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Iowa Western Community College

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Pharmacy Technician

February 5 - April 25, 2019
Registration deadline January 29, 2019
IWCC Council Bluffs Campus, Looft Hall

Program Schedule

Classroom & Lab
February 5 - April 4, 2019
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 am-3pm
Externship
April 6 - April 22, 2019
Hours & days will vary. Must complete 40 hours.
Classroom (Exams)
April 23 & April 25, 2019
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 am-3pm

About the Program

Pharmacy technicians perform pharmacy-related functions, working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.Our 160 hour Pharmacy Technician program offers students both theoretical and practical training. Students are required to complete an 40 hour externship in a retail setting. Upon completion of the program, students will take the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) exam.

Program Brochure (class schedule included)

Program to Include

  • History & Foundation
  • Legal & Ethical Considerations
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Safety & Standards
  • Memorizing Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Environments
  • 40 hour Externship
  • PTCB Exam Review 

Requirements for Enrollment

  • High School Diploma or HiSET
  • Working knowledge of Windows based PC and Microsoft Office

Arranged after Enrollment

  • Background Check (no criminal offense within last seven years)
  • Technician Trainee registration 

Instructor

Cindy Burbank has been a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) through the PTCB since 1997.  She has nearly 30 years of working in the pharmacy industry and has worked in all aspects, ranging from mail order to clinical pharmacies.

Career and Salary Information

Pharmacy technicians are employed in a wide variety of practice settings, including community settings such as chain or independent pharmacies, hospitals, home health care, long term care, nuclear pharmacy and managed health care facilities. According to EMSI, pharmacy technician careers are expected to grow 16% through 2025 and expected starting wage is $12-$14 per hour.

Cost $1695 

Includes books, handouts, Technician Trainee registration, background check and PTCB National Exam.
Pre-registration is required and payment is due at time of registration. Registration deadline is January 29, 2019!

FREE Tuition Assistance Available!

Education 2 Employment

This program is approved for FREE Education to Employment tuition assistance for eligible Iowa residents. Financial assistance may include training tuition, textbooks, tools, certification fees, required materials and other services. Email rjensen@iwcc.edu or call (712) 325-3268 for more information! 

Veterans Benefits

Approved for VA benefits. Apply for VA benefits at www.ebenefits.va.gov.  Email veterans@iwcc.edu for more information.

Classes

Pharmacy Technician Training

Pharmacy technicians perform pharmacy-related functions, working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Our 160 hour Pharmacy Technician program offers students both theoretical and practical training. Students are required to complete a 40 hour externship in a retail. Upon completion of the program, students will take the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Boards) exam. Fee $1695

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PHARM 01*01 - CS19 Council Bluffs Campus TTh 02/05/2019 9:00AM-3:00PM Looft Hall
26 sessions Call 712-325-3255

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