Another Pharmacy School Launches in 2012

With the huge demand in the medical and health industries, pharmacology studies are in demand in the largest and smallest of communities around the nation.

This demand is leading to new opportunities at major and less notorious colleges who are implementing pharmacy schools to meet community demands.

College like the Crowder College in Cassville Campus, MO are rising to the occasion to offer everything from the most fundamental programs to extensive pharmacology training to local students.

The Cassville Democrat (publication) reported in mid-march that the small town of less than 5,000 people will be able to attend the pharmacy school at Crowder College to obtain entry level skills as a pharmacy technician.

“We are very excited to be adding the pharmacy technician certificate program at the Crowder College Cassville Campus this spring. We will be the first branch campus to offer the program on the ground,” said Campus director Angela Seymour to the Cassville Democrat.

The certificate program is open to enrollments for the spring 2012 term and takes place over 12 credit hours earned through a sixteen-week program.

Like many other pharmacy schools, the classes will take place both in the classroom and through online studies. Students graduating from the certificate program will be ready for an entry level position in pharmacy or may carry their education forward and into a higher education institute offering an advanced pharmacology curriculum.

The pharmacy school program at Crowder College will allow students to choose a specialty discipline in either hospital or independent pharmacy studies. Pharmacy technicians assist a pharmacist in filling prescriptions, so they must be intelligent in both medications and medical terms.

“Pharmacy technicians work with and assist pharmacists by filling and refilling prescriptions, stocking and restocking inventory and offering customer service. They must be very familiar with medications,” said allied health instructor Jana Kidd.

Comments

  1. This is not a Pharmacy School. It is a Community college that is offering a pharmacy technician course…very different….very very different…and very misleading.
    Pharmacy school is a 6 year Doctor of Pharmacy degree..this is a 3 to 6 month program a few nights a week and requires no college education or study….it is a technical job.
    jp

  2. Paul C Wong, PharmD says:

    It takes efforts and time to run a site to provide information to people interested in pursuing a career in the pharmacy field. And that is why it is very important to use terms correctly here (say, pharmacy schools vs pharmacy technician programs; pharmacist vs pharmacy technician); otherwise the misleading information will just do more harm. In addition, it would be nice for the hard working individuals running this site to provide more background information on themselves, not just because it is related to the transparency of this site but also may help us to expect what level and quality of information posted here. All the best!

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    Another Pharmacy School Launches in 2012…

    Pharmacy schools open up to train students to become a full pharmacist or pharmacy technician, both of which are in demand in the job market….