Enroll in our Pharmacy Technician Courses Today
BIG CHANGES ARE COMING!!!
Starting January 1, 2020, the nationally recognized Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) will require national certification candidates to have graduated from an institution or program approved by the PTCB. This certification is currently required for all practicing technicians in most states. WVJC is one of those institutions!
A pharmacy technician career might be a perfect fit for you! If you see yourself as becoming a crucial member of a healthcare team and are motivated to . With your pharmacy technician training you can work in a wide variety of pharmacy settings using many unique skills only used in the pharmacy.
To take advantage of the many career opportunities available to pharmacy technicians who are trained by PTCB approved institutions, request information now!
“WVJC has been the greatest experience for me. All of the staff members are friendly, warm, and welcoming. I would recommend this college to anyone who wants to change their career path.”
– Amy Moles, WVJC Student
What You’ll Learn in Our Pharmacy Technician Degree Program
When you choose to pursue a career in pharmacy, you are making a commitment to your patients and your pharmacist that your knowledge and skills will be used to ensure patient safety throughout the medication process. Our pharm tech program will teach you the skills and techniques you need to know:
- Calculation of Compounding Recipes and IVs
- Medication Actions and Uses
- Inventory Management and Pharmacy Business Operations
- Extemporaneous compounding;
- Tablets, Creams, Suppositories, Lollipops and much more!
- Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding Procedures
- Chemo/ Hazardous and Neuclear
- Management of Pharmacy Software, Technology and Robotics
Applying Your Degree
You may not realize, there are a number of career paths available to you as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Due to this wide range of career paths, our program has developed a training curriculum that will prepare you to enter many types of pharmacy settings. Some of these career options include the following:
- Chemotherapy Preparation
- Insurance Processing
- Inventory Management
- Pharmacy Technician
- Work with IV’s
- Work with Compounds
With a pharmacy tech degree from WVJC and national certification, our faculty will provide you with the knowledge and resources needed to be a technician in many different areas, such as:
- Retail chain sites
- Home health pharmacies
- Long-term care
- In-patient care pharmacies
- Mail-order pharmacies
- Nuclear pharmacies
- Incarceration facility pharmacies
- Psychiatric care pharmacies
Gain Valuable Experience with Our Local Externships
At WVJC, we know your goal is to get into your dream career as quickly as possible. We’ve designed our Pharmacy Technician program to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. Experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.
As one of our Pharmacy Technician students, you will complete an externship as part of your program. This local, on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in our pharmacy technician school in the real world with real pharmacists and patients.
This experience is invaluable and also allows you to showcase your skills to employers in your area who hire Pharmacy Technicians.
Take Your Education Further with a Pharmacy Technician Certification
Not only does our program prepare you to be career-ready with a pharmacy technician degree, but it’s also designed to prepare you for certification exams which can strengthen your appeal in the job market.
One of the certifications our students are qualified to take is the Certified Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT)* through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
This certification is a great way to take your pharm tech courses to the next level and stand out to prospective employers.
*Required/Included in Tuition/Fees