Pharmacy Technician Training
Release Date: 8/8/2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College Pharmacy Technician
Students Celebrate Completion of Study
Eight students received certificates of completion from the Pharmacy Technician Training course at a ceremony on July 31, 2007 at Carroll Community College. The Continuing Education training is a 99-hour course that prepares students for entry-level positions in retail, home care, and hospital pharmacy settings.
Successful completion of the class prepares students to sit for a national certification exam. Passage of a national exam not only allows students to meet Maryland registration requirements for pharmacy technicians, but also certifies them for employment nationwide.
Pharmacy technicians are in high demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for pharmacy techs is expected to grow much faster than average through 2014. Pharmacy technicians work in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities as well as retail or mail-order pharmacies.
The next class begins Oct. 2, 2007. To register, call the Continuing Education office at 410-386-8100 or visit the college website at www.carrollcc.edu.