Pharmacy Technician Career Seminar - Wednesday, May 22; 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Rockville Centre campus, scroll to the bottom of the page for more information.
Pharmacy is a health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors' orders under the supervision of a pharmacist. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of pharmacy technicians will increase much faster than average over the next several years, with good job prospects for those entering the field.
Molloy College, Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development will be offering a pharmacy technician program starting in the spring of 2013. The 120 hour program will be made-up of 80 hours of theory and 40 hours of externship at a hospital pharmacy or at a local retail community pharmacy. The ability to integrate theory into real situations within the pharmacy setting will take place during the externship. The program will be offered at both our Rockville Centre and Suffolk Center campuses.
This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam to become certified.
PROGRAM AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance into the pharmacy technician program requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
Certification takes place through PTCB and is achieved by meeting specific eligibility requirements:
- Earning a passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).
- Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions.
- Compliance with all applicable PTCB Certification policies. See www.ptcb.org for details.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND LOCATION
We offer two classroom schedules for the program as follows:
- Two evenings a week for 13 weeks.
- One day a week for 12 weeks.
The program can be taken at either our Rockville Centre Campus at 100 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, or at our Suffolk Center Campus at Route 110, on the grounds of Republic Airport located at: 7180 Republic Airport (Grumman Lane), in East Farmingdale, NY.
The summer 2013 semester schedule at our Rockville Centre campus (no classes at Suffolk during the summer) is as follows:
Rockville Center Campus
12 Saturdays, June 1 - August 24 (no class 7/6); 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The fall 2013 semester schedules at our Rockville Centre and Suffolk Center campuses are as follows:
Rockville Center Campus
12 Saturdays, September 28 - December 21 (no class 11/30; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suffolk Center Campus (East Farmingdale)
Mondays and Thursdays, September 16 - December 19; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
After successful completion of the classroom component, the student can schedule the externship. The externship session is 40 hours that is completed at 8 hours per day for a total of five days.
It is anticipated that the program will be offered three (3) times a year: in the fall, spring and in the summer. If you have made an inquiry or registered for the Career Seminar you will automatically be sent the upcoming schedule for the rest of the year when it becomes available. The schedule will also be posted on this website. To be placed on the mailing list please call 516.678.5000 ext. 6206 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACULTY AND CURRICULUM
Faculty selected to teach in the program consist of pharmacists and nurses who have hands-on experience. Molloy College faculty use the topics as outlined by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) as a framework in the design of the curriculum. In addition, because Molloy College and its faculty have been approved by the PTCB as PTCB Advocate Educators the faculty are provided with additional tools to support our program and to help prepare our students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). As part of those tools, the faculty have access to practice exams to help students judge their readiness to take the PTCE. For an outline of the curriculum click here.
Candidates for the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program must complete an application for admission. Candidates need a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent to be considered for admission.
No application fee is required. For an application please click here or call the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development at 516.678.5000 ext. 6717. The application deadline is two weeks prior to the start of classes each semester. Students will be notified of their admission status approximately one week after the receipt of their application.
We will be limiting our enrollment in our spring classes to eight (8) students at each location. Therefore, if you are interested in enrolling in the program you should complete the application and send it back as soon as possible to avoid being closed out of classes. There is no fee involved to apply and a deposit is not necessary until you are accepted and register for classes.
REGISTRATION AND TUITION
Candidates who have been accepted into the program will be notified of the registration procedures.
Tuition for the program is $1,800. A tuition deposit of $900 is due at the time of registration and does not include the cost of the textbook, practice exam or a lab coat. The balance of the tuition is due prior to the start of classes. However, a payment plan is available. Please call 516.678.5000 ext. 6717 for further details. Tuition can also be paid by MasterCard or Visa. Some forms of financial are available (see below).
This program is approved for Veterans Benefits, as well as for Displaced Homemakers and/or Dislocated Workers. Since most continuing education courses do not lead to a college degree, they are not eligible for the traditional forms of financial aid, such as TAP and/or Pell. Some private lenders will help you finance continuing education and certificate programs. Please call 516-678-5000 ext. 6206 for details.
The text book for the program, "Pharmacy Technician: Practice and Procedures" is very comprehensive and integrates PTCB statements with American Society of Health System Pharmacies (ASHP) modules. The American Society of Health System Pharmacies (ASHP) is a national organization that has developed the accreditation standards for pharmacy technician education and training programs. Both organizations represent the standards for pharmacy technician education and training. The text is about $85 and will be available at both campuses or you can go online and purchase it at most online sites such as www.amazon.com.
If you should have any questions regarding the program, please call 516.678.5000 ext. 6206 or 6717 or email: email@example.com or attend our free career seminar.
Pharmacy Technician Career Seminar
Thought about a career as a pharmacy technician? Not sure if this career is right for you? Not sure how you can get started and what the requirements are? If so, then this seminar is for you! At this career seminar you'll get a chance to hear from experienced pharmacy professionals about this career before you enroll in a program. The presenters will give you real world advise as to what the profession is like and to let you see if this career is a good fit for you- what skills you will need, what the working conditions are like, how do you start out, where can you work, the pluses and minuses of the job, and more. We have invited pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from different work environments: a hospital pharmacy, a national retail chain pharmacy, and an independent retail pharmacy, so that you can get some different perspectives on this career. This is a great opportunity to hear about the profession from people in the profession, one of whom may one day be hiring you! You don't want to miss it.
Course Number: PT-9999 Tuition: No Charge (although this seminar is offered at no charge, you should register for the seminar at least one week beforehand).
Section B Rockville Centre campus 1 Wednesday, May 22; 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Section C Rockville Centre campus 1 Wednesday, September 4; 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Click here to register for the Pharmacy Technician Career Seminar.