Oct 09, 2015

Workforce Development Offers Pharmacy Tech Course

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(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Sept. 8, 2015) - - -
The Center for Workforce Development is offering the "Pharmacy Technician Program" at Columbia State Community College's Columbia Campus beginning Oct. 20.

Classes will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 9:30 p.m. through Dec. 10. The comprehensive 50-hour program prepares students to work as a pharmacy technician in retail or other pharmacy settings and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's national exam.

Working in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist, a pharmacy technician's main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors' orders and preparing medications for dispensing to patients.

The cost for this course is $1,099 and includes textbooks. Registration closes Oct. 15, so register now. Limited seats are available.

The Columbia Campus is located at 1665 Hampshire Pike. For full course description, additional information, and to register for this or other continuing education courses through Columbia State's Center for Workforce Development, please call (931) 540-2659 or visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/Workforce-Development.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at tncommunitycolleges.org.