Phys. Therapist Asst. Program Information Session – Stafford
Wednesday September 11
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Barbara J. Fried Center – BJFC
This information session is for students interested in applying to the PTA program. No reservations are required. You will learn about this dynamic and in-demand healthcare career, as well as the courses and other requirements you must complete before applying to the PTA program. Applicants are required to attend an information session, and we recommend you attend as early as possible. The PTA program has a selective admissions process. Students are admitted once a year.
Each of the transfer programs listed is intended for the student who wishes to pursue a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university. Required courses in written and oral communication, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, history, social sciences, and health and physical education will meet most of the general education requirements of the first two years at a four-year college or university.
Students who intend to transfer should acquaint themselves with the requirements of their prospective college or university. Germanna maintains a collection of current catalogs for Virginia Colleges in the Counseling offices. Faculty advisors and counselors can also provide advice. However, it is the responsibility of each student to determine the specific courses that he or she will need to transfer into specific departments or programs at specific four-year colleges or universities.
Associate of Arts & Sciences Degrees are awarded to students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges after completing their community college programs.
What do they do?
Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.
Will there be jobs?
This occupation is expected to grow much faster than average.
What are typical wages for this career?
How do I start?
No work experience
No on-the-job training
Programs that can prepare you:
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Web and In-Person Registration runs from November 13, 2017 – April 9, 2018.
Our 16-Week Regular Session begins January 8.
|Quick Facts: Pharmacy Technicians
||$30,920 per year
$14.86 per hour
||High school diploma or equivalent
||Moderate-term on-the-job training
||9% (Faster than average)
Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.
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.
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