FVCC Announces Fall 2013 Pharmacy Technology Program Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for Flathead Valley Community College’s fall 2013 Pharmacy Technology program is April 12, 2013.  Applications will be made available January 2, 2013 in the Admissions Office inside Blake Hall on the college’s Kalispell campus.

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 per 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 16 credit 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.  Space in the program is limited, and seats are filled 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.  To make an advising appointment, call 756-3880.

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