Pharmacy Technicians

 

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Quick Facts: Pharmacy Technicians
2016 Median Pay $30,920 per year
$14.86 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Moderate-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2014 372,500
Job Outlook, 2014-24 9% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 34,700

 

What Pharmacy Technicians Do

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.

Work Environment

Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies, including those found in grocery and drug stores, and in hospitals. Most work full time, but many work part time.

How to Become a Pharmacy Technician

Becoming a pharmacy technician usually requires earning a high school diploma or the equivalent. Pharmacy technicians typically learn through on-the-job training, or they may complete a postsecondary education program. Most states regulate pharmacy technicians, which is a process that may require passing an exam or completing a formal education or training program.

For more information about accredited pharmacy technician programs, visit

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

For more information about state licensure laws, contact individual state Boards of Pharmacy, or visit

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

For more information about certification, visit

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

National Healthcareer Association

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Pharmacy Technicians

 

 

Welcome Freshman

Caroline High School is hosting the second annual transition workshop for all incoming 9th grade students, “What it takes to be successful at CHS” and your student is invited!

Date: Tuesday August 1, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Caroline Middle School

Breakfast, Lunch, a CAVALIER Nation T-Shirt, and Fun-Filled
Friendly Student Competitions, are all provided FREE of charge; we just need to see your student there!

The workshop will include topics such as:
√ Goal Setting
√ Organizational Skills for College and Career Readiness
√ Academic Study Skills
√ Cavalier Teamwork
√ Cavalier Character

Register today and help your Freshman Transition Successfully!
Registration Deadline: July 20, 2017
Call or email Assistant Principal, Mr. Josh Just, to reserve your student’s spot today!
(804) 633-9886, ext. 5127 or jjust@ccps.us.
Please provide the following information when leaving a message:
√ Student’s Name
√ Parent Phone Number & Email
√ Student’s Shirt Size
√ Student’s Allergies
√ Transportation Request–Let us know if your child requires county transportation to attend this event.

Summer @ Germanna Community College

Youth are invited to attend a summer program with Great Expectations! Students learn college-readiness skills and build friendships during this week-long event!
Refer a student to Great Expectations Here

A Summer Bridge Program for Foster Youth

This summer Great Expectations at Germanna Community College is trying something new to help foster youth feel ready for college-level work.

Brand new students are encouraged to attend a Great Expectations Student Development class. This 2-day seminar is hosted on July 15th and 16th. It is only available for students who are eligible for Great Expectations and provides students with an opportunity to build community and get credit for their first college class. Both days start at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm. Lunch is provided!

July 17th – 21st is a week-long bridge program for new and returning students that focuses on building the soft skills necessary to be successful in college. Each day starts at 9:00am and ends at 12:30pm. Lunch is provided. Students receive a goody bag with school supplies and other materials at the end of the week.

Do you know a young person who would be interested in the summer bridge? Please forward this email to them, or make a referral by clicking here.

Want to learn more about the Great Expectations program at Germanna Community College? Visit http://www.germanna.edu/great-expectations.

Learn more about Great Expectations around the state by visiting http://www.greatexpectations.vccs.edu.

Who is eligible for Great Expectations?

  • Current foster youth
  • Youth adopted after age 13
  • Youth adopted at any age in a special needs adoption
  • Emancipated former foster youth
  • Youth eligible for Fostering Futures or Independent Living

Pictured: Great Expectations students at the Baltimore Aquarium

The Summer Bridge program is free for students in Great Expectations.
Meals, goody bags, and activities are all covered. Students are encouraged to apply for summer financial aid to cover the cost of the SDV. Scholarships are available if summer financial aid is unavailable.
For more information, please contact Taylor Landrie at tlandrie@germanna.edu or (540) 834-1066.

Our mailing address is:

Germanna Community College

10000 Germanna Point Drive
SP1203A

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Up Coming Events At Germanna Community College

Germanna Events!!!!!!!!!!!      

Information Sessions & Campus Tours
Tuesday, May 9 4:00 PM
Physical Therapist Assistant Program Information Session
Tuesday, May 9 5:30 PM
Poetry Reading with David A. Sam, Mara A. Scrupe and Susan R. April
Tuesday, May 9 6:00 PM
Information Sessions & Campus Tours
Thursday, May 11 1:00 PM
ODU Information Table
Thursday, May 11 3:00 PM
Randy C. Wilcox 5k and Vet Family 1-Miler
Saturday, May 13 8:00 AM
Information Sessions & Campus Tours
Saturday, May 13 10:00 AM

Seniors Heading to Germanna!!!!

Wow, graduation is less than a week away!!  Have you applied to Germanna yet? Completed your FAFSA? Set up your SIS page and Email?  Taken your VPT tests?  Registered for you classes for the Fall?  Get some of your timeline done with the Career Coach before you leave Caroline.

Be sure to send your Transcripts to GCC after graduation.

Mrs. Hummer will be at Caroline this week from Tuesday through Thursday.  If you miss that please head to Germanna.

Allied Health Career Exploration!

 

CLOSING VCU PIPELINE APPLICATION ALERT!

Are you or do you know of anyone who may be interested in pursuing an Allied Health Profession? Have you ever wanted the opportunity to learn more about the degree programs VCU School of Allied Health Professions​ has to offer?

Apply to the VCU Allied Health Career Exploration​ Pipeline Program! AHCE is a two week, non-residential program that allows students to explore all of the Allied Health Disciplines offered at VCU through professional development workshops and hands-on experiences.

Eligibility Requirements: Rising and current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Application Requirements:
– Complete application
– Two letters of recommendation
– Official transcript(s)

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

Application Website: https://www.ucc.vcu.edu/other/application.aspx

Program Dates: June 5 – 16, 2017

Program Website: http://www.dhsd.vcu.edu/pipeline-programs/college/allied-health-career-exploration/

If you have any questions, please contact us at pipelineapp@vcu.edu or give us a call at (804)-827-0982!

Virginia does not have my degree!

Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Have you found a degree program at an out-of-state institution, but the higher tuition is a barrier?

Looking for out-of-state college options with lower tuition?

For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities. Virginia is one of these states. For more information visit the Academic Common Market website HERE.