Pharmacy Technician - Mobile, Alabama
You can become an important link in strengthening the chain of patient healthcare with a career as a Pharmacy Technician.
The Pharmacy Technician program at Virginia College in Mobile is a broad-based, hands-on program designed to prepare you with the specific knowledge and skills you need on the job.
What Sets Us Apart?
Not all Pharmacy Technician training programs are alike. A few of the highlights of what may make the Pharmacy Technician at Virginia College in Mobile the right choice for you include:
- Pharmacy technician training that focuses on both retail and hospital settings
- Well-equipped classrooms and laboratories, including equipment found in modern pharmacy settings, including a Paxit® robotic drug dispenser, unidose packaging and drug compounding facilities
- Historically, 100 percent of students in the Pharmacy Technician program at Virginia College in Mobile sit for the certification exam
- The fee for the first sitting of the Pharmacy Technician certification exam is paid by Virginia College in Mobile
- Pharmacy Technician certification review class
Practical & Hands-On
As a Pharmacy Technician student at Virginia College in Mobile, you'll have a chance to learn on modern equipment, performing tasks that simulate a real-life pharmacy setting in which you'll receive and fill medication orders and deliver IVs or medications just as they would do in the hospital pharmacy. You'll also have the opportunity to put on protective gear to learn drug compounding techniques to make capsules, mix ointments and make IVs.
Your hands-on training to become a pharmacy technician extends beyond the classroom to include externship opportunities in a retail or hospital setting. Through in-class simulations and real-life externships, you'll develop the knowledge, skills and practical experience to succeed in your chosen career.
Career & Networking Advantages
Some students land permanent job positions at their externship site. If your job search extends beyond the externship, the Virginia College Career Services office is ready to support your efforts.
Virginia College in Mobile encourages Pharmacy Technician students to get involved in their industry associations. The American Association for Pharmacy Technicians holds periodic events on campus. Involvement in a professional association is a great way to get involved, serve within the industry and network with other professionals in the field.
If you're ready to prepare for a career as a healthcare professional dedicated to superior patient care, just complete the Request More Information form. Or, call us today at 251-343-7227 to discuss how Virginia College can help you achieve your career goals.
*Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.