STCC accepting applications for pharmacy tech program

Date: 9/28/2010

SPRINGFIELD -- The Center for Business and Technology (CBT) at Springfield Technical Community College has announced that applications are now being accepted for their popular professional pharmacy technician program.

According to Mary Breeding, assistant vice president of economic and business development at STCC, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase significantly during the next few years as the increased number of middle-aged and elderly people who use more prescription drugs than younger people will spur demand for technicians. Annual salaries range from $23,000 to $30,000 in the greater Springfield area.

The 105-hour professional pharmacy technician program is designed to teach students the fundamentals and particulars of being a pharmacy technician and has been designated as an approved training program by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy.

The program is geared toward a variety of students including those interested in becoming pharmacy technicians, pre-pharmacy students, or those with a healthcare background looking to strengthen their current skills. This class will introduce students to various pharmacy practice settings and will intensively cover drug classes, basic physiology, drug interactions, and daily pharmacy operation.

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