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Grow into a new career as a Pharmacy Technician

12/20/2018 3:52:58 PM

The medical field is full of chances to make a difference in people’s lives. An important healthcare role in ensuring patient health is that of the Pharmacy Technician.

Join this growing field through the 50-hour Pharmacy Technician Certification Program at Sussex County Community College. Two courses of study are being offered in the Spring 2019 semester, running Tuesday and Thursday evenings, February 5-March 26 (Registration Deadline January 29), or Saturdays from March 9-18 (Registration Deadline February 28).

Working under the direction of a pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians fill prescriptions according to doctors’ orders, including retrieving, preparing, and dispensing of the medications in the correct dosage and form. Pharmacy Technicians also help maintain pharmacy inventories, assist customers, complete insurance forms, and more.

Upon successful completion of the program, and certification, a variety of career paths are open to SCCC pharmacy technician graduates, as they can work in a range of settings, including retail pharmacies, hospitals, care facilities, industrial complexes, and more.

SCCC’s certification program course content includes pharmacy-specific medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions, defining drugs, dosage calculation, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, billing, and more. The course, a blend of classroom and clinical hours, will prepare students for the certification exam.

To learn more about this and other programs, including educational requirements and detailed course curriculum, please visit sussex.edu/skylands or contact skylandsprotraining@sussex.edu.