The Lone Star College-Tomball Pharmacy Technology Program will host an information session on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in room 215 (on the second floor) at the new LSC-Tomball Health Science Building located at 700 Graham Drive in Tomball, across the street from Tomball Regional Medical Center. Please email Diana Broome, the pharmacy technology program director for more details.
If you are seeking a career in the healthcare field that may open the door to opportunities, then becoming a pharmacy technician may be the perfect fit for you. Pharmacy technicians provide assistance to a licensed pharmacist in order to ensure that the pharmacy operates efficiently. You may expect to be involved in tasks such as preparing prescription medications, attending to customer needs, compounding sterile and non-sterile preparations, performing a variety of calculations, maintaining inventories, process third party billing transactions, maintain automated dispensing cabinets and robots, generate reports, and provide assistance in administrative duties within the pharmacy.
One of the best ways of becoming successful as a pharmacy technician is by undergoing a formal American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited training program and earning your national certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).The program at Lone Star College-Tomball is accredited by ASHP and currently has a 100% passing rate for the PTCB exam.
Students accepted into the program begin their courses at the end of August each year and consists of 31 credit hours of coursework. Applications are accepted each spring with a summer deadline for fall admission and applicants will be asked to undergo an interview process in order to be considered for the program.
Pharmacy technicians are needed virtually everywhere in the country. Many pharmacy techs work in retail pharmacies, while others work in hospitals, clinics, and pharmaceutical companies. Pharmacy technicians are also needed in many other industries such as educational institutions, the military, insurance companies, and nursing homes.
"We love to host students from Lone Star College-Tomball because we know they come well prepared. The student's knowledge and skills are outstanding which makes transitioning from classroom to hands-on training much easier. We are really impressed that the students are exposed to a lot of the tech duties through the classroom or labs and they are always eager to learn. We've hired several of their students and have no problem referring any of their students because the Pharmacy Tech Program at LSC-Tomball is exemplary."
Kim Tran, Charge Pharmacist, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center
Applications are due Thursday, June 20, 2013. A maximum of 20 students are accepted to the program each year.
Faculty and Staff
Pharmacy Technology Director
Office: 111A, Health Science Building
Dr. Cynthia Casparis
Health, Kinesiology, Natural Science & Technology
Office: W 219F
Office: 111, Health Science Building