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Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

General Info

  • Chattanooga State Community College, founded in 1965, is a comprehensive, regionally accredited community college in the Tennessee Board of Regents College System.
  • Purpose:
    Transform the lives of individuals and develop the capacities of business, industry and the communities within the Chattanooga State service area and beyond through the power of technical and postsecondary education.

The Program

Pharmacy Technician Program

  • The pharmacy technician program prepares students for certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
  • Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists to provide health care and medications to patients.
  • Pharmacy Technicians must perform precise work where details can be a matter of life or death. They must have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice and the techniques required to fill prescriptions, constitute IV solutions, and prepare medications.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential to interact with patients and other health care professionals on a daily basis.
  • A new day class is accepted each fall and is completed in 12 months. A new night class is accepted each fall and takes 5 semesters to complete.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

In addition to completing the application process for Chattanooga State, students seeking admission to the Pharmacy Technician Program must also:
  1. Submit a Pharmacy Technician Program Application Form to the Division of Nursing and Allied Health.
  2. Submit official copies of high school transcript(s) or GED scores to the Director of the Pharmacy Technician Program. Transfer students must also submit official college transcript(s) from all colleges attended.
  3. Complete an interview with the Director of the Pharmacy Technician Program.
  4. Demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English, Reading, and Mathematics.
  5. Complete an Authorization to Release Information form granting Chattanooga State permission to complete a drug-related conviction check. Criminal convictions of a drug-related nature will disqualify an applicant for admission to the Pharmacy Technician Program.
  6. Submit two (2) character references from previous employers and/or someone who has known the applicant for at least two years.
  7. Upon acceptance into the program, the applicant must provide proof of a negative TB skin test and Rubella immunity.

Accreditation

Accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Academic Degree

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Address

Chattanooga State
4501 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37406

Voice +1.423.697.4450
Fax +1.423.493.8771
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Added: Thu Aug 05 2010
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