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Registration Under Way for STLCC’s Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

January 15, 2014

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Registration is under way for St. Louis Community College’s pharmacy technician certificate program that begins Feb. 3. 


This short-term allied health care program is offered in partnership with MK Education, a consulting company that specializes in health career training and curriculum.


The pharmacy technician certificate 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. The program prepares graduates for the PTCB and ExCPT certification exams. In addition, students will have the opportunity to complete a 60-hour externship in a retail or hospital pharmacy setting.


“It’s very important for healthcare professionals to get much needed hands-on training before entering the work force,” said Bree Abbas, student relations adviser 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.”


Abbas, the program adviser, will critique resumes and offer career planning tips to help students enter the pharmacy field.


The $2,100 tuition includes books, materials, lab fees and externships. Students may register at the Office of Continuing Education at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Ave. 


For more information, contact Diane Sterett at 314-539-5754 or visit the website at stlcc.edu/ce.