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Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmacy Technician Certificate


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Combining convenient online instruction, laboratory simulations, and supervised clinical practice, this certificate prepares students for a career as a pharmacy technician. Instruction includes core courses essential to health care professionals and specialty courses in pharmacy technology. A simulation of a pharmacy drug preparation area in the allied health laboratory allows for hands-on practice of essential psychomotor skills. Clinical practice in hospitals and retail pharmacies provide actual experiences to prepare students for entry to advanced level positions in a variety of pharmacy settings.

This certificate is 55 credits in length. Students may complete the course of study in four quarters of full-time attendance. Limited part-time study is also available. A program application is required, with ten students accepted annually by a competitive point system. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive a pharmacy technician certificate.

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