FVCC Pharmacy Technology Program Application Deadline Approaching for Fall 2012

Flathead Valley Community College is currently accepting applications for its fall 2012 Pharmacy Technology Certificate program.  Applications are available in the Admissions Office inside Blake Hall on the college’s Kalispell campus.  The deadline to apply for the program is April 13.

The one-semester program, offered in partnership with Kalispell Regional Medical Center, involves students taking medical terminology and basic anatomy and physiology classes at FVCC and pharmacy classes taught by pharmacists at KRMC.  Students spend approximately 12 weeks receiving 20 hours a week of on-the-job training while rotating through a variety of settings including retail pharmacies and hospital pharmacies.  Students also learn in a simulated pharmacy at KRMC that uses candy instead of medicine. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician exam and go directly to work in long-term care facilities, retail pharmacies and hospital pharmacies.

In order to be considered for the program, applicants are required to have already applied to and have been accepted to Flathead Valley Community College.  Students completing high school, who will be 18 years of age by August 27, may apply under provisional status until a final transcript is available to submit to FVCC admissions.  The program fills on a first-come, first-served basis.  Applicants are required to have complete application packets and are subject to comprehensive background and occupational health clearance among other requirements.

For more information about the pharmacy technology program, contact Robin Graham at 756-3673 or at rgraham@fvcc.edu.

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