Apply Now for Hybrid Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program Beginning May 16

By on April 27, 2016
Pharmacy Technician Certification Training

Classes for the summer 2016 new hybrid section of the Pharmacy Technician Certification program begins May 16 at St. Louis Community College. This short-term allied health care program is offered in partnership with MK Education, an education consulting company that specializes in health career training and curriculum.

This hybrid course is held from May 16 through August 29, 2016.

Students of the Pharmacy Tech program must have Internet connection and be competent computer and Internet users. To assess readiness to complete an online course students should read and take the online assessment SmarterMeasure on the college’s website. Students will be required to come to the Corporate College to attend an orientation session on May 16, 6-9 p.m.; to attend scheduled workshop sessions on 5/26, 6/9, 6/23 and 7/7; to attend the externship orientation/overview on July 21, 6-9 p.m.; to take the midterm on July 7 and the final examination on August 22. This training prepares the student for entry level employment as a pharmacy technician. Course work will be completed online. Skill workshops will be held at the Corporate College. The externship follows the classroom experience July 25-August 19, 2016. Last class day: August 29, 2016. Students will learn about the top medications dispensed in the United States and be introduced to the basic concepts of pharmacy calculations for proper medication dispensing. Upon successful completion of the course the student is eligible to take a certification exam.

Register in person only in Continuing Education at the St. Louis Community College Forest Park campus, room G 322 (map and directions). Prerequisites: Student must be 18 years of age; have a High school diploma or a High School Equivalency Certificate; Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Test – Letter stating a minimum score of 8.9 on both Vocabulary and Comprehension tests and a minimum score of 7.0 Mathematics Concepts and Application. Family Care Safety Registry-Worker registration letter: Register online at http://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/forms.php. Only the original letter will be accepted. Letter cannot be older than six months. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 5/9. No refunds after that date.

AHCE: 786 Section CD0 | $2,100

A section available for students using a payment plan through MK Education. Student must have approval of MK Education to register. Contact MK Education at 630-929-8602 or via email at PShah@mkedu.org.

This training prepares the student for entry level employment as a pharmacy technician. Course work will be completed online. Students will learn about the top medications dispensed in the United States and be introduced to the basic concepts of pharmacy calculations for proper medication dispensing. Required skill workshops will be held at the Corporate College. In addition, students will complete a 60-hour externship in a retail or hospital pharmacy setting. Upon successful completion of the course the student is eligible to take the PTCB or ExCPT certification exam.

“It’s very important for health care professionals to get much needed hands-on training before entering the workforce,” said Bree Abbas, student relations advisor with MK Education. “Employers are looking for individuals to come in with basic knowledge of real-life activities that would happen in a pharmacy setting. This program is developed with employer-requested qualifications in mind.”

“As the advisor and pharmacy technician, I will offer students resume critiques and career planning tips to help them burst into the pharmacy field,” Abbas said.

The $2,100 tuition includes books, materials, lab fees and externships. Registration for Pharmacy Technician program is now open at the Forest Park Office of Continuing Education. For more information on the program contact Diane Sterett at 314-539-5754.

About Timothy Gallo

Timothy is the Marketing Manager for the Continuing Education program at St. Louis Community College. Tim has over 15 years of experience working with Continuing Education program design and development, instructional design, training and development, project management, program/course development, and marketing.

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