Scottsdale Community College Launches Pharmaceutical Technology Training Program

PHOENIX — Scottsdale Community College announced this week the launch of a pharmacy technician training program.

The 16-credit Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Completion program will prepare students to work in retail, hospital and institutional settings, the college said in a news release.

“We recognize how important it is to Scottsdale and Arizona as a whole to have a dedicated pipeline of well-trained healthcare professionals,” Veronica Hipolito, the college’s interim president, said in the statement.

“From our established popular programs like nursing to emerging fields like community health workers and now pharmacy technician training, we are proud to help support the health of our community through our educational programs and the development of Workforce.”

Classes start in August and registration is open now. More information can be found on the college website website.

Topics covered in the program include preparing medications, handling hazardous and non-hazardous substances, federal and state reporting guidelines, OSHA guidelines and best practices, and patient safety and quality assurance.

The program also includes an internship or internship at the facilities of major employers in the industry, the college said, as well as networking opportunities with professionals already working in the field.

After completing the program, students will be ready to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam or the National Healthcareer Association Exam for Pharmacy Technician Certification.

The college said positions in the field are expected to grow 25% statewide over the next decade and can be an entry point for those interested in a career in health care. or those already in the industry looking to upgrade.

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