courses and Summer Camps

Current Programs

NOTE: These courses are not for LSSU credit and are not eligible for financial aid from LSSU. If you have additional questions, please contact Julia Roque at 906-635-6673.

Intro to Quickbooks/Quickbooks Pro

RegisterThe primary focus of this course is to learn to use Quickbooks 2013 to track financial activities of a small business and learn various aspects of the software. In class you will learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks or modify QuickBooks to get the information you need to run your business. You will also learn how to invoice customers, prepare business forms, buy merchandise, pay bills, reconcile bank accounts, set up payroll, and more. There will be adequate time in each class for questions. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of windows operating systems and basic knowledge of book keeping principles and terminology.

May 5, May 7, May 19, May 21 & May 28 (5 day course)
6:00 - 9:00pm
Fee: $275

Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors' orders.

Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications for dispensing to patients. This generally includes retrieving drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of drug and producing a prescription label. Pharmacy Technicians work with drugs to be administered orally, topically, for the eye, nose, etc. Depending upon the practice setting, a Pharmacy Technician is also involved in the admixture of drugs for intravenous use. Other duties include:

  • checking inventories and ordering supplies
  • receiving and checking in supplies
  • assisting customers
  • keeping pharmacy work areas clean complete insurance forms
  • preparation of “bingo cards” for nursing home patients

Pharmacy Technicians – Employment & Education

Pharmacy Technicians may work in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, pharmacy benefit managers and large industrial complexes. The demand for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2014. This high demand is the result of the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians and the aging population.

Educational Requirements

Students should have taken math and science in high school. A high school diploma or GED is required to sit for the PTCB exam.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

PTCB Detailed Course Information

  • role of the pharmacy technician
  • pharmacy history/discussion of various practice settings and the technician certification process
  • recruiting by pharmacy specialty
  • “Evolution of Pharmacy”
  • review of hospital pharmacy setting, retail practice, regulatory agencies involved with a pharmacy practice, long term care practice setting, mail order pharmacy, home care pharmacy practice
  • pharmacy measures, roman numerals, abbreviations
  • review of generic drugs, basic biopharmaceuticals, dosage forms, patient profiles
  • prescription label requirements, order transcription, ordering and inventory control, drug pricing, third party reimbursement
  • formularies, unit dose systems, emergency and crash carts, house supplies, automatic stop orders, calculating number of doses required
  • all major classes of drugs including top brand names and generic drugs
  • aseptic technique, handling of sterile products including antineoplastic agent considerations
  • basics of IV solutions, calculating 24 hour supply of IV solutions, percentages and electrolytes preparations
  • the metric system
  • apothecaries’ and avoirdupois systems of measurement
  • children’s doses
  • allegation method, math review
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), demonstration of TPN admixture, hands-on practice of IV admixture and parenteral medication preparation

Course Contact Hours - 50 hrs.

Offered in 2014



Microsoft Excel

Excel Basics

RegisterLearn the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel 2010 and create highly useful spreadsheets to organize your data. In our computer lab, work along with the instructor as you create a new spreadsheet; learn the functions; and navigation tools, edit data, enter formulas, and save and update your workbook. Gain experience working with data as you learn how to use formulas, move data, add rows and columns, use format functions, and create basic use graphs. Save time and effort with the enhanced skills gained in this course. Microsoft Excel. SOFTWARE VERSION: Office 2010.

April 8, April15 & April 22 (3 day course)
5:30 - 8:30pm
Instructor: Patti Wenglikowski
Fee: $130

Intermediate Excel Register

Build on previous knowledge and learn database management skills in Microsoft Excel 2010. Discover how to maintain and manage lists of data; sort and filter information; use built-in templates to produce sale invoices, purchase orders, and expense reports. Create 3-D formulas to link worksheets and use styles and themes. Learn to insert hyperlinks, publish a worksheet as a Web page, and send worksheets via email. Advanced chart formatting and graphic elements in charts are presented. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of the material described in Introduction to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel. SOFTWARE VERSION: Office 2010.

April 29 & May 6 (2 day course)
5:30 - 8:30pm
Instructor: Patti Wenglikowski
Fee: $85

    Summer Camps

    Click here to visit our Summer Camps Website!

    Here is a partial list of the Middle & High School camps we offer!

    • Biomedical Science
    • Dance
    • Engineering/Robotics
    • Fire Science
    • Fish Science
    • Forensic Science
    • Health Care Explorations
    • Outdoor Adventures
    • Sports (Basketball/Cross Country/Hockey)

    Summer Camp Cancellation Policy

    Lake Superior State University and Superior Edventures Summer Camps reserves the right to terminate the stay of any student, without refund, when it is deemed to be in the best interest of either the student or the program. 

    Full refunds will be issued for any camp cancelled by LSSU because of low enrollment. Refunds will be issued minus the $125 non-refundable deposit for any camp cancelled by a participant two weeks prior to the camp start date the participant is enrolled in. 





    For more information contact Julia Roque at 906-635-6673 or by email at Download the application form to register for any class.

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