VC offers pharmacy technician course
July 2, 2011 at 2:02 a.m.
Victoria College's Workforce and Continuing Education Department, in partnership with Boston Reed College, is offering a pharmacy technician course in the fall.
Weekend classes are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 24 and continuing each Saturday through Dec. 10.
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 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.