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Sandburg BCE to Offer Pharmacy Tech Training Class for Spring

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Nov. 20, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Business and Community Education department has partnered with Pharm Tech Ed to offer a 12-week course during the 2013 spring semester on the Main Campus in Galesburg.


The course, Pharmacy Tech Training, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8 and will be taught by Natalie Dilts. This course provides students a foundation in the skills necessary for employment as a pharmacy technician in a retail setting and prepares them for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board certification exam.


Employment as a pharmacy technician is an attainable goal once a student has earned a high school diploma (or equivalent), has been trained professionally and is certified by the PTCB. This class is ideal for those who may not be college-bound or are re-entering the workforce and in search of short-term training.


The 2010 median pay for a pharmacy technician was $28,400 per year ($13.65 per hour), and the employment of pharmacy technicians from 2010-2020 is expected to increase by 32 percent (much faster than the national average), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


To register or for more information, contact Linda Lamm, office assistant for business and community education, at or 309.345.3502.