The Pharmacy Technician Profession
The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2014. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings. This high demand for pharmacy technicians is the result of a multitude of factors including the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians, and the aging population. Approximately 400,000 technicians will be employed by the year 2018 to meet our nation’s growing healthcare demands.
The Pharmacy Technician Program
This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
Education and Certifications
Detailed Course Topics Covered
|Course Contact Hours||50 hours|
|Student Tuition||$1,199 (includes all textbooks)|
|Spring 2013 Class Dates|
To register for the program and make payment in full at time of registration, go to BlueNet, click on the Prospective Students icon, and then click on the link titled Register and Pay for Elmhurst Partners Classes, and select 'Healthcare' from the Topic Code drop-down menu.
To register for the program and make two equal payments, complete the Registration Form and submit to Anna Locascio or mail to the School for Professional Studies, Office of Adult & Graduate Admission, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126. For payment, 50% of tuition is due at time of registration, and the final 50% of tuition is due four weeks after the start of class.
For any questions, please contact the Office of Adult and Graduate Admission at (630) 617-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.