VC Gonzales Center to offer pharmacy technician course

Victoria College’s Workforce and Continuing Education Department, in partnership with Boston Reed College, is offering a pharmacy technician course at the VC Gonzales Center in the fall. Weekend classes are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Saturday, September 24 and continuing each Saturday through December 10.

Those interested in the pharmacy technician course should plan to attend an information night at the VC Gonzales Center on Saturday, August 13 at 1 p.m.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the need for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow 25 percent by 2018.

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists pack and mix prescriptions, maintain client records, refer clients to the pharmacist for counseling, assist with inventory control and purchasing as well as collecting payment and coordinating billing.

Students who successfully complete the course will be prepared to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam and enroll in an optional externship with a local pharmacy.

Enrolling students must be 18 years or older and have completed high school or its equivalent. Basic competency with computers is necessary, along with internet and email access. A math and English pre-assessment test will be administered. Total cost for the course is $1,099.

For information about admission and enrollment, please contact the VC Gonzales Center at 830-672-6251.

 

If You Go:

What: Pharmacy Technician Course Information Session

Where: VC Gonzales Center

When: Saturday, August 13 at 1 p.m.

 

posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 by Katy Long

Published: Thursday, 21 July 2011
 

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