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Register Now for STLCC's Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

July 29, 2013

Registration now is under way for St. Louis Community College’s new pharmacy technician certificate program. Classes for this short-term allied health program begin Aug. 19.

The program consists of 165 contact hours, during which students will be in the classroom for 105 hours learning the fundamentals of working as a pharmacy technician. This class prepares graduates for the PTCB and ExCPT certification exams. Students also will have the opportunity to complete a 60-hour externship in a retail or hospital pharmacy setting.

“It’s very important for health care professionals to get much needed hands-on training before entering the work force,” said Bree Abbas, student relations adviser with MK Education, a consulting company that specializes in health career training and curriculum. “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.”

The $2,100 tuition includes books, materials, lab fees and externships. Prospective students may register through the Office of Continuing Education at the Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Ave.  For more information, contact Diane Sterett at 314-539-5754 or visit www.stlcc.edu/ce.