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​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!

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​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.

         Tuesday, September 16th, 2014      2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, October 21st, 2014          2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, November 18th, 2014        2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, January 13st, 2015          2PM to 3PM    
         Tuesday,, January 27th, 2015          2PM to 3PM   
         Tuesday, February 24th, 2015              2PM to 3PM   
         Tuesday, March 17th, 2015                2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, April 21st, 2015                  2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, May 19th, 2015                  2PM to 3PM
         Monday, June 15th, 2015                   2PM to 3PM
         Monday, July 13th, 2015                 2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, August 18th, 2015           2PM to 3PM

Meet at Hammond Hall Room H 210  
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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!)
Contact the Pharmacy Technology Department at Santa Ana College:   Pharmacy Technology Department
Attention New Qualified Externs: Mandatory Externship Meeting for Fall 2015 is Wednesday,9/2/​/2015 from 2:00 to 3:00PM,in H208. Trade/Generic Equivalent and Drug Categories Test will be given.  Copies of petitions for certificates and degrees are required.  IF you were not able to attend the orientation date above, please email Dr. Huynh for an individual appointment.
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Congratulations to Andriy Chuprana and Candy Leon! They received the Larry Nesmith Memorial Scholarships from the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians!

The AAPT Larry Nesmith Pharmacy Technician Scholarship’s mission is to promote formal education and training for individuals aspiring to become pharmacy technicians. AAPT views formal education and training as critical to the continued long-term growth and advancement of its membership, and to helping build a talented and highly qualified pool of individuals who are committed to its high standards.


Mr. Fred Shackelford presented the scholarship awards to Andriy Chuprana and Candy Leon on 8/30/2012.
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Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: