Pharmacy Technician: Overview
Turtle Mountain Community College started the implementation of this program May 2009. The program is staffed by Pharmacist James Mitchell, with 34 years of professional experience. The first class was offered Fall Semester 2009. Four pharmacy technician students are projected to obtain their A.A.S. degree at commencement May 2012.
The program is designed to prepare students for careers performing and managing the technical distributive functions in pharmacies and pharmacy-related industries. By doing so, pharmacy technicians allow the pharmacists to concentrate on clinical services such as patient consultation, physician intervention, drug therapy analysis and other clinical topics. The pharmacy technician performs those functions of pharmacy practice that do not require a pharmacist's professional education or judgement.
Pharmacy Technicians are projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations.
The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, or visit American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
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