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Certified Pharmacy Technician Training

 

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The South Central Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is conducting a Pharmacy Technician Training Class.  Because of changes in healthcare, pharmacy technicians are becoming a much more integral and valuable part of the health care team.  National Certification will guarantee an individual's qualifications for the position of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). The goal of the certification program is to enable pharmacy technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer greater patient care, service and safety. Because of training and national certification, pharmacists can better serve patients and increase their direct patient care activities because they can rely on CPhTs who have a documented mastery of knowledge and skill. CPhTs are making a positive difference in patient care! Please check the website (http://www.ptcb.org) for exam information and the current examination fee.

For additional information on becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician, please visit the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board website.   Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

Training Description:

The class will prepare individuals for taking the National Certification Exam for Pharmacy Technicians. The evening class meets 2 hours weekly for twelve weeks. The training does not offer university credit, but is designed to help prepare the student to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Previous experience as a pharmacy technician is helpful, but not required. To be eligible to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, the candidate must have a high school diploma or a GED and must not be a felon. Beginning in 2007, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam is offered exclusively in a Computer-Based Testing format. In April 2009, PTCB began continuous testing. Candidates are able to test on-demand at their local Pearson VUE Professional Testing Center.  (Bowling Green Technical College is a  Pearson VUE Testing Center for the pharmacy technician exam.)  The current exam, updated 11/01/13, more strongly emphasizes certain knowledge areas, including medication safety and pharmacy information systems.

There is no online option for this class.  This is a face-to-face training held in Bowling Green, KY.

Training Schedule:

The training is to be held one night per week on Thursdays for 12 weeks from 6:30 - 8:30pm beginning February 8 - May 17, 2018 . (Schedule includes 2 possible snow days) It will be held on the WKU South Campus, room 112, 2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY.

  •  Inclement Weather Policy

WKU main campus weather policy will be followed. If WKU main campus night classes are canceled, there will be no pharmacy tech class.  As road conditions may vary significantly in different areas, students are encouraged to use sound judgment prior to traveling in hazardous weather conditions to prevent safety risks to themselves or others.

Training Costs:

Tuition fee of $225 includes registration, textbook and PTCB online practice exam. Your registration cannot be considered complete until payment is received.

  • Cancellation / Refund Policy:

An administrative processing fee of $50 will be deducted from all refunds for cancellations requested before the class begins.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after the class begins on February 8th.

Training Payment:

Please use the link box above or below to submit your registration online followed by secure online credit card payment.

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 South Central AHEC also accepts mailed registration and payment with a check made payable to:  WKU-AHEC 

Please mail registration and payment to: South Central KY AHEC
                                                                              ATTN: Joyce Dunagan
                                                                              Western KY University
         printable App Pharm Tech                            1906 College Heights Blvd #41038
                                     Bowling Green, KY 42101-1038     
 
            

 

 

Instructors:

Carly Patterson, PharmD.

 Dr. Carly Patterson is a 2014 graduate from Sullivan University College of Pharmacy where she received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. Prior to attending pharmacy school, she attended WKU where she majored in chemistry and biophysics.

 Dr. Patterson worked for Kroger as a certified pharmacy technician and intern throughout undergrad and pharmacy school where she acquired 8 years of retail pharmacy experience prior to becoming a pharmacist.

 Dr. Patterson is currently employed at Riley White Drug in Russellville, KY and Clinic Pharmacy in Bowling Green. She also has managed care experience and works for a managed care facility on an as needed basis.  Her specific interests are in diabetes education, compounding and immunizations.

 Dr. Patterson currently resides in Bowling Green with her husband, Alex. She is a member of Hillvue Heights Church and volunteers with local chapters of the Dream Factory and Buddy House.

 Instructor: Veronica Foster, RPh

 Veronica Foster is a 1992 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  She attended Western Kentucky University for her Pre-Pharmacy. While attending UK and WKU she worked at Clark Drugs in Munfordville.

 Upon graduation she worked at Kmart, Winn Dixie and Rite Aid for the next 23 years while raising her 4 children. 15 of those years, she was a pharmacy manager, hiring and training pharmacy technicians. In November 2015, she took a job at Clark Drugs, Parkland Drug, Pharmacy Express, and Metcalfe Drugs, a small group of independent pharmacies where she continues to work as staff pharmacist – filling prescriptions, giving immunizations, and doing MTMs.

Veronica believes the most important part about retail pharmacy is talking to people and helping them understand their medications.

Ms. Foster currently lives in Munfordville with her 3 daughters, Ann Marie, Mary-Kate and Maggie Mae. She enjoys family time/lake time with the girls and her son, Shade, his wife Heather and their sons Noah and Owen and friends Randy and Madilyn.

 

More about the PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

The PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) administers a voluntary national certification program for pharmacy technicians. The cornerstone of the program is the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, a written exam that samples candidates' knowledge base related to the responsibilities and activities of pharmacy technicians. Kentucky is among the State Boards of Pharmacy that recognize PTCB Certification. The goal of the certification program is to enable pharmacy technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer greater patient care, service and safety. Because of training and national certification, pharmacists can better serve patients and increase their direct patient care activities because they can rely on CPhTs who have a documented mastery of knowledge and skill.

 

For additional information on becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician, please visit the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board website.   Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

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