Jones Junior College

Jones Junior College - Pharmacy Technology Program

Pharmacy Technology Program

General Info

  • Jones County Junior College (JCJC) is an open door, two-year institution granting Associate in Arts (AA) degrees, Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees, and Vocational Certificates.
  • Mission:
    Jones County Junior College will inspire greatness by providing educational opportunities for its students, employees, and surrounding communities.

The Program

Pharmacy Technology Program

  • Jones County Junior College Pharmacy Technology combines classroom instruction with laboratory work and clinical experience to prepare students for employment and advancement in the pharmacy field. P
  • Pharmacy technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing direct patient care and medications to patients. Pharmacy technicians must work under the direction of a registered pharmacist.
  • Students learn about pharmacology through an overview of drug classifications, common drug side effects, drug use and abuse, FDA testing, and biotransformation of drugs in the human body.
  • The curriculum also includes therapeutic classification of drugs, generic and trade names, transcription abbreviations, and pharmacy math and dosage calculations.
  • The program of study familiarizes the student with methods of drug preparation, packaging and distribution as well as the functions and services provided by the hospital and retail pharmacy. The program includes practical learning experiences in community settings.
  • Program Length:
    Five semesters

Admission Requirements

  1. Meet the general admission requirements to JCJC.
  2. Request and complete an application packet for pharmacy technology, which includes a program application and three reference forms.
  3. Have a composite ACT score of 17.
  4. Submit to a drug test, if requested.
  5. Submit an acceptable background check, if requested.
  6. Attend a scheduled selection interview. (Step 7 & 8 not required for admission but must be obtained while in the program)
  7. Submit proof of current technician registration with the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy (Available at www.mbp.state.ms.us)
  8. CPR-Healthcare Provider Certification.

Accreditation

Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Academic Degree

Associate in Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology

Address

Jones Junior College
900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437

Voice +1.601.477.4230
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Added: Fri Jun 15 2012
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