Antioch, California Pharmacy Technology Program
Pharmacy Technology degree in Antioch – Your prescription for success?
Classes start as soon as:
Jun 17th, 2013
Thanks to the continual growth of pharmaceutical solutions to medical problems, as well as the rapid evolution of the general healthcare industry, the need for a new generation of qualified Pharmacy Technicians is growing.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of Pharmacy Technicians will grow by 31% by 2018; that’s much faster than the average for all occupations.* That makes Pharmacy Technology a career to consider if you are thinking about a future in healthcare.
Our Antioch Pharmacy Technology degree can provide students with the knowledge expected of an entry-level Pharmacy Technician. So if you’re looking at Pharmacy Tech schools in California, here are a few things you need to know about the Pharmacy Technology program at our Antioch campus:
- The program culminates in an Associate of Science degree in Pharmacy Technology
- Students gain experience dispensing prescriptions and compounding medications in realistic simulated pharmacy surroundings
- Students train in a pharmacy during a clinical externship in or around Antioch
- Graduates are prepared to sit the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) national certification exam**
Our Antioch Pharmacy Tech program will build and test your skills
You can only learn so much in a classroom or laboratory; so to prepare them for a job in the real world when they graduate, Antioch Pharmacy Tech students get the chance to test their skills in an externship once they have completed their coursework. That's a key part of our philosophy at Carrington College California.
Before they are let loose on the world to apply for Pharmacy Tech positions in retail and hospital pharmacy settings, Antioch students are taught pharmacy calculations, relevant terminology, and the abbreviations and symbols used when prescribing, dispensing, and documenting medications. They also learn drug distribution methods and systems, the chemical and physical characteristics of drugs, and how to prepare sterile dosage forms. When graduate, they should have the skills and the confidence to:
- Perform all the tasks expected of entry-level Pharmacy Technicians
- Receive and prepare patient prescriptions
- Keep accurate patient profiles & histories
- Understand the legal and ethical guidelines involved in Pharmacy Technology
- Demonstrate their readiness to sit the CPhT national certification exam**
Pharmacy Technology classes – Take the opportunity in Antioch
The Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that Pharmacy Techs with previous experience, or those who have completed formal training like our Antioch Pharmacy Technology degree program, or those who are CPhT certified, can enjoy employment opportunities in this growing profession.
Isn’t it time you spoke to a Carrington College California Enrollment Services Representative about taking an opportunity that could change your life for the better? Our Antioch Pharmacy Technology classes will be enrolling soon; so why not get started now?
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010-11 Ed.).
** Carrington College California prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.