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Applications are being accepted for Pharmacy Technology program
May 2, 2012
The application period is open at A-B Tech for its Pharmacy Technology program beginning in fall 2012. Fourteen students will be admitted into the first class through a competitive application process. The deadline to apply is May 31.
“We are pleased to provide students with another career choice in Allied Health Programs. A-B Tech is the only community college in Western North Carolina that is offering associate-degree level Pharmacy Technology programming,” said Dolly Horton, Dean of Allied Health and Public Service. A one-year diploma option also will be available.
The projected growth for pharmacy technician jobs is 31 percent through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pharmacy technician entry-level salaries are reported as $17,500 to $26,690 per year.
Students will gain training through work in either a hospital or commercial pharmacy. They will be expected to prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy.
Fall semester classes start Aug. 20. For more information or to apply, visit abtech.edu or email Horton atDhorton@abtech.edu