Holyoke Community College

Holyoke Community College - Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technician Program

General Info

In 1946, Holyoke Community College was established as Holyoke Junior College with a total enrollment of 97. Holyoke Community College mission is to serve the Pioneer Valley by providing comprehensive, high quality educational opportunities that are responsive to community needs and meet the intellectual, esthetic, and practical needs of a diverse student body. The College offers the full range of programs and services appropriate to a community college, as defined.

The Program

Pharmacy Technician Jump Start Certificate Program

To qualify for the Jump Start Certificate Program, you must:
  1. Be receiving TAFDC
  2. Score appropriately on math, reading, and writing assessments
  3. Be committed to successfully completing the program
  4. Enter full-time employment after graduation
The Jump Start Certificate Program provides free short-term education and training services to qualified recipients. This maximum 16-week, non-credit, full-time program provides:
  1. Occupational skills training in Office Skills and Customer Service or Certified Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide
  2. GED preparation
  3. Education in math, reading comprehension, and writing skills
  4. World of work and life skills training
  5. Internships with local companies if needed
  6. Job preparation workshops and job placement services

PRE-PHARMACY OPTION

Prepares students for transfer into a Pharmacy Doctorate program at a pharmacy school or college to become a pharmacist. Includes courses commonly taken in the first two years ("the pre-pharmacy years") of a normal sixyear pharmacy curriculum. Students are advised to stylize the curriculum to best suit the pharmacy school(s) where they wish to transfer.

Admissions

Holyoke Community College is a public institution of higher education with an open admission policy. Requirements for Acceptance High school diploma or GED equivalent. Math and English placement testing will be performed for placement purposes only. Official transcripts or academic work required for academic credit transfer. CLEP testing available.

Pharmacy Technician Degree | Certificate

Holyoke Community College offers both a certificate and an associate degree program in pharmacy technology.
  • The Certificate Program provides a thorough training in Pharmacy Technology in one intensive year. Covers pharmaceutical dispensing for diverse settings, and includes an understanding of the therapies prescribed, computer systems utilized, drug preparation involved, and legal ramifications implicated. Provides experiential field training through the cooperative education program developed with area pharmacies. Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to sit for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination and seek gainful employment.
  • In addition, opportunities exist at local colleges to transfer the Associate Degree credits into a Bachelor Degree Program in business or management, enabling more employment opportunities in health care management or pharmaceutical sales.

Admission Requirements

Holyoke Community College is a public institution of higher education with an open admission policy. Requirements for Acceptance High school diploma or GED equivalent. Math and English placement testing will be performed for placement purposes only. Official transcripts or academic work required for academic credit transfer. CLEP testing available.

Academic Degree

  1. Pharmacy Technician Jump Start Certificate Program
  2. Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program
  3. Associate Degree in Pharmacy Technician
  4. Pre pharmacy program preparing students to enter pharmacy schools

Address

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, MA 01040

Voice +1.413.538.7000
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Added: Wed Aug 04 2010
Last Modified: Fri Feb 07 2014