RCC Plans Hybrid Pharmacy Technician Course to Begin Aug. 28

ASHEBORO (August 8, 2018)

Randolph County residents looking for training as pharmacy technicians have an opportunity to register for a hybrid Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division course beginning Aug. 28 at Randolph Community College. Hybrid courses combine online learning with on-campus classes.

The 120-hour “Pharmacy Technician Hybrid” course prepares students to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and enter the field as a Pharmacy Technician I. This class will cover medical terminology, identifying drugs by generic and brand names, interpreting prescriptions, calculating dosages, etc. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings and be prepared for national certification examination. Requires successful completion of entrance exam assessing basic math.

The course (#65630), which will run Aug. 28 – Nov. 20, will meet online and every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 117 of the Administration/Education Center on the Asheboro Campus. The first night the class will meet in the Vocational/Technical Center, Room 104.

Tuition is $180, plus the cost of a textbook. (Book required: The Pharmacy Technician, Foundations & Practices with Access Code, ISBN# 9780133943467, can be purchased in RCC Campus Store for $171.68.)

Students should call RCC at 336-633-0268 for more information and to register.