This six month program (680 hours) is offered twice a year starting in July and again in mid January. It is designed to train for careers as Pharmacy Technicians in hospitals, other health care organizations, and retail pharmacy operations. Students study pharmaceutical and medical terminology, pharmacy environment, organization and management, pharmacy law and regulations, properties of drugs, dosages, compounding and parental admixture operations, packaging and labeling, controlled drug dispensing system, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, aseptic techniques, purchasing and inventory control systems, pharmacy record keeping, sterile preparation of intravenous admixtures, introduction to microcomputers and keyboarding skills. Students participate in several clinical experiences. Students are required to take the national certification exam administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
The Pharmacy Technician program is nationally accredited through the American Society of Health - System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Students can expect to earn a salary of $8.00 to $13.00 per hour upon succesful completion, graduation and employment.
The class schedule and information are found below.
Instructors: Janie March
Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, pre-entrance exam, interview, background check, physical exam and drug test. (Convicted felons or Misdemeanor Drug Charges are not eligible to take this program)
Weekly Schedule: July 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. January 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.