Economic and Workforce Development To Offer Pharmacy Tech Course

Columbia State Community College’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development is offering the “Pharmacy Technician Program” at the College’s Columbia Campus beginning May 9.

ξClasses will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 —– 9:30 p.m. through June 27. The comprehensive 50-hour program prepares students to work as a pharmacy technician in retail or other pharmacy settings and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s national exam.

Working in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist, a pharmacy technician’s main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors’ orders and preparing medications for dispensing to patients.

ξThe cost for this course is $1,199 and includes textbooks. Registration closes April 29, so register now as limited seats are available.

The Columbia Campus is located at 1665 Hampshire Pike. For full course description, additional information, and to register for this or other continuing education courses through Columbia State’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, please call (931) 540-2658 or visit