Itasca Community College has partnered with Hibbing Community College to bring Hibbing's Pharmacy Technician A.A.S. program to Itasca's campus. Students can take all their courses on the Itasca campus, but will earn their degree from Hibbing Community College.
Minimal travel to Hibbing Community College will be required each semester. Students will have local opportunities in the Grand Rapids area to complete the experiential components of the degree program.
To enroll in the program.
The Pharmacy Technician AAS degree program at Itasca Community College provides graduates with opportunities in the field of pharmacy as well as a general education component for a well-rounded education. The AAS degree also provides pharmacy practice applications in institutional settings and sterile product processing. The AAS degree program places an emphasis on pharmacy settings including retail, hospital, and industry. Pharmacy Technician students with the AAS degree will find opportunities for advancement in the field of pharmacy including areas of supervision and/or management.
A pharmacy technician assists a pharmacist in all functions of prescription processing. A pharmacy technician should have knowledge in the skills required to provide medications to patients, including ordering, stocking, and packaging. Pharmacy technicians work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. A pharmacy technician's job can be varied to include working in a community or hospital pharmacy or a number of other settings such as long-term care, compounding, drug manufacturers and wholesalers, and pharmacy technician training programs.
A pharmacy technician student will be registered with the MN Board of Pharmacy prior to the beginning of the experiential program. Additional regulations may be found on the MN Board of Pharmacy website.
Students completing the program will be eligible to complete the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. For more information on this exam, visit the website at www.ptcb.org
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