Registration is open for New River Community College’s pharmacy technician training program.
The session will meet beginning March 7, and will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13.
The course teaches students information, techniques and procedures needed to assist the pharmacist in delivery of pharmaceutical products and services. The main objective is to provide students with a working knowledge of most aspects of pharmacy in community and institutional practice settings.
Progressive learning takes place as new information and skill sets are studied throughout the course. Upon successful completion, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in Virginia and be prepared to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.
Brenton Langston is the instructor for this program. He is licensed by the Virginia Department of Health Professions CPhT (National Licensure) and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Financial assistance is available to those who qualify through Virginia’s New Economy Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) program.
There will also be two sessions starting in June. More information on the sessions beginning in June is available at www.nr.edu/workforce/.
To register for the March session, visit http://bit.ly/pharmtech317.
— Submitted by Kelly Kaiser