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Pharmacy Technician School

Virginia College Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare interested students to support licensed pharmacists by assisting with counter dispensing operations and prescription preparation.
  • In a retail pharmacy, technicians may stock and inventory prescriptive and over-the-counter medications, maintain written or computerized patient medication records, count or pour medications into dispensing containers, and manage the cash register.
  • In hospitals, pharmacy technicians may perform many of the same duties as they do in retail pharmacy, but they may have additional responsibilities including assembling a twenty-four hour supply of medication for each patient, repackaging medications, preparing commercially-unavailable medications, and delivering medications to patient rooms.
  • Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to accomplish the following:
    1. Classify the muscular/skeletal system and its needs in relationship to prescriptive medications
    2. Analyze the unique organization of medical records and inventory control in retail and institutional pharmacies
    3. Demonstrate a mastery of medical terminology and utilizing distribution systems to achieve efficient dispersal of medications
    4. Identify the compounding of medications with the ability to differentiate between aseptic and non-sterile compounding
    5. Describe the components of a sound paradigm of factors related to pharmacy ethics and the law
    6. Document the ability to utilize computer operating systems to aid in medication dispersal
    7. Explain how increasing levels of problem solving and critical thinking on the part of the technician can assist the pharmacist in performing a wide range of practice-related duties

Career Placement

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Address

Alabama

    • Virginia College - Montgomery Campus
    • 6200 Atlanta Highway
    • Montgomery, AL 36117
    • Phone: 334.277.3390
    • Virginia College - Birmingham Campus
    • 65 Bagby Drive
    • Birmingham, AL 35209
    • Phone: 205.802.1200
    • Virginia College - Huntsville Campus
    • 2800a Bob Wallace Ave.
    • Huntsville, AL 35805
    • Phone: 256.533.7387
    • Virginia College - Mobile Campus
    • 2970 Cottage Hill Road
    • Mobile, Alabama 36606
    • Phone: 251.343.7227

    Georgia

    • Virginia College - Augusta
    • 2807 Wylds Road, Suite B
    • Augusta, GA 30909
    • Phone: 706.288.2554
    • Virginia College in Macon
    • 1900 Paul Walsh Drive
    • Macon, GA 31206
    • Phone: 478.803.4648

    Mississippi

    • Virginia College - Jackson Campus
    • 4795 Interstate 55 North
    • Jackson, MS 39206
    • Phone: 601.977.0960
    • Virginia College - Biloxi Campus
    • 920 Cedar Lake Road
    • Biloxi, MS 39532
    • 228-546-9100

    Texas

    • Virginia College - Austin Campus
    • 6301 East Highway 290
    • Austin, TX 78723
    • Phone: 512.371.3500

    Florida

    • Virginia College - Pensacola Campus
    • 19 West Garden St
    • Pensacola, FL 32502
    • Phone:850.436.8444

    Tennessee

    • Virginia College - Chattanooga Campus
    • 721 Eastgate Loop Road
    • Chattanooga, TN 37411
    • Phone: 423.893.2000
893.2000

General Info

Virginia College is a private institution of higher education committed to offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at its various campuses. The College was founded by the Atlantis Group, Inc., in 1983. The College opened its first branch campus in Birmingham, Alabama, in February 1992. The student's learning experience and placement opportunities are enhanced through studies that provide a balance of general academics, technical skills and personal growth.

Address

Virginia College
Montgomery Campus
6200 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36117

Voice +1.334.277.3390

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Added: Fri Aug 07 2009
Last Modified: Sat Feb 01 2014