Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Pharmacy Technician

Podcast #2 – March 26, 2018 TOPIC The Pharmacy Technician course at the LIEOC

Yvon Proux
In this podcast session one will learn about the field of Pharmacy and the various opportunities that are available to persons acquiring Pharmacy Tech certification.  You want to listen to this podcast if you have the slightest interest or curiosity about Pharmacy Tech. Professor Yvon Proux, instructor of Pharmacy Technician at the LIEOC provides a very in-depth and detailed explanation of the many opportunities for completers of our Pharmacy Technician course.
Entrance to the program requires a high school diploma, a reading level of 11 and a math level of 10. At the LIEOC you will learn drug names, classifications, the aseptic technique, and compounds. At the completion of the course, which may be as little as 12 weeks, you will be invited to sign up for a test through a national certifying agency which will administer their test (PTCB) Pharmacy Technician.  The Certification Board is based in Washington, DC. California and Texas require an Associate Degree, New York requires a PTCB certificate.
Pharmacy Technicians may work in nursing homes, community pharmacies, chain drug stores, mail order pharmacies, hospitals, and often insurance companies. Many places, and many options.
To become a pharmacist, one would need to develop a strong mastery of math and science, and pass an entrance exam, (PCAT) Pharmacy College Admissions Test. 

Below are websites that are helpful to the persons interested in pursuing this career path.

The Pharmacy Technician Test Website

A few Colleges that offer Pharmacy Degrees