hcc 01 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (4/3/13) – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) was approved last week by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents to offer the certificate program for Retail Pharmacy Technician. The certificate is designed to prepare the student for a career in community or other pharmacy environments, working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist (RPh). The courses will prepare the student to take the national Pharmacy Certification Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
 
Retail pharmacy technicians earn about $13 an hour; their annual wages average about $12,000 a year more than what a high school graduate earns, according to the American Association of Community Colleges. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the number of job openings for pharmacy technicians across the country is expected to increase by 29 percent by 2020. That is much faster than the average for all jobs.
 
Dr. Pat Lake, Interim President/CEO commented, “HCC continues to aggressively pursue its agenda to increase opportunity for students who demand education and training in allied health careers, and the addition of this certificate enables us to provide the workforce local employers require. Community support for expansion of allied health programs remains strong, and the college has positioned itself to respond to employer and student needs.”
 
HCC will offer a certificate in pharmacy technology this fall, however some basic classes like introduction to computing and communication can be taken beginning May 20, with the first 5-week summer session, or July 1, the college’s second 5-week session. Fall classes begin August 19, and HCC is now accepting students in any field of study for the fall semester. For admissions and financial aid information, call (270) 707-3700 or visit the website at www.hopkinsville.kctcs.edu.
 
Students interested in the Retail Pharmacy Technician program can contact Beth Beverly at (270) 707-3869 for additional information.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Rena Young
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/4/15) — A Madisonville man was charged with drug possession after a Madisonville Police officer… Read More

Storm Falls to Caldwell, Drops Third Straight Game

MORTONS GAP, Ky. (5/3/15) ― Host Hopkins County Central owned a 5-1 lead through the third inning but couldn't hold off… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4182

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3517

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3356

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2912

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2818

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15556

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8490

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 03, 2015 1453

Two Injured During Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1398

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1275

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 1135

Faith Baptist Hosts Family Fun Day

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 898

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 763

Dave Says - May 3, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
May 03, 2015 703

2015 Correctional Employees' Week Celebrated…

by Michael Caudill
May 02, 2015 662

Conquering the clutter: Cleanliness with kids is…

by SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 657

Baptist Health Hosts Annual ‘Bike Safety Day’

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News