Prescription for education pharmacy program at LCC

Special to The Laredo Sun

LAREDO, TX. - A new Pharmacy Technician Program (PTP) is coming this fall to Laredo Community College, and prospective students and their families are invited to learn more about this exciting educational offering by attending a special informational session on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the De La Garza Building, room 108, at the Fort McIntosh campus.

Representatives from the program will be on hand to assist prospective students and their families with important registration information, including financial assistance opportunities, class structure, tuition expenses and more.

Sponsored by the LCC Continuing Education Department, in association with Boston Reed College, the session will be free and open to the public.

PTP prepares students for a profitable career as pharmacy technicians, covering a number of essential topics, such as assisting pharmacists in serving patients, receiving and screening prescription/medication, preparing medications or distribution, preparing a prescription/medication order and controlling the inventory of medications.

In addition, students will be qualified to apply for certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and other similar certification examinations that meet the training requirements of the State Board of Pharmacy.

Students must be 18 years or older and possess a high school diploma or GED to register for the program.

Classes start Oct. 16 and end April 7.

For more information about the program and the informational session, please call the LCC Continuing Education Department at 721-5374.

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Prescription for success

Laredo Community College instructor Carlos Gil welcomes 20 students to the new LCC Pharmacy Technician
Program during their first day of activities on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Eloy Garcia Building at the Fort
McIntosh Campus. The program prepares students for a profitable career as pharmacy technicians and allows
them to apply for certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and other similar
certification examinations that meet the training requirements of the State Board of Pharmacy. The students are
scheduled to complete the program in five months. For more information about the Pharmacy Technician
Program, contact the LCC Continuing Education Department at 721-5374.

 

Author: Christine Rojas

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