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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pharmacy Technician Program

The Potter County Education Council and the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center are sponsoring a Pharmacy Technician Course at the PCEC’s Port Allegany Office. This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies, and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

Classes will begin October 4 and run through December 15, 2011 and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. The cost for the course will be $999 per student and includes textbook.

For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333, or visit our website at


Anonymous said...

$999.00, why not just make it a rounded $1,000? So I'm thinking Vo-Tech will soon be pay as you go for adults and away will go the high school programs! Also, 50 hrs to work in a pharmacy and know doses, types of drugs, sure hope they are only running the register!

Anonymous said...

The mind has funny ways of doing things. Studies show that more people would buy something ending in a 9 ($999) then a zero ($1000).

For example, a $.79 pack of gum would sell out faster then a $.80 pack.

I think the course would give them some experience in the field. They would be hired quicker then a person walking in off the street. I imagine there would be more training then this course offers if one was to be hired.

Anonymous said...

In Pa you are not required to hold a license to work in a pharmacy. Anyone can walk of the street, pass a drug test, and start counting pills!

pharmacy technician classes said...

Well, even though it is not required in PA, without it, you will have a hard time searching for a job. Of courses companies and organizations will always be giving priorities to those with experience and/or training.