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
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.
how far Pharmacy Technology can take you with help from Washtenaw
Kiela Samuels, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Faculty and Program Director
Office: BE 224
Susan Travis, M.A., LPC
Office: TI 122
Allied Health Department Chair:
Connie Foster, M.A.,R.T.(R), RDMS
Other Pharmacy Resources:
Technician Educators Council
Tech Certification Board
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Michigan Pharmacists Association