Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Courses to Begin in October

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Kansas City Kansas Community College will be offering Pharmacy Technician Certificate courses beginning next month on the Main Campus and at the KCKCC-Leavenworth Center.

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate Course is an 80-hour program designed to prepare the student for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam and for employment as a Pharmacy Technician.

Course content includes - medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.  In addition to classroom lectures and labs, this program includes an optional clinical externship through a local pharmacy.

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate Course on the main KCKCC campus is from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 14 to Jan. 20.  At the Leavenworth Center, the course is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays Oct. 11 to Jan. 24.

Tuition for the course is $1,899, which includes all textbooks and course materials.  Please call KCKCC for information on additional costs.  The course is approved for WIA funding and for MyCAA (military spouse) funding.

For additional information or to register for the course, please call 913-288-7660 or 913-288-7170.