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Pharmacy Technicians are in great demand and in short supply. Recently, Michigan passed legislation requiring certification and licensure of all pharmacy technicians.The Pharmacy Technology program prepares students for a career in the field of pharmacy technology using the latest advances in processes and technologies.

WCC's Pharmacy Tech two semester certificate program has been awarded full accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) since 1998. The current accreditation which expires in 2019, is the maximum award given by the association.

Since 1983 the ASHP has accredited programs, which now number 70 of the close to 200 programs nationwide. To qualify, programs must meet or exceed 80 criteria standards, which cover areas such as training sites and experiential learning (WCC provides 360 clinical hours in one semester), a standard ratio of lab to classroom instruction, and a diverse curriculum that includes pharmacy math, background on drug basics, pharmacy law, and ethics.

See how far Pharmacy Technology can take you with help from Washtenaw Community College.

Kiela Samuels, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Faculty and Program Director
Office: BE 224
Phone: 734-477-8526

Susan Travis, M.A., LPC
Health Programs
Office: TI 122
Phone: (734)973-3358

Allied Health Department Chair:
Connie Foster, M.A.,R.T.(R), RDMS

Other Pharmacy Resources:
Pharmacy Technician Educators Council

Pharmacy Tech Certification Board

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Michigan Pharmacists Association

Allied Health

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