CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering a Pharmacy Technician course this semester for those interested in starting a new career in the growing allied health field. Employment opportunities exist in retail and mail order pharmacies, hospitals, and assisted living facilities.
Working under the supervision of a Licensed Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians speak with customers to acquire information, count tablets, measure amounts of medications, package and label prescriptions and handle insurance issues. Educational requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent, a strong mathematical background and a clean criminal background check.
Course content includes medications (classification, storage, side effects of, and more); federal and state requirements; patient safety, quality assurance; and order entry and processing. Students who complete the program are eligible to apply and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PCTE) to earn their PTCB CPhT Credential. This remote live (virtual) course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning October 5 through February 15, 2022 from 5:30 – 9:30 pm. The cost of this program is $2,200.
For more information or to enroll, please view the Continuing Education Fall 2021 brochure online at www.ucc.edu/ce or call (908) 709-7600.