Pharmacy Technician College at Seminole

A new wave of pharmacy technician jobs is prompting new programs to open up across the U.S. In the latest trends of the pharmacy industry, technicians are taking on a more active role in the clinical setting, allowing pharmacists to do more in regard to community oriented health care. A new college program in Central Florida will be the first in the area to accommodate students that are interested in the profession. The Seminole State College will provide an advanced program for pharmacy technicians.

(Sanford Herald) To accommodate the growing need for pharmacy technicians in Central Florida, beginning in August 2012, Seminole State College of Florida will launch a Pharmacy Technology and Management degree program.

“The specialty pharmacy sector has become a key, growing segment of the Central Florida economy,” said Angela Kersenbrock, associate vice president of the college’s School of Career and Professional Programs, “and there are not enough people who have the skills to work in these pharmacies. Our new program, based at our Altamonte Springs Campus, can help fill this tremendous need by training up to 120 students per year.”

Seminole State College will become the only public college in Central Florida offering a comprehensive pharmacy technology program approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy.

The new program will use the sophisticated simulation labs shared by all of the college’s healthcare programs at the Altamonte Springs Campus. In addition, pharmacy technology students will benefit from a state-of-the-art lab dedicated to their specialty.
Seminole State’s program will offer two routes into this fast-growing industry, which is expected to generate about 250 job openings a year in Central Florida during the…

Read more: The Sanford Herald – Seminole State will launch pharmacy tech management degree programs

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