Students from the Pharmacy Technology program at Stanly Community College (SCC) recently graduated with an associate degree. In addition, two graduates were recipients of scholarships during enrollment in the program: Cindy Thao recipient of the Heritage Endowed Scholarship and Heather Birmingham recipient of the ROSE Scholarship.
Students in the Pharmacy Technology program are provided in-depth training in preparing prescription medications, mixing intravenous solutions, as well as learning the duties required for assisting a pharmacist within their legal scope in a pharmaceutical setting. In addition, students practice learned principles and procedures with hands-on experience during clinical rotations and in the state-of-the art pharmacy laboratory located at SCC’s Crutchfield Education Center in Locust, NC.
These graduates are now prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam to become nationally certified pharmacy technicians. After successfully passing the exam, these individuals meet the qualifications of North Carolina validated technicians which increases their responsibilities and compensation in a pharmaceutical setting. Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. In December 2015, graduates took advantage of the diverse pharmaceutical employment opportunities and are presently employed in locations such as CMC Main, CVS, and Moose Drug.
For more information on the Pharmacy Technology program, contact Kim Lewis at 704-991-0156.
Pharmacy Technology graduates include (left to right) front row: Stacey Helms, Cindy Thao, and Heather Birmingham. Back row: Alana Austin-Payne, LaCrystal Peguese, and Haley Steed. Not pictured: Winter Davis.