-Fall Pharmacy Technician Class Begins August 21

 

The Spoon River College Office of Community Outreach is offering a pharmacy technician education program that will be taught by Natalie Dilts of Pharm Tech Ed, which is a certified PTCB (pharmacy technician certification board) Advocate Educator.  This program began at SRC last fall and this will be the third class that has been offered through the college.  

“In Illinois, obtaining a state license allows people to work as a pharmacy tech for two years,” said Dilts. “After two years, they are required to become certified by passing a national exam, administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.”   

The classes being offered will help participants prepare for the certification exam and teach skills needed for a pharmacy tech position. Recertification, which requires 20 hours of continuing education, is mandatory every two years.  

“This profession is well respected and very rewarding,” Dilts said. “You’re helping people on a daily basis.”   

Classes for the 12-week program will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m. beginning August 21. They will be held at the Community Outreach Center located at 45 East Side Square, Suite 302 in Canton. For more information or to register, call 309-647-6260.