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Pharmacy Technician Course Now Approved!

Good things come to those who wait, right?  Well, our Pharmacy Technician program is now approved by the Board of Regents!

The Pharmacy Technician course offers a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and skills pharmacy technicians need for successful practice. Key areas of concentration include the role of the pharmacy technician in the pharmacy setting, an overview of medications used to treat specific body systems, a breakdown of the different classifications of drugs, and a review of the basic sciences at the core of pharmacy practice. It also offers helpful PTCB examination review, as well as information on career opportunities for pharmacy technicians with advice on getting a job and advancing in the profession.
This is a 160 hour course with 16 hours of externship.  All to be completed in a 3 month period.  The course is taught by Amanda Quelland, who received her doctorate in Pharmacy at the University of Arizona in 2000. She spent a year in residency at the University of Arizona to gain some teaching and clinical experience then worked at the University Medical Center on the University of Arizona campus after completing her residency. She has also facilitated case discussions, given lectures and evaluated students at the university. 

The median expected salary for a typical Pharmacy Technician I in the United States is $32,011. This basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals’ analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies. (from salary.com)

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