Monday, August 26, 2019

Illinois Central College offers 12-Week Evening Course to Become a Pharmacy Technician


Illinois Central College will soon start its fall session of the pharmacy technician course.  The 12-week long evening course is designed to accommodate working students with evening class hours, and enable students to complete a certificate in 12 weeks. 
The pharmacy technician course will be held on Mondays, beginning Sept. 9 through Nov. 25, 2019, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Hickory Hall on the ICC Peoria Campus, located at 5407 N. University St., Peoria.  Cost of the course is $1,625, with payment plans available.  Cost includes tuition, Pharmacy Technician textbook and workbook, a set of medication flashcards, and a set of medical scrubs.
The course support ICC’s effort to bridge the critical Peoria-area workforce gap.  The end goal of the course, and all ICC programs, is to place students into careers with family-sustaining wages while giving them tools to succeed in the process.   
The course will give students a solid foundation in the skills necessary for employment as a pharmacy technician, and will prepare them for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam.  Students will receive training in the origins and history of pharmacy, calculating doses, drug regulations and controls, transcribing physician’s orders, correcting medication packaging, and more.
Courses such as these support ICC’s effort to bridge the critical Peoria-area workforce gap.  The end goal of all ICC programs is to place students into careers with family-sustaining wages while giving them tools to succeed in the process.   
For more information and to register, visit icc.edu/pdi/pharmtech.  For questions and payment plan options, contact ICC Dean of Corporate and Community Education Julie Howar at (309) 690-6909.

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