Pharmacy Technician Named One of 15 Best Jobs
Forbes Magazine recently featured a story on “The 15 Best Jobs
for Young People.” Editors considered pay, job growth potential,
and annual job openings before choosing which jobs to feature.
Pharmacy tech came in at #7 on this list! With growth potential of
30.6% and 18,200 annual openings in the field, pharmacy techs can
be assured that they have chosen a great career. (December 2015)
Since 1972, Santa Ana College (SAC) has offered a training program for pharmacy technicians planning to work in outpatient, inpatient, and home health care pharmacy. In 1984, SAC became the first community college in the United States to be accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). SAC currently has full-cycle (six year) accreditation by ASHP and is the only program ever to receive accreditation with commendation!
Santa Ana College also offers courses which will prepare you for admission to a school of pharmacy.
These general education courses are not taught within the Pharmacy Technology Department.
THE FOLLOWING ARE DATES FOR UPCOMING PHARMACY TECH INFORMATION MEETINGS:
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 2PM to 3PM
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 2PM to 3PM
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 2PM to 3PM
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 2PM to 3PM
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 2PM to 3PM
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 2PM to 3PM
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 2PM to 3PM
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 2PM to 3PM
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 2PM to 3PM
Meet at Hammond Hall Room H 210
This meeting is designed to answer the questions most commonly asked by people who are interested in training to become pharmacy technicians. Please attend! (You do not need to make reservations, just show up!)
Attention New Qualified Externs: Mandatory Externship Meeting for Summer 2016 is Thursday,6/9/2016 from 2:00 to 3:00PM,in H210 or via teleconference (TBA). Trade/Generic Equivalent and Drug Categories Test will be given (for students who are ready). Copies of petitions for certificates and degrees are required. Additionally, self-query, immunization, and urine drug tests are required (if you haven't already turned them in). If you are not able to attend the orientation date above, please email John Ross after 6/9/16 for an individual appointment.
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