New 13-Week Pharmacy Tech Certification Course Offered Through LSC-North Harris Continuing Education

Beginning Aug. 24, LSC-North Harris Continuing Education Program will offer a new 13-week Pharmacy Technician course that prepares current retail pharmacy technicians–and those wanting to shift into that occupation–to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam.

 

The classes are set for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 24 through November 19. The cost for the course is $909 and the curriculum includes practical and general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Students will review pharmacy industry topics such as federal laws, drug storage requirements, pharmacology, terminology, and calculations. Pharmacy operations will also be reviewed including customer service, maintaining patient records, and an overview of insurance claims.

 

Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. This program consists of 150 classroom hours. Estimated starting salary for pharmacy technicians is $27,600 per year. For more information about the new 13-week certification course, call 281.618.5602.

 

The college also offers a one-year certificate and two-year associate’s degree in pharmacy technology, which prepares students not only for traditional pharmacy tech careers such as retail and hospital, but also in non-traditional pharmacy settings e.g. compounding and nuclear pharmacies.

 

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 E, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: northharris.lonestar.edu.

 

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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July 2, 2009

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            

Media Contact:

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July 2, 2009