Earning certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board allows our graduates to demonstrate their mastery of the fundamentals necessary to become pharmacy technicians.
Norcross, Georgia (PRWEB) January 21, 2014
Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu), a leading online school, has expanded its certification preparation training for students earning their Pharmacy Technician Career Diploma to include certification exams that apply to students in all 50 states.
The online college offers all graduates of the Pharmacy Tech Training program the opportunity to sit for the National HealthCareer Association CPhT certification exam. While the current examination is sufficient for most students, Ashworth recently recognized that passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam would better enable graduates to meet applicable pharmacy technician licensing requirements in Arizona, California, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. In response, Ashworth College now includes PTCB exam prep materials and the PTCB exam as part of the program.
“Earning certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board allows our graduates to demonstrate their mastery of the fundamentals necessary to become pharmacy technicians,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College Chief Academic Officer. “There are always an abundance of career opportunities for men and women in the pharmacy tech field, but for those with certification the demand is even higher.”
Dr. Gargiulo went on to cite U.S. Department of Labor statistics which indicate a growth in career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. “It’s estimated that by 2020, employment as a pharmacy technician will rise by 20%, translating to 70,700 career positions.”
Ashworth’s Pharmacy Tech Training
The Pharmacy Technician Career Diploma program from Ashworth College is comprised of 15 in-depth lessons that are available for online study. The program is 100% self-paced and can be completed in a matter of a few months. The certified course shows students how to…
- Retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure and mix medications
- Establish and maintain patient profiles
- Prepare insurance claim forms
- Manage inventory
- Interact with doctors, patients and the pharmacist
As a leading online school, Ashworth builds its education programs and courses to fit within the student’s budget as well as personal and career goals. Students can enroll and start any day of the year.
About Ashworth College
Celebrating over 25 years of ‘Education on Your Terms’, leading online school Ashworth College has achieved broad recognition for its extensive range of online college degree and online professional certification programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults.. Ashworth further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and New York Institute of Art and Design. Ashworth offers convenient education options for the military and veterans, as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is a regionally accredited online high school with accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).