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Department: Health Occupations
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Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 14 - Dec. 7, 6 - 9pm
Registration Deadline: Sept. 10 (unless class fills before that time)
Textbook & Drug Cards:
- Mosby's Pharmacy Technician, 5th edition (ISBN 978-0323443579)
- Sigler's Prescription Drug Cards, 36th edition (ISBN 978-1880579886)
A pharmacy technician is qualified for employment in retail pharmacies, hospitals, long term care pharmacies and licensed prescription vendors. This 12-week course, taught by a registered pharmacist, provides the classroom instruction necessary to be a successful pharmacy technician. The class focuses on prescription drug processing, drug classifications, physiology, drug interactions, pharmacy calculations, medical terminology and compounding.
Students must be at least 17 years of age and be able to provide documentation of High School Graduation or GED/HiSET Completion in order to register for this course. Students must also apply to St. Charles Community College to be eligible to register.
Students who are successful in this course will receive a certificate of completion from St. Charles Community College (SCC) and be eligible to apply for national certification (either the PTCB or ExCPT). SCC does not offer these certification exams on campus or as part of the pharmacy technician curriculum. Students interested in learning more about these certifications can contact the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board by calling 1-800-363-8012 or going to https://www.ptcb.org/.
Complete before registration:
- College Application: all students must apply to St. Charles Community College prior to registering for class. Please complete and submit the application here: https://www.stchas.edu/admissions/apply
Provide the following at time of registration (bring copies with you for in-person registration or send as attachments for email registrations):
- Registration Form (you can download the form here if you would like to register via email).
- Copy of High School diploma or GED/HiSET certificate
Registration can be done:
- In-person (1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) - office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Through email (email@example.com)
Tuition will be due within one business day of your registration being processed. Individualized information will be communicated during the enrollment process.
This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non transferable.
In the state of Missouri, pharmacy technicians earn a mean average of $30,610 per year.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.
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