Southeast Community College

Southeast Community College - Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technician Program

General Info

  • Southeast Community College (SCC) is a two-year public institution of higher education in Nebraska with campuses in Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford, Neb., plus continuing education centers in each of the 15 counties served by the College.
  • Southeast's major educational emphasis is on career/technical programs that provide students with the skills necessary to compete in today's workforce. The College also offers an academic transfer program for students who wish to complete the first two years of a four-year degree.
  • The SCC mission is to provide quality career / technical and academic educational opportunities for the students, businesses and communities of our district.
  • SCC also offers continuing education in a variety of areas, as well as professional growth and customized training services for business and industry. And the College's entrepreneurship center is one of only a few in the United States to hold the highest accreditation available.

The Program

  • The Pharmacy Technician Program in Beatrice was established in July 2007. The program is a 1 year diploma program. Southeast Community College - Beatrice campus is the only diploma program for Pharmacy Technicians in the State of Nebraska. Academic classes are completed during the Summer quarter, with the Pharmacy Technician classes and laboratory beginning during the Fall quarter. Hands-on- training is gained through working in pharmacies in hospitals, long term care facilities, and retail pharmacies. Instruction in the program will be delivered by certified Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists.
  • Pharmacy Technician Program Mission Statement:
    The program's mission is to graduate competent, ethical, confident entry level health care practitioners - benefiting the community at large by providing quality pharmacy services. The program strives to prepare graduates for a career in the field of pharmacy technology and provide them with a marketable skill capable of maintaining a comfortable lifestyle.
  • Pharmacy Technician Program Goal:
    1. To graduate individuals who are able to function successfully as entry-level pharmacy technicians.
    2. To give graduates the ability to communicate effectively with patients and medical professionals.
    3. To meet the needs of the health care delivery system locally and nationally.
    4. To prepare graduates for employment in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, research laboratories, home health care agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturing and other various health care entities that employ pharmacy technicians.
    5. To provide students access to the latest technology within the field.
    6. To encourage graduates to recognize the need for continuing education and professional affiliation.
    7. To prepare graduates to successfully pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination.
  • Overview
    The Pharmacy Technician program offers concentrated basic study and laboratory practice in Pharmacy Technician fundamentals. The program teaches students the concepts, principles, skills, and attitudes needed to become Pharmacy Technicians who can work with patients throughout the life-span. Registered pharmacists serve as preceptors for clinical experience in area hospitals, long term care facilities and retail pharmacies.
  • Learning by doing-clinical experience
    Students will have hands-on clinical experience in a variety of facilities. SCC students are provided close supervision and guidance under a Pharmacist

Accreditation

Accredited American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Academic Degree

1 year Pharmacy Technician Diploma program.

Address

Southeast Community College
Beatrice Campus
4771 West Scott Road
Beatrice, NE 68310

Voice +1.402.228.3468
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Added: Wed Aug 04 2010
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