Get a Start on Your Pharmacy Career
With the growing need for pharmaceuticals and a rapidly expanding healthcare field, the timing has never been better to begin a career in the industry. About 71% of pharmacy technician jobs are in retail pharmacies, grocery stores or mass retailers.
You can begin your career in healthcare as a Pharmacy Technician. Pharmacy Technicians are in demand and job growth will continue to increase 32% by 2020. Technicians work in a variety of settings, that include pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, retail stores and mail-order pharmacies. They are responsible for receiving and filling prescriptions under the supervision of licensed pharmacists as well as performing duties such as maintaining patient profiles, answering phones and working the register. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills for an entry level position and prepare you to pass the national certification exam required of all pharmacy technicians in the State of Illinois. Textbooks are required and may be purchased in the bookstore.
All pharmacy technicians must be nationally certified. This course will prepare you for both national certification exams.
For more information, visit www.clcillinois.edu/professional or call (847) 543-2615.
Program requirements: High school diploma or G.E.D, adequate knowledge of 9th and 10th grade math (algebra), proficient in English (verbal and written communication skills), no prior criminal record, 18 years old (some exceptions), hand to eye coordination and finger agility.
Those present at this information session will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 College of Lake County gift card.